PES Webinar New GM Attendee Orientation

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

PES General Meeting First Time Attendees Informational Webinar

15 July 2015  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Henry Louie, PES VP of Membership & Image and Miriam P. Sanders, PES Vice-Chair Technical Council


The General Meeting is the signature annual conference for the IEEE Power & Energy Society. The conference features numerous panel, paper and poster sessions, technical and administrative committee meetings, supersessions and receptions. This webinar provides an overview of the General Meeting, highlighting special sessions and events. This webinar is intended for first-time attendees and attendees that want to make the most of their time at the conference. Ample time will be given to answer common questions such as: which events require additional registration fees to attend? Can I participate in a committee meeting? What is the difference between a paper session and a panel session? What should I wear?  An in-person version of this webinar will also be given at the General Meeting on July 26th at 3PM to 4PM in room Governor’s Square 14.

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The Presenters:

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Dr. Henry Louie is the IEEE Power & Energy Society Vice President of Membership & Image.He has previously held several other volunteer leadership roles within the IEEE Power & Energy Society at the local and international levels, including the Chair of the Seattle Chapter and Governing Board Member-at-Large.Dr. Henry Louie received the B.S.E.E. degree from Kettering University in 2002, the M.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2008. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University. Dr. Louie is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Miriam P. Sanders, PE is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. With over 30 years’ experience in the relay industry, Miriam has worked with protection channels, transmission pilot relays and distribution relays, including IEC61850 with these devices.  She joined SEL in 2013 as a senior instruction with SEL University.  Miriam teaches courses on relaying fundamentals, communications fundamentals as well as some application courses.  She also participates in the University of Wisconsin Communications for Power System Protection, Automation, and Smart Grid Technology courses.  Previous employers include Quanta Technology, Pulsar Technologies, Inc, ABB Power T&D, Booth & Associates and Westinghouse Electric. Miriam has published several papers on the application of Power-Line Carrier for use in protection systems.  Miriam is a senior member of the IEEE, Vice Chairman of the Power and Energy Society’s Technical Council, past Chairman of the PES’s Power System Relaying Committee, and has held many positions in the organization including, Committee Vice Chairman, Committee Secretary, and Assistant Secretary, the Standards Coordinator, Chairman of the Transformer Protection Guide, member of the Power Line Carrier Practice Working Group and Transmission Line Protection Guide.  She is also active in the PES’s Power Systems Communications Committee and is Vice Chairman of its Power Line Carrier Subcommittee.  Other technical activities include being past member of the planning committees of the Georgia Tech Protective Relaying Conference and the Texas A&M Protective Relay Engineers Conference.  She is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of North Carolina and Florida.