Please cancel your travel arrangements to ensure no additional costs.
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.
The 2020 IPMHVC/EIC event will be hosted at the Knoxville Convention Center. We have secured a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park and another block at the Hyatt Place Knoxville/Downtown for our attendees.
The Conference Registration does not include hotel accommodations. The 2020 IPMHVC/EIC Organizing Committee has negotiated a rate of $129/night for accommodations at either hotel. This rate extends three days before and three days after the conference (assuming room availability, please check regularly), so we encourage attendees to come early or stay late to explore the surrounding area and national park. All conference attendees will enjoy free Wi-Fi internet access (both in the meeting space and in hotel rooms) for the duration of the event. Book by May 6, 2020 in order to obtain the conference rate.
Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park
Located steps from the Knoxville Convention Center and the World’s Fair Park. The hotel has 286 rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, an indoor pool, and fitness center.
On-Line Information:Check Availability at Holiday Inn
*Guests must choose your check-in and out dates and search in order to get the special rate. The code will automatically populate (DEI). Shoulder dates may be available by calling the hotel directly at 865-934-3298.
provide the block code: DEI
Rate is $129.++
Parking is $10 per day for guests
(Event only parking will be at the daily prevailing rates, currently $15 per day)
Hyatt Place Downtown Knoxville
Located just a few short blocks from the Knoxville Convention Center, the Hyatt Place Knoxville Downtown offers modern amenities in a historic setting. Enjoy a stay just one block from Market Square and at the doorstep thriving Gay Street.
To take advantage of the conference rate ($129/night), please visit the group reservation link below to reserve a room. If you are interested in extending your stay outside of these dates, please contact the reservation office via phone (1-865-770-4069) or email and use the group code “DEIS” to make an extended reservation.Check Availability at Hyatt Place/Downtown
Other Lodging Options
The conference has a contract with the two hotels above and strongly encourage you to stay with them. Failure to meet the contractual requirements raises the cost of planning and organizing the conference. If you are unable to book a room, (please check back often, all options are first-come-first-served based on availability) there are other hotels in the downtown area. If you have questions about hotel accommodations, please contact the IPMHVC General Conference Chair.
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. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.
Why Stay at the Official Conference Hotel?
The conference guarantees the hotel that that a certain percentage of attendees will stay in that hotel. The hotel holds a block of rooms for our attendees at a generally discounted the rate from their normal charges.
If the conference does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel gets paid anyway. Unfilled rooms can cost the conference thousands of dollars. Not only do these financial penalties hurt the current year’s conference, but the next conference in the series cannot negotiate as beneficial a hotel contract. In both cases the registration fee is then under pressure to increase unreasonably.
What if we don’t contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The conference will incur additional expenses for meeting room rental fees, which can be quite costly. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue. In short, the conference ends up with higher expenses; many of those attending will pay a higher price for their hotel rooms, future conference registration fees will be pushed higher.
Please support the conference and DEIS by staying at the conference hotel.