Join us for the Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy

This September, the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation will host to the second annual Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy, September 24-26, 2012 on the Illinois Institute of Technology’s campus in Chicago.

The Symposium will feature keynote and plenary sessions, technical presentations, and tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications. The Symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that breaks new ground in smart grid design and development and showcases smart grid best practices from around the country along with new technologies and ideas that are spurring innovation, growing state economies, reducing emissions and empowering consumers to conserve and save.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage thought leaders on key policy questions, identify investment and job creation opportunities, and learn about projects already underway.

WHEN    Monday, Sept. 24 – Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

WHERE  Illinois Institute of Technology Campus, Chicago, Illinois.

WHO      Smart grid and microgrid developers, academics, vendors and suppliers, investors, utilities, consultants, technology providers, consumer advocates, and policymakers are encouraged to attend.

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Confirmed keynote speakers:      (view full program)


Anne Pramaggiore
President and CEO

Richard Mark
President and CEO
Ameren Illinois

Scott Lang
President and CEO
Silver Spring Networks

Michael Polsky
President and CEO

Alan W. (Bud) Wendorf
Chairman, President and CEO
Sargent & Lundy

Mani Venkata
Principal Scientist

Wanda Reder
Vice President
S&C Electric Company

Arlene Juracek
Illinois Power Agency

Don’t forget to register for a short course!

The Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation is offering two short courses on Smart Grid on the morning of Monday, September 24th. The courses will be taught by some of the world’s foremost Smart Grid experts and are open to all Great Lakes Symposium attendees for an additional fee.

Short Course 1 – Introduction to Smart Grids and Smart Grid Roadmaps
Short Course 2 – The Smarts Behind Smart Grid: How Today’s Grid is Evolving for the 21st Century
Short Course 3 – Microgrids – Designing Their Role in Smart Grid

Additional information and links to register can be found on the Short Courses page.