38th PLMA Conference Agenda

November 12-14, 2018 in Austin, Texas

38th PLMA Conference in Austin, Texas


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Monday, November 12, 2018
Optional Concurrent Pre-Conference Events (included in conference registration)
PLMA Interest Group Meetings
8:00 am

Shared Interest Group Breakfast

9:00 am    
10:00 am    
11:00 am

Shared Interest Group Lunch

12 noon    
1:00 pm    
2:00 pm

Refreshment Break

2:30 pm    
3:30 pm    
4:30 - 5:30 pm

PLMA Interest Group Meetup
All are welcome to attend to network and learn how to make the most of the Conference activities.

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting
Business meeting with working dinner for Board members and At-Large Representatives listed at www.peakload.org/plma-leadership only.

8:00 - 10:00 pm

Welcome Reception
Open to all conference registrants at no additional fee, compliments of PLMA.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:30 am

Breakfast Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

 

Morning General Session 1

8:30 am

Opening Remarks

8:40 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am  
10:00 am  
10:30 am

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

 

Morning General Session 2

11:00 am  
11:30 am  
12 noon

Lunch Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

 

Afternoon General Session 1

1:30 pm  
2:00 pm  
3:00 pm

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

 

Afternoon General Session 2

3:30 pm  
4:00 pm  
4:30 pm

Sponsor Showcase Lightning Round
In this 30 minute session you will hear from several of our sponsors about the essence of their solutions. Our Co-chairs have vetted the presentations and helped the sponsors get their key messages compressed down to 3 minutes. This is not a marketing pitch, but a statement from the sponsors on specific examples of how they provide value.

Showcase Presenters:

5:00 pm

Networking Reception in Sponsor Lounge
A key value to PLMA events is the opportunity to network with conference participants. Join us for a cocktails and appetizers. Come and share what you learned and get additional details about your topics of interest.

7:00 pm  

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
7:30 am

Breakfast Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Track 1

8:30 am  
9:00 am  
9:30 am  
 

Track 2

8:30 am  
9:00 am  
9:30 am  
10:00 am

Refreshment Break in Sponsor Lounge

Track 3

10:30 am  
11:00 am  
11:30 am  
 

Track 4

10:30 am  
11:00 am  
11:30 am  
12 noon

Lunch Buffet in Sponsor Lounge

 

Closing General Session

1:00 pm  
1:30 pm  
2:00 pm  
2:20 pm

Closing Remarks and Welcome to Minneapolis
Adjourn

2:30 pm

Ice Cream Social in Sponsor Lounge with Utility Load Management Exchange


Utility Load Management Exchange Activities

The Utility Load Management Exchange (formerly the Advanced Load Control Alliance) mission is to promote load control as a viable option for utility deployments in demand reduction, economic dispatch, and/or T&D reliability through a forum for utility staff members to share information on program design, marketing, vendor management, benefit-costs and technology deployments. Learn more at www.ulme.org

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:30 - 8:30 am ULME Pre-Meeting Breakfast at PLMA
Join us for a quick meet and greet before the conference gets underway.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 pm and
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Open to Utility Representatives Only, Registration Required)

Wednesday, November 14

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Utility Load Management Exchange Fall 2018 Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Utility Load Management Exchange Fall 2018 Meeting Networking Dinner

Thursday, November 15

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Utility Load Management Exchange Fall 2018 Meeting (includes breakfast and lunch)