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2020 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

February 26-28, 2020
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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Wednesday, February 26

Pre-Conference Workshop: Building Policies: Impacts Now and Going Forward  

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Sally Talberg, Michigan Public Service Commission

Plenary Session: Community Perspectives on Energy Efficiency

  • James Carlton, People for Community Recovery
  • Theresa Collins, Senior Services Plus, Inc.
  • Naomi Davis, Blacks in Green
  • Dana Gray, Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corp.
  • Mary Ellen Guest, Chicago Bungalow Association
  • Moderator: Theodora "Theo" Okiro, Future Energy Enterprises

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Thursday, February 27

Keynote Speaker: Alex Fitzsimmons, US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Plenary Session: How Can New Technology and Innovation Drive EE and Clean Energy?

  • Will Baker, Google Nest
  • Molly Lunn, ComEd
  • David Nemtzow, US Department of Energy
  • Sean Nunes, CLEAResult
  • Moderator: Paul Seidler, Clean Energy Trust


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  • How to Pursue Industrial Efficiency in a Changing Policy Environment
    • Joe Birschbach, Leidos
    • Melissa Hulting, US EPA Region 5/ENERGY STAR
    • Dylan Matthews, Nexant
    • John Nicol, Leidos
    • Thomas Olmsted, CLEAResult



  • Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes
    • Nate Altfeather, Leidos
    • Brian Bowen, Uplight
    • George Cornwell, EFI
    • Tina Dietrich, Enervee
    • Gian Gabriel Dobles, Energy Resources Center
    • Julia Friedman, Oracle
    • Kelly Mulder, ILLUME Advising, LLC
    • Nathan Shannon, Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative


2020 Inspiring Efficiency Awards Dinner & Gala 

Friday, February 28

Plenary Session: Clean Energy Goals: A Utility Perspective


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