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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, take a trip back in time to enjoy the “Heart of Rock ’n Roll” with Huey Lewis 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

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

June 7, 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Robert Herjavec is a highly-regarded business influencer, entrepreneur, best-selling author and star of NBC’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. 

General Session: A Roundtable Conversation with EEI’s Leadership

June 6, 9 a.m- 10:30 a.m.

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
former CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, now Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Company​


AMP-UP:  An Evening with Huey Lewis and the News

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. This networking-filled evening set against the upbeat tempo of Huey Lewis and The News is the perfect way to relax, refresh, and connect with clients and colleagues. With over 20 million albums sold, Huey and his legendary band will truly take you “Back in Time”.

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.

A special EEI rate of $279.00 per night (plus applicable fees and taxes), single or double occupancy, has been negotiated. The EEI group room rates will be honored three days prior and three days after the Annual Meeting dates of June 4-7, 2018, based on availability. The cut-off date to receive the special EEI rate is Friday, May 18, 2018.  Reservations received after the cut-off date, or after the room block fills, will be based on space and rate availability.

  • Make reservations online or by calling 888-421-1442 and reference: The 2018 EEI Annual Convention.
  • CANCELLATION: Cancellation must be received at least 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax.
  • Hotel check-in is 4:00 pm. Checkout time is 11:00 am.
  • If you would like to book a suite, please email Hiwot Lemma, Do not contact the hotel directly.
  • Please note that a credit card is required at time of booking to guarantee the reservation. Credit card will only be charged if late cancellation or no show.