Nov

06-08

Women in Energy Symposium (Nov 06-08)

Women are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry, with an extreme disparity continuing into both leadership and trade positions. This program addresses some of the opportunities and challenges that women face working in the energy industry and advocates for workplace inclusion and teamwork. Open to both women and men, WEI members will join together for leadership training, education, networking and mentorship. Sessions include executive panels with both males and females, and roundtable discussions on internal support for inclusion. With a growing emphasis on cross-functional teams and diverse skill sets, this program will support utility directives to build a cohesive workforce.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Stephanie Smith, FortisBC

    • Program Location
    • The Wigwam
    • 300 Wigwam Blvd.
      Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
    • Who Should Attend
    • Women and men in all facets of the utility are encouraged to join us for this dynamic conversation. If you have an interest in this capacity for yourself or your employees, we invite you to join us.

      • Women – Gain knowledge and perspective on how to develop and get ahead in a traditionally male dominated industry.
      • Men – Gain understanding of the issues women face in the industry to improve team development and synergy.
      • Executives – Learn where utilities are seeing successes in attracting and retaining their female workforce, while effectively leveraging the benefits of greater organizational diversity.
  • Registration Options
  • Conference Registration: $599 USD
    Women in Leadership Participant: $449 USD
    Western Regional Mutual Assistance Agreement Conference Participant: $499 USD
    Human Resources Conference Participant: $499 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after October 14, 2019. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events. Guest tickets are available for $150 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

    The Women in Leadership participant ticket is available to enrollees of the 2019 Women in Leadership – Mentoring + Development programs. This $150 discount on the normal attendee rate is applied at registration. Includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events.

    The Western Regional Mutual Assistance Agreement participant ticket is available to enrollees of the November 2019 WRMAA conference. This $100 discount on the normal attendee rate is applied at registration. Includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events.

    The Human Resources participant ticket is available to enrollees of the November 2019 Human Resources conference. This $100 discount on the normal attendee rate is applied at registration. Includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Kristen Taylor, Program Manager at (971) 255-4969.

Agenda

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

7:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Arizona Public Service Co. Palo Verde Nuclear Plant Industry Tour

Participants will receive an orientation to the plant at the Energy Education Center and then will take a bus tour of the plant site. We return to the education center for any follow-up questions and a hosted lunch.
Refund Policy: No refunds after October 14, 2019. Registration closes Friday, October 4, 2019.

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Top Golf

Join us for an unforgettable experience hitting micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets on the outfield. Avoid the heat and relax in a private climate-controlled venue. Anyone can play Topgolf, from aspiring golf pros to those who have never walked 18 holes. It’s competitive. It’s fun. And it’s entertaining!
Cancellation policy is 30 days out with no refunds after October 4, 2019.
Breakfast provided by our Sponsors (DUSA, Michels Corporation, and SENSIT Technologies).

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pre-Registration

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Sensit.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome & Conference Overview

Our chair, Stephanie Smith, FortisBC, will welcome attendees and share important announcements.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Break

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Encouraging and Celebrating Women in Trades and Crafts Panel

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

The Business Case for Diversity

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Power-to-Gas Demonstration

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Leadership and Negotiation

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Power Tables

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Break

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Reception and Dinner

Friday, November 8, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Morning Announcements

Our chair, Stephanie Smith, FortisBC, will welcome attendees back for the day and share important announcements.

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

International Perspectives Panel

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Taking Charge of Your Career

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Closing Comments

11:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Meeting Adjourns

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Wrap Up and Planning Meeting

Join the Program Development Team to share feedback from this conference and brainstorm ideas for next year’s symposium.

Hotel + Travel

  • The Wigwam
  • 300 Wigwam Blvd.
  • Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
  • Phone: 800-327-0396
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 327-0396 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute with the Group block Code of “WEK05CI” to receive a special rate of $219 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until October 14, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.

    The Wigwam is located in the Phoenix metro area, approximately 30 minutes by car from downtown Phoenix and the Sky Harbor International Airport.