AABE 2019 National Conference

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  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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    Community Outreach Session

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Gleaners BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids Community Outreach
    Volunteers from AABE will help assemble, sort, and package weekend Backsacks for delivery to schools for distribution.
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    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Conference Registration
    Registration 2
    10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Masterclass - Preparing for a Capital Raise: Pots and Pans to Private Equity
    Marriott Ballroom 4

    AABE Access to Capital Forum is a program for non-bank funding for growing businesses. This unique event is designed to help minority businesses to present themselves as qualified entrepreneurs who are in search of capital for scaling, capacity expansion or commercialization efforts for their business. An even greater opportunity exists for entrepreneurs to learn directly from top investment professionals how to ready their business for capital investment.

    Presenter:
     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Entrepreneurs Forum (Sponsored by: Southern California Edison)
    Marriott 7 & 8

     Sponsored by: Southern California Edison

     

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    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Exhibits Open
    Marriott Ballroom Foyer
    1:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Welcome
    Marriott 7 & 8

     Sponsored by: Southern California Edison

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    Welcome:
    Master of Ceremony:
    1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
    A Brighter Future for Customers & Communities: Driving Economic and Environmental Impact
    Marriott 7 & 8

    Customer expectations are continuously evolving with the industry transformation. Beyond service reliability and affordability, corporations are expanding their focus to include opportunities to drive economic and environmental impacts for communities throughout their service territory. This panel will discuss various initiatives, programs and projects aimed at delivering on the core mission and building a brighter future for customers and communities.

     

    Sponsored by: Southern California Edison

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    Moderator:
    2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Athletes and Entrepreneurship
    Marriott 7 & 8

    For decades athletes have used their focus, perseverance and strong work ethic to win championships and inspire thousands around the world. After years on executing on courts and fields, many are transitioning into entrepreneurs and utilizing their strategic capabilities to build successful businesses. This panel of former athletes will discuss their journeys from the locker room to the board room.

     

    Sponsored by: Southern California Edison

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    Panelists:
    Moderator:
    3:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Break
    Marriott Ballroom Foyer
    3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM
    “Five Points Play” for Strategic Positioning
    Marriott 7 & 8

    When excellence is the floor, not the ceiling. Beyond cost and quality, corporations may consider other benefits of working with a supplier – public policy engagement, professional networks and alliances, sustainability objectives, and more. This presentation will cover ways to increase your competitive edge through strategic positioning your firm’s value proposition.

     

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    Chapters President Meeting

    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Chapter Presidents Meeting
    Marriott 1 - 3
     
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    The Revival of the Inquisitive Mind-Fueling the Entrepreneurial Pathway
    Marriott 7 & 8

    Taulbert’s talk will set the stage for igniting the minds of entrepreneurs and those that are up and coming. He sees the INQUISITIVENESS he nurtured while growing up on the Mississippi Delta as the entrepreneurial journey’s starting place available to all. According to Taulbert, INQUISITIVENESS, as essential to innovation, is a timeless trait, but one that experienced a revival resulting from global financial crisis of 2007 and 2008. Citizens around the world were called upon to tap into their talents; thus, the entrepreneurial movement now underway. Asking questions turns on the imagination that will eventually lead to innovative outcomes in our marketplaces as well as within our personal lives.

     

    Sponsored by: Southern California Edison

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    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    First-Time Attendees Session
    Marriott Ballroom 4
    5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Closing Remarks
    Marriott 7 & 8
    Speakers:
    6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Marriott Ballroom 9 & 10
    9:00 PM  -  1:00 AM
    (Wednesday, May 1, 2019)
    Hospitality Suite
    Santa Fe
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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    6:00 AM  -  7:00 AM
    JumpStart Your Day
    Tennessee Room (1st Floor)

    Zumba Fitness Class

    Sponsored by TES Global

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    We are a diversified holding company with investments in energy, real estate development, training, and technology. Each subsidiaries’ teams are comprised of experts in relevant fields. Our approach allows us to completely meet the needs of our clients on every level.  We take a

