The APEC 2024 Technical Program is unmatched for its breadth and depth of papers, presentations, and seminars on all aspects of power electronics.
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The APEC Plenary Session is a long standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. The APEC plenary presentations typically have been from invited distinguished professionals.
The Technical Sessions are the heart of the APEC Technical Program. Papers presented in the Technical Sessions have been selected through a rigorous peer review process and cover all areas of interest to the practicing power electronics professional. Papers of broader interest are generally presented in Lecture Sessions. More specialized papers are generally presented in dialogue sessions that allow conference attendees to have deeper discussions with the paper's author(s). Paper presented in the APEC Technical Sessions are published in the IEEE Xplore digital library
Presentations in Industry Sessions do not have a written paper. This allows authors, particularly those from industry, to publish their latest work without the burden of preparing a formal manuscript. Industry Session presentations allow for the publishing of more current information from a wide range of topics and areas of interest that appeal not just to design engineers but other power electronics professionals including systems engineers, applications engineers, technical marketing, manufacturing, component suppliers, regulatory engineers, and business oriented professionals in sales, marketing, and procurement.
APEC's Professional Education Seminars are three hour presentations from the leading experts from industry and academia. Each year these seminars cover a wide range of topics in levels ranging from introductory to expert. A key feature of APEC's Professional Education Seminars is that one seminar registration fee offers access to all the seminars and includes the slides from all seminars. Registrants for the Professional Education Seminars are free to go to any seminar and even get up and roam from seminar to seminar at will.
Each year APEC selects two or three topics of current interest and invites leading experts to come and discuss these topics. The Rap Sessions topics are formulated as questions to be debated and the panel of experts are selected to represent each side of the question. After an opening round of statements from the panelists the audience is invited to present their opinions and ask questions of the panelists. The discussions are often lively and spirited. The APEC Rap Sessions are a great way to learn about the latest developments in power electronics.
Many APEC Exhibitors take advantage of the opportunity to make presentations in conjunction with the APEC Exposition. The best of of these presentations present a current challenge to the power electronics industry, a brief review of how this challenge has been addressed in the past, and then how that company's products or services offer a solution better than previously existing solutions. The APEC Exhibitor Presentations offer a good way to get a more in-depth look at the latest product and services offered by suppliers to the power electronics industry.
As the saying goes "All work and no play makes one a dull person". Aside from the Technical Program, APEC 2024 will offer a wide range of networking opportunities, special events, and social activities to create a broad and well rounded conference experience.