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APEC 2024 Returns to Long Beach Next February

P lanning is underway for APEC to return to one our favorite venues, the Long Beach, California Convention Center, February 25-28, 2024. It's been eight years since we were in Long Beach, and even longer (14 years) since our conference was last held in February. So, anyone planning on submitting proposals for Technical Sessions, Industry Sessions, or Professional Education Seminars, please be aware of the earlier-than-usual submission and deadline dates.

Technical Sessions Opens May 31

Submissions of technical papers for consideration are due by late-July. Prospective authors are asked to submit a digest explaining the problem that will be addressed by the paper, the major results, and how this is different from the closest existing literature. Papers presented at APEC must be original material and not have been previously presented or published. The principal criteria in selecting digests will be the usefulness of the work to the practicing power electronic professional. Reviewers value evidence of completed experimental work. 

Professional Education Seminars – Opens June 12

Professional Education Seminars at APEC 2024 will address the need for in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Submissions are due by late August. Seminars are three-and-a-half hours (including breaks) in length, can range from broad to narrow in scope, and can vary from introductory to advanced in technical level. Topics are to address the practical issues of the specification, design, manufacture and marketing of power electronic components, products, and systems.

Industry Sessions – Opens June 12

The Industry Sessions run in parallel with the technical sessions and have proven to be very popular. Submissions are due by late August. Speakers are invited to make a PowerPoint presentation only without a requirement to submit a formal paper. The target audience for these sessions differs from the audience in typical technical sessions and may include system engineers/architects and business-oriented individuals including purchasing agents, information technologists, Distributors, regulatory agencies, and others  who support the power electronics industry.

APEC2023, this year's event held in Orlando demonstrated that APEC is back in full swing. The attendance of nearly 5,000 set a record for APECs held in the State of Florida. APEC2024 in Long Beach has always been a big draw for APEC, so it wouldn't be a surprise if we hit a history-of-the conference record for attendance in 2024. The already nearly sold-out Exhibition is a strong indication. In addition, PSMA will offer the highly acclaimed Magnetics Workshop the Saturday prior to the start of APEC 2024 

Make your plans to be part of APEC 2024. Be sure you have this important event on your calendar and in your budget for next year. And do your part to make it an even better conference by volunteering to be on the peer-review panel in areas where you are qualified.  See you in Long Beach.

Provided by Greg Evans,
APEC 2024 Publicity Co-Chair

  Greg Evans, APEC 2024 Publicity Co-Chair

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