2023 Annual Conference New Orleans
We had a great time at the 2023 PCIC Conference in New Orleans September 11-14 in New Orleans. Information about the conference can be found here: http://www.pcic2023.com/. Thank you to the over 1500 people who attended the conference. Our technical program was excellent with 63 technical paper presentations and eight tutorials. There were plenty of conference social events and vendor hospitality suites to help round out our event. The New Orleans Local PCIC Committee did a fantastic job preparing for and hosting our event.
2024 Annual Conference Orlando
On behalf of the Orlando 2024 Local Conference Committee, I am excited to share the dates for NEXT YEARS annual PCIC Technical Conference September 16-18 in Orlando, Florida. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32819.
The Annual IEEE IAS-PCIC Conference is a gathering of electrical professionals with a common focus on electrical installations, operations, and safety. We are excited about the many high quality technical papers that are being developed over the next year for presentation at the conference. The PCIC Conference is one of the best educational values in the process industries providing high quality technical papers by professionals, for professionals, free of commercialism. The conference is also a great place for professional development with access to over 50 technical papers and 8 tutorials that cover a wide range of topics. Continuing Education credits are available through IEEE either as Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Mark Your Calendars and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in person for the 2024 IEEE IAS PCIC Technical Conference September 16-18, 2024 in Orlando, Florida!
Donald G. Dunn, P.E., IEEE Fellow, ISA Fellow, CAP
2024 & 2028 IEEE IAS PCIC Conference Chairs
PCIC has a long and storied history in the U.S., and the PCIC brand has been used to host a number of international conferences. The success of the PCIC brand is built upon high quality papers, personal recognition and reward, valued standards activities, mentoring, tutorials and networking.
The annual IEEE-PCIC conference is an exchange of technical ideas – not a trade show – that brings together professionals with a common focus on electrical installations and safety. The PCIC Executive and Local Committees take great pride in providing a high quality conference while keeping registration and participation costs reasonable.
PCIC is the best educational value for anyone working in the petrochemical electrical field. Here’s why:
- Conference papers and tutorials are authored by many of the most respected minds in the industry. Great care is taken to ensure that presentations are free of commercial content.
- Many PCIC members participate in writing industry standards. Working groups meet prior to the start of the conference to work on standards for the IEEE, API and other organizations. These meetings are open to all conference registrants.
- Vendors are an integral part of PCIC. They support the technical and professional goals of the Conference, author papers, sponsor Conference functions and host evening hospitality events.
As the petroleum and chemical industry transitions into new areas such as the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and the growth of renewable energy sources, the PCIC is up to the challenge of growing in these different areas while not forgetting the strong foundation of technical contributions of the past. The PCIC is expanding technical papers to include topics such as:
§ Electrification of traditionally fossil-fueled processes
§ Sustainable and bio-based fuels
§ Carbon capture, utilization, and storage
§ Hydrogen and ammonia production and use
§ Renewable generation such as onshore wind, offshore wind, solar photovoltaic, hydro-electric
§ Large scale energy storage systems
PCIC Sponsored Standards
The PCIC Standards Subcommittee coordinates the activities of 51 IEEE and other industry related standards, and approximately 40% of those standards are in an active PAR at any given time. The individual Standard Committees establish a Working Group to meet, discuss, and make the technical decisions necessary to form and maintain their Standard. These Working Groups meet year round, but many of them arrange their meeting schedule a few days before or after the PCIC Annual Conference.
For more detailed information on the standards hosted by PCIC, click here.
Professional Development Opportunities
PCIC strives to improve the industry through its members. In addition to Standards work, each year at the end of the technical conference there are a number of engaging and informative tutorials taught by experts in their field. The tutorials cover a wide range of topics vital to the petroleum and chemical industries. The role of the Tutorials Subcommittee within PCIC is to provide the opportunity for continuing education to the PCIC attendees by having tutorial sessions addressing issues of interest to the attendees including existing and new technologies, and providing the opportunity for attendees to earn CEU and PDH credits in the process.
PCIC provides an opportunity for attendees to earn 0.35 CEUs for participation in each tutorial. These units are based on documented participation and competency testing, and are issued through IEEE. CEUs can only be offered for participation in tutorials, as testing is a requirement of the CEU process.
PCIC has a process for attendees to log and receive a PDH certificate for attendance at conference papers, participation in standards activities, authoring and presenting papers, performing technical paper reviews, and technical leadership.
Many organizations accept PDH hours as evidence of continued education. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine what conference activities meet their organization’s educational requirements.
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