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2011 Nov Accounting Committees Fall Meeting
Sunday, November 13, 2011 - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Epic Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd Way Miami, FL 33131 UNITED STATES

You are invited to attend this joint meeting of EEI Corporate Accounting Committee, EEI Property Accounting & Valuation Committee and AGA Accounting Services Committee. The meeting is scheduled to convene November 13-16, 2011 at the EPIC Miami Hotel – 270 Biscayne Blvd Way; Miami, FL 33131.

The meeting is open to all committee members and any employee of EEI and AGA member companies including associate members.  In the past, attendees to this meeting have included middle and upper management in the areas of accounting, financial planning, plant/property accounting, depreciation, etc.

Providing a forum to address critical issues and topics specific to the electric and natural gas utility industries, this three-day meeting offers members the opportunity to discuss current and relevant industry specific topics and issues, exchange ideas and share information.  This meeting features joint presentations of significant importance to all attendees as well as breakout sessions to address topics specific to each committee and qualifies for approximately 17 CPE credit hours.

More information about this event will be added when available.

Sunday Optional Activity

Hop On-Hop Off Bus Tour - this thoughtfully designed route features the very best of Miami sightseeing with attractions, art, architecture, museums, shopping and dining opportunities at every stop. The Beach Loop and City Loop tour routes will take you to every must-see district and neighborhood.  From hip to historical, public art to Art Deco – this entertaining tour introduces you to the “Magic City” with facts and fun. Miami´s international flavor, natural beauty, celebrity intrigue, cultural depth, iconic landmarks, diverse neighborhoods and rich history come alive in a blend of past, present and future.

Monday Night Event

Dinner at YUCA - this bustling upscale restaurant with large picture windows looking out on Lincoln Road, YUCA, an acronym for Young Urban Cuban-Americans, is widely known as being South Florida's original upscale Cuban restaurant featuring Innovative Nuevo Latino Cuisine or as the locals call it "Nuevo Latino." This style of cooking includes traditional Latin ingredients such as a plethora of textures, colors, and flavors that when combined creates a cuisine that is unique to anything offered outside of the Caribbean and Latin America.

Meeting and Registration Information

Registration and Fees

EE/AGA Full & Associate Member Rate   $950
EE/AGA Group Rate (applies to companies registering three or more people)   $850
Optional Sunday Activity, Hop on-Hop off Bus Tour   $39
     
Optional Spouse/Guest    
Sunday Activity, Hop on-Hop off Bus Tour   $39
Monday Night Event –Dinner Cruise   $200

The registration for this meeting is open to employees of EEI and AGA full member and associate member companies. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact:

Kim King – EEI   Doug Allen – AGA
202-508-5493   202-824-7261
kking@eei.org   dallen@aga.org
     

3 Easy Ways to Register

Registration and payment in advance is required and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Log on to the EEI website at: http://www.eei.org/meetings-accounting

Fax the registration form with payment information to: Kim King, Edison Electric Institute 202-508-5542

Discounted group rate is available – return completed registration form to Kim King by email (kking@eei.org) or fax to 202-508-5542.

Mail the registration form with payment information to: 
ATTN:  Meeting Services
Edison Electric Institute
701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004

Cancellations

Cancellations will be accepted through Friday, November 4, 2011 MINUS a $100.00 administrative fee. Substitutions are welcome. Please register no later than Friday, November 4, 2011.

On-Stie Registration/Reception

Registration and a reception will be held Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 5-7pm. You and your spouse/guest are welcome to join your friends for refreshments.

Meeting Location:
EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131
Telephone: 800-546-7866
Fax: 305-424-5232

Hotel Reservations

Please make your hotel reservations directly by calling 1-800-546-7866 and refer to “EEI” when making your reservation to receive the meeting room block rate.

Hotel Rate
$179.00 plus taxes single/double occupancy per night. Room rate is net non-commissionable and are quoted exclusive of appropriate state and local taxes, currently 13% which is subject to change without prior notice. Check-in time: 3:00 p.m., Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.

