APEC 2024 will offer many different opportunities to network and connect with fellow professionals and professional organizations.

PELS Mentorship RoundTable

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Room 102AB, Long Beach Convention Center

Since 2017, the PELS Mentorship RoundTable has been facilitating access to distinguished leaders in power electronics research and industry. Covering non-technical topics essential for professional growth, the RoundTable is an intimate setting comprised of the mentor who leads the topical discussion and a small group of mentees. The RoundTable event is open to all engineers at any stage of their career.


Growing Your Career Through PELS
Brad Lehman, PELS President
Northeastern Univ.

Akin Akturk, VP
CoolCAD Electronics

Guide to Pitching Technology
Rob Weber, Senior Business Development Director
Navitas Semiconductors

Grant Proposals - Tips for Success
Burak Ozpineci, Corp. Fellow and Section Head
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Leaving Your Mark
John Kassakian, First President PELS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Steering Research Toward Impact
Hanh-Phuc Le, Associate Professor
University of California, San Diego

Protecting Intellectual Property
Brian Rosenbloom, Shareholder
Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck

Leveraging Open-Source to Accelerate Hardware Designs
Alfonso Martinez, Founder of OpenMagnetics
Wurth Electronics

Differences in Global Education
Katherine Kim, PELS VP Global Relations
National Taiwan University

Keyue Smedley, Professor
Univesity of California, Irvine

Turning Your Idea Into a Product
Adam Pitel, CEO
Magna-Power Electronics

To assure your seat at the table pre-register here.

Young Professionals Networking Reception: Eat, Drink, And Talk With The Pros

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Cafe Sevilla, 140 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
(Cafe Sevilla is a 3 block, ten minute walk from the Long Beach Convention Center)

The Young Professionals (YP) Networking Reception is an opportunity to network with both other young professionals as well as highly-experienced professionals from both industry and academia. In this casual setting, YPs will have the opportunity to build connections with their peers, while chatting with, and getting valuable career advice from, established and well-regarded power electronics professionals, all with the added bonus of enjoying drinks and food provided included with attendance.

There is no fee to register and no fee for admission but pre-registration is required. This event is strictly limited to a total of 175 participants. Registration is available on a "first come, first served' basis. To guarantee your seat at this even be sure to register as soon as possible. Once the event is filled requests to register will be added to a wait list. Those on the wait list will be notified if, and when, a seat at the event becomes available.

To register, click here.

PELS Women In Engineering (WIE) Breakfast: Elevated Engineer, Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 MA

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Regency Ballroom DEF

The new Elevated Engineer series, hosted by PELS WiE and DEI, will bring professional development training to conference attendees who are looking to not only excel in their technical careers, but also grow their leadership and management skills. This breakfast event will focus on Emotional Intelligence – a critical skill to help you build relationships, resolve conflicts, and succeed during stressful situations. Join to gain practical tools and valuable insights on how to level-up your leadership abilities.

This event is open all APEC attendees. There is no fee for registration but pre-registration is required.