For the second year in a row, the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) will broadcast a video stream of its Plenary Session, live on This year's session continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. 

The broadcast will be password-protected on After registering, you will receive the live-stream URL and a password.

The plenary session is made up of six 30-minute presentations from respected industry leaders (see below for details). For more information about APEC, visit

AGENDA (all times PDT):

1pm - Welcome remarks and presentation of the 2019 IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award (with Q&A).

1:30pm - The Future of Power Electronics in Robotics Applications — Peter Wawer, Division President, Industrial Power Control, Infineon Technologies

2pm - Overview of University Research Programs in Power Electronics — Robert V. White, Chief Engineer, Embedded Power Labs (representing PSMA)

2:30pm - Flywheel Energy Storage: A Utility Scale Energy Solution for the 21st Century — Seth Sanders, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, Amber Kinetics 

3pm - “Halftime Show” while the plenary room breaks for coffee

3:30pm - Power Electronics; Enabling Zero Emission Powertrains and Fuel Cell Engines — Abas Goodarzi, President and Chief Executive Officer, US Hybrid Corporation

4pm - Improving Healthcare Through Power Electronics: Opportunities in Powering Medical Devices — Rikky Muller, Co-Founder, Cortera Neurotechnologies

4:30pm - Power Electronics for the Space Exploration Hype — Fernando Gómez-Carpintero, Head of Power Engineering, Airbus Spacecraft Electronics

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