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FALL 2019 MEETING
COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA
OCTOBER 27 – 31, 2019

REGISTRATION

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MEETING INFORMATION

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SCHEDULES & AGENDAS

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PRESENTATIONS

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HOTEL

Hyatt Regency
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Reservations +1 614 463 1234
Group room rate: starting at US$168/night, single or double

RESERVATIONS
Mention “IEEE Transformers” to get the group rate. Cut-off date for reduced group rate: October 4, 2019

Located within walking distance of Nationwide Arena and the trendy Arena District, Hyatt Regency Columbus redefines the modern hotel experience. Connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and steps to the Short North Arts District, this is the hotel in which to meet and play in downtown Columbus.
NOTE: The hotel is likely to sell-out before this date!

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (code “CMH”) located approx. 6 miles/10 km east of the hotel.
Estimated taxi fare to/from hotel (one way): US$25 from CMH
Estimated lyft/uber fare (one way): US$14–$18 from CMH
(other transportation options are available — no hotel shuttle)

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES & TOURS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28: SPOUSE/COMPANION TOUR – ART & ANIMALS

Start the morning with a fun step-by-step paint party! Have fun exploring your inner artist with a professional artist’s help, while painting your own masterpiece which you can take home and proudly display. And don’t worry. There will be plenty of time for socializing!

After a morning of painting, visit the Columbus Zoo for lunch and a private animal presentation with an opportunity to feed giraffes. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to nearly 10,000 animals representing over 600 species from around the globe. The Zoo habitats are organized into six geographic regions: Asia Quest, Australia and the Islands, Congo Expedition, Heart of Africa, North America and Polar Frontier, and Shores. Heart of Africa, which debuted in 2014, is designed as a mixed species savanna spanning 23 acres. Explore the geographic areas on your own after the private presentations.

► TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29: SPOUSE/COMPANION TOUR – XXX HISTORIC BRICKS & GARDENS

Originally built in 1895, the Franklin Park Conservatory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, it is a horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic plant collections (more than 400 plant species), special exhibitions and Dale Chihuly artworks. You begin your day with a one-hour guided tour of the Conservatory and then one hour of on your own exploration.

After the Conservatory, enjoy a German feast at the iconic eatery, Schmidt’s, followed by a guided stroll through German Village, known for its charming brick houses built by 19th-century immigrants. You will tour two completely restored private homes and have time to shop at Helen Winnemore’s, an absolute “treasure shop” in the Village, featuring the work of American artisans with a focus on usable, wearable art.

► WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30: SOCIAL EVENT – COSI SCIENCE CENTER

COSI, an acronym for Center of Science and Industry, is the nation’s top science center with a museum and research center located in downtown Columbus. COSI was relocated to a 320,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki along a bend in the Scioto River in the Franklinton neighborhood in 1999 and features more than 300 interactive exhibits throughout themed exhibition areas.

Guests will experience at least two major exhibits during the pre-dinner reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. A buffet dinner follows in the atrium, where guests can look up and see their colleagues riding on the high wire unicycle.

TECHNICAL TOURS

► AEP TRANSMISSION TRAINING CENTER – TIME/DATE TBD

This state-of-the-art learning facility was designed specifically to provide technical and professional skills instruction for transmission line mechanics, station electricians, and protection and control (P&C) technicians. Industry standard and customized training programs in each discipline provides dynamic learning opportunities at all skill levels through demonstration and hands-on learning.

The facility consists of a high bay training area with two sub- transmission bays, interconnecting overhead lines, and a tapped distribution station with two feeder breakers. The lines and buses can be energized at 120V three-phase by simulation circuits. All equipment on the circuits in the high bay has associated protection and control equipment which is located in a control room. A 14 acre transmission line training area is located behind the building with line sections including:
– 765kV with guyed V and self-supporting suspension towers;
– 345kV with BOLD and self-supporting suspension towers;?
– 345kV Energized line to conduct Bare Hand Training;
– 138kV and 69 kV with a variety of wood pole structures.

Learn more at AEP.

► MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 6:30PM: WEIDMANN ELECTRICAL GRADE PAPER MILL, URBANA, OH

Open to all – Register when you register for the meeting