Aug

15-16

Operations Conference Planning Meeting (Aug 15-16)

Join the team to kick-off planning for the next Operations Conference. Led and moderated by the conference Chair and Co-chair, this planning session brings together over nearly 150 electric and natural gas operations managers and supervisors, each specializing one of many breakout session topics. Attendees will team up with peer energy professionals to identify the most important industry trends and challenges and prioritize which topics will be developed into presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions. Responsibilities also include help with speaker recruitment and on-site facilitation at the 2018 Operations Conference.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Ryan Germaine, Senior Director, District Operations, ATCO Gas

    • Program Location
    • Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown
    • 319 SW Pine Street
      Portland, OR 97204
    • Who Should Attend
    • Electric and Natural Gas Energy Operations:
      • Directors
      • Managers
      • Supervisors
      • Control professionals
      • Engineering professionals
      • Planning personnel
      • Substation professionals
      • Electric transmission professionals
      • Natural gas pipeline professionals

      Time and Travel Commitment
      • Attendance at Ops Conference – April 2017 in southern California
      • Active participation in planning sessions (regularly scheduled conference calls).
      • Working between planning calls to coordinate with speakers and other team members as needed.
      • May also require submitting written content for use on WEI website and other Ops material.

  • Time and Travel Commitment
  • • Attendance at Ops Conference – April 2017 in southern California
    • Active participation in planning sessions (regularly scheduled conference calls)
    • Working between planning calls to coordinate with speakers and other team members as needed
    • May also require submitting written content for use on WEI website and other Ops material

  • 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 Eric Christenson, Senior Program Manager at (971) 303-2118.

Agenda

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Operations Track Leadership Meetup

Come meet your fellow track leadership team members. Track Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Mentors are invited to attend.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Operations Networking Reception

All planning meeting participants are invited to attend a hosted reception.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Continental Breafkast

Hotel guests may enjoy a full breakfast in the hotel Atrium

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome, WEI Annual Theme, and Team Building Exercise

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Planning by Tracks (Breakout Sessions)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Catered Lunch

Location: Queen Marie Ballroom

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Complete Planning by Track and Review for Overlap

Deliver your track information sheet to WEI staff in the Queen Marie Ballroom by 2 PM.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Track Report-out and Combined Sessions

Track Chairs provide a brief overview of the draft Session titles.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Review Draft Conference Design

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Needs Assessment and Wrap-up

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 643-7892 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $269/night. This rate is guaranteed until July 23, 2017 or until the WEI room block is full.


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