Internal and external communication professionals in the utility industry face a variety of challenges in supporting their organizations’ strategic plans, particularly as the utility workforce undergoes significant transformation, communication channels multiply, and utilities face increasing competition. This semiannual forum provides a unique, collaborative space for leaders in corporate communications to discuss these challenges and communications best practices. Recent topics of discussion include executive communications strategy, communicating with employees in the field, stakeholder engagement, crisis communication and communicating strategic plans.
Energy company corporate communications senior leadership, including directors and managers.
Conference Registration: $449 USD
Registration price increases $100 after January 22, 2020. Registration allows you access to all Corporate Communications agenda items. Registration includes lunch and networking dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and all meeting materials.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Networking Happy Hour
Join us for a no-host happy hour to catch up with your colleagues from across the West and meet new attendees.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration + Networking
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome to Salt River Project + Introductions
Salt River Project will welcome us to their utility and kick-off the forum. Afterwards, attendees will introduce themselves. Attendees are encouraged to share their name, company overview, general role within the organization and a recent win or current challenge.
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hosted Networking Lunch
Catered lunch will be provided onsite.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hosted Networking Dinner
Join us for a hosted offsite networking dinner.
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Catered breakfast will be provided onsite.
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Open Roundtable Discussion
Ask any remaining questions that were not yet discussed and benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience of the group.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hosted Networking Lunch and Planning for Next Steps
Catered lunch will be provided onsite as we discuss the agenda for the next Corporate Communications Forum.
Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 321-2211 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI)and use the discount code ‘WEI Corporate Communications’ to receive a special rate of $239 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until January 6, 2020 or until the WEI room block is full.