Conference: April 23-26, 2019
Exhibition: April 24-25, 2019

Mirage Events Center, Las Vegas, NV

Tips & Suggestions

The education you will receive at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference is extremely valuable, though you may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend. ELECTRIC POWER has compiled a justification toolkit that will help you with those needs!
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When speaking with management, stress the seminars and breakout sessions you will attend, the companies you will visit in the Exhibit Hall and the Professional Development Hours you can earn towards continuing education credits for your Professional Engineers Certification. A few ideas to include when compiling your request:

  • Conference Materials: Offer to share the information with co-workers. Bring home your conference materials to let co-workers share in the conference experience and to set up training and educational meetings with the team.
  • Current Speaker Lineup: At the ELECTRIC POWER Conference, you will have direct access to dozens of experts. Information sharing, question-and-answer sessions and networking are a vital part of the conference experience.
  • Professional Development Hours: Each conference session available during the ELECTRIC POWER Conference equals at least 1 hour (and sometimes more!) of PDH that count toward your continuing education needs for your PE certification. We provide customized certificates that verify your conference attendance and session participation which may be included in your personnel files to document education and training courses completed. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Interact with other plant managers, engineers, plant operators, vice presidents, and presidents who share your same goals. These networking contacts can be invaluable once you return to work. The contacts you make at the conference can provide input far into the future on a variety of work-related topics. Learn more about all of our networking events here.
  • Special Programs: Regardless of company, fuel type, or career level, ELECTRIC POWER has something for you. Programs like Women in Power,Young Professionals in Power, Plant Management Institute, & PRB Coal Users' Group provide you the opportunity to engage in special content designed specifically for your niche. 
  • Exhibitor Guide: Between conference sessions, the education continues throughout the exhibit hall floor. Exhibitors are there to learn about your day-to-day challenges and discuss solutions. Here is your chance to ask the hard questions and get real answers that will assist you with cost-effective efficiencies at your plant.
  • Cost-Saving Features: We understand that spending 3 or more days away from your plant can be expensive, so we’ve worked to bring you savings wherever possible:


    1. Group Discounts: If multiple people from your company is interested in attending, contact Jill Dean at 713-343-1880 to set up a Group Plan. You can, for example, send a team of five for the price of sending three.
    2. Hotel Discount: ELECTRIC POWER has secured discounted hotel rates for its attendees. Visit the Book Your Hotel page to learn more.
    3. Airline Discounts: ELECTRIC POWER has secured several discounts on participating airlines. Visit our Traveling to Nashville page to learn more.
  • Sample Trip Report: Create a trip report after the conference. This report should discuss the sessions you have attended and how you will apply those concepts to your plant. Once your supervisor sees how much you have learned during the week and how it can be applied in your facility, they will be more likely to send you to a conference again. Click here for a sample trip report that may be used when presenting your request.