President’s Thank You

Brian McCauley USMA President 2018

Brian McCauley
USMA President 2018


I hope all enjoyed the successful conference we had in May of 2017 in Fort Worth, TX. I wanted to let everyone know that our planning for the 2018 USMA conference in Orlando, FL is well underway! Based on the success of this past year’s conference our Board of Directors really has its work cut out, but each and every year we seem to come up with new ideas and initiatives relative to our industry that make the conference better! As you know a critical focus for the USMA is the, “Take it Home and Use it,” concept. We want to be sure each and every attendee walks away with a number of things that they can use professionally or even personally.

Over the years we have had a lot of positive feedback from our attendees with this and we will continue to make this a large focus. Another thing to consider for our conference in 2018 is all of the amenities that will be surrounding us. For example, the Omni Hotel at Championsgate has a wave pool, lazy river, and a number of swimming pools as well as plenty of activities for families of all ages. Orlando is also only an hour’s drive from the beach and don’t forget about Disney or Universal Studios all in the immediate area, so this might be a great conference to blend in some family time as well! We look forward to seeing everyone on May 20th -23rd!

Brian McCauley

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What Powers Disney?

The Mickey Pylon is a 32 metres tall double-deadend pole-type pylon of a 230 kV-powerline in front of Osceola Substation, which is used for the power supply of Disney World in Celebration, Florida, USA

Conference Features

  • Connector.

    Educational

    17 hours of educational programming + session tracking form to help you record educational session attendance for certification

  • Connector.

    Content rich

    Over 40 Speakers

  • Connector.

    Choice

    25 Breakout Sessions to choose from

  • Connector.

    Non-Commercial Format

    We take pride that the conference is presented in a non-commercial format

  • Connector.

    Informative

    3 General Sessions – Download the 2017 Program PDF

  • Connector.

    Networking Opportunities

    First Timers Reception, Welcome Reception, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & Tuesday Night Dinner Event

  • Connector.

    Exhibitors

    70+ Exhibitors at the USMA Table Top Session

  • Connector.

    Good fun for good works

    Charity Golf and Tennis Events

Conference Hotel

Golf Tournament

Conference Agenda

2017 Conference Highlights

  • Record Setting Attendance
  • Golf Tournament raised funds for ALS Foundation
  • First USMA 5K Run/Walk to support Susan Komen Foundation
  • Over 17 hours of educational programming including:
    • Cyber Security with Theresa Payton
    • The Grid with Gretchen Bakke & Philip Moeller
    • Life/Work Balance & Winning with Emmitt Smith
    • Bob Shapard, CEO of Oncor
    • Leadership with Margaret Morford
    • Drones, Disruption, Best Practices, Buy America and much more

USMA Policy on Private Events
The Utility Supply Management Alliance does not allow private events to be held during scheduled conference sessions and social functions.  Private events may be held outside of regular conference hours. Events should be kept small.  The USMA logo and name may not be used without written permission from the Utility Supply Management Alliance.

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