First Young Professionals’ Panel at T&D Conference

This year has started off with a lot of plans, and needless to say this year looks to be the busiest yet.

PES-YP will host a first ever YP-panel session at the upcoming IEEE T&D conference in Denver, Colorado on 21st April, between to 3.15 to 5.15 pm. The conference is one of the largest and most influential IEEE conferences across the world. Thus, participation in the panel session will expose the speaker to a very large audience. The panel highlights the works, struggles, and success-strategies for PES early career engineers, researchers and energy industry professionals and provides an opportunity for the participant to hear and share their innovations, research progress, and learn about the projects they’ve been working on. The panel session will be followed by an informal meet-and-greet to further promote the opportunities of networking for young professionals. This year’s speakers include PES-YP Past-Chair Aaron St. Leger, Brandon Dubois of Omicron, Janson Ferrera of Burns and McDonnell, and PES-YP Region 2 Representative BalaBharadwaj.

The PES-YP is also sponsoring the first ever PES-Day on April 22, 2018, please visit for details about events, contests and how YPs are celebrating around the globe.

We are also happy to announce the 2nd PES-YP sponsored “Milestelfie” Photo contest This year’s contest will run May 1 through Sept. 15, 2018.

For the first time we have an almost full docket of Regional reps, please reach out to them for help with events, or for volunteering opportunities within your regions. As you can see below, we still need representatives from Africa and Australia, but would welcome other areas as well. See our website or their contact information.

Region 1 Northeastern U.S. Balasubramanyam Bharadwaj
Region 1 Northeastern U.S. Kelly Higinbotham
Region 2 Eastern U.S. PaymanDehghanian
Region 3 Southern U.S. Daniel Diaz
Region 4 Central U.S. Mamoud Kabalan
Region 4 Central U.S. Christopher Lopez
Region 5 Southwestern U.S. AaqibPeerzada
Region 6 Western U.S. Abdur Reyman
Region 7 Canada Ankit Patel
Region 8 Europe, Middle East Anwar Ahmad Sabri
Region 8 Africa Volunteers Needed
Region 9 Latin America – South Jaqueline Gomes Cardoso
Region 9 Latin America – Central Melany Galeano
Region 9 Australia Volunteers Needed
Region 10 Asia and Pacific Hassaan Idrees
Region 10 India Adil Usman


If you would like to share information about a past or upcoming PES-YP event in your chapter, please feel free to share it with us using our IEEE PES-YP Event Reporting site at We will take your event and share it on our PES-YP Facebook page(, Twitter Page (@IEEEPESYP), and our new LinkedIn Group For PES Young Professionals (