Major role played in helping technical work evolve
Those honoured must still be active in the IEC and will have contributed significantly to the IEC over a substantial number of years, particularly through their leadership and technical contributions to international electrotechnical standardization and related activities. The accolade recognizes the major role that a person has played in helping technical work evolve, or in developing and promoting the IEC CA (Conformity Assessment) systems, to the extent that their contribution has had a considerable impact on industry or commerce.
Who can nominate
As is fitting for the IEC’s most distinguished Award, nominations may be made by IEC NCs (National Committees), TC (Technical Committee) and SC (Subcommittee) Chairmen, and members of the CB (Council Board), SMB (Standardization Management Board) and CAB (Conformity Assessment Board), irrespective of the nationality of the nominee.
Laureates are presented with their Lord Kelvin Award by the IEC President in the presence of a maximum number of peers and colleagues during the IEC General Meeting, usually either at the Council meeting or at the Host Committee’s dinner for Presidents, Chairmen and Secretaries.
Full details of nomination criteria and the relevant procedures can be found in the password-protected AC13/2011 on the IEC website.
The deadline for nominations is 6 May 2011.