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EEI 2019
is the electric power industry’s premier event, bringing together top executives, policymakers and industry partners for two days of thought leadership, networking and engagement. 
Featuring expanded breakout content, compelling keynotes and abundant networking, EEI 2019 promises to expand your professional network while delivering innovative content from industry experts.

At Exelon, new technologies bring new opportunities to lead.  One of Exelon’s key strategic focus areas is investing in a culture of technology and innovation. We believe the best ideas emerge when individuals from diverse backgrounds collaborate to tackle the energy industry’s biggest business challenges. Stop by Franklin Hall to see how we are pursuing many innovative opportunities like EZ-EV— a company that help customers, communities, and businesses transition to electrified transportation. There will be exciting displays on high-flying drone inspections of critical infrastructure, battery energy storage solutions (BESS), advanced analytics, new evolutions in AI and Augmented Reality, robotics, sensors and software. Please come explore these special exhibits on Monday and Tuesday, June 10-11, at the EEI 2019. 

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Keynote Speakers
Opening Keynote

The Honorable Paul Ryan
Former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

Policy Insight Gleaned From Two Decades In Congress

​A vice presidential candidate in 2012 and Speaker of the House of Representatives until this past January, Paul Ryan will describe his journey from a young Wisconsin congressman to the third highest office in the land. During his tenure, Speaker Ryan spearheaded efforts to reform the U.S. tax code for the first time in a generation, rebuild our national defense, expand domestic energy production, combat the opioid epidemic and promote economic opportunity.

Opening Keynote

Reshma Saujani
Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Author
Closing the Gender Gap in Technology

Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech that has already reached 90,000 girls nationwide. Saujani was the first Indian American woman to run for Congress. She is the author of three books, including the newly released Brave, Not Perfect, Women Who Don't Wait In Line and the New York Times Bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma Saujani is the proud daughter of refugees.

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Luncheon Keynote

​José Andrés
Chef, Restaurateur, Humanitarian

A creative culinary innovator and exemplary business leader, José Andrés inspires people across the globe with his dynamic vision and diverse projects aimed at making the world a better place through the power of food. A committed advocate of food and hunger issues, his World Central Kitchen, along with #ChefsForPuertoRico, served over 3.5 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in 2017. José was one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2012 and 2018, and he was named “Outstanding Chef” and "Humanitarian of the Year" by the James Beard Foundation.

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Tuesday Keynote

Rick Perry
​U.S. Secretary of Energy

​U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry leads an agency whose mission includes supervision of the nation’s nuclear weapons program as well as domestic energy production and conservation. A U.S. Air Force veteran and the longest-serving governor in Texas history, Secretary Perry has devoted his adult life to creating prosperity and opportunity for families.

CEO Leadership Dialogue

Facing challenge and opportunity around every corner, U.S. electric power companies are steadily reinventing themselves to deliver cleaner, smarter and more resilient energy to their customers. To explore all the major issues on the industry’s agenda, EEI 2019 continues the popular CEO Leadership Dialogue, featuring EEI Chairman Lynn Good, along with EEI Vice Chairmen Chris Crane and Ben Fowke. New this year: Panel Moderator Daniel Yergin, one of the world’s foremost authorities on energy and the global economy, a bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner. He is Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

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Daniel Yergin

Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Founder of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

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

Ben Fowke

EEI Vice Chairman

Chairman, President and CEO, Xcel Energy


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Tracks - New for 2019!

​To enhance the attendee experience, delegates will be able to tailor their own educational experience around four separate learning tracks designed to create world-class learning opportunities focusing on:

Clean Energy

An in-depth look at the pathways leading toward an increasingly sustainable energy future for the electric power industry.

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Customer Experience

Learn how electric companies, technology partners and policymakers are meeting rapidly changing customer expectations.

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Smarter Infrastructure

What are the building blocks of the modernized energy grid - whose watchwords are resiliency, reliability and affordability?

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  What's Next

Take a guided tour of the future as experts map out how new technologies and emerging policies are transforming the electric power industry in some unexpected ways.

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Guest/Spouse Program

Longwood Gardens Tour and Lunch

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
9am - 2:30 pm

​Enjoy the rolling hills of Philadelphia’s spectacular countryside én route to Longwood Gardens.

Located in Chester County, PA, Longwood Gardens boasts 11,000 varieties of plants spread out across more than 1,000 acres of gardens, meadows, woodlands and elaborate horticultural displays.

The institution was originally founded by Pierre du Pont in 1906 and has since become world renowned for its dedication to botany, design, education and art. 

After your tour, you will enjoy lunch in the charming historic Kennet Square Inn Restaurant and Tavern.