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2013 Stakeholder Symposium: Keynote Speakers Confirmed, Exhibitor Application and Registration Open




The California ISO welcomes keynote speakers for its 2013 stakeholder symposium on October 23 and 24, 2013 in Sacramento. All stakeholders are welcome to register for this event. Registration is now open and exhibitor applications for the Technology Showcase are due on June 20, 2013.



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The ISO will host its Stakeholder Symposium 5.0 on October 23 and 24, 2013 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Now in its fifth year, the symposium has become the largest gathering of electric industry executives on the west coast, with 600 guests expected to attend. The symposium enables stakeholders, policymakers, and the ISO Board of Governors and leadership team to discuss key topics related to the bulk power grid and markets. The theme of this year's event is Bridging the Grid of Today with the Network of Tomorrow. General sessions and breakout sessions will provide a platform for guests to discuss current challenges and emerging opportunities.


New Features for 2013

New Town Hall Session, with topics programmed by guests: As attendees register for the symposium, they have the opportunity to shape the Town Hall session by selecting the themes that will be addressed. The town hall will include upwards of a dozen speakers, whom will share their views in a fast-paced and exciting format.

Additional breakout rooms: To expand opportunities for discussion, the ISO is increasing the number of breakout rooms. These sessions have been among the most popular features at past symposiums.


Noted Keynote Speakers Confirmed

The ISO is pleased to welcome two renowned keynote speakers:

Joseph P. Kennedy II, Founder, Chairman, and President of Citizens Energy Corporation and former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

Greg Abel, Chairman, President, and CEO of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company


Agenda Posted

The draft agenda and supporting materials are available on the ISO website at


Technology Showcase Application Period is Open

Symposium 5.0 will include the popular Technology Showcase where exhibitors display innovative technology products and services of relevance to the wholesale electric industry. The technology showcase application period is open and an Exhibitor Prospectus is available at Exhibitor applications must be received by June 20, 2013.


Online Registration Now Open

Online registration for the symposium is now open. Seats are limited, so stakeholders are requested to register early because the event sold out in each of the past two years. The registration form is located at Each registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner on day one, and continental breakfast and lunch on day two. Please note that attendance at this event by a public official may constitute acceptance of a reportable gift.



For stakeholders researching lodging accommodations in coordination with this event, the downtown Sacramento Sheraton Hotel has offered a limited number of specially priced rooms, which can be reserved at


Meeting Details

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 and 24, 2013

Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, California



For More Information Contact

General inquiries: Mercy Parker Helget at 916-608-5940 or

Registration support: Julia Payton at 916-608-1133 or


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