Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
phone: (504) 962-0500
Room: US$139 or US$149/night (depending on tower), single or double.
There is a 72-hour cancellation policy with this hotel.
Mention "IEEE Transformers" to get the
group rate. Cut-off date for reduced group rate:
March 10, 2017
The hotel is likely to sell-out before this date!
hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from the
Estimated taxi fare (one way): US$35
Estimated hotel parking: US$40/night
on-line registration system has been enabled.
registration ends March 10 (to receive the US$50 early registration
on-line registration system will be disabled on March 29 to print name
badges and to finalize counts. Note that the cost for walk-up registration
for the meetings at the hotel is substantially higher than for registering
on-line in advance.
First-time, end-user attendees may request a promotional code for a
complimentary meeting registration from
Note: A typical example of an end-user is someone who works for an
electric utility or an industrial facility. This offer is NOT extended
to those who work for or represent an original equipment manufacturer
(OEM), or a company which manufactures related components or materials.
(changes that do not result in a refund)
a change that would result in a refund, send an email to email@example.com. The
request must be confirmed and accepted by return e-mail before
it is valid.
of Registration Fees
Combined Meeting Package
(Missing Tutorial Flyers & Certificates)
General Sessions Agenda
Newcomers Orientation - Monday April 3
Thursday Technical Presentations:
Presentation #1: "Field Testing of LTCs"
Presentation #2: "Aging Markers for Estimation of Paper
ACTIVITIES & TOURS
► Saturday Evening, April 1:
Early Bird Event - BB King's Blues
Are you ready to have the time of your
life in the “Big Easy”? For the best live music in New Orleans, you
have to be at BB King’s
Blues Club, located at 1104 Decatur St. Put on your dancing shoes
and come party with us… you won’t regret it! See you there for goooood
food and fun music!
April 3: Spouse/Companion Tour - Houmas House Plantation/Gardens
and Cajun Pride Swamp Tour
Start your day by embracing the Crown
Jewel of Louisiana's River Road during this
Houmas House Plantation and
Gardens tour. Enjoy 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live
oak alley. Relax with a refreshing breeze off the Mississippi and
navigate through the shadows of ancient oaks.
Following a River Road buffet lunch at
Cafe Burnside, native Cajun captains will take you back to the early days of
Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations through the primitive beauty of
the moss-draped cypress trees. The Cajun Pride Swamp Tour shows off the
American alligator and abundant wildlife along with the unique history
of the Cajun town within Manchac Swamp
Tuesday, April 4: Spouse/Companion Tour - Mardi Gras World Tour
Your day begins by exploring the artistic
side of Mardi Gras. Get an insider’s view of how Mardi Gras is “made”.
Learn the history of Mardi Gras and experience Mardi Gras costumes. You
will also have a chance to make your own mask.
Make Your Mouth Happy” in the afternoon
at the New Orleans
School of Cooking demonstration and tasting! Discover the fun, food
and folklore of Louisiana while learning the basics of Louisiana cooking
in a way you’ll never forget. Fun is the primary ingredient in this
Evening Dinner Social:
April 5 -
the Americas - Tour the entire main building and major exhibits of
the Aquarium of the Americas. The colors of a Caribbean reef come
alive in a walk-through tunnel, while penguins and Southern sea
otters enchant you with their antics. Marvel at gigantic sharks,
tarpon and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit and the
Great Mayan Reef.