Call for papers for the 2020 Electrical Safety Workshop – Deadline to Submit: April 1, 2019

Call for papers for the 2020 Electrical Safety Workshop

The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Committee is requesting original, previously unpublished technical papers and tutorial proposals for presentation at next year’s IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop.

The next ESW will take place March 2-6, 2020, at Reno, Nevada.

Connect to the ESW website to submit your paper or proposal. The deadline to submit is April 1, 2019.

The Workshop focus to Change the Electrical Safety Culture targets two areas:

  1. Advancing the application of state of the art knowledge and practices
  2. Stimulating innovation in creating the next generation of safe work practices, technology and managing systems

The Technical Program Committee is reviewing technical papers for presentation at the Workshop in the following formats:

  • Traditional 45-minute slide show
  • Focus Sessions (small group poster format)
  • Case Studies that focus on “what went right” or “lessons learned” in 15-minute slide show presentation format

If your topic is more in-depth, you may consider submitting a proposal for a multi-hour instructional class, known as a Tutorial Session. These sessions are held the morning before the conference officially begins and the afternoon after it officially ends. Also, these sessions allow attendees to qualify for CEU credits.

Great turnout at this year’s ESW!

We saw many familiar faces and quite a few new ones. It was great to be able to catch up with friends on work and personal developments over the past year. The excitement we saw from new (as well as 2nd time) attendees was encouraging. Their enthusiasm reinforced our own opinion that this is one of the most important conferences for electrical and safety professionals to attend.

The playing cards were a big hit! As one attendee remarked, “You guys always have the best give-aways!” These unique playing cards expose different NEC violations in photographs, one photo per card. The NEC code reference (or one of them) is printed in a corner of the photo. Those with a passion for electrical safety and exemplary workmanship can be entertained (or horrified) by the images over a game of poker! 

Many thanks to Joe Tedesco and Redwood Kardon for providing the photos.

We’re already looking forward to ESW 2020. See you there!


You can order these playing cards on our website! Some proceeds of the sales go to the Fallen Linemen Organization.



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