Driven by the explosive Internet market, utility deregulation, microprocessor-based technology, and increased demand for voice/data cabling, the electrical industry continues to change at a rapid pace. But with this growth comes more pressures on all types of electrical professionals.

If you want to keep up with the changes taking place in the electrical industry, attending the 15th Annual Electric 2000 Conference, held June 13-15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, is a must.

With hundreds of vendors showcasing their newest products, this is the place to find the answers you’ve been looking for to help increase productivity. Besides new products, the show offers educational opportunities to help sharpen your skills. Covering topics like the NEC, lighting, grounding and bonding, fiber optics, voice and data cabling, Web-based purchasing, and distributed generation, there’s more than 30 sessions to choose from this year.

As always, EC&M’s active editorial team of inhouse editors and contributing authors continues to keep its finger on the pulse of the industry by reporting on the issues that affect you most. While at the show, check out the following presentations from our staff:

NEC Consultant Mike Holt will present “The 25 Most Important Rules of the NEC” on June 13 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. In this basic seminar, Holt will highlight the top NEC rules you need to know.

In “The 15 Things You Must Know about Grounding and Bonding, ” Holt will explain this commonly misunderstood topic from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on June 13.

In “Technology Wiring: An NEC Guide to Low-Voltage and Limited Energy Systems,” held June 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Holt will clear up confusing, conflicting, or controversial NEC rules regarding low-voltage work.

Holt will also offer a free session to all attendees on Tuesday, June 13 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. In this informal forum, you can ask Holt any NEC question.

Datacom Consultant Paul Rosenberg will cover “Easier than Electricity: Fiber Optics for Electricians” from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on June 13. In this session, Rosenberg will explain fiber optics in layman’s terms.

Rosenberg will also outline “Facility Safety: New Business Opportunities from New Security Technology,” in this overview of security equipment/techniques on June 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On June 15 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., EC&M Technical Editor Mark Lamendola will show you how to “Plan for Power Quality.” You will learn how to avoid equipment shutdown or worse when power quality problems strike.

Lamendola will also give you “Insider Secrets to Turbocharging Your Project Management Skills” from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 15. Learn his best-kept secrets to run the job effectively and master project management.

On June 15, Editorial Director John DeDad will tackle harmonics—the industry’s invisible enemy. From 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., he will discuss “Harmonics: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions” and give you insight into common harmonics problems.

Because these technical topics and the products supporting them are important to our profession, we are dedicating the next several pages of this show preview to the products we feel you won’t want to miss at Electric 2000. Take a look here, and then see for yourself at the show. Hope to see you there!