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2012 TCIPG Annual Industry Workshop

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 11:30am

IW-2012 WordleThe 2012 TCIPG Annual Industry Workshop will be held October 30-31 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a dinner reception on the evening of October 29.

The Annual Industry Workshop is csoliday [at] (subject: Requesting%202012%20Industry%20Workshop%20Invitation) (by invitation only) and focuses on the technology development, technology transition, and education and awareness that are essential for developing a resilient power grid. Invited speakers and panelists from industry, national labs, government agencies, and TCIPG partner institutions will discuss leading research results and engage in a dialogue to address key challenges and problems. Workshop topics focus on architectures and components for resilient power grid systems. This includes but is not limited to research and development of security mechanisms, architecture design and verification, component design and validation, technology development and transition, standards, and interoperability considerations.

Registration will be required, but is complimentary, and participation may qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU). We will forward invitations with more details and registration information this summer. In the meantime, we encourage our industry friends and partners to hold these dates, secure a hotel room, and plan to join us in late October.

For more information or to request an invitation, contact Cheri Soliday, TCIPG Outreach Coordinator, at csoliday [at] (subject: 2012%20TCIPG%20Industry%20Workshop) . Please provide complete contact information, including your interest or role in smart grid technology.

Hotel Accommodations

We have secured a block of rooms at the venue location, the iHotel and Conference Center, at a rate of $115 per night. These rooms tend to fill up fast, so consider securing your room well in advance of the deadline: 9/29/12. Please follow the instructions to secure your guaranteed rate.

**iHotel Room Block Deadline Extended to 10/6/12**

Online Reservations

  • Visit
  • Click on the orange "attendee code" button under where it says "reserve a room" (left sidebar)
  • In the "Attendee Code" box, enter ATCI
  • Proceed with reserving your room

Calling the iHotel

  • Call the iHotel at 217.819.5000
  • Provide them event name: TCIPG Industry Workshop

iHotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
p 217.819.5000 | f 217.819.5000

The iHotel does not offer a government rate. Those seeking a government rate may want to consider the following nearby hotels:

Hawthorn Suites
101 Trade Centre Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

A small block of rooms (King Bed) has been secured at the government rate of $79.99/night. csoliday [at] (subject: Hawthorne%20Suites%20Government%20Rate%20Block) (E-mail Cheri) for more information on how to secure a room with this block. Deadline for block is 9/29/12.

Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
A small block of rooms has been secured at rate of $129/night ($99/night w/gov't ID) under event name: TCIPG Industry Workshop. Must call local number for room block and to request government rate. Deadline for block is 9/29/12.