Special Events and Meetings

Spouse & Guest Program

APEC welcomes spouses and guests of the APEC Conference each year to participate in conference activities. Tours can then be purchased through the APEC Registration System when you register.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Newport Beach Lunch Cruise

Have you been wanting to experience a boat ride tour in Newport Beach? Hornblower’s Newport Harbor tour adventures offer opportunities to soak in the sunshine, shoot photos of historical landmarks and marvel at exclusive waterfront estates. You’ll also spot marine animals and soaring seabirds, making this the most enticing sightseeing and wildlife watching around all whilst enjoying a delicious lunch on the water.

Cost: $125 per person

*Please note space is limited. This option can be added on once registration launches in late October 2018.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Fullerton Arboretum & Heritage House Tour (Lunch Included)

Join one of our knowledgeable docents as they guide you on a tour through the beautiful garden. Enjoy the sights and sounds of our different garden collections through secret trails off the beaten path. Docents will take you to their favorite places in the garden and share stories and folklore. Bring your walking shoes and your enthusiasm!

Cost: $125 per person

*Please note space is limited. This option can be added on once registration launches in late October 2018. 



Back by popular demand, you won't want to miss the world-famous APEC Micromouse Competition.  The only event of its kind in North America, this competition draws contestants from all over the world.  The Micromouse Competition will take place on Monday, March 18, 2019 in the Exhibit Hall from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

Enter the annual APEC Micromouse contest or join us as a spectator for this exciting event. Participants design, build, and program robotic mice and compete to see who can navigate their way through the maze in the shortest time.

The rules for the contest use a scoring system with a penalty for the time taken to map and run the maze, and a bonus for not touching the mouse.They are similar to those used at the IEE World Final held in London in 1987 except that the touch penalty has been reduced from 10 seconds to 2 seconds.The time for each contestant has also been reduced from 15 to 7 minutes.Within this time limit, the Micromouse may make up to 5 runs.Only one mouse per handler will be allowed this year.

To view the results from APEC 2017 please click here.

To view Competition Rules please click here.

Wednesday Social Event

What attendees can expect:

  • A lineup of 10 acclaimed food trucks offering a wide variety of delicious fare, including the following:
    • Tasting Spoon
    • Barcelona
    • Kala
    • Devilicious
    • Viking
    • Burger Monster
    • The Slummin Gourmet
    • TJ’s Woodfire pizza
    • Ice Cream Truck
    • Itialian Ice truck
  • Interactive, friendly-competition games like corn hole, foosball, and air hockey;
  • Entertainment and music by a live DJ and caricaturists;
  • And tons more of fun activities you don’t want to miss!

IEEE Power Electronics Society Mentoring Round Tables Event

The IEEE Power Electronics Society (“PELS”) is continuing its mentorship program for members of all ages. Our Mentoring Round Table event will be taking place at APEC in Anaheim, California,  Monday, March 18th, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Location will be Anaheim, Convention Center Ballroom E, the 3rd Floor up from the exhibit hall.  Advance registration is required and a $10 fee to defray the costs of the event.

The program is being organized as a casual round-table dinner consisting of 10 tables of approximately 5 mentees and a mentor.

About the PELS Mentoring Round Tables:

Established April in 2017 the IEEE Power Electronics Society initiated the PELS Mentorship Program. This program was started as a member benefit to help them prosper and further their career goals. The program is designed to benefit all levels of individuals at any stage in their career.

Our distinguished mentors have started businesses, climbed the ranks of IEEE, become high-performers at corporations and universities.

Robert Balog and Alan Mantooth

Co-Chairs of the PELS Mentorship Program

2019 APEC Mentoring Event Chair: Lingxiao Xue – Navitas Semiconductor

2019 APEC Mentoring Event Co-Chair: Ehab Shoubaki - University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Donna Florek, CMP PELS Staff

