May 15, 2020 update – 2020 IPMHVC/EIC co-located Event has been canceled.

The 2020 Electrical Insulation Conference will be held as a virtual conference. Please visit the Virtual Conference Registration Page.

The conference will include audio-visual presentations from accepted papers and a blog where questions can be posted, and authors will be able to respond and interact with attendees. The portal of the conference will be open for two consecutive weeks for presenters and for regular attendees. Papers presented in the virtual event will be published in IEEE Xplore.

If you are interested in the virtual event, please stay tuned, more information is coming up soon. You can also contact the EIC Organizing Committee



The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we are sorry to announce that the 2020 IEEE Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference & 2020 Electrical Insulation Conference, scheduled to be held June 7-11 in Knoxville, TN USA has been cancelled. The conferences will be rescheduled to be held in June of 2022 again in Knoxville.

Registered participants will receive full refunds. We will send an email within the coming weeks on next steps.

Exhibitor portal for requesting refunds: CVENT Exhibitor registration

Registration portal for Delegate/Attendee refunds: CVENT Delegate/Attendee Site

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and please contact Robert Saethre, 2020 IPMHVC General Chair,, or Diego Robalino, 2020 EIC General Chair,, with any questions you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 co-located conferences in Knoxville, TN.


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.




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.

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.

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


Robert Saethre, IPMHVC General Conference Chair,

Diego Robalino, EIC General Conference Chair


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