Thank You
Major Sponsors:

Additional Sponsors:

Transportation Sponsors

Lighting Solutions of Illinois

Volunteer Recognition Party Sponsors

Advance Electrical Supply

Education Sponsors


Middle States Electrical Contractors Association

Schneider Electric

Shamrock Electric

Telser Lighting Associates

Breakfast & Lunch Sponsors

All Current Electrical Sales


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

Who should exhibit:

The EA Trade Show gives companies the opportunity to display the latest products, services, and innovations to a captive audience of industry professionals.  Companies that design, manufacturer or sell products or technologies to the construction industry should exhibit in this event.

Join the Electric Association, and our partnering organizations at Chicagoland's largest electrical construction conference of the year!

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