The 2018 General Meeting Call for Papers is now available.
Please see the 2018 General Meeting website.

Members Meeting Video Now Available!

Videos from PES GM 2017 Awards Gala Now Available!

Image Gallery from PES GM 2017 Now Available!

Meeting theme:
Energizing a More Secure, Resilient & Adaptable Grid

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Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception at the Navy Pier, Sunday July 16, 5 pm - 8 pm. Bus transportation will be provided between the Sheraton and the AON Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.

Navy Pier Map

Full Conference Program Now Available

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Click Here to See Conference Program Introductory Pages (PDF)

To see Super Session topic details, please click here.

Welcome to Chicago

The 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting will be held July 16-20, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel

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Book Your Hotel Room Now

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Grand Chicago for General Meeting attendees.

Book Early as the room block sells out quickly and space is limited!

Venue, accommodations and travel information is now available.

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).


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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 the Volunteer Coordination Team.

Student Program

Please click here for the agenda for the SIF Luncheon.

On Wednesday, July 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 3:00 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.

The IEEE PES GM 2017 organizing committee and the student activities subcommittee of IEEE PES Power and Energy Education Committee are happy to announce that there will be a Student Poster Contest at the IEEE PES GM Conference 2017 in Chicago, IL, from July 16-20, 2017. The poster session is scheduled on Tuesday July 18, 2016 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 July 19, 2017 from 11:45 AM-1:30 PM followed by a job fair. The deadline for poster abstract submission is March 15th, 2017 (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. The application for student housing must be submitted on or before 15th March 2017 and is accessible online here. Please note that conference registration, which is heavily discounted for students, is required to participate in the program.

Contact Us

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

Mobile App Information

Download the PES GM 2017 Mobile App!

2017 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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