Building on the success of past industry-open events, the 2018 CEATI Event will bring electrical transmission professionals under the same roof in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Comprised of multiple co-located industry tracks covering the latest Transmission as well as Power System Planning and Operations topics, the conference will provide an open forum for information exchange through focused technical presentations and breakout sessions.
Overhead Lines: Reliability, Security, Restoration and Safety Considerations in Design, Planning and Asset Management of Overhead Lines
When planning and designing high voltage lines at utilities, engineers must adhere to system standards while taking new technologies and innovative solutions into consideration. Once the lines are built, the assets must be carefully managed to ensure affordable and reliable power. Although utility assets are designed to meet certain reliability and safety expectations, they remain vulnerable to extreme events (e.g. wind and ice storms, typhoons, earthquakes, floods and landslides). Power outages triggered by these events can create service interruptions that may last between a few minutes to several weeks. A carefully orchestrated emergency restoration program can mitigate these situations by reducing the restoration time. The purpose of this conference is to bring together industry experts on the topics of reliability, security, restoration and safety, to have them provide insight on how these issues interrelate, and what can be done to improve system performance. In addition to the main assembly, attendees are invited to attend break-out sessions based on their interests, thus providing participants with a focused platform to exchange knowledge and information on new initiatives and recent technological advancements.
- Reliability & Security – Planning
- Asset Management – Managing Transmission Line Reliability and Performance
- Reliability, Security & Safety in Line Design
- Emergency Restoration (Catastrophic Failures) – Lines, Network, Issues & Challenges
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HV Cables: Continuous Improvement in Work Practices, Equipment & Design for the Effective Management of Underground Transmission Cable Systems
Continuing to build on the success of past industry-open cables workshops in 2015, 2016 & 2017, CEATI International’s 2018 event will provide a forum to share information on best practices and emerging issues for working on transmission underground cable systems.
Supported by CEATI’s Transmission Underground Cables Interest Group (TUCIG), the event will address and explore the latest in the development of tools, techniques, research, and experience to improve the design, installation, operation, and management of transmission underground cable systems.
Presentations will draw from the expertise and experience of electric utilities, cable and accessory manufacturers, and thought leaders in the field of engineering work practices. The workshop will provide an open forum for information exchange and deliberation, with a focus on technical presentations and the sharing of ideas and experiences for the benefit of the industry. It is expected that the presentations will generally fall in line with the descriptions below and will range from theoretical to real-world examples and lessons learned from projects.
- Asset Management & Life Extension
- Advanced Diagnostic Techniques
- Design & Installation Options
Exhibition space is available for the Transmission Conference. The event will bring manufacturers and service providers together with key decision-makers in the industry. The Conference has been organized with the support of over 60 participating utilities from across North America and beyond. The event will present an excellent opportunity for targeted networking and exposure to potential clients, including a reception with an open invitation to all exhibitors and conference attendees.
Breaks, Meals & Reception
The conference, with all breaks and meals will taking place in the exhibition hall. This set-up provides a captive audience to showcase your company’s products and services, allowing for more face-to-face time with attendees at the event. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE IS LIMITED. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Each Exhibitor Registration Includes:
- Two Full Conference Registration
- Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks
- Evening Reception
- Skirted Table, Two Chairs & Waste Basket
- Discounted Additional Registrations
- Conference Proceedings Package
Sponsor Benefits Can Include:
- Recognition at Opening of Event Acknowledging Your Support
- Your Materials at the Main Registration Table
- Inclusion of Your Logo and Click-Through Link on Conference Website(s)
- Post-Event Exposure
- Sponsorship of Event Meals or Breaks
- Place Your Organization’s Stand-Up Banner in the Conference Room
Presentations should adhere to the Guidelines set forth by CEATI International.
Presentation Guidelines Include:
- Presentations must be submitted using the provided presentation template in Power Point format (PPT).
- Presentations will be distributed to attendees in secure electronic (PDF).
- Page numbers must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of each Power Point slide.
- Each Presenter will be allocated either 25-30 minutes of presentation time or 10-15 minutes of presentation time depending on whether they are selected for the Main Session or a Breakout Session.
