Utility University 2018

Event Info

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions | Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Dr.
Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
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Join us for the fifth annual Utility University 2018 – a must-attend conference focused on exploration of the timely issues that affect the day-to-day financial and business operations of Midwestern municipal electric and water utilities and public utility districts.

Utility University attendees experience unparalleled opportunities for sharpening skills, sharing solutions and learning from peer utilities, and receiving resources to maximize operations and performance.

We proudly announce our 2018 Utility University keynote speaker: Dan Aschenbach, Senior Vice President of Moody's Investors Service. Dan has served as a credit analyst at Moody’s for 30 years and is the lead analyst on some of the largest utilities in the United States. His insights and experience will put a new perspective on the importance of financial benchmarks, proactive planning and focused policies to the overall financial health and stability of your utility and shed light on how you can manage your utility to enhance its image in the financial marketplace.

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Reasons to attend

  • Stay up to date on the latest financial and business topics and trends affecting municipal utilities and public utility districts
  • Gain knowledge from informative general sessions and engaging breakout sessions
  • Earn continuing education credit
  • Network with fellow public utility professionals from around the Midwest
  • Learn how to confront the challenges that keep you awake at night
  • Return to your community inspired with ideas and practices you can start implementing right away

Topics we’ll explore

Utility University focuses on business and financial topics and trends for municipal utilities and public utility districts. Attendees will gain the knowledge and tools to enhance the day-to-day financial and business operations of utility organizations.

  • Behind the credit agency’s rating
  • Building a community of advocates
  • Cybersecurity/attack surface prevention
  • Financials your governing body needs to know
  • Governmental accounting standards 
  • Communicating your way to a successful project
  • Workforce development and succession planning
  • Funding lead lateral replacement
  • Community solar
  • Budgeting

Who should attend

Financial and management professionals who work in Midwestern municipal utilities and public utility districts in these positions are encouraged to attend Utility University:

  • Chief financial officers, finance directors, comptrollers and accountants
  • Chief executive officers, general managers and assistant general managers
  • Clerks and treasurers
  • City administrators, managers and assistants
  • Vice presidents and directors of operations
  • Management analysts and assistants
  • Members of governing bodies including board members and other elected officials
  • Public works and utilities superintendents, administrators, directors and managers