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The 2018 IEEE PES General Meeting Registration is Now Open. Please click here to register.

Please Note: The early bird registration date has been extended to Friday, July 13th.

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception will take place at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry on Sunday evening August 5, 2018, 6:00-9:00.

2018 IEEE PES General Meeting Program

This is a draft of the 2018 IEEE PES General Meeting program. Please note, session and meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Click here to see the 2018 GM Conference Program

General Conference Information

Please click HERE for General Conference Information (PDF)

Plenary Session

Check out the 2018 IEEE PES General Meeting Plenary Session information at a glance.

Welcome to Portland

The 2018 IEEE PES General Meeting will be held August 5-9, 2018, at the Oregon Convention Center.

Venue, accommodations and travel information is now available.

Dining Guide - Oregon Convention Center Area

Portland, Oregon travel and tourism websites:

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Volunteers Needed

Over 200 volunteers are needed to perform a wide range of roles, including welcoming, directing people, assisting with sessions and coordinating. Volunteer shifts are in blocks with a minimum of 4 hours, and volunteers will earn an hour of meeting attendance, excluding paid events such as the tutorials, dinners or receptions, for every hour of volunteer time. Lunch or dinner will be provided for volunteers taking two shifts back to back. Learn more.

Click here to go to the online volunteer sign-up website!

If you have any questions, or would like to be notified as soon as the Volunteer Schedule is posted, please contact


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Mobile App Information

Download the PES GM 2018 Mobile App!

2018 IEEE PES General Meeting App

Use the IEEE PES General Meeting Mobile app to access all the information you need on what’s happening each day of the GM, including:

  • Access the full conference program with dates, times and locations of all meetings and sessions
  • Get up-to-date information on awards, presentations and receptions
  • View interactive maps of all sessions and exhibit booths
  • Receive alerts via the activity feed, updated with program and event changes as they are posted.

Be sure to download the mobile app to ensure you have all information on this year's IEEE PES General Meeting right at your fingertips. Simply click the appropriate logo below.

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Student Program

On Wednesday, August 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., employers are urged to support the student program by sponsoring a table at the luncheon and by participating in the student job fair.

Learn details and requirements for this year's Student Industry Faculty Luncheon and Student Job Fair.

2018 GM Student Support Program and Poster Contest

The IEEE PES 2018 General Meeting organizing committee and the student activities subcommittee of IEEE PES Power and Energy Education Committee are happy to announce that there will be both a Student Support Program and a Student Poster Contest at the PES General Meeting 2018 in Portland, OR, USA, August 5-9, 2018.

The poster session is scheduled on Tuesday, August 7 from 7:30 AM-9:30 AM along with attendee breakfast. In addition, the student program will include a Collegiate/Industry/Faculty Luncheon on Wednesday, August 8, from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM followed by a job fair. The deadline for poster abstract submission is April 20, 2018 (5 P.M. USA Eastern Standard Time). Information describing how and where to submit poster abstracts is online here.

There will also be a Student Housing Support Program. Please note that the deadline for the application for student housing and faculty/supervisor recommendations is 20th April, 2018, 5:00 PM EST, USA, and is accessible online here.

Please note that conference registration to the 2018 PES GM is required for student housing applications and submission of poster abstracts.

Click here for additional information regarding the Student Support Program and Student Poster Contest.

Call for Papers

Decisions have been rendered. Email notifications have been sent.

Support Opportunities

Manufacturers and service providers may be interested in special opportunities that will raise the company's profile amongst current and potential future customers while supporting the largest gathering of professionals in the electrical power and energy industry in North America. Full details of the available opportunities can be found here:
Support Opportunities (PDF).

Contact Us

Please email any questions or concerns about the PES General Meeting to IEEE PES GM Information.