A previous post mentioned the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference in Tampa using the future tense. Dr. Kimball was general chair of APEC in Tampa in 2017. The conference was a tremendous success! Revenue was near budget; surplus was a record high; and all facets of the program were rated highly by the attendees. The social event was a high point: everyone enjoyed it so much that the police had to tell us to leave when it was over!
APEC was in San Antonio in 2018, and again was a tremendous success. At the time of this writing, the review process is under way for APEC 2019 in Anaheim.