IEEE Cruise Conference


Join us for the IEEE Cruise Conference, co-located during the IEEE-USA 50th Anniversary Cruise. Meet up and network with nationally known speakers, engineers, and tech trail blazers.

The IEEE Seattle Section Affinity Group CN  is co-locating a special conference during the 
IEEE-USA 50th Anniversary Cruise, to be held 16-20 October on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas.

Our events are FREE to attend, however in order to do so – you must be booked on the IEEE-USA 50th Anniversary Cruise by clicking here. Doing so will get you a lanyard which is required for entrance.

NOTE: Failure to book accommodations through the link above will lead to you being denied entry into all IEEE-USA 50th Anniversary Cruise activities and the IEEE Seattle Section Affinity Group Cruise Conference. If you have any questions regard to the cruise itself, contact


After you have booked the IEEE-USA 50th Anniversary Cruise, be sure to register for this conference using the button below.

Topics include: Green Energy, RF Communications, Women Entrepreneur, 5G, EM Field MagLev, AI Machine Learning, Advanced Metering, Power, Space and Health electronics, International Space Station, Islanding switch, Microgrids as a Service, software models, National Electric Code updates, NESC, cryptocurrency, blockchain, Metaverse, Virtual Reality, Analytics Big Data, IEEE 1547 Utility interconnection, large Scale Utility power, Utility scale batteries, Cathodic protection, AV design build, commissioning, Clean Energy Fusion, Smart Cities, socio-technical aspects of Cybersecurity, and Patents/Trademarks.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 17 Oct 2023
  • Time: 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
  • 9050 Discover Place
  • Port Canaveral, Florida
  • United States 32920
  • Building: Cruise Terminal # 1

  • Contact Event Host
  • Mike Brisbois

  • Starts 01 February 2023 12:00 AM
  • Ends 15 October 2023 12:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


IEEE Cruise Conference Tuesday October 17, 2023
08:00 am EDT Announcements IEEE
08:15 am EDT Introduction of the Key Note Speaker
09:00 am EDT Speaker presentations
12:00 pm EDT Lunch and Networking Session
1:00 pm EDT Presentations
5:00 pm EDT Salute to our Speakers
6:00 pm EDT Network Dinner at the Key Largo Dining Room
7:00 pm EDT IEEE Prize Pack Giveaway

Nationally known speakers
Gora Datta, Chairman CEO CAL2CAL Corp
Babak Enayati, Director of Engineering, New Leaf Energy
Bob Dent, Social Implications Technology, Past President
Andreas Fornwald, CEO, Doosan Grid Tech, CEO
Ben Parvey, CEO, Blue Sky Power
Raimundo Rodulfo, Director of Innovation and Technology, City of Coral Gables, CIO
Abir Chermiti, Business, Entrepreneurship, Coach, Certified Harvard Business Strategist, WIE
Sayonsom Chanda, Grid and Energy Data Analytics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Karen Pedersen, PE, Pedersen Power Solutions, IEEE President 2017
Kishore Kadari, Embedded Software Engineer, ‘Digital Twins’, University of South Florida
Muntaser Syed, ‘Chat GPT’, NVIDIA, GPU Developer Advocate
Martin Perrone, President, Everything Arc Flash, LLC
Shaun Rogers, Regional Director, ‘Advanced Metering’, Trynzic
Larry Nelson, Expert Witness, Electronics
Dennis Walters, Chief of Staff, Stars Technologies Corporation
Nathaniel Hester, Electrical Designer, Sazan
Jeff Glickman, Artificial Super Intelligence in Quantitative Finance CTO
Charly Esnal, Entrepreneur, Mana Tech
Daniel Robles, Founder, CoEngineers, PLLC
Erick Slabaugh, Founder FCP Insight, CEO
Lorraine Akiba, Thought Leader in Energy Public Policy, Advisor Corporate Strategy, LHA Ventures CEO
Viraj Patel, Tokenomics and Cryptocurrency, Chief Trust Advisor, W1SE Logistics
Curtis Ashton, Director of Training at American Power Systems EastPenn
Josh Robinson, IRISS, VP BD
Dr. Melissa Sassi, P3 Network, Partner
CJ Colavitor, REP, VP of Engineering
Pamela Hamblin, Renewable Energy Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, CEO NUEnergy
Heather Thompson, Personal Branding, Executive Leadership Transformation, Blue Phoenix
Alexander Pfalzgraf, Digital Transformation Manufacturing, Siemens
Dr. Yu Yuan, Metaverse Digital Reality
Stephen Almeida, Jr. Distributed Energy Resources, Renewable Energy Consultant, SME, EEI
Thomas Coughlin, IEEE President Elect 2024
Chris Houghtaling, Raise Link, CEO
Kartik Kukarni, Chair, Social Impact Committee, Distributed Systems and Blockchain Technologist
Chris Widener, NYT and WSJ Best Selling Author, Motivational  Speaker Hall of Fame, Keynote
Bill Meehan, Director, Electric Utility Solutions , ESRI
Bruce Graham, COO, Himes Associates
George Fincher, Co-Founder and Inventor, Energy Savings Partners
Ahmed Soliman, Researcher, Florida International University
Jaewon Peter Chun, President at World Smart Cities Forum (WSCF)
Michael Sharpiro, PE
Robert S. LeRoy, Electrical Safety Instructor


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