Strategy and Innovation Conference 2023


Introducing CEATI’s first ever Strategy and Innovation Conference for electric power industry professionals! Join us in Chicago, IL on May 16-17, 2023 to learn from your peers and other power industry experts as they share best practices and examine emerging trends and technologies.

Event Highlights:

  • Supported and attended by 250+ utility professionals, including:
  • Heads of Asset Management
  • Investment Planners
  • Heads of Energy Integration/Strategic Planning
  • Heads of Physical and Cybersecurity
  • Health & Safety Program Managers
  • And more from our world-class list of utility member organizations (Click to View Membership Map)
  • Featured Topics Include: Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Cyber Security, Technology & BioMetrics, Climate Adaptation and Distributed Energy Resource planning.
  • NOTE: This event expands upon our popular Asset Management Conference, which drew more than 250+ industry professionals with a focus on Asset Management and Investment Planning.

Join us to be a part of the conversation and help shape the future of the power industry!

Event Sponsors
Platinum, Gold & Silver Exhibitors

Supporting Industry Partners


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This conference is an industry open event, with registration open to:

  • Electric Utilities
  • Consultants
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Research Facilities and Laboratories
  • Academics

Supporting CEATI Member Utilities

Algonquin Power and Utilities


American Electric Power

Arizona Public Service Company

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

ATCO Electric

Atura Power

Avangrid Networks

Avista Corporation

BC Hydro

Bonneville Power Administration

Brookfield BRP Holdings (Canada) Inc.

California Department of Water Resources

Capital Power Corporation

Central Hudson Gas and Electric

Chelan County Public Utility District

Columbia Power Corporation

Con Edison

Efficiency Manitoba

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)


Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.

ENMAX Power Corporation

Entergy Services



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

FirstEnergy Corporation

FortisBC Inc.


Grant County Public Utility District

Great River Hydro

Hoosier Energy

Hydro One Networks Inc.

Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro Tasmania


Idaho Power Company

Independent Electricity System Operator


Lewis County PUD


Manawa Energy

Manitoba Hydro

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

National Grid

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Natural Resources Canada

New Brunswick Power

New York Power Authority

Newfoundland Power Inc.

Northern California Power Agency

NorthWestern Energy

Nova Scotia Power Inc.

Omaha Public Power District

Oncor Electric Delivery

Ontario Power Generation

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Portland General Electric

Powerlink Queensland

PPL Electric Utilities

Puget Sound Energy Inc.

RTE - France

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Saskatoon Light & Power


Seattle City Light

SHEM Societe Hydro Electrique du Midi

Snohomish County P.U.D. #1

Snowy Hydro Limited

Southern California Edison

Southern Company

Tacoma Power

Tennessee Valley Authority

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

TransAlta Corporation

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Department of Energy

Uganda Electricity Generation Company

Yuba Water Agency

Yukon Energy Corporation


 Asset Management

  • Strategic assessment management
  • Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Data analysis and predictive analytics
  • Software solutions and artificial intelligence
  • Risk management
  • Climate adaptation

Safety and Security

  • Organizational safety culture
  • Health and safety program development and management
  • Human performance factors
  • Physical infrastructure security
  • Cyber security
  • Technology and biometrics


  • Strategic planning and roadmaps of the future
  • Clean energy technologies and solutions
  • Decarbonization and electrification
  • Alternative and emerging generation sources (e.g. Hydrogen, SMRs, etc)
  • Energy storage  
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)  


To register click on the "Registration" button above.

Discount codes are available for those who wish to send multiple people from the same organization. Please contact us at to receive these discount codes before registering.

Discounted Passes:

  • Students = 50% off General Admission
  • 3 or more tickets = 10% off General Admission
  • 3 or more tickets =10% off Utility member
  • 5 or more tickets = 25% off General Admission
  • 5 or more tickets = 25% off Utility member

Note: CEATI member utilities will receive separate registration details from their CEATI representative including information on passes included with membership.

Professional Development Hours for CEATI Conferences

Did you know that you could be eligible to use your CEATI conference attendance towards professional development hours? A Certificate of Attendance is available to all conference attendees – simply check with your local accreditation body for more details on how to apply it to their requirements.

