February 2 & 3, 2023  •  Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Welch MN


Designed for business owners and electrical professionals. We've assembled a team of experts to help you navigate upcoming challenges in the electrical industry. Plus we have a Special Guest, Joe Schmitt, KSTP! Joe will be walking us through the day, providing insight between guest speakers and entertaining us along the way.



THURSDAY, February 2 - 7:30am-5:00pm

Breakfast Buffet, Welcome & State of the Association
Jeff Kunkel & Joe Schmitt will get the day started with a State of the Association update.

Recruiting and Training the Next Generation - A Panel Discussion
Polly Friendshuh (Dunwoody), Andrew Jennen (M State Wadena), Tom Spehn (916 Schools) and
Brian Schelkoph (Anoka Tech) will be discussing what they are seeing in the upcoming workforce
that you need to know as you hire and recruit talent.

Inflation Reduction Act
Center for Energy & Environment. What do you need to know so you are the chosen
subcontractor on a job where infrastructure dollars come into play?

National Electrical Code Re-Or Discussion
Dean Hunter, MN DLI. Discussions are beginning about reorganizing the NEC into 20 chapters vs. nine.
Code-making panels are looking for feedback. Want to weigh in?

Subcontractor Liability
Federated Insurance. The risk for subcontractors is higher than it has ever been, what should you look for in contracts?

FRIDAY, February 3 - 8:00am-12:00pm

Electrical Violation Investigations
Shawn O’Neil, MN DLI. Learn (and avoid) frequent violations and how to file complaints.

Economic Forecast
Ron Wirtz, Minneapolis Federal Reserve. Inflation, material shortages, the “R” word (recession)…what is next? How can you even prepare for the future of your business in today’s economy?

and more to come!




Registration Coming Soon 

Reserve your hotel room by calling (800) 222-7077. Our room block expires January 2, 2023.

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