Events


2013 International Conference of Doble Clients
Presenters Information

April 7- April 12, 2013
Westin Hotel Copley Place
Boston, MA, USA

Thank you for agreeing to present at Doble's 80th annual International Conference of Doble Clients.

For over 90 years Doble has served the electric power industry by providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the vital sector of electrical apparatus ownership, operation and maintenance. Attendees learn from the top performers in the industry about the most important aspects of the operation and maintenance of electrical apparatus because of YOUR contributions to this event.

This webpage provides you with all the information you need to prepare your presentation and paper for the conference.

Here is a quick Presenter's Check List for the 2013 International Conference of Doble Clients:


2013 DEADLINE TABLE 

Deadline Description Instructions
February 22, 2013 First Draft of Presentation Due to Committee Secretary 2013 PowerPoint Presentation Instructions
March 11, 2013 Paper and Biography Due to Committee Secretary
Email the paper and bio to events@doble.com or mail the electronic file on a CD or memory stick to: Doble Engineering
Attn: Events
85 Walnut St
Watertown, MA 02472 USA
 March 18, 2013 Return Signed Copyright Transfer Agreement 
 Email a signed copy to events@doble.com or fax to the attention of "Events" at
+1 617 926-0528
 
 March 25, 2013  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Question Due

We offer attendees IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as part of the Conference benefits. Delegates are required to pass a quiz in order to earn the applicable CEUs. 

Email one mulitple choice about your topic that will be covered in your presentation to events@doble.com.

 April 2, 2013
Final Presentation Due to Committee Secretary   Email the presentation to events@doble.com or mail the electronic file on a CD or memory stick to: Doble Engineering
Attn: Events
85 Walnut St
Watertown, MA 02472 USA
 April 7-12, 2013
 Attend the 2013 International Conference of Doble Clients  

Please meet these deadlines! We need time to review the papers and PPT presentations and post them to the Doble portal. If you have any questions please contact the Committee Secretary or send an email to events@doble.com.

WEEK OF THE CONFERENCE

Check in at the Presenters Desk

Please check in the DAY BEFORE YOUR PRESENTATION at the Presenters Desk on the 3rd floor of the Westin Copley to make sure your presentation is on the master computer.

IMPORTANT: Changes to your presentation during the conference week must be pre-approved by the Committee Secretary before you present.


PUBLICATION OF CONFERENCE PAPERS AND POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

Doble Engineering Company shall own the copyright for papers and PowerPoint presentations given at the 2013 International Conference of Doble Clients. Doble will credit the author(s) in any publication of said materials. It is Doble's intention to post a PDF file of your completed paper on the Doble website so that conference attendees can review the papers in advance of the event.

PREPARING YOUR CONFERENCE PAPER:
Please refer to the link above for detailed information on preparing your paper.

MAKING YOUR PRESENTATION AT THE DOBLE CONFERENCE:
Your PowerPoint Presentation should be a summary of the highlights of your paper. Refer to this link for more detailed information on preparing your presentation.

In short, do not read your paper; talk about it! Please consider the length of time you have to make your presentation and plan the number of slides you will use accordingly.

Time Frame:

Each presenter has 20 minutes to deliver their PowerPoint presentation at the conference. Following your presentation, an additional 10 minutes is allotted for Q&A and discussion from the audience. Please keep this time frame in mind when preparing your slides. We recommend a total of 10-30 slides in order to stay within the 20 minutes time slot. Committee Secretaries are responsible for keeping this session running on time. If your presentation goes over the time limit the Committee Secretary may have to cut you off.

PREPARING YOUR CONFERENCE PPT PRESENTATION:
Please refer to the link above for detailed information on preparing your presentation.

PUBLICATION AND PRESENTATION RESTRICTIONS:
Individuals that participate in the Doble Conference must observe the restrictions noted below in the course of preparing and presenting their papers and presentations. Authors and presenters are asked to observe these restrictions in order to preserve the integrity of the Doble Conferences and their value to the industry.

Anti-Trust: No information regarding pricing of equipment or supplies, nor the overall cost of any contracts with manufacturers or suppliers, nor any other privileged, proprietary or information that would be deemed confidential should be published in a paper or be part of a presentation or visual aids used in conjunction with any paper. The publication, discussion, or display of pricing of such information could be judged to be in violation of United States federal anti-trust laws and must therefore be avoided.

Commercialism: It is the intent of Doble, and the events it sponsors, to present strictly technical content for the benefit of the attendees. Papers and presentations that include, or refer to information on products and services that may be deemed overtly commercial in nature will not be allowed access to this forum.

Promotional material may not be included in either your paper or PPT presentation, and avoid the depiction of addresses and telephone/fax numbers in the papers and in particular visual used during the presentation of the papers.

Defamation: Defamatory statements that may be deemed injurious to the reputation of an individual, an organization, or the product and services of an organization MUST NOT appear in published papers or discussions, or be made during discussions taking place at the conference, whether by presenters or other conference participants.

COMMITTEE SECRETARIES

Arresters, Capacitors, Cables and Accessories (ACCA)
Secretary Keith Hill, Doble Engineering Company, khill@doble.com

Asset and Maintenance Management (AMM)
Secretary Arturo Oropeza, Doble Engineering Company, aoropeza@doble.com

Bushings, Insulators and Instrument Transformers (BIIT)
Secretary Michelle Ward, Doble Engineering Company, mward@doble.com  

Circuit Breakers (CB)
Secretary Linda Nowak, Doble Engineering Company, lnowak@doble.com  

Insulating Materials (IM)
Secretary Lance Lewand, Doble Engineering Company, llewand@doble.com

Protection, Automation, Controls & Communications (PACC)
Secretary Scott Schnell, Doble Engineering Company, sschnell@doble.com

Rotating Machinery (RM)
Secretary Gary Heuston, Doble Engineering Company, gheuston@doble.com

Transformers
Secretary Norbert Gilbert, Doble Engineering Company, ngilbert@doble.com  


REGISTRATION

Registration will open in late 2012. All presenters are required to fill out the Conference registration form.


ACCOMMODATIONS INFORMATION

Doble presenters are encouraged to stay at the host hotel, the Westin Copley Place. When calling please specify that you are attending the Doble Conference to qualify for our discounted group rate of $265 USD per night plus tax. Call the Westin directly at +1-617-262-9600 to make your reservation.

A limited number of Federal Government rate rooms are available - please send an email to events@doble.com if you would like us to hold a government rate room for you.

AIRPORT INFORMATION

The closest airport to the Westin Copley Place is Boston International Logan Airport (BOS). A taxi will take about 30 minutes from the airport and cost approximately $35. We do not recommend renting a car in the city.

Should you have any questions regarding your presentation for the 2013 Doble Conference contact the Committee Secretary or Doble Events at events@doble.com.  


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