Sep

13-15

Annual Meeting (Sep 13-15)

This three-day event brings together the West’s natural gas and electric utility executive community together to encourage discussion and foster new opportunities. Learn from subject matter experts regarding imminent opportunities and the challenges pressing utilities to adapt and flex in uncharted territories for best-in-class utility management. Topics covered in recent years include customer relations, global economic insights, new business models for utilities in a carbon constrained world, opportunities and challenges of big data, energy supply and demand forecasting, and visions for the utility of the future. This meeting coincides with the semi-annual WEI Board Meeting and the Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders team presentations.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Booga Gilbertson, Senior Vice President, Operations, Puget Sound Energy

    • Program Location
    • Hyatt Regency Seattle
    • 808 Howell Street
      Seattle, WA 98101
    • Who Should Attend
      • Energy industry executives
      • WEI Board of Directors
      • Executive Planning Committees
      • Service company providers
      • Senior management professionals
  • Registration Options
  • Member: $1,049 USD

    Registration price increases $150 after August 14, 2020. Registration includes meeting materials, 1 reception, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 breaks, all presentations and panel discussions, one dinner and admission to the Service Company reception and dinner event. 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.

  • 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 Anna Sanger Reed, Executive Director of Programs at (503) 688-2795.

Agenda

Sunday, September 13, 2020

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Women in Leadership

Open to current Women in Leadership mentors and mentees only.

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Optional Glassblowing Networking Experience

No refunds for cancellations after August 10.

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Optional Food + Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market

No refunds for cancellations after August 10.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

WEI Board Executive Committee Meeting

Open only to executive committee members.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Check In + Nametag Pickup

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

WEI Board of Directors Meeting

Open only to board members.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Board of Directors Dinner

Invitation only. Open to board members and invited guests.

Monday, September 14, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Check In + Nametag Pickup

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast + Opening Remarks

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Industry Topic

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Networking Break

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Industry Topic

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Industry Topic

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Industry Topic

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Break

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Industry Topic

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and 2021 Western Energy Institute Theme

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Networking Break

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Industry Topic Breakout

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Industry Topic Breakout

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Industry Topic Breakout

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Industry Topic Breakout

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Break

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Industry Topic Breakout

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Industry Topic Breakout

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Industry Topic Breakout

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Industry Topic Breakout

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Industry Topic Breakout

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Industry Topic Breakout

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Industry Topic Breakout

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Industry Topic Breakout

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Concurrent Meetings

Invitation only.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Break

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Reception, Dinner and Graduation Ceremony for Business Acumen

All Annual Meeting attendees encouraged to attend.

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Service Company Reception and Dinner

All Annual Meeting attendees encouraged to attend.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (206) 973-1234 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) Annual Meeting or use the group code “G-WEIM” to receive a special rate of $269 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 21, 2020 or until the WEI room block is full.

Networking

All networking events are scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Optional Glassblowing Networking Experience
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Registration Fee: $130.00 USD per person
Capacity: 10
Refund Policy: No refunds for cancellations after August 10.

Seattle is known for its exceptional glass art. Have you ever wondered how glass artists create all of the beautiful shapes and colors? Now you can find out first hand as you create your own one-of-a-kind piece of art! The Seattle Glassblowing Studio specializes in the production of unique hand-blown and hand-sculpted glass art and they offer an unforgettable experience for visitors to learn about and try their hand at the craft. The items that are created will be ready for pickup on September 15 or can be shipped directly to your home by the studio for an additional cost of $20 USD. No meals included.

Optional Food + Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Registration Fee: $65 USD per person
Capacity: 15
Refund Policy: No refunds for cancellations after August 10.

Become a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 100+ year-old landmark. Meet the Market’s lively characters and hear their memorable stories. See fish fly, cheese being made, and the “original” Starbucks store, all while sampling some of the amazing food offered throughout the Market. By the end, you will know the best places to eat at Pike Place Market. Savor Seattle tour guides are past and present members of the Pike Place Market community who will take you through a behind the scenes look at 7 market vendors as they provide an entertaining afternoon full of delicious bites and stories of Seattle’s unique history.

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