Welcome and Plenary Sessions

AT&T Conference Center | University of Texas at Austin, USA 14th July – 19th July 2024

Welcome Session – 1
Monday, 15 July 2024, 9:00 – 10:30 am
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, Grand Ballroom, Salon C

Session Chair: Edl Schamiloglu

9:00 – 9:45 am Symposium Chair Welcome Address
Janet O’Neil, ETS-Lindgren, USA
9:45 am – 10:30 am Technical Program Committee Chair and Vice Chair Bill Radasky, Metatech Corporation, USA Nicolas Mora, National University of Colombia, Colombia

Welcome Session – 2
Monday, 15 July 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ballroom C

Session Chair: Edl Schamiloglu

11:00 – 11:10 am Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Edl Schamiloglu
11:10 am – 12:30 pm Keynote Speech: Prof. Gun-Sik Park, et al., Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology, Seoul National University. Seoul, South Korea “Advances in HPM Technologies”

Plenary Session – 1
Wednesday, 17 July 2024, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Ballroom C

Session Chair: Bill Radasky and Nicolas Mora

9:00 – 9:45 am Farhad Rachidi, EPFL, Switzerland and Marcos Rubinstein, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland, Switzerland “Santis Lightning Research Facility: Recent Developments and Findings”
9:45 am – 10:30 pm Eric Easton and Ryan Marietta, CenterPoint Energy, Houston, Texas, USA “CenterPoint Energy's RDSM Program: Strengthening Grid Resilience with Adaptable Deployment Strategies”

Plenary Session – 2
Wednesday, 17 July 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ballroom C

Session Chair: Bill Radasky and Nicolas Mora

11:00 – 11:45 am Sergio Longoria, ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, Texas, USA “Revisiting the Design Ideas Behind the Mitigation of Conducted HEMP and IEMI”
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Howard Reader, MESA Solutions, Stellenbosch, South Africa “The Most Ambitious Radio Astronomy Endeavor of the 21st Century?”