January 2014 EIC News

Plans for the 32nd Electrical Insulation Conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA between the 8th and 11th of June 2014 (see sites.ieee.org/eic) are already at an advanced stage.  As the world’s premiere applied electrical insulation conference, the extensive technical program is supported by an exhibition featuring suppliers of dielectric materials, test equipment, instrumentation and sensors as well as organizations offering testing or consultancy services.

EIC delegates are a combination of industrial engineers, consultants and academics all of whom have interests in electrical insulation and real-world problems.  Demand for exhibit space is high; at previous meetings of the EIC, exhibitors that applied late for space were disappointed that they could not be accommodated.  In summary, the Electrical Insulation Conference offers a unique opportunity in North America for suppliers and manufacturers to meet with the end-users of their products and services.

Details for Exhibitors

  • Each booth is 3 m x 2.5 m.
  • One table (1.8 x 0.8 m) will be provided. 120 Vac will be provided at each table.
  • Exhibit hours will be from 11 am to 2 pm on Monday June 9 and Tuesday June 10, 2014.
  • When the exhibits are open, the technical program will cease, ensuring the undivided attention of the EIC attendees.
  • Attendees will pass through the exhibit hall in order to get their luncheon.
  • The basic cost is $950 per 3m x 2.5m booth paid by February 28, 2014. After this date, the cost is $1200.
  • The cost Includes 2 exhibit-only attendees. Additional exhibit-only attendees cost $100 each.

Free promotion of new products and services: The Info Session

There will be opportunities for three 15 minute Info Sessions each on Monday and Tuesday immediately after the technical sessions close. The Info Sessions will be in the same area as the technical sessions. The six Info Session opportunities will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis to exhibitors so reserve your booth early. The rooms will have a PowerPoint projector, screen and podium microphone. Any additional audiovisual equipment will be the responsibility of the sponsoring company.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies interested in providing additional support to the conference are offered the opportunity to subsidize one of the five coffee breaks that are scheduled (two on Monday, two on Tuesday, and one on Wednesday).  The cost to subsidize a coffee break is $1000.  Companies providing support will be prominently identified with signage and noted in the printed conference program.

A sponsorship opportunity is also available to support printing of the conference proceedings.  The cost to subsidize the production of the proceedings is $5,000.  The company providing support will have their logo printed on all forms of the proceedings (flash drive, CD and print copies).

Contacts for further information

For further information please contact Mark Winkeler at [email protected] or Stephen Tuckwell at [email protected] for contract details.  Visit the conference website at “sites.ieee.org/eic” to find the Exhibitor Agreement form and send a copy to Mark Winkeler.


EIC Volunteer Profile

RamtinRamtin Omranipour is a technical leader at GE Power Conversion Large Motors and Generator Technology. He holds a Master degree from University of Waterloo and has been an IEEE member since 2001. He has participated in various IEEE DIES conferences since 2001 and has been a chair for many technical sessions at IEEE EIC conferences. He is one of the co-technical chairs for EIC 2014.

He is a proud husband and father of two children and enjoys having quality time with his family. He also enjoys sport activities such as soccer, volleyball, and basketball.


2015 EIC Update

The conference dates and venue are as follows:

Sunday 7th June 2015 – Wednesday 10th June

Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

Chairs of IEEE Working Groups or DEIS Technical Committees considering meetings or workshops before, during or immediately after the EIC 2015, should contact Paul Lewin (Conference Chair) at [email protected] in order to ensure  that meeting rooms can be made available.