Hotel Cut-Off Date
The cut-off date for our room block is Friday, October 21, 2011.  Reservations made after October 21, 2011 will be subject to availability at existing hotel rates.

Hotel Location
The EPIC hotel is located downtown Miami, surrounded by the energy and worldly sophistication of this magical city. the EPIC hotel is one of the many flourishing components of its vibrant Miami home. The tropical climate encourages an ease and joyful abundance that readily can be seen throughout this dynamic city. Less than a mile from the Port of Miami, just ten minutes from Miami's South Beach and half a mile from Miami's Bayside Market Place, the EPIC hotel puts you in the heart of this dynamic city.

Airport

The EPIC is located 8 miles east of Miami International Airport (MIA), about 15 minutes away, depending on time of day and traffic. From Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), about 25 miles, 40 minutes, also depending on time of day and traffic.

Airline Discount
EEI has contracted with United Airlines to provide competitive discounts for travel. United offers a 5% discount off any published fare or 10% off regular coach fare. To take advantage of this service, convenient schedules and special fares, call or have your travel agent call: 1-800-521-4041 (Refer to File 556AF)

Ground Transportation
Taxi: Taxicab and SuperShuttle from Miami lower arrival level (305-871-2000) vans are available only on the arrival (ground) level of the airport, outside of the baggage claim areas. Car Rental Shuttle, upper departure level. From Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport taxi cabs are available on demand around the clock at the Airport. Please check in at the Taxi Podium located outside the baggage area on the lower level at the curb of each terminal (954-777-7777). 

Weather

Miami November temperatures average a high of 70 degrees F and a low of 54 degrees.  Please pack accordingly.

Dress Code

The dress code is business-casual. Please note that meeting room temperatures are generally cool and difficult to moderate – please bring appropriate attire (sweater/jacket).

CPE Information

Edison Electric Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

We have registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE Sponsor. The registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program.

Recommended CPE:

EEI Corporate Accounting/AGA Accounting Services Committee: approximately 17 credit hours

EEI Property Accounting & Valuation Committee/AGA Accounting Services Committee:  approximately 17 credit hours

Type of Instructional Method:     Group-Live

The learning objectives for participants include identifying, defining and discussing current issues at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and other relevant industry topics.  The meeting is designed for utility industry professionals.  Meeting Prerequisite: None; Course Level: Overview; Category Subjects: Accounting, Management & Business Organization, and Specialized Knowledge & Application.

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits are granted based on a 50 minute hour.

Complaint Resolution Policy

All efforts will be made to handle any complaints by attendees expeditiously.

Questions

For Administrative/Registration questions and assistance, phone or send e-mail to: Kim King at EEI, 202-508-5493 or kking@eei.org

For more information on the meeting content, please phone or send e-mail to:

Isetta Harmon at EEI, 202-508-5423 or iharmon@eei.org.

Doug Allen at AGA 202-824-7261 or dallen@aga.org

Local Area Attractions

Downtown Miami has a large number of attractions for visitors including –

Shopping: Bal Harbour famous for it s shops, Merrick Park, a popular shopping village, and Bayside Market Place.

Museums: Miami Science Planetarium, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Miami Children’s Museum and Miami Seaquarium.

Other Attractions:  Port of Miami, Venetian Pool, Design District, Art Deco District, Café Cubano (Little Havana), Coral Gabies Restaurants and Boutiques, Jungie Island, Coconut Grove, key Biscayne, South Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, James L. knight International Center as well as -

Boat Charters: www.islandqueencruises.com

Miami Sightseeing Tours: www.miamitourcompany.com

Bayside Marketplace: www.baysidemarketplace.com

Miami Children’s Museum: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

Jungle Island: www.jungleisland.com

Everglades ­Airboat Tours: www.gatorpark.com

Museum of Science & Planetarium: www.miamisci.org

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: www.vizcayamuseum.org

Coconut Grove: www.cocowalk.net

  • You are invited to attend this joint meeting of EEI Corporate Accounting Committee, EEI Property Accounting & Valuation Committee and AGA Accounting Services Committee. The meeting is scheduled to convene November 13-16, 2011 at the EPIC Miami Hotel – 270 Biscayne Blvd Way; Miami, FL 33131.

