Detailed Agenda By Day

(Draft agenda – details subject to change)

8:00 AM


11:00 AM4:00 PM

Innovation Zone and Plugfest Set-Up – exhibitors will need Badges and wristbands to be allowed in the hall for set up – see Registration.

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration Open – Badges will be required for all sessions and networking events

7:00 AM11:00 AM

Innovation Zone Set-Up – hall will be emptied by security and locked at 11am to move all to Lunch and the Opening Keynote and Thought Leadership Sessions

11:30 PM12:30 PM

Lunch – Badges Required

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Opening Keynote

Leslie Duke, Chair and CEO of Burns & McDonnell will offer industry insights to set the stage for the 2024 UBBA Summit & Plugfest

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thought Leadership General Sessions

  • Policy and politics impacting the evolution of the grid – Guest Speakers: Dr. Karen Wayland, CEO of the GridWise Alliance and Brien Sheahan, former Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission; Discussion Facilitated by Chris Guttman-McCabe,  Anterix Chief Regulatory and Communications Officer

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception in the Innovation Zone

7:00 AM5:00 PM

Registration Open

7:00 AM8:00 AM


8:00 AM12:00 PM

Innovation Zone and Plugfest Demonstrations

12:00 PM1:00 PM


1:00 PM5:00 PM

UBBA Awards & General Sessions

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

All Attendee Party – Dinner and Drinks at The Midland Theater!

7:00 AM3:00 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM


9:00 AM5:00 PM

Innovation Zone and Thursday Tech Sessions

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Morning – Thursday Tech Sessions (*Professional Development Certificates available)

12:00 PM1:00 PM


1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Afternoon – Thursday Tech Sessions (*Professional Development Certificates available)

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Happy Hour and Passport to PLTE Games Prizes (Must be present to win)!

5:00 PM

Innovation Zone Tear-Down

8:00 AM