Local Committee

 2020 IEEE Las Vegas Local Committee

Brett Lindsay 

Vice Chair
Scott Nielson

Conference Liaison
Jeff Nagel

Suhail Akhtar

CMS Liaison
Matt Devitt

Tina McIntyre 

Spouse Activity
Sherri Lindsay

Chris Singleton 


Michael Sebasto

Steve Tyrrell 

Thane Browning


Scott Zolotsky

Jane Hampton




Key Deadlines

As the Conference approaches there are certain DEADLINES that are not negotiable as they may involve printing press or other supplier deadlines. Final counts must be submitted by certain deadlines. Here is a recap of this year's deadlines.

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Beware of these , and other deadlines that will be added to this page as we get closer to the conference.


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Call for Papers

Papers are now requested for the 63rd Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference to be held in Orlando, FL May 23 - May 27, 2021.

The papers should be on topics related to the practical application of electrical technology, standards, equipment, safety, and systems of interest in cement industry within the scope of the Cement Industry Committee Working Groups.

All papers presented are subject to peer review and are published in the conference record. Papers are also evaluated for publication in either the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications Magazine or the Industry Applications Magazine.

At least one author must register and attend the conference to present their paper. If you are interested in presenting a paper please submit an abstract of 200 words or less to one of the following Working Group Chairs for consideration (You need JavaScript enabled):

Abstracts must be received prior to April 3, 2020 to be considered for the for the 2021 conference.  

Automation: Alan Simmons - asimmons@calportland.com

Drives and Related Products: Douglas Phares - douglas.phares@tmeic.com

Environmental, Energy & Sustainability: Benjamin Davis - bdavis@domtec.com

General Practices: ZK Zarif - zkzarif@zecworld.net

Maintenance & Safety: Derek Couse - derek.couse@ashgrove.com

Power Generation, Distribution and Related Products: William Kovacs - william.kovacs@buzziunicemusa.com

Other Information

Conference Mobile App

This year’s conference will once again feature a Mobile App to help you get the most out of your conference experience. With the app you will have the latest conference schedule, receive valuable updates and notices regarding the conference, always have a current list of exhibitors, and enjoy direct messaging with conference attendees. Use the exhibit hall map to find a desired exhibitor. Follow technical presentations with the actual paper in your mobile device. You can even develop your own personal conference schedule.


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Hospitality Suites

You should contact World Class Events to make arrangements for your suite.  Please note that all Hospitality Suites must be approved in order to be listed in the mobile app.  Please contact World Class Events at wce@cementconference.org to request more information.  


Visa Invitation Letter

Many of you will require a letter inviting you to the conference in order to be admitted to the U.S.A. If you require a letter, please email World Class Events at wce@cementconference.org with your request once you have completed your registration.    



Rules of Etiquette

The Conference maintains a set of rules of etiquette to insure that all conference participants enjoy a positive experience and to set bounds on behavior at the conference. Click on the blue button for a copy.