Wednesday Night Social!


Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Cost: Complimentary for Full Conference APEC Attendees

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Shuttles to Disney Hollywood Studios

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Hospitality Area at Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Theater

Join us for the APEC Social Event at Disney Hollywood Studios! Shuttles will depart the Orange County Convention Center starting at 5:00 p.m. Explore all the park has to offer and head to Indiana Jones Stunt Theater at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy dessert with fellow APEC attendees. All full conference and technical session registrants have a ticket included with their registration. This social event includes access to Disney Hollywood Studios and a gift card, which can be used to purchase food at the park. APEC will not replace lost tickets or gift cards. Click here for more info.

Local Events


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Cost: $100 per person

Explore Orlando beyond the theme parks! During this tour, APEC attendees will first visit the historical Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, featuring iconic work by Louis Comfort Tiffany including jewelry, paintings, his chapel interior from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and more. Next, guests will head to lunch at the top-rated Mexican and Tex-Mex kitchen at Cocina 214. Finally, end the tour by strolling the great shopping of Winter Park before heading back to the Rosen Centre with the group. Click here for more info.


Monday, March 20, 2023

Cost: Free for all APEC 2023 attendees

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in the Expo Hall

Enter the annual APEC Micromouse Competition or join us as a spectator for this exciting event. Participants design, build, and program robotic mice and compete to see who can navigate their way through the maze in the shortest time. The rules for the competition use a scoring system with a penalty for the time taken to map and run the maze, and a bonus for not touching the mouse. They are similar to those used at the IEEE World Final held in London in 1987 except that the touch penalty has been reduced from 10 seconds to 2 seconds. The time for each contestant has also been reduced from 15 to 7 minutes. Within this time limit, the Micromouse may make up to five runs. Only one mouse per handler will be allowed this year. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories based on score:
> 1st Place ............................ $500
> 2nd Place ............................ $250
> 3rd Place ............................ $125

Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to students in the following categories:

> Best Student (based on score) .......... $500
> Fastest Run (based on run time)......... $150

Click here for more info. Everyone, even children, are welcome to attend the Micromouse competition.


Monday, March 20, 2023

Cost: Free for all APEC 2023 attendees

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a global not-for-profit organization that prepares young people for the future through a suite of inclusive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (PreK-12) that can be facilitated in school or in structured afterschool programs. Boosted by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and sponsors that include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, teams operate under a signature set of FIRST Core Values to conduct research, fundraise, design, build, and showcase their achievements during annual challenges. With over $80 million in scholarships available to our students, the mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Anyone, including children, are welcome to attend the FIRST Robotics Event.

For more information, visit the FIRST® website. (


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Cost: Free for students | Companies must register separately

APEC is excited to present our first-ever career fair at APEC 2023! Opportunity is in the air in Orlando and this new event conveniently takes place in the Orange County Convention Center on Tuesday, March 21. Meet with participating companies, or get to know potential new employees. We're excited to bridge the gap between employers and prospective new hires. Click here for more info.


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Cost: Free for all APEC 2023 attendees

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Taverna Opa

Join us at the PELS and IAS Young Professional Networking Reception at APEC 2023!

IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Industry Applications Society (IAS) and Power Source Manufacturers Association (PSMA) semiannual Students & Young Professional Reception will be held during the IEEE APEC 2023. Registration for the APEC conference is not mandatory to attend the reception. This is a great networking opportunity for young professionals and students, as you will meet other fellow students, young professionals, and leaders of the societies in a casual atmosphere over food and drinks. Click here for more info.


Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Cost: Free for all APEC 2023 attendees

Do you hope to know how to become involved with IEEE PELS & PSMA? Come to join us for a breakfast discussion at APEC 2023!
Join us and learn all the ways you can engage with PELS and PSMA, network with volunteers and officers, and uncover all the exciting opportunities behind these acronyms.

Free Breakfast at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC 2023)

Wednesday, 22 March 2023
8:00am- 9:00am ET
Rosen Center (APEC 2023-Orlando, FL, USA)
Salon 20 & 21

Hosted by IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) Women-in-Engineering (WIE), Young Professionals (YP) Committees and PSMA

During the event we will be raffling off 2 Vouchers for a complimentary IEEE & PELS Membership.
Please note: you must be present to be present to receive the membership voucher.
You do not need to register for APEC to join this in-person event.


Monday, March 20, 2023

Cost: Free for all APEC 2023 attendees

Location: Expo Hall

The IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition is agnostic to energy sources, technologies, and business models. Solutions will be evaluated on both their technical innovation and business viability to rapidly and sustainably scale to one billion customers. The competition is completely open to all, including student groups, small- and medium-sized companies, research labs, international corporations, and non-profit organizations. The competition is organized by IEEE PELS, an all-volunteer organization whose goal is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Click here to learn more.

Empower A Billion Lives


Monday, March 20, 2023

Cost: Free for all APEC 2023 attendees

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Expo Hall

International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any location. The competition has been held since 2003 and is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS), Power & Energy Society (PES), Industry Application Society (IAS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA).

Every year, students are given a challenging power electronics problem to design and prototype for demonstration and compete for best performance designs under different categories, to win prize money over $15,000 and travel grants. This year students are working on the design of a high-efficient and single-phase solid-state transformer to meet specified performance goals. Every year at APEC semi-finalist teams present at a workshop to compete to become finalists. Finalists will compete live with their prototype demonstrations at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany this July.

Come, visit the IFEC workshop and engage with the next generation of power electronics engineers at APEC this year. Click here to learn more.