Presenter Guidelines


Important Dates:

  • Abstracts due: 15 November 2022
  • Presenter award/regret notifications: 31 January 2023
  • Presenter acceptance of opportunity due: 13 March 2023
  • Deadline for draft presentations: 22 March 2023
  • Deadline for final presentations: 21 April 2023


Presentations should adhere to the guidelines set forth by CEATI International:

  • PowerPoint slides should be 16:9 ratio
  • Presenters must submit slides in PowerPoint format (.pptx/ .ppt) with a maximum of 25 slides
  • Presentations will be distributed to attendees in PDF form
  • Presentation time will be 35 minutes followed by 10 minutes for Q&A (45 minutes in total)
  • All presenters must register for the event and submit headshot and short biography (2-3 sentences)

Subsequent to submission, presenters may continue to revise presentations but must submit their revised files on flash drive at a minimum of one (1) day in advance of their scheduled presentation time.

When you participate in a CEATI event, be it as an attendee, exhibitor, presenter, speaker, moderator or in any other capacity whatsoever, you will be participating in an event where photography, as well as video and audio recording is likely to occur.

By participating in the CEATI event, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that CEATI deems fit to use. You release CEATI, its officers, directors, employees and consultants, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, distribution, or publication of photographs, computer images, video and/or audio recordings.

By entering the event platform, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by or on behalf of CEATI or the person or entity designated to do so by CEATI.

In addition, the event will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending the CEATI event or accessing the event platform, you agree not to record or digitize any parts of the presentation, without CEATI’s express written consent.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the CEATI event.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

Why Exhibit & Sponsor?

     • Network with utilities, manufacturers, service providers, consultants, and world-renowned technical experts

     • Engage with key decision makers in the  industry

     • Gain targeted exposure to potential clients

     • Meet face-to-face with end-users of your company’s products and services

     • Strengthen (or establish) your brand

     • Maintain a competitive edge

     • Expand your industry contacts

Exhibition & Sponsorship Prospectus

Benefits can include:

     • Two all-access passes

     • Recognition acknowledging your support during the event

     • Inclusion of your logo and click-through link on conference website

     • Inclusion of your logo in the Event Guide

     • And much more! For more information or to indicate interest, please contact us

The Exhibition, including all breaks and meals, will be taking place in the Salon D. This set-up provides a captive audience to showcase your company’s products and services, allowing for more face-to-face time with attendees at the event. For more information, please contact us

Booths include:

  • Two all-access passes
  • 10x10ft carpeted space, 6ft table, two chair

Floor Plan

Location & Accommodations

This event will take place at the historic Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL. Information regarding accommodations can be found below:

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL
60605, USA

Reserve: online or call 1-312-922-4400

Preferred Rate: $216 USD (plus applicable taxes).

  • To receive the preferred rate, please mention the special  convention rate for the CEATI International Strategy & Innovation Conference. Preferred  rate only available until April 21, 2023.

Hotel Floorplan

Housing Warning!

Unauthorized Housing Companies Contacting Exhibitors & Attendees. It has come to our attention that unauthorized housing companies have been contacting CEATI International exhibitors and attendees via email and phone and in general, misrepresenting themselves as an official housing vendor for CEATI International. Room registrations should be made directly with the hotel as described above.

We highly caution you from engaging unauthorized companies because if/when issues arise, CEATI International management does not have the ability to provide assistance in solving them.

Week at a Glance

Welcome Reception (15th May, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

All attendees welcome, drinks and appetizers will be served.

Young Professionals (16th May)

The CEATI Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a networking, mentorship, and peer-to-peer support group of inspiring professionals who are new to the electric utility industry. All are welcome, but the target audience is those with less than 10 years of experience in the industry. The YPG networking event will be held on May 16. Details will follow soon!

 Women in Power Networking Reception (17th May, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM) - Grand Tradition

CEATI’s Women in Power program aims to facilitate networking, promote engineering, and provide a forum for women in the industry to collaborate and share common challenges and strategies. All attendees welcome, drinks and appetizers will be served. The reception will include a panel discussion on the topic of embracing equity, the International Women's Day theme for 2023.

App Instructions

1). Download the Hopin Event App in the App Store for IOS or Google Play for Android.

2). Once you download the app, you will be asked to log in to your Hopin account. Enter the email address and password associated with your Hopin account. (If you do not have a Hopin account, you will need to create one)   

3). After logging in, you will be able to see the event that you registered for. The App will allow you to connect with attendees, create your own schedule, download presentations and more!

4). Once you enter the event, don’t forget to update your contact details by clicking your profile picture at the top left. Please add your company name in your "Headline"as part of your profile.

Promoting Strategy & Innovation Conference 2023 ( #CEATIStrategyandInnovation )

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