    The meeting is open to all committee members and any employee of EEI and AGA member companies including associate members. In the past, attendees to this meeting have included middle and upper management in the areas of accounting, financial planning, plant/property accounting, depreciation, etc.

    Providing a forum to address critical issues and topics specific to the electric and natural gas utility industries, this three-day meeting offers members the opportunity to discuss current and relevant industry specific topics and issues, exchange ideas and share information. This meeting features joint presentations of significant importance to all attendees as well as breakout sessions to address topics specific to each committee and qualifies for approximately 17 CPE credit hours.

    More information about this event will be added when available.

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  • Sunday Optional Activity

    Hop On-Hop Off Bus Tour - this thoughtfully designed route features the very best of Miami sightseeing with attractions, art, architecture, museums, shopping and dining opportunities at every stop. The Beach Loop and City Loop tour routes will take you to every must-see district and neighborhood. From hip to historical, public art to Art Deco – this entertaining tour introduces you to the “Magic City” with facts and fun. Miami´s international flavor, natural beauty, celebrity intrigue, cultural depth, iconic landmarks, diverse neighborhoods and rich history come alive in a blend of past, present and future.

    Monday Night Event

    Dinner at YUCA - this bustling upscale restaurant with large picture windows looking out on Lincoln Road, YUCA, an acronym for Young Urban Cuban-Americans, is widely known as being South Florida's original upscale Cuban restaurant featuring Innovative Nuevo Latino Cuisine or as the locals call it "Nuevo Latino." This style of cooking includes traditional Latin ingredients such as a plethora of textures, colors, and flavors that when combined creates a cuisine that is unique to anything offered outside of the Caribbean and Latin America.

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  • Registration and Fees

    EE/AGA Full & Associate Member Rate $950
    EE/AGA Group Rate (applies to companies registering three or more people) $850
    Optional Sunday Activity, Hop on-Hop off Bus Tour $39
    Optional Spouse/Guest
    Sunday Activity, Hop on-Hop off Bus Tour $39
    Monday Night Event –Dinner Cruise $200

    The registration for this meeting is open to employees of EEI and AGA full member and associate member companies. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact:

    Kim King – EEI Doug Allen – AGA
    202-508-5493 202-824-7261
    kking@eei.org dallen@aga.org

    3 Easy Ways to Register

    Registration and payment in advance is required and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Log on to the EEI website at: http://www.eei.org/meetings-accounting

    Fax the registration form with payment information to: Kim King, Edison Electric Institute 202-508-5542

    Discounted group rate is available – return completed registration form to Kim King by email (kking@eei.org) or fax to 202-508-5542.

    Mail the registration form with payment information to:
    ATTN: Meeting Services
    Edison Electric Institute
    701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20004

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  • Cancellations will be accepted through Friday, November 4, 2011 MINUS a $100.00 administrative fee. Substitutions are welcome. Please register no later than Friday, November 4, 2011.
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  • Registration and a reception will be held Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 5-7pm. You and your spouse/guest are welcome to join your friends for refreshments.

    Meeting Location:
    EPIC Miami, a Kimpton Hotel
    270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
    Miami, FL 33131
    Telephone: 800-546-7866
    Fax: 305-424-5232

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  • Please make your hotel reservations directly by calling 1-800-546-7866 and refer to “EEI” when making your reservation to receive the meeting room block rate.

    Hotel Rate
    $179.00 plus taxes single/double occupancy per night. Room rate is net non-commissionable and are quoted exclusive of appropriate state and local taxes, currently 13% which is subject to change without prior notice. Check-in time: 3:00 p.m., Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.

