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8th Annual Energy Innovators Conference

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MSU Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

219 S Harrison Rd

Room: Big Ten A

East Lansing, MI 48823

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Please join the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Michigan EIBC) on Wednesday, April 22 for the 8th Annual Energy Innovators Conference (formerly Annual Member Meeting) at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.

We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker for the conference is Patti Poppe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson, Michigan based CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility and the nation’s fourth largest combination utility.

This full-day conference - our most popular event of the year - provides attendees an opportunity to network, learn about innovations in advanced energy, and get an overview on the latest policy developments. There will be several break-out panels and topic-specific roundtable discussions throughout the day and dozens of expert panelists. The event brings together leaders in Michigan's advanced energy industry, utility executives, policymakers, regulators, and others.

The panel topics for this year's conference are:

Earth Day 50: Achieving the Triple Bottom Line
Beyond Poles and Wires: Distribution System Planning 2.0
Building the Advanced Energy Workforce
The Future of Energy in the Built Environment
Peering into the Crystal Ball: What the 2020 Election Could Mean for Energy Policy
From Goals to Reality: Achieving Advanced Energy Commitments

Tentative timeline:

8:30 am - Registration open

9:00 am - Welcome and Introductions

9:10 am - Keynote Speaker: Patti Poppe

9:50 am - Networking Break

10:00 am - Breakout Session #1

11:00 am - Networking Break

11:15 am - Main Stage Panel

12:15 pm - Buffet Lunch & Networking

1:15 pm - Main Stage Speakers

2:15 pm - Networking Break

2:45 pm - Breakout Session #2

3:45 pm - Networking Break

4:00 pm - Main Stage Panel

4:55 pm - Closing Remarks

Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be found on the Michigan EIBC website.


More about Patti Poppe
Patti Poppe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CMS Energy and its principal subsidiary, Consumers Energy. She was elected to this position in July 2016. Poppe held a variety of automotive management positions and served as power plant director at Detroit, Michigan based DTE Energy before returning to her hometown of Jackson to join Consumers Energy in 2011.

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Poppe has focused on connecting the company more closely with its customers and adapting lean operating system principles throughout the utility. She also has led the company’s commitment to a triple bottom line in service of people, the planet and prosperity. At a time of unprecedented change in the energy industry, Poppe has helped to uniquely position CMS Energy and Consumers Energy into a clean and lean company able to act as a world class performer delivering hometown service.


Tickets are non-refundable.

Interested in membership with Michigan EIBC? New members receive an introductory membership rate of $500 for the first year. Please contact us for more information.


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219 S Harrison Rd

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East Lansing, MI 48823

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