    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Conference Registration
    Marriott Ballroom Foyer
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Exhibits Open
    Marriott Ballroom Foyer
    9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Board of Directors Meeting
    Marriott 1 - 3
    12:30 PM 
    Doors Open
    1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Opening Session/Welcome & Remarks
    Marriott 5 & 6
    Welcome:
    Opening Remarks:
    1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Keynote Address - Who is Your Customer?
    Marriott 5 & 6
    2:00 PM  -  2:20 PM
    AABE Talk
    Marriott 5 & 6
    Speaker:
    2:20 PM  -  3:05 PM
    Innovation in Customer Service
    Marriott 5 & 6
    This panel of leaders from across the energy perspective will discuss customer expectations.
    Moderator:
    3:05 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Networking Break
    Marriott Foyer
    3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Bridging the Gap through Technology
    Marriott 5 & 6
    Innovation has become a major key in the energy sector, and the customer is at the heart of a company’s innovation efforts. This session will hear about some of the cutting-edge innovations being developed.
    Panelists:
    Moderator:
    4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Equity in Energy
    Marriott 5 & 6
    Accessibility and affordability are the key tenets of energy equity. This session will examine how we ensure that all communities have access to clean and affordable energy, but also how those same communities are receiving the economic benefits of the energy industry.
    Moderator:
    5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    State of Energy - AABE Accountability
    Marriott 5 & 6
    In this talk the AABE Board of Directors Chairman will explore the state of energy in Black America and reaffirm the vision for the organization.
    Speakers:
    7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM
    Chairman's Reception

    Buses will depart at 6:30 pm.

     

    Sponsored by: Exelon, ComEd, BGE

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     Optional  Closed 
    10:00 PM  -  1:00 AM
    (Thursday, May 2, 2019)
    Hospitality Suite ( Sponsored by Edison Electric Institute)
    Santa Fe

    Sponsored by: Edison Electric Institute

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  • Thursday, May 2, 2019
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    6:00 AM  -  7:00 AM
    JumpStart Your Day
    Tennessee Room (1st Floor)

    Zumba Fitness Class

    Sponsored by

     TES-Global-Logo-3-e1550590758768  

    We are a diversified holding company with investments in energy, real estate development, training, and technology. Each subsidiaries’ teams are comprised of experts in relevant fields. Our approach allows us to completely meet the needs of our clients on every level.  We take a holistic approach to fully understand the client needs and find solutions to maximize the opportunity to meet or exceed expectations.

    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Conference Registration
    Registration 2
    8:30 AM 
    Doors Open
    8:30 AM 
    Exhibits Open
    8:45 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Welcome
    Marriott 5 & 6
    9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Keynote Address
    Marriott 5 & 6
    Keynote Speaker:
    9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM
    Lesson on Leadership - An AABE Talk
    Marriott 5 & 6
    Speaker:
    9:50 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Conversation with the C-Suite
    Marriott 5 & 6
    Host:
    10:45 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Break
    Marriott Foyer
    11:00 AM  -  11:20 AM
    Lesson on Leadership – An AABE Talk
    Marriott 5 & 6
    Speakers:
    11:20 AM  -  12:10 PM
    Women in Power - The Energy Within Us (Sponsored by DTE Foundation)

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    Moderator:
    12:15 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Entrepreneur Luncheon
    Marriott 7 - 10
    Keynote Speaker:
    Mistress of Ceremony:
     Optional  Closed 
    1:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Break
    Marriott Foyer
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Emergency Preparation and Recovery – Surviving the Storm
    Marriott 5 & 6
    From Hurricane Maria, to Super Storm Sandy to the Paradise Wildfire, extreme weather is becoming far too familiar. This session will explore that needs to be done for our communities to prepare and recover from these events.
    Moderator:
    2:45 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Break
    Marriott Foyer
     

    Concurrent Session

    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Concurrent Session A - The Future of Mobility
    Marriott 3 & 4
    From Uber to Autonomous vehicles, the way we get from Point A to Point B is rapidly changing.
    Moderator:
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Concurrent Session B - Investing in Energy for Impact
    Marriott 1 & 2
    As an industry which touches every American household, energy companies are businesses who not only need to respond to the needs of their customers but also to their shareholders. This session will examine how impact investors, philanthropic organizations, and large shareholders have helped to drive the clean energy revolution, environmental sustainability, and social impact.
     
