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What’s ECCE?
ECCE is the foremost IEEE conference in the field of electrical and electromechanical energy conversion. It provides researchers, engineers and professionals from industry and academia with a convivial and innovative atmosphere for interaction and networking.

What can visitors do at ECCE?
Participate in a variety of technical sessions addressing various topics in power electronics and machine design, learn about new R&D and speak with experts in these areas, seek answers to technical challenges in their work.

What’s different about ECCE?
The combined focus on both power electronics and machines means that the conference addresses integrated energy systems more comprehensively. The conference also emphasizes higher power applications , above 1 kW, in critical areas such as automotive, industrial drives, renewable energy and other grid-connected applications. Want a deeper look at the topics discussed at ECCE? See the ECCE 2020 Program

Who participates in ECCE?
Engineers representing a range of industries, national laboratories, and other organizations plus instructors, researchers and students. See the list of past attendees (PDF)

Who exhibits in ECCE’s expo?
In general, the exhibit has traditionally showcased the offerings of power electronics and machine component vendors and design tools (with particular strength in the tools area.) It has also had strong participation from large OEM companies in the energy and automotive industries, plus select universities and organizations. See the list of past exhibitors (PDF)

Who sponsors ECCE?
The IEEE’s Power Electronics Society (PELS) and the Industrial Applications Society (IAS). ECCE 2020’s corporate sponsors were Rohm Semiconductor and MathWorks.

What does it cost to attend ECCE?
Registration rates for the conference vary depending on whether you are a member of a sponsoring IEEE society, an IEEE member, IEEE Life Member, or nonmember. Similarly, there are different fees for the ECCE tutorials; options for single-day registration, options for joint registration with the IAS meeting and guest tickets to selected events. If you just want to attend the expo, it is free on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 2 - 5:30 pm. See 2020 conference rates.

Fun facts about ECCE:

  • Attendance has grown from about 700 attendees at the first ECCE in San Jose in 2009 to over 1800 attendees at ECCE 2019 in Baltimore, MD. (Editor’s note: Despite the growth, I find the conference maintains a very friendly atmosphere.)

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Read HOW2POWER’s preview of the ECCE 2016 conference program and its preview of the ECCE 2016 expo.

ECCE 2021 To Host Compelling Talks And Tutorials In Vancouver And Online
This year’s event will feature the familiar in-person conference and expo, which is to be held October 10-14, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada, in tandem with a virtual conference and expo hosted on the vFairs platform for those who cannot physically attend. This article shares highlights from the upcoming technical program..

ECCE 2021: Expanding Industry Participation and Connections: Organizing a Hybrid Format for Unprecedented Growth
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time since its creation, ECCE 2020 happened in a new, virtual format. And with that novel experience to support our vision, the ECCE 2021 team is organizing the largest international energy conversion conference and exposition in hybrid format where the virtual component will be prepared and tested during most of 2021 in order for it to run smoothly by October. For an in-depth look at this year’s plans, read chair Giovanna Oriti’s article in IEEE Power Electronics magazine.

What participants say about ECCE

I do machines and electromagnetics and I interact with people in the drives world. But it’s really nice to walk into a conference where I can go to a session on smart grids or on devices. I will learn something about a new topic and maybe it’ll spark some ideas. This is the only conference where I feel I can get a broad spectrum of topics.”—Peter Wung

I’ve talked with some of my colleagues that are academics and they still feel it’s one of the best technical conferences in the field of power electronics and emerging technology.” -- Michael Harke


For more information about ECCE 2020, see the ECCE website.

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