Northwest
Communications and
Energy Innovations
Conference

SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2020  |  VIRTUAL EVENT

We are excited to invite attendees to our first-ever online Northwest Communications and Energy Innovations Conference (the NIC)

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We have scheduled high-caliber interactive sessions that past attendees expect and that newcomers will appreciate. In addition to Breaking New Trails with this year’s online format, we will be highlighting processes that are breaking their own new trails, including grassroots communications that continue to reach customers in new ways during a pandemic; new energy services methods to interact and communicate with customers now and later; and new media, resources, and thought processes to better connect with our changing customer and community landscapes. We’ve even pivoted to present the annual Excellence in Communications awards at the trailhead versus the finish line this year. We’re excited for this opportunity and hope you will accompany us on this new adventure.

Step into engaging content and topics with like-minded industry professionals

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 22

10-11 a.m.

Excellence in Communications Awards Coffee Chat

2-3:30 p.m.

Grassroots Communications: COVID-19 Lessons Learned

Speaker: Anne Harvey, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

Wednesday, September 23

10-11:30 a.m.

Connecting with Customers Via Virtual Energy Audits & Inspections

Speakers: Ryan Davies, Central Electric Cooperative; and Joan Thornhill, Tacoma Power

2-3:30 p.m.

Communications Super Show Panel: How to be Human in a Digital World

Panelists: Megan McKoy-Noe, Pioneer Utility Services; Lance Robertson, University of Oregon; and Chris Gaylord, Portland Corps of Engineers

Thursday, September 24

10-11:30 a.m.

20/20 Vision: Data Visualization Shows the Way

Speaker: Special guest

2-3:30 p.m.

Making Customers the Hero of Your Story

Speakers: Aaron Welling and Sonny Virakpanyou, Sonar Insights

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