About the Conference

The PAC World Global Conference allows PAC specialists from this field to exchange ideas and experiences, discover new technologies or advanced applications of the existing technology, learn about national or international conferences, gain access to reports from IEC, CIGRE and IEEE working groups or discuss concepts and philosophies used around the world. By organizing conferences covering different aspects of electric power systems protection, automation and control, PAC World is further expanding the communications between members of our community that will help them in the implementation of the Smart Grid concept in the most efficient way possible.

The conference format is unique not only in bringing experts from different domains of the PAC space together in the same virtual "room". The conference will be held in 8 sessions over 2 days. A total of 35 papers from many countries will be presented in live paper sessions during the two full days (48 hours!) of the conference, together with many more available as pre-recorded papers. All presentations will be available for 30 days after the event to those that registered for the conference events.

The “Ask the experts” session is another unique opportunity for participants at the conference to ask industry experts questions related to the challenges that they are facing in their everyday work and discuss them in an interactive environment.

Certificates will be provided based on your attendance duration in the live conference sessions. Earn up to 12 Professional Development Hours (PDH) which can be applied to NETA Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs).

** All those who register and pay for the conference sessions will receive copies of the papers and presentations after the conference ***

About PAC World

PAC World is a forum that brings together the community of electric power system’s Protection, Automation and Control (PAC) specialists is comprised of small groups, spread around the world. They can be found in an industrial facility, utility, consulting company, university or other various establishments. The PAC field is very specialized and going through significant changes — deregulation, downsizing, loss of expertise and changes in technology. The publishing of IEC 61850 – the standard for substation communications – is further revolutionizing our domain. We work in an ever- changing environment and it is clear that there is a need for a global forum, especially now with the global push for Smart Grids where protection, automation and control play a significant role.

Conference Details

A quick hello and invitation to join us from Dr. Alexander Apostolov,
Chairman of PAC World Conference 2021


Very Valuable
Given the circumstances of not being able to meet in person, I found this very well organized and easy to follow/navigate. The sessions were timely, it was easy to ask questions, and I found it very valuable to be able to reach out to each of the vendors via chat.
PAC World Americas Conference Virtual Attendee
Impressive All Around
The format of the event is great and the attention to detail is evident. Impressive all around.
PAC World Americas Conference Virtual Attendee
Most Innovative and Informative!
PAC World is the most innovative and informative protection, automation and control conference in the world.
PAC World Americas Conference Attendee
Leading Edge of Issues
I describe it as a conference focused on the leading edge of issues facing our industry. It is very technical and you get to speak directly with the industry experts who are shaping the future of the power system.
PAC World Americas Conference Attendee
Power Engineering, USA

Why should you attend PAC World Global Conference 2021?

Live & On-demand presentations: Be inspired and learn from global authors.

Networking: Explore numerous networking opportunities throughout the event

Visit PAC Sponsors and Exhibitors-Interactive chat rooms, face to face opportunities and document/video options.

Receive Participation Certificate for live sessions - Earn PDH and NETA credits

Prizes: Have fun enjoying earning interactive points & earn prizes!

Unable to attend? Register to receive 30-access to all webinar recordings! Register Now

Ask the Experts Panel


Dr. Normann FischerDistinguished EngineerSchweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Dr. Damir NovoselPresident Quanta Technology LLC

Christoph BrunnerPresidentIt4power

Rannveig LøkenProject managerStatnett, NorwayChair for CIGRE SC B5

Dr. Alexander Apostolov Editor-in-Chief PAC World 

Prof. Dr. Athanasios (Sakis) Meliopoulos Georgia Power Distinguished Professor Georgia Institute of Technology 

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Enjoy some Images from Last Year's Virtual Event

Want to see more? Check out the PAC World Americas Conference 2020 Landing Page and Agenda Details!
Any Question? Email pacwc@pacw.org

Frequently Asked Questions

We have different registration levels with different access. When filling out the registration form, you’ll be able to choose between the following registration types.
Note that Registrations and access will be for the event duration, PLUS 30 days afterwards.
Registration Price (USD)
Exhibition Only/Booth Attendee (includes exhibition area but no conference sessions) $25
Author (includes exhibition area + conference sessions) $175
Conference Participant (includes exhibition area + conference sessions) $275
Early Conference Participant (by July 30th) (includes exhibition area + conference sessions) $225
Email pacwc@pacw.org to get details about group registration discounts (starting at 6 people)
No refunds after August 10th.
Yes, we will be charging different fees for the exhibition area and the conference sessions.
Absolutely! While it's the live sessions that have the Q&A, all of the live sessions will be recorded and available within 3 hours after completed. If you register for the conference sessions, you will have access to all the recorded live sessions + pre-recorded presentations + the possibility to continue to view them for 30 days afterwards.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. It's important to use the same email you registered with.
This is an online event. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
No. You only need access to the internet to access the exhibition area and recorded presentations. If you connect to the live sessions or the happy hours, you will need to be able to connect to zoom. You can use this link to test your connection: https://zoom.us/test
Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge.
Use a different network. If working from home, it might be blocked by your company VPN. If so, disconnect from that and just connect directly to the internet. Use the zoom test to check for any problems: https://zoom.us/test
Remember, you do not need to have a PayPal account to use that payment method. Just click pay by credit card.

If you have any problems, please let us know: If blocked by your company or country, then please email Angela at pacwc@pacw.org to receive a paper invoice with wire information.

Still have questions? Contact us at pacwc@pacw.org with your questions or comments!