Women in Energy Symposium – 2020 (Nov 04-06)

Women are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry, with an extreme disparity continuing into both leadership and trade positions. This program addresses some of the evolving opportunities and challenges that women face working in the energy industry and advocates for workplace inclusion and teamwork across gender, racial, and generational demographics. Open to both women and men, WEI members will join together for leadership training, education, networking and mentorship. With a growing emphasis on cross-functional teams and diverse skill sets, this program will support utility directives to build a cohesive workforce.

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General Details

  • Program Location
  • Hyatt Regency Austin
  • 208 Barton Springs Rd
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Who Should Attend
  • Women and men in all facets of the utility are encouraged to join us for this dynamic conversation. If you have an interest in this capacity for yourself or your employees, we invite you to join us.

    • Women – Gain knowledge and perspective on how to develop and get ahead in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
    • Men – Gain an understanding of the issues women face in the industry to improve team development and synergy.
    • Executives – Learn where utilities are seeing successes in attracting and retaining their female workforce, while effectively leveraging the benefits of greater organizational diversity.
  • Registration Options
  • Conference Registration: $599 USD
    Women in Leadership Participant: $449 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after October 12, 2020. Registration includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events. Guest tickets are available for $150 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.

    The Women in Leadership participant ticket is available to enrollees of the 2020 Women in Leadership – Mentoring + Development programs. This $150 discount on the normal attendee rate is applied at registration. Includes comprehensive conference materials, all sessions, and all food events.

  • 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 Beverly Woolf, Program Manager at (503) 688-2790.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Optional Networking Events

Networking events will all be held on Wednesday, November 4 and can be added to a registration once they are announced.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

There are no formal dinner plans.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome + Conference Overview

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Industry Topic

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Industry Topic

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Industry Topic

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Networking Break

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Networking Reception and Dinner

Friday, November 6, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Industry Topic

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Industry Topic

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Closing Comments

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Wrap Up and Planning Meeting

Everyone is invited to join the Program Development Team to share feedback from this conference and brainstorm ideas for next year’s symposium.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (877) 803-7534 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $239 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until October 13, 2020 or until the WEI room block is full.

Program Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Booz-01Bridge-01Burns + McDonnell-01

Copperleaf-01HDR-01Henkels + McCoy-01Honeywell-01Itron-01-01KPMG-01Landis+Gyr-01   Potelco-01Rokstad-01-01SAP-01Sheffield-01Siemens-01