PELS Meeting Series

Date   Start Time End Time Location Meeting Name
Sunday 3/17/2019 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Platinum 2 International Electrotechnical Comission TC51
Sunday 3/17/2019 8:00 AM 6:00 PM Platinum 3 International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) Workshop
Sunday 3/17/2019 11:00 AM 2:55 PM Platinum 4 Empower a Billion Lives (EBL) Leadership Meeting
Sunday 3/17/2019 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Platinum 4 PELS Exec Team Pre-Strategy Meeitng: Officers Only
Monday 3/18/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Platinum 8 International Electrotechnical Comission TC51
Monday 3/18/2019 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Platinum 7 ECCE Steering Committee Meeting
Monday 3/18/2019 9:00 AM 10:30 AM Platinum 3 Energy Access Working Group and Empower a Billion Lives
Monday 3/18/2019 9:00 AM 12:00 PM Platinum 4 PELS Membership Committee
Monday 3/18/2019 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Platinum 2 PELS Fellows Committee
Monday 3/18/2019 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Platinum 7 FEPPCON Steering Committee
Monday 3/18/2019 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Platinum 2 PELS TC & Academic Chairs Lunch
Monday 3/18/2019 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Platinum 4 PELS Chapter Chair Forum
Monday 3/18/2019 7:00 PM 9:30 PM Convention Center Ballroom E Mentoring Round Tables (Separate Pre-Registration Required)
Tuesday 3/19/2019 8:30 AM 10:30 AM Platinum 8 PELS TC1 Power and Control Core Technologies
Tuesday 3/19/2019 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Platinum 4 PELS Awards Committee
Tuesday 3/19/2019 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Platinum 3 SPEC Steering Committee
Tuesday 3/19/2019 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Platinum 7 IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on Power Electronics (JESTPE) Steering Committee
Tuesday 3/19/2019 10:00 AM 10:55 AM Platinum 2 PELS Mentorship Committee Meeting
Tuesday 3/19/2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Platinum 7 IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on Power Electronics (JESTPE) Editorial Board
Tuesday 3/19/2019 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Platinum 4 PELS Day Planning Committee
Tuesday 3/19/2019 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Platinum 2 PELS TC7 Communication Energy Systems
Tuesday 3/19/2019 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Platinum 8 PELS Digital Media/Education
Tuesday 3/19/2019 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Platinum 4 CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications Editorial Board
Tuesday 3/19/2019 1:00 PM 2:30 PM Platinum 7 PELS TC4 Vehicle and Transportation Systems Technical Committee
Tuesday 3/19/2019 1:30 PM 2:25 PM Platinum 2 eGrid Steering Committee
Tuesday 3/19/2019 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Platinum 3 PELS Standards Committee & ITRW
Tuesday 3/19/2019 2:30 PM 3:55 PM Platinum 2 PEDG Steering Committee
Tuesday 3/19/2019 2:30 PM 4:00 PM Platinum 8 PELS TC6 - High Performance and Emerging Technologies
Tuesday 3/19/2019 3:30 PM 4:30 PM Platinum 4 PELS Bylaws and Constitution
Tuesday 3/19/2019 4:00 PM 4:55 PM Platinum 2 PELS Industry Advisory Board
Tuesday 3/19/2019 4:00 PM 5:30 PM Platinum 7 PELS TC2 Power Conversion Systems and Components
Tuesday 3/19/2019 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Platinum 3 PELS Global Relations Committee
Tuesday 3/19/2019 5:00 PM 6:30 PM Platinum 2 Power Electronics Magazine Editorial Board
Tuesday 3/19/2019 5:30 PM 7:00 PM Platinum 4 PELS TC5 - Sustainable Energy Technical Committee
Tuesday 3/19/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Offsite IEEE IAS/PELS Young Professional Reception (Separate Registration Required)
Wednesday 3/20/2019 8:00 AM 9:00 AM Platinum 2&3 PELS Women In Engineering (WIE) Breakfast
Wednesday 3/20/2019 8:30 AM 10:00: AM Platinum 4 PELS TC3 Motor Drives & Actuators
Wednesday 3/20/2019 9:00 AM 11:55 AM Platinum 7 Electronics Transformers Technical Committee (ETTC)
Wednesday 3/20/2019 9:00 AM 11:30 AM Platinum 2&3 PELS Products Committee
Wednesday 3/20/2019 10:30 AM 12:00 PM Platinum 4 PELS Cyber-Physical Security Meeting
Wednesday 3/20/2019 12:00 PM 1:25 PM Platinum 7 PELS New AdCom Member Orientation
Wednesday 3/20/2019 12:00 PM 2:30 PM Platinum 2&3 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Editorial Board
Wednesday 3/20/2019 1:30 PM 2:25 PM Platinum 4 PELS and CPSS Exec Team
Wednesday 3/20/2019 2:30 PM 4:30 PM Platinum 7 PELS Technical Operations Committee
Thursday 3/21/2019 8:00 AM 8:55 AM Platinum 3 PELS Conference Committee Breakfast
Thursday 3/21/2019 9:00 AM 11:30 AM Elite Ballroom PELS Conferences Committee
Thursday 3/21/2019 2:00 PM 5:30 PM Elite Ballroom PELS Administrative Committee
Thursday 3/21/2019 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Offsite PELS Administrative Committee Dinner (Members Only)
Friday 3/22/2019 7:00 AM 7:55 AM Elite Ballroom PELS AdCom Breakfast (Companions Welcome)
Friday 3/22/2019 8:00 AM 11:30 AM Elite Ballroom PELS Administrative Committee