It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 CPES Annual Power Electronics Conference at Virginia Tech, sponsored by the CPES Industry Consortium! On behalf of our faculty, students, and staff, we wish to express our gratitude for your continued support as we create the future electrical power processing and distribution systems. We look forward to introducing you to all we've accomplished over the past year.
The purpose of the CPES Conference is to provide a comprehensive annual overview of our research milestones. We will begin this year's program on Sunday with two tutorial sessions offered by CPES faculty and alumni, followed by our Industry-Student Forum, which will provide industry members an opportunity to showcase their products and interact with conference-goers and CPES researchers.
The Conference will officially kick off on Monday morning with a Welcome Address from Dr. Julia Ross, Dean of the College of Engineering. Dr. Ross' address will be succeeded by three invited presentations from innovative leaders in the field, after which we will have three oral presentations from CPES researchers on their work during our first Technical Session. On Monday afternoon,we will transfer to our labs so our researchers can showcase their accomplishments in context during our Lab Dialogue Sessions. The Lab Dialogue Sessions offer conference participants the opportunity to review and discuss any topics of interest at their own pace. The day will end with a Conference Banquet open to all participants.
On day three, our researchers will continue oral presentations over four additional Technical Sessions. We will conclude with our annual Awards Reception and Dinner, recognizing the best student presentations this year. We encourage all of our attendees to vote and support your future colleagues!
Thank you again for your presence and participation. We look forward to seeing you!
Our full conference agenda may be viewed below. Click on a date expand its events. You can also download a print version of the agenda, or add it to your Google or Outlook calendar. Scroll down for information on how to download our conference app!
For the convenience of our attendees, we have booked block reservations at the conference venue (the Inn at Virginia Tech), as well as other Blacksburg hotels close to the conference. Click here for a search of additional local hotels during the dates of the conference.
The closest airport is Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA), approximately 50 miles away. From Roanoke Regional Airport to the Inn at Virginia Tech:
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
$144 plus tax
March 19, 2019
$129 plus tax
March 17, 2019
$159 plus tax - April 13, $109 plus tax - April 14-16
March 15, 2019
$279 plus tax - April 13, $98 plus tax - April 14-16
March 18, 2019
$119 plus tax
March 17, 2019
Numerous car rentals are available at Roanoke Regional Airport.
Commuter bus service linking the Roanoke Valley to the New River Valley. Fare is $4.00 each way and exact change is required. Does not stop at hotels. The closest stop to the Conference venue will be Squire Student Center, with possible pick-up arranged directly with your chosen lodging.
Offers daily shuttles between Blacksburg and Roanoke Regional Airport, including limousine options. All trips depart from the Inn at Virginia Tech, Prices Fork Holiday Inn, and the Roanoke Regional Airport. Special shuttle services are provided upon request.
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We look forward to seeing you!
Requests for refunds will be honored when received fourteen calendar days prior to the program. However, another person may be substituted at any time for this program. A $60.00 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellations.