2017 Annual Technical Conference - Savannah, GA - Details

Where: Hilton Savannah DeSoto, Savannah, GA (US).
Date: 10-02-2017 -10-05-2017
Time: 08:00:00 -17:00:00
Event description:

2017 WEIDMANN 16th Annual Technical Conference
October 2 -5, 2017
Hilton Savannah DeSoto, Savannah, GA

WEIDMANN has assembled a group of highly experienced and knowledgeable speakers to share their expertise with you. This excellent technical program will feature interesting and current presentations showcasing innovative and applied technologies. With topics including new advancements in transformer maintenance practices and diagnostic testing of transformers, circuit breakers, and load tap changers, the conference is designed to assist maintenance operators, engineers, and management in maximizing the life of electrical equipment in the field.


This year’s Conference includes a Tour at Virginia Transformer facility. VTC/GT Rincon plant is one of the most spectacular, modern large power transformer facilities in North America that is situated in the scenic Hilton Head area of Georgia.


Once Again in 2017 – pre-Conference Insulation Fluids/Transformer Maintenance/DGA session (Monday, Oct 2nd)
Join us for our optional 1-Day WEIDMANN training course with presentations by Nick Perjanik, Manager of Knowledge Services on proper sampling and insulation fluid quality testing, Mike Lau, Chief Technology Engineer on transformer maintenance, life extension, moisture in insulation and transformer dryout and Fredi Jakob, of the Power Education Institute on dissolved gas analysis (DGA) for transformers, circuit breakers, and load tap changers.


PRELIMINARY AGENDA - Main Conference is Tuesday - Thursday

Tuesday, October 3rd - General Session 8:00 - 5:00pm

                                  - WELCOME RECEPTION follows
Wednesday, October 4th - General Session 8:00 - 12:00pm and 2:00 - 4:00pm
       - VENDOR EXPO open 12:00 - 2:00pm and 4:00 - 6:00pm (with Reception)
Thursday, October 5th - General Session 8:00 - 12:00pm
                                   - Depart for Virginia Transformer
                                   - Lunch followed by Tour of Virginia Transformer
                                   - Return to Hotel about 4:00pm
                     Transportation will be provided by WEIDMANN


Virginia Transformer is a leading manufacturer of custom engineered power electric transformers or energy, industrial, mining, oil & gas, utility, commercial, institutional, specialty and export markets in power ranges from 300 kVA to 100 MVA. Virginia Transformer produces one of the broadest ranges of small and medium power transformers available from a single source.


An excellent opportunity to socialize with your colleagues while enjoying good food and beverages.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, October 4th, an EXPO Trade Show will be held at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto (Madison Ballroom) showcasing the latest equipment, products, technologies and services tailored to meet the needs of utility and other power industry participants. A hosted lunch, cocktails and prizes will be provided during the EXPO. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interesting in participating in the Vendor EXPO please contact Linda Brooks at 802.751.3514 or email her at for more information. See the attached 2017 EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION.

IEEE CEUs and NETA CTDs will be available to attendees at no additional cost for the Main Conference.

Hilton Savannah DeSoto
15 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Call 1-877-280-0751 and mention Group/Convention Code: TEW
Online at and entering the Group/Convention Code: TEW.

A room block has been reserved from 10/1 – 10/5/2017 at the room rates of $130.00 single/double. Rooms at the course rate are limited so please make your reservations before September 4th. Reservations received late will be confirmed on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.


WEIDMANN Client Registration: $490.00 (FREE REGISTRATION for First Time attending Client).
Non-Client: $790.00
1-Day Pre Conference Training Registration: $290.00
Cost includes all conference materials, breaks, lunches and the Welcome Reception on Tuesday night and EXPO Reception Wednesday.


BONUS: Register 3, send the 4th FREE!
Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees may register 1 FREE for every 3 registrations.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION: You can register online below or download the 2017 REGISTRATION FORM and fax to 802-751-3555 Attn: Naomi Girouard or email it to For questions call Naomi at 802-751-3567.

Interested in presenting? or want to discuss a possible topic you are thinking to present?
Contact Nick Perjanik
+1 916 778 8435 

General Event Questions:
Contact Naomi Girouard
+802 751 3567 



PLEASE NOTE - we do not process Credit Cards online, once you have signed up online please call Naomi Girouard at 802.751.3567 to provide/discuss payment options.