As founder and producer of the AEC – Science and Technology conferences, George Borkovich helped a generation of designers and builders learn about computers and other electronic tools. Yet there was one lesson he had to learn the hard way: All those gadgets upon which we depend are vulnerable to lightning.

His security system, phones, appliances, computers, and other electronics were all damaged when lightning struck his home and office. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and he has since had a complete lightning protection system installed.

The next AEC-ST events will be in 2018 in Anaheim, CA and Washington, DC.