- Presenters may be asked to participate, as Panelists, in an Open Discussion concerning the session topic as well as their specific presentation.
Please note that all participants, including presenters, are required to register to attend.
Presentation Submission Dates: The deadline for the submission of first draft Power Point Presentations is October 12, 2018.
Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.
Transmission Conference Presentations must be submitted electronically to the attention of Andrew Barrett at [email protected]
When you participate in a CEATI event, be it as an attendee, exhibitor, presenter, speaker, moderator or in any other capacity whatsoever, you will be participating in an event where photography, as well as video and audio recording is likely to occur.
By participating in the CEATI event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that CEATI deems fit to use. You release CEATI, its officers, directors, employees and consultants, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, distribution, or publication of photographs, computer images, video and/or audio recordings.
By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by or on behalf of CEATI or the person or entity designated to do so by CEATI.
In addition, the event will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending the CEATI event or entering the event premises, you agree not to record or digitize any parts of the presentation, without CEATI’s express written consent.
You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the CEATI event.
This conference is an industry-open event with registration open to:
- Electric Utilities
- Equipment Vendors
- Research Facilities and Laboratories
This event is organized in coordination with the following Utility Participants:
Located in the heart of southern Arizona, in the diverse ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert and surrounded by five picturesque mountain ranges, Tucson’s natural landscape draws visitors outdoors where there is plenty of room to roam. Native American, Spanish and Mexican cultures, along with the lore of the Wild West, come together to form the region’s rich and fascinating history and is translated into the region’s cuisine.
Visitors will find a diverse mix of natural beauty and urban flair setting the stage for a phenomenal variety of activities including cycling, golfing, hiking, stargazing, or visiting one of the many wildlife or botanical museums. For those who venture off the beaten path, Tucson is proud to be a little out there; a natural oasis from the unoriginal and pretentious that inspires the free spirit in us all.
Getting There and Around
There are many Getting from Phoenix to Tucson takes less than two hours via the I-10 freeway. Both the I-10 and I-8 are also great for visitors looking to experience southern Arizona by way of California, providing drivers with a direct route to Tucson from both Los Angeles and San Diego.
There are many ways to get to Tucson, including daily direct flights into Tucson International Airport (TUS), from US cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas, just to name a few. For international visitors, multiple carriers feature flights to Phoenix, including British Airways which has a daily flight from London.
A non-stop shuttle service from the Tucson International Airport to the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort will be available. The price per person is $60 per person, one way, or $120 round trip. A reservation is required and can be made online.
Preferred rate is only available only until Nov 17th, 2018.
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
10000 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704
Reserve: Online or +1.520.544.5000.
Preferred Rate: $99/ night.
Hotel Cutoff Deadline: October 18, 2018
To receive the preferred rate, please mention the special convention rate for the CEATI International Meeting. Preferred rate only available only until October 18, 2018.
Unauthorized Housing Companies Contacting Exhibitors & Attendees. It has come to our attention that unauthorized housing companies have been contacting CEATI International exhibitors and attendees via email and phone and in general, misrepresenting themselves as an official housing vendor for CEATI International. Room registrations should be made directly with the hotel as described above.
We highly caution you from engaging unauthorized companies because if/when issues arise, CEATI International management does not have the ability to provide assistance in solving them.
Accreditation for CEATI Conferences
Did you know that by attending a CEATI conference, you could be eligible to use your attendance towards Professional Development Hours? A Certificate of Attendance is available to all conference attendees – simply check with your local accreditation body for more details on how to apply it towards their requirements.
The Women In Power collaborative venture is a networking, mentorship, and peer-to-peer support group that spans across the entirety of the CEATI organization, including all our programs. It aims to promote engineering to women in the field and help females thrive in a male-dominated industry. In an effort to facilitate comradery and networking, this group is currently available to anyone involved in the CEATI programs or events at no added cost.
For more information about the Women In Power group, visit our website.
Please join us at our Women in Power Reception at CEATI’s 2018 Transmission Conference!