    Hotel Cut-Off Date
    The cut-off date for our room block is Friday, October 21, 2011. Reservations made after October 21, 2011 will be subject to availability at existing hotel rates.

    Hotel Location
    The EPIC hotel is located downtown Miami, surrounded by the energy and worldly sophistication of this magical city. the EPIC hotel is one of the many flourishing components of its vibrant Miami home. The tropical climate encourages an ease and joyful abundance that readily can be seen throughout this dynamic city. Less than a mile from the Port of Miami, just ten minutes from Miami's South Beach and half a mile from Miami's Bayside Market Place, the EPIC hotel puts you in the heart of this dynamic city.

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  • The EPIC is located 8 miles east of Miami International Airport (MIA), about 15 minutes away, depending on time of day and traffic. From Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), about 25 miles, 40 minutes, also depending on time of day and traffic.

    Airline Discount
    EEI has contracted with United Airlines to provide competitive discounts for travel. United offers a 5% discount off any published fare or 10% off regular coach fare. To take advantage of this service, convenient schedules and special fares, call or have your travel agent call: 1-800-521-4041 (Refer to File 556AF)

    Ground Transportation
    Taxi: Taxicab and SuperShuttle from Miami lower arrival level (305-871-2000) vans are available only on the arrival (ground) level of the airport, outside of the baggage claim areas. Car Rental Shuttle, upper departure level. From Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport taxi cabs are available on demand around the clock at the Airport. Please check in at the Taxi Podium located outside the baggage area on the lower level at the curb of each terminal (954-777-7777).

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  • Miami November temperatures average a high of 70 degrees F and a low of 54 degrees. Please pack accordingly.
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  • The dress code is business-casual. Please note that meeting room temperatures are generally cool and difficult to moderate – please bring appropriate attire (sweater/jacket).
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  • Edison Electric Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

    We have registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE Sponsor. The registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program.

    Recommended CPE:

    EEI Corporate Accounting/AGA Accounting Services Committee: approximately 17 credit hours

    EEI Property Accounting & Valuation Committee/AGA Accounting Services Committee: approximately 17 credit hours

    Type of Instructional Method: Group-Live

    The learning objectives for participants include identifying, defining and discussing current issues at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and other relevant industry topics. The meeting is designed for utility industry professionals. Meeting Prerequisite: None; Course Level: Overview; Category Subjects: Accounting, Management & Business Organization, and Specialized Knowledge & Application.

    In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits are granted based on a 50 minute hour.

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  • All efforts will be made to handle any complaints by attendees expeditiously.
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  • For Administrative/Registration questions and assistance, phone or send e-mail to: Kim King at EEI, 202-508-5493 or kking@eei.org

    For more information on the meeting content, please phone or send e-mail to:

    Isetta Harmon at EEI, 202-508-5423 or iharmon@eei.org.

    Doug Allen at AGA 202-824-7261 or dallen@aga.org

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  • Downtown Miami has a large number of attractions for visitors including –

    Shopping: Bal Harbour famous for it s shops, Merrick Park, a popular shopping village, and Bayside Market Place.

    Museums: Miami Science Planetarium, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Miami Children’s Museum and Miami Seaquarium.

    Other Attractions: Port of Miami, Venetian Pool, Design District, Art Deco District, Café Cubano (Little Havana), Coral Gabies Restaurants and Boutiques, Jungie Island, Coconut Grove, key Biscayne, South Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center, James L. knight International Center as well as -

    Boat Charters: www.islandqueencruises.com

    Miami Sightseeing Tours: www.miamitourcompany.com

    Bayside Marketplace: www.baysidemarketplace.com

    Miami Children’s Museum: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

    Jungle Island: www.jungleisland.com

    Everglades ­Airboat Tours: www.gatorpark.com

    Museum of Science & Planetarium: www.miamisci.org

    Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: www.vizcayamuseum.org

    Coconut Grove: www.cocowalk.net

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