As Chairperson, I want to thank you for an outstanding 2013
conference. We hosted 210 attendees representing 85
companies, government agencies, universities and other
organizations. Certainly, one of the largest
ICOLSE events held to date. The progress made by industry
in advancing the disciplines of lightning and static
electricity was evident in the technical program, which
showcased 62 presentations, as well as through workshops and
special sessions provided.
I want to personally thank Mr. Frank Doerner, The Boeing
Company, and Dr. Matthew Goodman, DARPA, for taking time
from their busy schedules to honor us as key note speakers.
In addition, we were fortunate to have multiple sponsors to
whom we are indebted for their generosity. On behalf
of the planning committee, we thank you for your support.
Further, I want to recognize the 2013 ICOLSE planning
committee, whose dedication and long hours of volunteer work
are very much appreciated.
In closing, our planning team is still working to close
outstanding conference items. We will be posting
pictures on our website soon and distributing the 2013
proceedings to all registered attendees. Please inform us
right away, if you have a change in email address that
should be noted.