Providing thoughtful, sophisticated policy solutions on energy, climate and consumer issues.


Sponsorships are available at varying levels for the 2016 CUB Policy Conference.

Contact Pamela White for more information at, or (503)227-1984 x10.

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CUB Policy Conference

The CUB Policy Center is pleased to announce its sixth annual policy conference. Futurists once dreamed that the 21st Century would bring great technological advances, and while we may not have flying cars, we do live in an age of 3D printers that make lungs, phones that have face to face capacity, and AIs that beat the best human chess players. Like the rest of the world, the energy industry is undergoing futuristic shifts as well: transitioning off coal, increasing renewables standards, electric/natural gas fueled vehicles, and the need for energy storage are no longer speculative - they’re here. So while the CUB conference usually looks at what is next in energy, we find that this year, being futuristic is…passé. Because whether or not we are ready: The Future Starts Now.

Taking place on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Downtown Portland Hilton, this conference will explore emerging issues in the utility sector. The program is specifically designed to educate utility analysts, policy analysts, attorneys, industry professionals, stakeholders, and others working in and around the energy industry.

We anticipate offering Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for this event.

Sponsorship and marketing partnership opportunities are available. To learn more, contact Development and Communications Director Pamela White at or (503)227-1984 x10.

  • 7:15-8:00am: Registration

  • 8:00-8:30am: Breakfast and Opening Presentation

  • 8:30-9:45am: The View From the Top: A Conversation With NW Utility CEOs

  • 9:45-10:00am: Break

  • 10:00–11:15am: Break-Out Session 1

  • 11:15–11:30am: Break

  • 11:30am–12:00pm: Midday Keynote

  • 12:00–12:45pm: Networking Lunch

  • 12:45–2:00pm: Break-Out Session 2

  • 2:00–2:15pm: Break

  • 2:15–3:30pm: Break-Out Session 3

  • 3:30 – 3:45pm: Break

  • 3:45 – 4:30pm: Award Ceremony: Consumer Champion Award (Honoree TBA)

  • 4:30 – 6:00pm: Reception

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