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Request for Submission of Synopses – Paris Session 2022 Papers

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The call for papers for the CIGRE Paris Session 2022 is now open.

The first step in this process is for prospective authors to submit a synopsis for review by the CIGRE UK Session Paper Committee by no later than 4th April 2021. Please note that the deadline dates for the UK are earlier than the published dates on the CIGRE Paris website to allow for review by the CIGRE UK Session Paper Committee.

As the process for the preparation of CIGRE papers is quite complicated and very prescriptive, a PowerPoint presentation which takes you through the whole process has been produced. It is important that you read through this before preparing your synopsis. Within the presentation are links to the Preferential Subjects for 2022 and also a link to the sample pages which must be used for the preparation of the synopses.

You can download this presentation by clicking on the CLICK HERE button below. Please do not wait until the deadline date to send through your synopses.

If anything is not clear, after having read through the presentation, please feel free to contact the CIGRE UK Secretary by email or phone to clarify any queries that you may have.

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John Finn
CIGRE UK Secretary
Engineering Consultant
Tel: 07584639414

Update on Paris Session

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CIGRE announces a reorganisation of its 2020 signature Paris event into a digital e-session in 2020. Our planned in person August 2020 event offering ‘the leading global event for sharing power system expertise’ is now scheduled for August 2021 as a special Centennial Session, with similar format as previous Sessions (e.g., plenaries, tutorials, poster sessions, technical exhibition).

CIGRE, formed in 1921, will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2021 with this Centennial celebration held at our Palais des Congrès venue in Paris, France and will run from Friday 20th August to Wednesday 25th August 2021.

For our e-session 2020, in late August and early September, CIGRE will offer critical content from the 2020 Session digitally as part of our CIGRE Academy. At a time when professionals need access to the latest thinking from our worldwide community, we consider this e-session vital. We will use our successful CIGRE Academy webinar technology to deliver this timely event in digital format.

From an historical perspective, our great family of CIGRE endured a Session in 1939 whereby “heavy storm clouds already threatened the world.” [Quotes from 1946 Opening Session by Ernest Mercier, the President of CIGRE from 1933 to 1948]. “They burst with the implacable fury of a world-wide cataclysm.”  For CIGRE’s 25th Anniversary, delegates called for a great Paris Session in 1946. President Mercier continued…

“you have eloquently answered by easily beating all your previous records, for today there are 950 (delegates) registered, thus showing your impatience to resume those trusting and warm contacts of which you had established the tradition, like the members of a single great family dispersed all over the globe.”

With current storm clouds from pandemic beginning to clear in 2021, it is in this tradition we will mark our Centennial with a once in a lifetime event. We mourn those who have been impacted by this deadly Covid-19 pandemic, but CIGRE must endure as the foundation for power systems world-wide. We call on all of our community and the wider industry to join us for this seminal event.
In May, we will be releasing more details on the 2020 e-session and the 2021 Centennial Session. Then ultimately, full programme details will follow.  The detail will include an overview of content, options for those who have registered for 2020, and special offers for registering for both the 2020 and 2021 Sessions. We will also outline the plans and background thinking for future Sessions.

Our great family of CIGRE offers our good wishes for everyone in these troubled times.