The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that its 2011 Substation Technology conference will run simultaneously as a virtual event so that delegates from all over the world can participate from their desks. Only the third of its kind run by the IET, the virtual event option is designed to allow a more global audience at the event by eliminating travel costs and problems with time out of the office.
Taking place on Oct. 26 and 27 at IET Birmingham: Austin Court, the Substation Technology Conference will give physical and virtual delegates the opportunity to discuss the technology employed in ongoing substation projects. Designed to provide all the information needed on meeting the requirements of the modern power grid, the event will feature technical presentations and panel sessions featuring high-profile industry experts, covering the design, management and construction of modern and future substations.
Virtual event delegates will be able to fully participate in the conference, choosing to view and interact with the presentations they want in the format they choose. Virtual delegates will receive:
- Live access to all conference presentations, including Q&A sessions
- The opportunity to pose questions to speakers via the live chatroom
- Access to on-demand viewing of all presentations and speaker slides post-event
- 25% discount on standard registration fees
Delegates can attend the two-day conference virtually at a cost of £499 for IET members, £524 for non-members and £134 for students/retired delegates. Further details and virtual event registration are available from www.theiet.org/substation.