Embassy Suites Livonia – EMC Fest – 2018 May 10 @ 08:30 – 16:30 EDT 🗓


EMC Fest 2018
May 10 @ 08:30 – 16:30 EDT
EMC Fest ‘2018

May 10, 2018

Topics: See Agenda Below

Important Registration Information – Please read First!

Location: Embassy Suites 19525 Victor Parkway, Livonia, Michigan,48152, USA

The Art and Science of EMC Design – Colin Brench
Colin is a joint author of the following Kindle textbook available on Amazon for $23.74:

EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook – 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
Note: Early Registration Prices end April 21, 2018 at 12:01 AM


IEEE Members Registered Before April 21 $50

Non-Members Registered Before April 21 $75

IEEE Student Members Before April 21 $25

Vendor Extra Staff Before April 21 $50

Retired / Unemployed IEEE Members Before April 21 $25

CEU Units *$25

EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook (Kindle)*$23.74

All Late or At the Door $100


* Requires additional use of registration system or Amazon.

To register a vendor table, or to add extra vendor table staff, please go to page: To Be Announced

Chapter website: http://www.emcsociety.org

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Speaker(s): Colin Brench,


Program Outline: Thursday May 10, 2018
6:00 Vendor Table Setup (till 8:30)
Session 1 – The Science of EMC Design

This will look at the underlying physics of different topics; such as shielding, antennas, and coupling. Also the details of what is actually known will be considered.
10:00 Break & Exhibits
Session 2 – The Tools Used for EMC Design
In this section, the means of solving the above physics problems will be covered, that is; computational techniques, analytic techniques and more. Here the importance of what is not known will also be discussed
12:00 LUNCH
Session 3 – The Art of EMC Design
The correct application of the tools will be covered in this piece. Understanding the tools’ true capabilities to address a given problem and their limitations will be the focus. The importance of the engineer’s existing skills is a major component at this stage of a design.
2:00 Break & Exhibits
Session 4 – Design Verification and Validation

Validation of a design will include various measurements and the use of alternate design tools to confirm the design expectations. All of this finally comes together at the qualification stage, but by this point the EMC design engineer should know what risks exist and have backup plans in place.
4:00 Reception
5:00 Close of EMC Fest
NOTE: breaks will be scheduled at the speaker’s discretion. Table-top displays (exhibits) will be open during registration, lunch, all breaks, and the reception. Access to the table-top displays is available during the technical sessions, but the displays may not be manned during those times.

Hotel Information: Embassy Suites is offering a limited number of reduced rate rooms for $121. Internet, Pool, Cocktail Reception and breakfast buffet are included. You must mention “Group ID: EMC Fest 2018” to get this special rate and reserve your room by April 13. After which rooms and rates are subject to availability. The Embassy Suites Hotel is located 22 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. From I-275 take the 7 Mile Road – East. Travel approximately 1/4 of a mile to Victory Parkway. Turn left on proceed approximately 1/4 mile. Embassy Suites will be on the left . Contact (734) 462-6000 to make arrangements. Airport shuttle is not available so plan a taxi or car to travel to the hotel.

Bldg: Embassy Suites
19525 Victor Parkway
Livonia, Michigan