Welcome / General Information


On behalf of the IVEC-IVESC 2012 Program Committee, the Electron Devices Society (EDS) Technical Committee on Vacuum Electronics, and the IVESC International Steering Committee, I would like to welcome you to the 13th IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference and 9th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference (IVEC-IVESC 2012).

IVEC was originally created in 2000 by merging the US Power Tube Conference and the European Space Agency TWTA Workshop, and has now expanded to a fully international conference, being held every other year in the US, and in Europe and Asia alternately every fourth year. Recent conferences were held in Rome, Italy in 2009, Monterey, CA in 2010, and Bangalore, India in 2011. You can learn more about IVEC by visiting VacuumElectronics.org, the EDS Vacuum Electronics Technical Committee website.

IVEC-IVESC 2012 will open Tuesday morning, April 24, with a Plenary Session. I am personally very excited about this session, which consists of six outstanding speakers with presentations about the decisive role of the cavity magnetron in World War II, the Kepler planet-finding space mission, medical applications for vacuum electronic devices, wake-field accelerators, cathode physics, and THz technology. The plenary session will be followed by two and a half days of technical oral and poster presentations. The John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics, the George Miram Award for Achievement in Cathode Research, and an IVEC-IVESC Student Paper Award, and will all be presented at the conference on Wednesday morning (see the program for details). As a special event this year, a walk-around dinner will be served at the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium from 7pm to 10pm on Wednesday evening, April 25.

This conference will be arranged to enhance the presentation and discussion of useful information to manufacturers, device users, academics, and students. Traditionally, the conference attracts a diverse group of attendees. During the meeting and social events, please take the time to reacquaint yourself with friends and colleagues, establish new relationships, and interact with the students.

As usual, this web site is your best source of information about IVEC-IVESC 2012, and will continue to serve as a clearinghouse for news and other IVEC/IVESC-related information after the conference, along with the EDS vacuum electronics web site, VacuumElectronics.org.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the IVEC-IVESC Committee Members for their help and support, especially David Abe and Kevin Jensen, our Technical Program Chairs, and Glenys Natera of Palisades Convention Management for doing an excellent job with the conference coordination. I would also like to thank our corporate and government financial contributors for their support (please see our web page showcasing our generous corporate sponsors), as well as the presenters, and exhibitors for their participation. I am confident that IVEC-IVESC 2012 will be a conference to remember.

Will Menninger

General Chair





Advance Registration is not required, but it is strongly encouraged for quick pick-up of registration materials and for your own convenience. The registration fee includes admission to all technical sessions, a single ticket to the walk-around dinner at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (additional tickets may be purchased for $60), all refreshment breaks, a copy of the Conference Digest on CD, and a hardcopy of the Advance Program booklet which summarizes all of the abstracts. On-line registration is also available through this web site OR complete the hard copy registration form, include your payment, and mail or fax to the address below. Checks should be made payable to IVEC in U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank. Only credit card payment may be faxed.

Palisades Convention Management
Attn: Glenys Natera (IVEC-IVESC 2012)
411 Lafayette Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10003
(212) 460-8090 x217
fax (212) 460-5460

The deadline for receipt of Advance Registration is April 6, 2012. Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received no later than April 6, 2012. Confirmations will be mailed. However, confirmation of registration can also be made by calling (800) 350-0111 or (212) 460-9700.

  Before April 6 After April 6
IEEE Member $550 $575
Non-Member $625 $650
Retired/IEEE Life Member $275 $275
Full-Time Student $100 $100

Registration will take place in the DeAnza Foyer of the Portola Plaza Hotel during the hours listed below.

Registration Hours  
Monday, April 23 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, April 24 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 25 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 26 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hotel Accommodations
The Portola Plaza Hotel is holding a block of rooms for IVEC-IVESC attendees at the corporate rate of $200 single/double plus prevailing tax, currently 10.065%.

Room reservations at the Portola Plaza Hotel may be made by calling the Reservations Department at (831) 649-4511 and identifying yourself as an attendee at the International Vacuum Electronics Conference / Vacuum Electron Sources Conference. Or, hotel reservations may be made directly through the hotel page on this web site.

Airport/Hotel Transportation
The Monterey Peninsula Airport is served by major and regional carriers and offers more than 50 flights a day. There are connecting and direct flights to all major West Coast cities. The Peninsula is also convenient to all three San Francisco Bay airports. San Jose airport is just 1 hour away and both San Francisco and Oakland airports are less than 2 hours by car. Los Angeles is 5 hours away by car.

Moderate year-round temperatures and a typically dry California climate are two of Monterey’s most attractive features. Daytime temperatures rarely exceed the 70s, and sweaters or light jackets are sufficient most evenings. The average temperature is 66°C.

Surrounding Attractions
Monterey, California, is also home to historic Fisherman’s Wharf on Cannery Row, the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Pebble Beach. Monterey is a seaside community providing a variety of recreational activities including shopping, golf, local wineries, art galleries and museums.

Walk-around Aquarium Dinner
All conference attendees are invited to attend the walk-around dinner to be held on Wednesday evening, April 25, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, providing a unique opportunity to see this amazing facility in a private setting after normal business hours. The Aquarium is walking distance from the hotel, but bus transportation will be provided. Buses will leave at 6:45pm from the Portola Plaza Hotel to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Buses will return people to the hotel starting 9:45pm.

(Please see the IVEC-IVESC 2012 web site award page.)

Messages for attendees will be posted in the Message Center, located adjacent to the IVEC-IVESC registration desk. For incoming messages, please call the Portola Plaza Hotel at (831) 649-4511 and ask to be transferred to the IVEC-IVESC registration desk.

Conference Contact
Anyone requiring additional information should contact the Conference Coordinator, Glenys Natera, c/o Palisades Convention Management, 411 Lafayette Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10003, (212) 460-8090 ext. 217, or GNatera@pcm411.com. For registration verification, call (800) 350-0111 or (212) 460-9700.