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Conferences and Meetings

CURENT hosts a variety of meetings annually to connect research with industry collaborators.

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Past Conferences and Meetings

Our 2017 Industry Conference and NSF/DOE Site Visit was held on Nov. 14-17 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville, TN.  Visit the event page. 




CURENT 2017 Summer Strategic Planning Meeting

July 20-21, 2017

Westin Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL



CURENT 2017 Strategic Planning Meeting

April 9-11, 2017    

Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel (website)

100 Braumbaugh Street

San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR) 00910-2620


Our 2016 Industry Conference and NSF?DOE Site Visit was held on Nov. 15-16 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville, TN.  Visit the event page. 



Oct. 6-8 was our 2015 Industry Conference and NSF/DOE Site Visit. Click here to find out more and see the agenda. 



2015 Joint JST-NSF-DFG-RCN Workshop on Distributed Energy Management Systems - April  20-22


For further information, click here. 



CURENT's 2015 Strategic Planning Meeting - March 12-13, 2015

 at Energy Systems Integration Facility in Lakewood, CO. 


 For further information, click here. 


Next Generation Grid Data Architecture and Control Workshop - Nov. 17, 2014


 Click here for additional information.


2014 Industry Conference & NSF/DOE Site Visit - May 12-16, 2014


Click here for registration, lodging recommendations, and the event agenda.



Please mark your calendars for CURENT's Year 4 Strategic Planning Meeting, which will take place in Rosemont, Illinois, immediately following the upcoming NASPI Work Group Meetings in October.

Where: Rosemont, Illinois.

When: October 24-25, 2013, immediately following the NASPI Work Group Meetings.


Second Annual Site Visit and Industry Conference

April 16-17th, 2013


The research group and staff at CURENT recently wrapped up their second annual Site Visit and Industry Conference. The three day event overlapped two major meetings in the center, and brought together nearly 200 faculty, students, and industry representatives from across the country.

The first day offered an opportunity for CURENT to showcase its research portfolio to industry partners and companies looking for potential collaborations. Invited speakers with an expertise in power systems and power electronics presented on CURENT-related research topics, and students in the center also had an opportunity to present their ongoing projects.

The second leg of the event brought representatives from the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy to campus to review the overall progress of the center. NSF and DOE personnel met with UT administrators, CURENT's leadership team, industry members, and students in the center to discuss benchmarks and future growth.

Partner school faculty and students from Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Tuskegee University were also in attendance to highlight their related research. Students from all four universities participated in research presentations, presented posters during the lab tour segment, and got a chance to meet and network at a student awards banquet.

This year's event was held at the Worlds Fair Park Holiday Inn, the Four Points Hotel, and the Min H. Kao Building on UT's campus. The 2014 Site Visit and Industry Conference at CURENT will take place in Knoxville again next April. CURENT-Logo_Transparent-tiny.png

View this conference's list of papers here.