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APEC The World's Best Power Electronics Event Returns to Anaheim

B ack in 2004, APEC was held in the Disneyland Hotel and our conference attracted just over 2,000 attendees. Fifteen years later, we're back in Anaheim. But in 2019, we'll be meeting at the Anaheim Convention Center and we expect over 5,000 engineering professionals to participate!  APEC continues to grow, every year, as power electronics continues to drive many product advances across virtually every industry.  

The Conference Committee for APEC 2019 has put together:

  • A Plenary Session on Monday, March 18 that will feature world-class presentations to keynote our week-long conference. And new this year, if you can't make to the Monday plenaries, you can watch them on streaming video, courtesy of
  • Eighteen Professional Development Seminars on Sunday, March 17 and Monday, March 18, presented by world-class experts that are designed to bring you up to speed on critical power electronics design technologies and techniques.
  • A Technical Program from Tuesday, March 19 through Thursday, March 21is made up of an astounding 40 Presentation Sessions plus a Dialog (Poster) event held during the Thursday hosted lunch.  Over 600 high-quality, peer-reviewed papers will be presented.
  • An Industry Session program running concurrently with the Technical Program will once again offer 23 sessions, covering the latest developments from the industry's leading innovators.
  • Three controversial topics will be covered in our annual Rap Sessions on Tuesday, right after the exhibits close at 5:00 p.m. Grab a cool beverage and bring your questions for the panelists.
  • A crowded exhibit hall packed with the latest power electronics products.
  • The annual MicroMouse contest pitting teams from around the world to solve the maze the fastest with their intelligent motorized mice.
  • A terrific social event featuring lineup of 10 acclaimed food trucks, interactive, friendly-competition games, entertainment and music by a live DJ and caricaturists and tons more of fun activities you don't want to miss brings us all together on Wednesday evening.

Speaking for all of us on the APEC Conference Committee, I invite you to come to Anaheim to be part of our annual gathering. You really don't want to miss it.  Check the APEC website for details (

On the Saturday prior to the start of APEC2019, PSMA and PELS will be sponsoring two workshops, the fourth High Frequency Magnetics Workshop "Power Magnetics @ High Frequency" and the second Capacitor Workshop "The Impact of Wideband Technologies on Application of Capacitors - A Deep Dive on Capacitor Technology". For more information see the articles on each workshop in this issue of the UPDATE.

Provided by Greg Evans,
APEC 2019 Publicity Chair


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