Annual Industry Conference

February 2-3, 2023  •  Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Welch MN



Designed for business owners and electrical professionals. We've assembled a team of experts to help you navigate upcoming challenges in the electrical industry. Plus we have a Special Guest, Joe Schmit, KSTP! Joe will be walking us through the day, providing insight between guest speakers and entertaining us along the way.

 Watch a special message to our guests from Joe!

THURSDAY, February 2 (7:30am-5pm) & FRIDAY, February 3 (8am-2:30pm)

  View a detailed schedule of events

Highlights Include:

Recruiting and Training the Next Generation - A Panel Discussion
Polly Friendshuh (Dunwoody), Andrew Jennen (M State Wadena), Jill Stewart-Kellar
(916 Schools) and Brian Schelkoph (Anoka Tech) will be discussing what they are seeing
in the upcoming workforce that you need to know as you hire and recruit talent.

Inflation Reduction Act
Center for Energy & Environment. What do you need to know so you are the chosen
subcontractor on a job where infrastructure dollars come into play?

National Electrical Code Re-Org Discussion
Dean Hunter, MN DLI. Discussions are beginning about reorganizing the NEC into
20 chapters vs. nine. Code-making panels are looking for feedback. Want to weigh in?

Employment Law Hot Topics
Tom Revnew, PRK&A Law.
Safe & Sick Leave; Marijuana use on the job & Workers Comp; parental leave

Subcontractor Liability
Federated Insurance. The risk for subcontractors is higher than it has ever been.
What should you look for in contracts?

Contractor Panel Discussion
Materials, Supplies, Inspections, Workforce.... Learn from other Electrical Contractors
how they are handling current industry issues.

Electrical Violation Investigations
Sean O’Neil, MN DLI. Learn (and avoid) frequent violations and how to file complaints.

Economic Forecast
Ron Wirtz, Minneapolis Federal Reserve. Inflation, material shortages, the “R” word (recession)…
what is next? How can you even prepare for the future of your business in today’s economy?

Legislative Update
EA's Lobbying Team. Gain understanding of the current MN landscape and what initiatives are
beginning to gain traction at the beginning of session.

Bowling and Fun!
TI's Bowling Alley. We have rented out an area of the casino Thursday evening to bowl,
mingle with other attendees and talk shop.

Professional Headshots! We'll have a photographer on hand taking headshots of our guests.
We hope everyone takes advantage of this free opportunity!

Investment: Members $150 (Guests $100) / Nonmembers $200 (Guests $100)

Book your room by calling (800) 222-7077.
Let them know you are with the Electrical Association in the EAGLE Tower.


Highlights of Past Events  

Suggest a Topic for Upcoming Events

(HR Compliance, Tax Compliance, Safety, etc.) • Email your ideas to Michelle Dreier