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The UTC's Critical Infrastructure Communication Policy Summit will be held June 19, 2012, at the 9 a.m., at the Washington Renaissance Hotel Dupont Circle. Meeting policy mandates and modernizing utilities and other critical infrastructure industries will create an unprecedented need for sophisticated, reliable and secure communications networks. The Summit focuses on aligning policies, technologies and communications networks support integrating variable energy resources, optimizing the use of existing resources, supporting smart cities as well as public safety communications to ensure the health, safety and welfare of Americans. Speakers include Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, and David Wright, Chairman of the Board and President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, among others. For more information contact: Mike Oldak at email@example.com.Practicing Leadership in a Political Environment: A The Public Utility Research Center Leadership Workshop for Emerging Leaders in Utility Policy
will be held June 23, 2012 at the Hilton UF and Shands Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute Conference Facility in Gainesville,Fla. During this PURC Leadership Workshop, international regulatory professionals will examine the activities, behaviors, mindsets, and skills of a successful leader during this training workshop designed by PURC for emerging leaders in utility policy. For more information contact: Rebecca Beachy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS - formerly DRCC) will hold its National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid on June 26 - June 28, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., in Washington, D.C. The event is recognized as the premier event focused on the business and policy aspects of demand response and its enabling technologies and applications. It is unique in that in addition to a conventional format of presentations on case studies, the latest research, it devotes an entire day to a roundtable discussion format where some of the leading experts in demand response discuss with each other and with the audience the latest trends, issues, and business developments. For more information contact: Jenny Senff at Jenny.email@example.com.
The 2012 STEM SOLUTIONS Leadership Summit will be held June 27 – 29, 2012 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The conference focuses on the shortage of science and tech-related skills in the American workforce. U.S News & World Report, Governing and more than 40 other key organizations will convene major corporations, leading educators, top policy makers and education technology companies to create a collective that will fill jobs now and advance the future STEM workforce. For more information visit http://usnewsstemsolutions.com/
The Association of Public Treasurers of the U.S. and Canada will hold its 47th Annual Conference Aug. 12-15, 2012, at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Va. The conference theme “Revolutionizing Trends in Treasury Management” will permeate the educational tracks and discussion sessions. Attendees will hear from practitioners and experts who have successfully implemented cutting edge technology to better utilize their jurisdictions’ resources.For more information, visit http://www.aptusc.org/annual-conference.
The American Public Human Services Association will hold its IT Solutions Management for Human Services conference August 26-29, 2012 in Baltimore, Md. ISM focuses on the major assistance programs and systems including child welfare, TANF, SNAP, child support, child care, and Medicaid. ISM is at the forefront of meeting the challenges of healthcare reform and the mandates of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Emerging technologies with promise for improving HHS service delivery; including cloud computing, mobile platforms, service oriented architectures and Agile development techniques, are vetted at work sessions led by your peers who have real world experience with these and other technologies. To register, visit http://www.aphsa-ism.org/ISM2012/index.aspx.
City Parks Alliance will hold its Greater & Greener: Re-Imagining Parks for 21st Century Cities urban parks conference, July 14-17, 2012, in New York City. Early bird pricing ends 5/11/12. The conference will bring together the world's top city park planners, designers and visionaries to inspire new thinking about parks and green spaces in the context of new economic realities, focusing on regional ecosystems, community health needs, public-private partnerships, sustainable development, neighborhood equity and changing demographics. Visit here for more information.
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