About Professional Education Seminars

APEC Professional Education Seminars focus on practical aspects of the power electronics profession and provide in-depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Seminars combine practical application with theory, and are designed to further educate the working professional in power electronics.

Call for Professional Education Seminar Proposals

APEC 2023 continues the tradition of focusing on the practical aspects of the power electronics profession, the Professional Education Seminars address the need for in‐depth discussion of important and complex power electronics topics. Each seminar combines practical application with theory designed to further educate the working professional in power electronics or related fields.

Download the Professional Education Seminars Call For Proposals

Submit Your Professional Education Seminar Proposal

Please note the following schedule:

September 16, 2022: Deadline for proposal submission
October 24, 2022:
Notification that a proposal was accepted or declined
January 6, 2023:
Final presentation and author registrations are due


Topics are to address the practical issues of the specification, design, manufacture and marketing of power electronic components, products, and systems. Proposals focusing on, but not limited to, any of the following areas of power electronics are welcome.

  1. Power Systems
    1. AC‐DC Power Supplies
    2. DC‐DC Converters
    3. Inverters
    4. Motor Drives
    5. Lighting Power Systems
    6. Solid State Circuit Breakers
    7. Renewable/Alternative Energy
    8. Microgrid, FACTs, HVDC and other utility applications
    9. Aerospace & Defense Systems
    10. Automotive & Traction Applications
    11. Shipboard power supplies and systems
    12. Wireless power transfer systems
    13. Charging systems
    14. Telecom Power Systems
    15. Data centers
    16. Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  2. Components
    1. Capacitor Technologies
    2. ICs for Power Electronics
    3. Magnetics
    4. Power Semiconductors
  3. Design
    1. Control of Converters & Systems
    2. Digital Control and Management
    3. EMI and EMC Issues
    4. Energy Harvesting
    5. High‐Efficiency Designs
    6. Machine Control
    7. Modeling and Analysis
    8. Power Conversion Fundamentals
    9. Power Factor Correction
    10. Protection of Converters & Systems
    11. Safety and EMI/EMC Compliance
    12. Simulation Tools & Techniques
    13. Soft‐Switching Techniques
    14. Thermal Management
  4. Manufacturing
    1. Design for Manufacturability
    2. High Density Packaging
    3. Manufacturing Processes
    4. Standardizing Specifications
    5. Technology Transfer
  5. Business
    1. Benchmarking Results
    2. Identifying New & Emerging Markets
    3. JIT & Material Management
    4. Market Analysis & Strategies
    5. Procurement & Qualification
    6. Product & Technology Roadmaps
    7. Quality/Reliability and Data
    8. The Voice Of The Customer

Preparation of Proposals

The seminar proposal should include the following:

  • Contact information for presenting speaker(s): name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. The corresponding presenter must be clearly identified, and an email address must be provided in the proposal.
  • An abstract of no more than 200 words describing what is to be presented, including whether the topic will be treated in‐depth or as a survey, and the level of the intended audience (entry level, intermediate, or advanced). This abstract should be in a form suitable for publication in the APEC advance program.
  • A detailed topical outline of three to five double‐spaced pages including the estimated time for each major topic. Note that the topics must be suitably in‐depth and comprehensive to adequately cover three plus hours of presentation time.
  • A short biography (<200 words) and a résumé/CV of each speaker.