APEC News Release

APEC 2021 Announces New Dates

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020

The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and its sponsors, the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS} and the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) are pleased to announce that APEC 2021 will now be held from June 9-12, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. The conference and exposition had previously been scheduled to take place in March. Additionally, the exposition will take place at the start of the conference rather than in the middle as it has been in years past. The location of APEC 2021 will remain, as originally planned, at the Phoenix Arizona Convention Center.

The decision to change the dates of the conference and exposition was made after much consideration between sponsors, the city of Phoenix, and other stakeholders. By moving the global conference for power electronics professionals to June, the organizing committee believes that it will be in a better position to host a safer and more successful in-person event. The committee will continue to assess public health and safety matters in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will make any further adjustments, if necessary, in a timely manner.

With the change of dates, the organizing committee will also re-open the submission process for Technical Papers, Industry Session Presentations, and Professional Education Seminars. More details and timelines will follow in the coming weeks. Those who have already submitted to the conference will not need to re-submit, but may amend or update previously submitted digests.

Detailed updates about the conference schedule, submissions, exposition, hotel and travel, other conference-related events, and registration will be posted to the conference website at www.apec-conf.org when they become available.

APEC 2021 wishes to thank the power electronics community for its patience and ongoing support of APEC during these challenging times. We look forward to meeting in Phoenix for a successful APEC 2021 next June.