Please plan to spend an extra day in Wisconsin on Friday, the day after the conference (Sept. 23), visiting WEMPEC in lovely Madison, less than two hour’s drive west of Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and we invite all ECCE attendees – including first-time visitors as well as alumni and long-time friends – to come spend a day with us at the University of Wisconsin – Madison for this special open house event. Activities planned for the day includes a mixture of lab tours, open lab sessions to meet our students, a presentation or two, and plenty of opportunities for socializing, including a buffet lunch. Expect a casual environment (no ties necessary) and an emphasis on schedule flexibility so that you can spend your time doing the things that most interest you. Bus transportation will be offered from Milwaukee to Madison and return. Please come join us! Mark your calendars now for this special event, and watch this space for more details about registration during the coming weeks!