Aug

28-30

Safety Summit (Aug 28-30)

Safety is a paramount issue within the utility industry. Safety professionals work tirelessly to manage risk, avoid incidents and ensure safety through a variety of programs and initiatives geared toward employees and consumers. This summit is designed for gas and electric utility safety professionals, and spans across three unique, topical tracks: Safety Strategy + Policy, Electric Safety Work Methods, and Gas Safety Work Methods. Content is designed to promote safety culture through discussions related to the education and training that can influence utility operations, as well as address some of the challenges and successes associated with developing strategy.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Mike L'Heureux, EPCOR - Electric Safety Work Methods
    Kelly Beller, NW Natural - Gas Safety Work Methods
    Nancy Blevins, Salt River Project - Safety Strategy + Policy

    • Program Location
    • Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa
    • 900 Newport Center Drive
      Newport Beach, California 92660
    • Who Should Attend
    • •    Electric Safety Work Methods – Managers, trainers, supervisors, safety advocates and team leads responsible for safe work methods and practices among employees. Service company delegates are encouraged to attend.
      •    Gas Safety Work Methods – Operations managers at 1st or 2nd level supervision of employees at local distribution or gas pipeline companies, managers responsible for safe work practices among their employees or who implement training on natural gas operations work methods and safety advocates and team leads interested in learning how to best promote safety. Service company delegates are encouraged to attend.​
      •    Safety Strategy + Policy – Senior management level safety professionals from both electric and natural gas who are responsible for developing and maintaining safety policy, culture, and standards. Participation is restricted to senior leaders of utility companies.

  • Registration Options
  • Member: $549 USD
    Regular: $1,199 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after August 13, 2018. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials and food events. Guest passes 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 registration options, please see the Vendor Displays 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.

Agenda

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional Networking Opportunity

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Hosted Reception

Dinner on your own

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

7:30 PM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break with Vendor Displays

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Individual Track Sessions

Break out into Gas Safety Work Methods, Electric Safety Work Methods, or Safety Strategy + Policy tracks. GSWM and ESWM are open to everyone. SS+P participation is restricted to senior management level energy company members.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch with Vendor Displays

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Individual Track Sessions

Break out into Gas Safety Work Methods, Electric Safety Work Methods, or Safety Strategy + Policy tracks. GSWM and ESWM are open to everyone. SS+P participation is restricted to senior management level energy company members.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break with Vendor Displays

15:00 - 5:00 PM

Individual Track Sessions

Break out into Gas Safety Work Methods, Electric Safety Work Methods, or Safety Strategy + Policy tracks. GSWM and ESWM are open to everyone. SS+P participation is restricted to senior management level energy company members.

17:00 - 6:30 PM

Hosted Reception with Vendor Displays

Dinner on your own

Thursday, August 30, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Individual Track Sessions

Break out into Gas Safety Work Methods, Electric Safety Work Methods, or Safety Strategy + Policy tracks. GSWM and ESWM are open to everyone. SS+P participation is restricted to senior management level energy company members.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Close of Safety Summit 2018

Hotel + Travel

  • Surround yourself in luxury and convenience at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Enjoy easy access to California's most pristine beaches, affluent areas including Corona del Mar, popular attractions such as Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Balboa Island and premier shopping and dining at Fashion Island. Slumber in style in our Newport Beach hotel's spacious guest rooms and suites featuring sweeping Pacific Ocean views, chic decor, plush furnishings and expansive marble bathrooms. Our unique Newport Beach conference venues are ideal for productive meetings and unforgettable weddings. Treat yourself to tranquility at Pure Blu, our full-service spa offering private cabanas, a saltwater lap pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Savor exquisite dining at Sam & Harry's, our renowned steakhouse serving fresh seafood, prime filets and an extensive wine list. Indulge in a specialty beverage and fresh pastry from our Starbucks. Experience the authentic SoCal lifestyle at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please use the reservation link below or contact the hotel directly at (800) 228-9290 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $169 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until August 13, 2018 or until the WEI room block is full.


  • Click here to make your reservation now.

Vendor Displays

Registration Options
Member Vendor Display Only: $649 USD
Regular Vendor Display Only: $1,599 USD
Member Conference Registration + Vendor Display: $849 USD
Regular Conference Registration + Vendor Display: $1,799 USD
+ Vendor Assistant: $200 USD
+ Guest Pass: $100 USD

Registration prices increase $100 after August 13, 2018. Registration includes one Vendor Display representative, one skirted Vendor Display table for Wednesday Display Events, and Wednesday food events. Conference attendance is not included. Vendors that wish to attend conference sessions should purchase Conference Registration + Vendor Display which includes all Gas Safety Work Methods and Electric Safety Work Methods sessions, comprehensive meeting materials and all food events. The Safety Strategy and Policy track is not open to service companies.

Vendor assistant passes are available for $200 once the main vendor registration is complete and includes access to join Wednesday Display Events only.

Guest passes 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.

Vendor Display Schedule
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Set Up: 6:00 AM
Display Times: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Break with Vendor Displays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Lunch with Vendor Display: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Break with Vendor Displays: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Hosted Reception with Vendor Displays: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Tear Down: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM