The MEUW Board of Directors has voted to support staff plans to stage a different kind of event in 2021 due to COVID-19.
The vote came at the Board’s regular meeting held on Friday, Aug. 21 after more than half of respondents to a July survey said coronavirus made it “unlikely” they’d attend the annual Electric Operations Conference & Expo (formerly “Joint Sups”) in January 2021.
While the plans still need to be worked out, MEUW expects to host an outdoor “show” in late April 2021 to bring together operations folks in an open-air environment to interact with one another, hear from select speakers and see what vendors have to offer. The event is most likely to be held at a county fairgrounds or similar venue and is expected to feature a trade show and equipment demonstrations. The traditional January conference will not be held in 2021.
Watch for full details once plans for the April event are finalized.
Vendors interested in learning more are encouraged to call Mallory Conradt at (608) 478-2528.