Please join us for the Strategic Issues Roundtable to be held at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on October 3-5, 2012 in Chicago, IL. Chicago is a popular meeting destination and home of the Magnificent Mile located downtown. This city has one of the world's most magnificent skylines that provides a backdrop for a splendid stretch of coastline along Lake Michigan. Welcome to the "Windy City" of Chicago.
This meeting is designed to encourage discussion and interaction on the key issues facing the electric power industry. The meeting is targeted for Managers, Directors, or Vice Presidents of Strategic or Business Planning at electric utilities. Attendance usually includes a wide range of individuals from the planning, regulatory, and financial operations of member electric companies, as well as representatives from EEI International Affiliate utilities. In addition, many EEI Associate (vendors, consultants) members find the meeting to be an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate critical energy topics with the key industry players.
Wednesday, October 3 - The meeting starts at 11:00 a.m. with an Executive Committee meeting for only electric utility members. An Opening Luncheon follows at about 12:30 p.m. and then workshops until about 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception: The reception is held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Spouse or guests with registered attendees are invited to this social event. Come and renew acquaintances while enjoying music entertainment, drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
Thursday, October 4 - The meeting starts with a full breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Workshops are held throughout the day with lunch at 12 noon, and we adjourn at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 5 - The meeting starts with breakfast and adjourns at 11:00 a.m.
Access to our website requires a Login ID (your email address) and password: (Last name with the first letter capitalized and the rest in lowercase letters). To register online, click the Registration Tab, which will transmit your information to EEI over a secure connection. When you successfully complete the credit card information, it is immediately charged and you are registered for the meeting. Please print your receipt of payment.
U.S. Utillity Members: $495.00 (Early Bird); $595.00 (after August 30)
International Utility Members: $495.00 (Early Bird); $595.00 (after August 30)
Associate Members: $595.00 (Early Bird); $695.00 (after August 30)
Please contact Jennifer Asher at 202-508-5517 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities. See attached form for more information.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Conrad Chicago Hotel for meeting attendees. Please call the hotel directly at 1-800-445-8667 for special discount rate of $275.00 single/double -- please mention EEI Strategic Issues meeting to receive this rate.
Hotel Deadline Date Extended: Tuesday, September 18
Dress Code / ADA Requirements:
Dress for the meeting is business casual; because room temperatures are hard to control, please bring a jacket or sweater.
Discounts are available to delegates of EEI member companies, international affiliates, and associates, as well as spouses and guests travelling to EEI-sponsored meetings and conferences. United offers a 5% discount off any published fare or 10% off regular coach fare. Similar discounts are available from Avis Car Rental. To receive the lowest possible fares, please call the following toll-free numbers:
UNITED AIRLINES: 800-521-4041 [Refer to File: 556AF]
AVIS RENT-A-CAR: 800-331-1600 [Refer to A775499]
From O'Hare International Airport: (18 miles)
Go Airport Express: Access from lower level baggage claim area - daily transportation. (Visit www.airportexpress.com for more information, costs, and reservations.)
Private Limo Services: Arrange through the hotel concierge at 312-565-1234, x4511
Taxi Cab: Costs approximately $30.00 - $40.00 one-way
L -Train: $2.25 per person to and from O'Hare International Airport. Available below baggage claim area -- follow signs to C.T.A.
Exit at Grand Station on red line, 2 blocks from hotel.
From Midway Airport: (13 miles)
Go Airport Express - Daily service provided from lower baggage claim area.
Taxi Cab: Cost approximately $30.00 - $40.00 one-way
L-Train: $2.25 per person to and from Midway Airport. Exit Grand Station on red line, 2 blocks from hotel.
Conrad Hotel offers a variety of parking options for your convenience during your stay. Registered guests can enjoy indoor valet parking or self-parking at our downtown Chicago parking garage.