Fall 2017 Meeting

October 29 - November 2, 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, USA


The on-line registration system has been enabled.  

Meeting Registration   Early registration will end October 6 (to receive the US$50 early registration discount).  The on-line registration system will be disabled at the end of the day October 25 to print name badges and to finalize counts. Note that the cost for walk-up registration for the meetings at the hotel is substantially higher than for registering on-line in advance. 

First-time, end-user attendees may request a promotional code for a complimentary meeting registration from transformers@ieee.org.  Note: A typical example of an end-user is someone who works for an electric utility or an industrial facility.  This offer is NOT extended to those who work for or represent an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), or a company which manufactures related components or materials.

-- Meeting Registration

-- Registration Change

(changes that do not result in a refund)

For a change that would result in a refund, send an email to transformers@ieee.org.  The request must be confirmed and accepted by return e-mail before it is valid.

Summary of Registration Fees Posted 13Sep2017


Invitation Letter 18Sep2017

Combined Meeting Package  18Sep2017


Meeting Schedule 12Sep2017

General Sessions Agenda  18Sep2017


Newcomers Orientation -  Monday, October 30 Presentation will be made available just prior to the session

Thursday Technical Presentations:

Presentation #1:  "Appropriate Sound Pressure Levels for Power Transformer Specifications – How and Why"

Presented by: R. Girgis & C. Howell

Abstract & Outline 18Sep2017

PDH Certificate 18Sep2017

Presentation #2:  "Review of PC57.120 Guide for Loss Evaluation of Distribution & Power Transformers and Reactors"

Presented by: W. Binder, R. Sauls, A. Schrammel, and R. Verdolin

Abstract & Outline 18Sep2017

PDH Certificate 18Sep2017




Louisville Marriott Downtown

280 West Jefferson Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

phone: +1.502.627.5045 or toll-free at 1.800.533.0127

Standard Room: US$139/night, single or double

Hotel Reservations 

Mention "IEEE Transformers" to get the group rate.  Cut-off date for reduced group rate: October 6, 2017

NOTE: The hotel is likely to sell-out before this date!

Taxi fare to/from airport is approximately US$20 (one way).


Companion/Group Tours/Events:


► Saturday, October 29: Early Bird Event - Dinner and Bowling — The Sports & Social Club

The Sports & Social Club is ranked #21 in ESPN Magazine’s “29 Greatest Sports Bars in the Known Universe” article! A five minute walk from the Louisville Marriott, enjoy dinner followed by a fun, entertaining night of amateur bowling antics.

► Monday, October 30: Spouse/Companion Tour - Mansions, Living History, Hot Browns, & Julep

Start the day with a narrated bus tour of Old Louisville, the largest Victorian district in the U.S. Enjoy miles of grand homes with architectural styles and elements of centuries past before heading to the Frazier History Museum, where Louisville history comes to life. Time is allowed for both a guided tour and self-guided browsing, as well as a live historical re-enactment with a “Speakeasy/Prohibition” theme.

Monday afternoon is all about the historic Brown Hotel, starting with lunch in J. Graham’s Café, home of the Hot Brown Sandwich. A tour of the hotel after lunch concludes with a special Mint Julep demonstration and sample of this hometown beverage.

► Tuesday, October 31: Spouse/Companion Tour - Horses, Hats, & Derbies

Tailored especially for the outdoor enthusiast, Tuesday’s tour begins with a visit to a working horse farm. Here you will not only view but get UP CLOSE to connect with majestic thoroughbreds. See mares, foals, yearlings and horses in training. Experience the
amazing scenery of the Kentucky Blue Grass region of the rolling hills, rock wall fencing and magnificent thoroughbred farms which dot the landscape.

After guided tours of the home and multi-million dollar stallions, arrive at Churchill Downs, “Home of the Kentucky Derby” and the longest continually running  sporting event in America.

The afternoon includes a 30-minute, guided walking tour of the historic racetrack, as well as lunch at the Derby Café and a thrilling viewing of “The Greatest Race™”, projected in one of the world’s only 360°, 4K theaters at the adjacent Kentucky Derby Museum. You will also have the opportunity to create a custom Kentucky Derby hat with your own “Hatitude” and enjoy self-guided tours of interactive exhibits at the Museum.

Louisville Architecture

The Brown Hotel

Churchill Downs

Rolling Hills


Wednesday Evening Dinner Social:  November 1

Muhammad Ali Center

Located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville, the Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural and award winning museum founded by Lonnie and Muhammad Ali. Capturing the inspiration derived from the story of Ali’s legendary life, a visit to the Center is not just an experience, but a journey into the heart of a champion. When you arrive, take a breathtaking journey through the Center’s interactive and multimedia exhibits. Discover the six core principles that Muhammad Ali embraced throughout his life, and how they gave him the wherewithal to be the best athlete he could be and the inspiration to dedicate himself to helping others.  After experiencing three levels of exhibits and galleries, browse the gift shop and enjoy a buffet dinner on the sixth floor of the Center with panoramic views of the city.



 ►  Monday & Tuesday Tour, FirstBuild Microfactory (Identical Tour both evenings)

GE Appliances’ FirstBuild is a global co-creation community that is changing the way products come to market. Harnessing the brainpower of the maker movement, FirstBuild changes the way major home appliances are conceived, designed and manufactured. With a physical state-of-the-art microfactory on the University of Louisville’s campus and an online forum of like-minded individuals, FirstBuild speeds products from mind to market and enables customization through small batch production, without the costs and risks of traditional mass manufacturing. A place to bounce your ideas off one another or just a place to hang out with other creative minds, no good ideas or comments will go unrecognized. See what the community is making today!


The identifier for the Louisville International Airport is SDF.

 Useful information about Louisville:

City Info

Louisville Visitor Center




Getting Around

Airport Information



Tours and Sightseeing

Saturday Public Bourbin Tour


City Taste Tours

Festivals & Events

Bars & Nightlife

Craft Beer Scene




Kentucky Horsepark

Kentucky Science Center

Frazier History Museum

Conrad/Caldwell House

Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium


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