IEEE Power Electronics Society announces the 2nd Annual PELS Day Celebrations!
The IEEE Power Electronics Society invites you to celebrate PELS Day on June 20th. On this day, in 1987, PELS became a full-fledged society within the IEEE. What better way to commemorate this day, than to get together with your colleagues for technical discussions, presentations, or simply, an evening of networking and socializing?

2020 Virtual Celebration

Gatherings look different in 2020, but a group of Student Branches in Brazil kept the PELS Day spirit alive by arranging a full day schedule with virtual PELS Distinguished Lecture Talks! We hope you can join, and be a part of the 2nd PELS Day Celebration! 


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How can you celebrate?

You own your PELS Day event! The Power Electronics Society and the technologies it represents can be celebrated in more than one way. The society encourages local chapters, student branch chapters and other groups to get together and organize their own events around June 20th. This is also a great opportunity for the local chapters and student chapters to co-organize events.

Events could take the shape of:

- Virtual Seminars / technical talks
- Virtual Industry visits
- Student presentations
- Prototype / technology demonstration contests
- Webinar

 Also, please take a lot of pictures from your event! We plan to reward the best ones.


IEEE Resources to plan a virtual event

IEEE MGA volunteers are seeking to run virtual meetings to continue activities during the Covid-19 pandemic. We recommend WebEx for IEEE Sections and Google Meet for Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches and Branch Chapters.

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WebEx Meetings (Premium) supports up to 1,000 participants.
WebEx is a web conferencing tool designed for real time online meetings, webinars, training, demos, and presentations.It allows you to communicate with meeting participants using audio and video, share your computer desktop and presentations with them, make recordings of your web conferences, and more. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile platforms.
To be cost effective and efficient, IEEE MGA offers WebEx service to Geographic Sections in two different ways. Sections that have a need for 3-5 online meetings a year, can request a WebEx meeting to be setup for them. IEEE MGA staff will process the request and provide WebEx session information within 3 days.
Sections that have a need for more than 5 online meetings a year can request a dedicated WebEx account by an sending email to

PELS Day Leadership


Somasundaram Essakiappan, Chair