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The 2018 Edison Electric Institute Annual Convention brings together leading industry CEOs, thought leaders, policymakers and partners for three days of dynamic keynotes, cutting-edge breakout content and stimulating dialogue at the industry’s premier networking forum. At a time of dramatic transformation across the electric power sector, this year’s event promises to be a highly immersive experience. Picture yourself in the “shark tank” with Robert Herjavec, and enjoy an evening of networking with colleagues at the House of Blues with iconic rock artists Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and participate in the most unique attendee engagement platform, The Grid, all serving to make this year’s conference one you won’t want to miss.

2017 Attending Organizations
Keynote Speaker

Fast Forward and Focused

Robert Herjavec
Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group, Lead Shark of ABC’s Shark Tank

Robert Herjavec is a highly-regarded business influencer, entrepreneur, best-selling author and star of ABC’s Shark Tank.  He founded Herjavec Group in 2003 after launching and selling a number of successful IT companies. Today, the firm is widely recognized as a global leader in information security. 

Industry CEO Panel

A Conversation with Industry Power Players

One of the most popular, and important, sessions in the entire Annual Convention. In a standing room only event, attendees listen to EEI’s top CEO leadership, joined by Greg Abel, currently Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Company​, explore major challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for C-Suite executives as the electric power industry continues to reinvent itself in the midst of a dramatic, long-term transformation.

Pat Vincent-Collawn

EEI Chairman
Chairman, President and CEO,
PNM Resources

Lynn Good
EEI Vice Chairman
Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy
​Chris Crane
EEI Vice Chairman
President and CEO,
Exelon Corporation

Greg Abel
Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Vice Chairman – Non-Insurance Business Operations, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Additional Speakers

AMP-UP: An Evening with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

EEI is proud to announce that Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will headline this year’s AMP-UP event at House of Blues.

Due to health concerns, Huey Lewis and the News has cancelled all remaining 2018 tour dates, including our event. The show at House of Blues will go on as we welcome iconic rock artists Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.

Considered one of the most successful partnerships in music history, their rock and roll love affair has endured for more than 39 years and they continue to tour and captivate audiences around the world.

Join us on June 6 at the fabled House of Blues in the heart of San Diego’s iconic Gaslamp Quarter. Surrounded by world-class dining, eclectic bars, and cafes, it is the ideal venue to help launch a memorable night on the town.

Buses will depart the Grand Hyatt Kettner Blvd. entrance on the Seaport side of the hotel (outside Brew 30 sports bar) beginning at 7:15 PM.

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The Grid

In business and in life, face-to-face interaction is how real connections are made! That belief is at the heart of The Grid, a new concept that will facilitate the most effective networking and inspire more robust thought leadership and learning. As the central hub of the event, The Grid will feature new “Power Hours”, receptions that are exclusively dedicated to networking. In addition to all the premium amenities and experiences you’ve come to expect from EEI, The Grid will take the EEI Annual Convention to the next level of attendee engagement.


Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

Ideally situated on San Diego Bay between the San Diego Convention Center and the city’s popular Seaport Village, the hotel offers a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting, complete with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is minutes from iconic attractions like PetCo Park, Seaport Village, Midway Museum, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Island, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and San Diego SeaWorld.

At this time the EEI group rate at the Manchester Grand Hyatt is no longer available. The hotel may still have rooms available. Please contact the Manchester Grand Hyatt directly at (619) 232-1234.

EEI has secured discounted rates at the Embassy Suites which is a 5 minute walk from the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown –
601 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 239-2400
Rate: $289/night plus taxes (currently 12.75%) for single/double occupancy. 

Reservations can be made by calling 619-233-9922.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or advance deposit at the time of booking.

Reservation Cut-Off Date: May 29, 2018.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to confirmed arrival or will forfeit one night’s room and tax.

Amenities: Complimentary breakfast buffet, complimentary nightly reception, and complimentary 24 hour fitness center with indoor pool.