    4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM
    AABE Members Only Executive Coaching Session
    Marriott 7 - 10

    This AABE members-only, executive coaching session offers AABE members the opportunity to converse with industry executives in a small group setting. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration ahead of the conference is required.

     

    Sponsored by: National Grid

    National Grid

     Optional  Closed 
    8:00 PM  -  11:59 PM
    Punch Bowl Social

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    9:00 PM  -  1:00 AM
    (Friday, May 3, 2019)
    Hospitality Suite
    Santa Fe
  • Friday, May 3, 2019
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    6:00 AM  -  7:00 AM
    JumpStart Your Day
    Tennessee Room (1st Floor)

    Zumba Fitness Class

    Sponsored by

     TES-Global-Logo-3-e1550590758768  

    We are a diversified holding company with investments in energy, real estate development, training, and technology. Each subsidiaries’ teams are comprised of experts in relevant fields. Our approach allows us to completely meet the needs of our clients on every level.  We take a holistic approach to fully understand the client needs and find solutions to maximize the opportunity to meet or exceed expectations.

    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Conference Registration
    Registration 2
    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Exhibits Open
    Marriott Foyer
    8:30 AM 
    Doors Open
    9:00 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Opening Session
    Marriott 5 & 6
    9:15 AM  -  10:00 AM
    The Clean Energy Revolution
    Marriott 5 & 6
    There’s no doubt that a clean energy revolution is underway. This session will answer these questions: What is driving this revolution? How do customers benefit from it? How do communities participate? And what is being done to ensure that no one is left behind?
    Moderator:
    10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    AABE Youth Forum (Sponsored by: API)

    To expose and connect high school students to careers in energy through career development and exposure activities.

    Energy Policy Challenge Activity and Case Competition will allow students to tackle an energy/environmental justice issue and develop a policy proposal solution.

    Sponsored by: API

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     Optional  Closed 
    10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Legislative Crossfire (Sponsored by: PSEG)
    Marriott 5 & 6

    The Green New Deal, PURPA Reform, 21st Century Workforce, Infrastructure– Energy issues are some of the top priorities for the 116th Congress. This session will explore how public policy and politics will support and drive the changes in todays’ energy industry.

     

    Sponsored by: PSEG

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    Moderator:
    10:45 AM  -  11:00 AM
    AABE Talk - Here Lies a Freedom Fighter
    Marriott 5 & 6
    11:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Break
    Marriott Foyer
     

    Concurrent Session

    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Concurrent Session C - Clean Energy Markets
    Marriott 3 & 4
    The power markets are an important to meeting today’s clean energy goals. This session will examine how market design can make clean energy accessible to all customers.
    Moderator:
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Concurrent Session D - Infrastructure – Impacts and Challenges
    Marriott 1 & 2
    From state goals of zero carbon generation to becoming the world’s leading exporter of energy, enhancing the nation’s infrastructure is a must. Do we just need to build more or use what we have more efficiently? This session will examine the needs, challenges, costs and benefits to building a 21st Century energy infrastructure.
    Moderator:
     
    12:15 PM  -  12:30 PM
    Break
    12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Scholarship Luncheon
    Indiana Ballroom (1st Floor)
    Keynote Speaker:
    Remarks:
    Master of Ceremony:
     Optional  Closed 
    1:50 PM  -  2:15 PM
    AABE General Body Meeting
    Marriott 5 & 6
    7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM
    "The White Affair"
    The dress attire is cocktail for this event.
     Optional  Closed 
    11:00 PM  -  2:00 AM
    (Saturday, May 4, 2019)
    Hospitality Suite
    Santa Fe
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