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Introducing: Future Energy Leaders Program

The Future Energy Leaders program was created to give engineering students the chance to experience DISTRIBUTECH International, the leading annual transmission and distribution event for utilities, technology providers, and industry leaders. Through this program, students can attend sessions and courses based on timely topics in the industry, take advantage of networking opportunities, and more.



We've compiled all of the information you need to prepare for DISTRIBUTECH International. Take a few minutes to review what you should know before you go.

Questions? Email or call 475-273-6400

Know Before You Go Webinar  Know Before You Go Slide Deck

Each Participating Student Will Receive:

  • Full conference pass to DISTRIBUTECH International
  • Admission to one Utility University course at the event (limited seats available)
  • Certificate of Completion (Student must attend at least 3 sessions)
  • Invitation to a “floor tour” designed to show students around the expo hall
  • Admission to the Future Energy Leaders Reception, Room 33ABC, Level 3, featuring:
    • Remarks from the sponsor and host utility
    • Networking opportunities with job recruiters
    • Complimentary refreshments


Schedule of Events for Students

Monday, February 6th: 

  • Utility University Course (limited seats available)
    • Location: Room 29
  •  Future Energy Leaders Reception. 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Location: Room 33, Level 3

Tuesday, February 7th:

  • Keynote: The Theory of Creativity™. 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Location: Ballroom 20
  • Conference Sessions, and Knowledge HUBS
  • Future Energy Leaders Tour. 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - click here to learn more
    • Meet at Starbucks in the San Diego Convention Center
  • Future Energy Leaders Lunch: Hosted by ABB. 12:30-1:30pm
    • Room 33ABC
  • Opening Reception on Exhibit Floor

Wednesday, February 8th:

  • Conference Sessions and Knowledge HUBS
  • Trade Show Floor Access
  • Young Professionals Happy Hour. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Location: Initiate Booth #4621
  • Official Networking Event: It's Electric!
    • Location: Sails Pavilion 

Thursday, February 9th:

  • Conference Sessions and Knowledge HUBS
  • Trade Show Floor Access

Meet Your Event Reception Speakers

Alan Dulgeroff

Director of Electric System Planning

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)


Nicole Furnia

Director, University Relations, Early Talent and Employer Branding

ABB Inc.


Jeremiah Leonard

Key Account Manager (former member of ABB Discovery program)

ABB Inc.


John Hayter

Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Utility Market

ABB Inc.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Participating Universities and Partners






​​​​UC Santa Cruz



​​​​UC San Diego



Floor Tour Participants