Sep

25-27

Project Management (Sep 25-27)

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.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Mikel Milton, IT Delivery Services Manager, Puget Sound Energy

    • Program Location
    • Hyatt Regency Bellevue
    • 900 Bellevue Way NE
      Bellevue, WA 98004
    • Who Should Attend
    • • 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

  • Registration Options
  • 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.

  • 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 Joshua Baker, Program Manager at (971) 255-4970.

Agenda

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Conference Welcome

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

Break

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

Break

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

Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions #4

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

General Session #2

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Hosted Reception with Vendors

Dinner on your own.

Friday, September 27, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Breakfast

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

Break

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.

Hotel + Travel

  • Hyatt Regency Bellevue
  • 900 Bellevue Way NE
  • Bellevue, Washington 98004
  • Phone: 425-462-1234

  • Click here to make your reservation now.
  • Reservation Instructions
  • 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.

Vendor Displays

Registration Options
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