2024 Winter Member Services Conference

Thursday, January 11, 2024 8:30 AM - Friday, January 12, 2024 11:30 AM (CST)


2024 Winter Member Services Conference 
January 11-12, 2024 (Th 8:30-4:30, F 8:30-12)
The Park Event Center, Waite Park, MN

Agenda subject to change - still in progress

Thursday, January 11
8:00am         Breakfast - Sponsored by Dairyland Power Cooperative
8:45am         Welcome
9:00am        "Product You" - Ted Schick - Keynote Speaker
10:00am      "Instilling the Cooperative Differences In Your Team"
                          Moderator - Kaylee Cusack - Minnkota Power Cooperative
                                   Raquel Berg - Connexus Energy
                                   Emily Windjue - Minnkota Power Cooperative
                                   Tara Collins - Great River Energy
10:45am      Break
11:00am      EmPower Youth Leadership Program - Chinelle Christensen - Sioux Valley Energy
11:45am      EPRI  Study on grid impact by EV's - Rodney De Fouw - Great River Energy
12:15pm      Lunch - Sponsored by Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.
12:15pm      MNTEG Meeting
1:00pm        New Nuclear? Recent Advances in Fission and Fusion Energy Technology - Dr Jeffery King - Colorado School of Mines - Sponsored
                      by Basin Electric Power Cooperative
2:15pm        Break
2:30pm        Ask Gen Z! - Anne Harvey - Pioneer Utility Resources
3:30pm        MREA Update
4:00pm        Microgrid products in cold weather climate areas - Angelo Campus - Box Power 
4:30pm        Adjourn

Friday, January 12
8:00am        Breakfast - Sponsored by Great River Energy
8:30am        Welcome
8:45am        Media Relations - Trevor Roy - Great River Energy
9:15am        EV market review, incentives, and public charging - Steve Nisbet - MN Automobile Dealers Association
10:00am      Break
10:15am      MISO Market Update - Greg Padden - Great River Energy
10:45am      Distributed Energy Resources Update - Kristi Robinson - Star Energy
11:15am      Power Half Hour - Brainstorming Session - What Hot Topics Do You Want To Hear More About?
12:00pm      Adjourn

Energy, member service and communication managers and specialists, government affairs representatives and public affairs managers.


$404 Education member
$504 Non education member

Residence Inn by Marriott
450 Division Street
Waite Park, MN

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Hilton Garden Inn
550 Division Street
Waite Park, MN

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MREA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all participants and staff in MREA meetings, conferences, training programs, and events both online and in-person. All Event participants including but not limited to attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff, students, guests and vendors, are expected to abide by this MREA Event Code of Conduct, and this code applies to all space and situations in which MREA meeting-related activities are being conducted, including virtual meetings and those sponsored by organizations other than MREA but held in conjunction with MREA Events. Participation constitutes agreement to comply with the Code of Conduct as a condition of attendance. 

All events in 2024 will be subject to a $50 late registration fee for anyone that registers less than 2 weeks prior to the published event dates. 

The Park Event Center
500 Division Street
Waite Park, MN United States
Event Contact
Amanda Meredith
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Thursday, January 11, 2024 8:30 AM - Friday, January 12, 2024 11:30 AM (CST)
Th 8:30-4:30 F 8:30-noon
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