Travel, Safety, and Medical Guidelines

Update: March 24, 2020

The official hotels have been working with APEC on changes to cancellation procedures. At this time, hotel reservations should be directed to and settled with the national chains, most of whom have publicly announced to refund and accommodate requests. Please contact your hotel.

Further information is located on our FAQ page.


Update: March 10, 2020

In light of growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, and after much thoughtful deliberation, APEC and its sponsors, IEEE IAS, IEEE PELS, and PSMA have decided not to move forward with the in-person conference event scheduled for March 15- 19, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In making this difficult decision, paramount is the health, safety, and welfare of our community. We acknowledge that the increase in corporate and institutionally-mandated travel restrictions make it impossible to ensure the execution of a quality conference and on-site experience for our APEC community and valued exhibitors.

Planning is already underway to assemble and deploy a virtual conference experience in the near future to preserve value for attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. Peer reviewed papers accepted by the conference will still be submitted to IEEE Xplore.