Thank You
Major Sponsors:

Additional Sponsors:

Transportation Sponsors

Lighting Solutions of Illinois

Volunteer Recognition Party Sponsors

Advance Electrical Supply


Education Sponsors

Advent Systems, Inc.

Archibald & Meek

Canino Electric

Continental Electric Construction Company


Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors

Lyons Pinner Electrical Contractors

Maron Electric Company

Middle States Electrical Contractors Association

Schneider Electric

Shamrock Electric

Telser Lighting Associates

Breakfast & Lunch Sponsors

All Current Electrical Sales


Evergreen Supply Company

Stanley Black and Decker/ Lenox

PowerForward DuPage

Middle States Electrical Contractors Association

Wheatland Tube

Legrand Wattstopper





January 25-26, 2018
Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Please join us on January 25th and 26th at the Electric Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show. This two day conference will feature over 10 contact hours of education programs and award PDH's for participation in the workshops. The highlight of this conference is the anouncement of the new Chicago Electrical Code! Your participation in this conference allows you to get a head start on all the major changes to the code, so you have a working knowledge of what is to come. We are also pleased to announce tracks of seminars focusing on electrical safety, administered by the Construction Safety Council of Chicago, as well as lighting education programs that award CEU's to lighting professionals. This conference will feature programs for everyone, covering all segments of the industry.

Who should attend:

  • Building owners
  • Facility Managers
  • Electrical contractors, electricians, installers, project managers
  • Architects, engineers, specifiers, designers
  • Electrical and building inspectors
  • Safety Managers and Professionals
  • HVAC and Mechanical contractors
  • Public sector planners: municipalities, schools, hospitals
  • Energy professionals, consultants, utilities
  • Industrial maintenance supervisors & personnel

 Electrical Industry Trade Show: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - View the Exhibitor Trade Show Map

Conference Presentations:

The following presentations were provided by speakers from the 2018 conference. Please note that not all presentations could be shared due to corporate or copyright law restrictions.

2015 IECC Update Seminar

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program Update

BIM Presentation

Practicial Considerations for Electrical Spaces and Equipment

Solar Panel Discussion

Lock Out - Tag Out

Thank you to our partnering associations and Industry Allies:

  • International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Illinois Chapter
  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • IBEW
  • Construction Safety Council
  • National Association of Electrical Distributors
  • Middle States Electrical Contractors Association
  • PowerForward DuPage
  • Consulting Electrical Engineers Division of the Electric Association
  • Chicago Electrical Estimators Association
  • Illinois Solar Energy Association
  • IES Chicago

Thank you to our 2018 Conference Planning Committee:

Kevin O'Shea, Shamrock Electric (Chairman)
Brian Haug, Continental Electric Construction Co.
Tom Adams, IAEI Illinois Chapter
Brian Earl, Connexion
Kris Fedoruk, Acuity Brands
Mark P. Gibson, Agents Midwest Ltd.
Mike Gryn, Concentric Integration
Josh Hancock, Hubbell Lighting
Stefan Lopata & Laura Baxt, Kelso-Burnett
Harry Ohde, IBEW Local 134
Russ Bozzetti, WESCO
Bill Poss, Eaton
Joe Romano, Epstein
Tom Salzman, Steiner Electric
Jan Heal, Graybar
James Westerfield, Chicago LightWorks

Jerry McGlynn, McWilliams Electric Co.

Gary Zaffino, Philips Lighting