March 27, 2020

The 2020 EIC/IPMHVC conference is moving ahead as planned!

We take the health concerns of our attendees, exhibitors and contributors seriously and we are working hard to ensure the conference will be a success. We recognize the recent COVID-19 outbreak has had a considerable impact on domestic and international travel that may extend through our conference dates. As of today, these restrictions do not include our dates but do impact your decisions on travel. We are considering options and plan to wait until mid to late April to make a formal determination.

This is a rapidly developing situation and we are actively monitoring conditions.  We appreciate your support and ask for your patience. 

Please see our Health and Safety page for more information.

IPMHVC Authors

The technical programming committee has completed reviewing submissions and is putting together a robust technical program. The deadline for full manuscript submission is Friday, May 22nd, 2020.  The early registration deadline for the conference is April 30, 2020. Hotel reservations are still being accepted. Book by May 6, 2020 in order to obtain the conference rate.



On behalf of the IPMHVC and EIC organizing committee, we would like to invite you to attend the co-located 2020 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC) and the Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), to be held June 7-11 at the Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. 

Knoxville is in the heart of East Tennessee located in the foothills of the nearby Smoky Mountains. It is one of the most beautiful areas in the United States. Guests can visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most popular national park in the country. Knoxville’s revitalized urban center is teeming with local shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, all within easy walking distance of to the Convention Center.




Student Awards and Travel Grant Deadline extended to March 30, 2020. 

Please see IPMHVC Student Awards and IPMHVC Student Travel Grants pages for more information.


Technical Tour of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source

We are excited to offer a tour of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This requires registration prior to May 1, 2020 to allow time for processing ORNL access requests.  The tour is open to all paid attendees but will require an additional fee of $50 per person. The access request will use you email address you supply during the registration process for the conference. See our Technical Tour page for more information.


Exhibitor registration is open.

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Delegate/Attendee Registration is open!

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The Hotel’s reservation system is active.  See the Travel/Accomodations page to make your reservation.

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations

Note that the two hotels above are the only official hotels associated with our event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. We have been informed of some solicitations appearing to be affiliated with the conference. These are not endorsed or recommended by the conference.  We have negotiated a block of rooms at $129/night which is significantly lower than the unaffiliated solicitations.

2020 IEEE Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference

The IPMHVC conference has traditionally been held every two years and is an applied and research-oriented conference concerning repetitive pulsed power and power modulator technology, as well as high voltage theory, components, diagnostics, and subsystems.  The IPMHVC Technical Program will cover our traditional subjects in Dielectrics, Electromagnetic Phenomena, Emitters, High Voltage and Power Modulator Components, and Power Modulator Systems and Applications.  We will feature up to three short courses.  The event will include exhibitions representing state-of-the-art capabilities from government, universities, and industry. Specific technical topics include power conditioning and pulse shaping, high energy systems, energy storage devices and components, rotating machines and energy converters, high rep-rate systems and thermal management, high voltage design and analysis, high power microwaves and antennas, electromagnetic propagation, and prime power systems.

The IPMHVC is sponsored by the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society / Pulsed Power Science & Technology committee.

The Abstract Submission website for the IPMHVC  opened November 1, 2019.

Abstracts submission for the IPMHVC are no longer being accepted. Please contact the Technical Chair, Allen Garner for more information.

2020 Electrical Insulation Conference

The EIC is an annual applied conference on liquid, solid, and gaseous materials based in the Americas. The EIC Technical Program will cover practical application, analysis, and service experience of liquid, solid and gaseous insulation. The pre-conference event features short courses from well-known technical experts in areas of partial discharge, transformers, and rotating machinery. Exhibits and technical papers include the latest development of electrical insulation materials, condition assessment and diagnostics, instrumentation, transformers, switchgear, outdoor insulation, cable diagnostics, nano-dielectrics, testing technologies and others. Immediately after the Conference, a series of IEEE working group meetings will be held for discussions related to new IEEE standards and revisions to existing standards related to insulating materials. As usual, IEEE working group meetings are open to all interested guest participants. The papers present practical applications of electrical insulating systems and materials and diagnostics, for all types of electrical and electronic equipment will be presented in a concurrently running tracks or poster sessions.

Abstract submissions are no longer being accepted for the EIC.

Submission deadline is October 15, 2019 November 1, 2019. Closed

The EIC is sponsored by the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society.


You are invited to participate in both conferences as an author, exhibitor, and/or delegate for the cost of one registration fee. The single registration fee will allow access to all presentations, social events, and exhibits. You will also receive the proceedings of both conferences.


Come join us in beautiful Knoxville, June 7-11, 2020!

Robert Saethre, IPMHVC General Conference Chair,

Diego Robalino, EIC General Conference Chair


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