Through dozens of sessions conveniently scheduled over two weeks, we will explore the many changes, perspectives and solutions our regional stakeholders are pursing to support not just reliable, affordable electric service, but also the welfare of our customers, co-workers and communities. Check out the agenda, session topics and discussion leaders below, then register for GridFWD 2020 to pick the sessions to you want to attend. Click image to expand.
Exploring technology solutions from deeper analytics and engaging customer portals to advanced controls and integrated platforms that help deliver better value and service to the community and customers.
Focused on the business model and related regulatory / policy frameworks that allow or encourage investments in the energy solutions to progress the outcomes that communities are most interested in.
How individuals at our regional utilities and energy stakeholder companies can work more effectively to achieve the desired impact for customers, employees and the wider community across our region.
GridFWD 2020 virtual sessions will be scheduled over a two-week period, with multiple session formats to fit different forms of information and interaction. You’ll be able to hear keynote presentations and case studies from trailblazing organizations. You’ll get to share information, ask questions and make connections in small-group roundtables and topical discussions. You’ll choose which of the 30-60 minute sessions you want to join that fit your schedule.
General Sessions: Opening and closing presentations with all attendees, featuring special speakers including Jon Wellinghoff (discussing FERC Order 2222), covering highlights of the various sessions, and more.
Case Studies: Quick sessions in which utilities and their partners walk through key lessons from recent projects. Already confirmed:
New! Deregulation Debate: With Mark Kolesar, Bruce Edelston and moderator Andy Stone.
Live Podcast Recordings: Attend live interviews with regional leaders hosted by Grid Forward Chats and other industry podcasts.
Theme Discussions: Lively discussions with industry leaders on the key topics of the day, organized into the main sub areas of the event. Capped at 25 participants.
Small Group Socials: Small groups of up to 10 build relationships and discuss important issues over breakfast, lunch and happy hour.
Huddle Discussions: Small discussions submitted from any attendee that organically launch into a conversation.
For our current Supporters and Partners, this GridFWD 2020 Promotion Kit will help you spread the word about the event and your participation. Thanks again!
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More than 400 executives and technical leaders from around the grid modernization ecosystem came together at GridFWD 2019 — a 50% increase over the prior year’s attendance. This highly diverse group included the top leadership from a dozen regional utilities, state legislative chairpeople, solution experts, municipal representatives, key media partners. GridFWD 2020 will expand on the momentum of last year’s event using a focus and virtual format that addresses today’s challenges.
Our call for conference topics closed on Saturday August 15. If our conference planning team selects your topic idea, we will contact you by September 1, 2020. Thanks for your interest.