We are all back from finishing up the 2011 Western Region
Conference in Palm Desert, California. I definitely want to give a big thanks
to all of the sponsors and our members who attended for making this conference an exceptional event. In case you missed it, I’ll let you in on some of the
Overall, attendance at this year’s conference was up 11
percent from last year. This made for a lot of effective networking
opportunities, not only because there were more people, but also because there
were all-industry and peer networking groups, receptions, and B2B booth
During the general session, NAED Chair Jack Henderson and
Western Region VP Rocky Lawrence provided us with updates on the association
and the industry. The keynote speaker was Wes Moore, a youth advocate, Army
combat veteran, and author who rose above a troubled childhood to receive the
Rhodes Scholarship and even work in the White House. Moore’s engaging
presentation focused on how people can make an impact in the world around them,
as well as what it takes to be a good leader.
The education sessions covered everything from green energy
solutions to theft and fraud in the industry. Our vendor on the Energy Audit
Solution, ecoInsight, had a booth set up so that our members could ask
questions about the product and get a demonstration of the software. They will
also have a booth set up at the South Central Region Conference and at the
National Electrical Leadership Summit in May.
If you live in the South Central Region, be sure to register now for that conference, which is taking place February 23-25 in San Antonio.
If you attended this year’s Western Region Conference, we would like to hear
about your experiences there, so feel free to leave a comment on this blog.