WEI’s Project Management Forum brings together gas and electric utility project, program and portfolio management leadership and practitioners to discuss the latest industry trends and best practices. The diverse mix of presentations, Q&A panels, roundtable discussions and networking allow attendees to share their experiences and develop contacts in the similar roles throughout the utility industry. Expect to gain applicable insights on methodologies, techniques, tools, and change and risk management best practices related to project management. This program is an excellent professional development and organizational team-building opportunity.
• Project Management Office / Enterprise Project Office Leadership
• Portfolio Directors and Managers
• Project and Program Managers
• Project Coordinators, Schedulers, Planners and Controllers
• Service Company Project Management Leaders and Consultants
Member: $499 USD
Regular: $799 USD
Registration prices increase $100 after September 4, 2019. Registration includes full conference access and materials. Guest tickets are available for $100 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.
For vendor registrations options, please see the Vendor Display tab.
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tour of Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project
Arrive early to join us for a tour of Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project. Built in the late 1890s east of Seattle, this one of the Pacific Northwest's oldest hydropower facilities, home to the world's first hydroelectric plant built completely underground, and one of the most picturesque locations in the Pacific Northwest. Transportation will be provided, departing from the hotel. Sign-up to attend during registration to claim your seat, as space is limited.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception (Hosted offsite)
Join us in downtown Bellevue to catch-up with colleagues from across the West and meet fellow Forum attendees.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Puget Sound Energy welcomes the group to Bellevue and the 2019 Project Management Forum.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
General Session #1
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Breakout Sessions #1
The Forum will feature breakout sessions in three tracks:
PMO Leadership Track
IT Project Manager Practitioner Track
Construction Project Manager Practitioner Track
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions #2
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch with Vendors
Each vendor will have a couple minutes to introduce their company and share any new products or services they would like to highlight.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Breakout Sessions #3
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Breakout Sessions #4
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
General Session #2
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Hosted Reception with Vendors
Dinner on your own.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Breakout Sessions #5
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Break + Hotel Checkout
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakout Sessions #6
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
General Session #3 and Conference Closing
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Wrap Up Meeting and Planning for Next Year
Open to all attendees, especially those interested in helping to plan next year's Forum.
Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 233-1234 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $225 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until September 4, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.
Member Conference Registration + Vendor Display: $799 USD
Regular Conference Registration + Vendor Display: $1,099 USD
Registration prices increase $100 after September 4, 2019. Conference Registration + Vendor Display tickets include one (1) skirted table in the display area, comprehensive meeting materials, all sessions and all food events. Guest tickets are available for $100 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.
Arrangements for power, audiovisual equipment, or other supplies may be made by calling the hotel directly.
Vendor Display Schedule
Thursday, September 25, 2019
Set Up: 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
Display Times: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Lunch with Vendor Display: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Hosted Reception with Vendor Displays: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Tear Down: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM