The 53rd Annual Transmission & Substation Design & Operation Symposium
September 9-10, 2020
Out of concern for the health, safety and wellbeing of our community, we are transitioning our 53rd Annual Transmission & Substation Design & Operation Symposium (TSDOS) from an in-person event to a dynamic and interactive Virtual Conference on Wednesday, September 9 – Thursday, September 10. UT Arlington’s Division for Enterprise Development and the TSDOS Advisory Board strongly believe that it is more important than ever for the industry to come together, share experiences, explore opportunities and overcome challenges as we live this new reality. As strong supporters of the industry and this annual event, our top priority is the well-being of our attendees. As such, we have created an engaging, informative and educational conference agenda for 2020. Please know that we look forward to re-uniting next year at the 2021 TSDOS Conference, in-person at the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco/Hotel Convention Center & Spa.
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This conference is designed to promote the exchange of ideas and experience for the benefit of those people concerned with transmission and substation design and development.
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Phil Wilson became LCRA’s 11th general manager on Feb. 3, 2014. LCRA’s general manager serves as the organization’s chief executive officer and carries out LCRA Board policy, manages LCRA’s relationships with its customers and stakeholders, appoints and directs executive staff, and oversees projects and operations that support LCRA’s public service mission.
Prior to joining LCRA, Wilson was executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. Under the direction of the Texas Transportation Commission, he managed, directed and implemented TxDOT policies, programs and operating strategies. He also represented TxDOT before the Texas Legislature and other entities. Before joining TxDOT in 2011, Wilson served as senior vice president of Public Affairs and as a corporate officer for Luminant, Texas’ largest electric generation company. In 2007, then-Gov. Rick Perry appointed Wilson as Texas’ 106th Secretary of State. In that position, he was the chief elections officer and the chief international protocol officer for Texas. Wilson also served as chair of the Governor’s Competitiveness Council and on the Texas Border Security Council.
Wilson previously served as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and as the chair of the chamber’s Opportunity Austin initiative, in addition to having served on the chamber’s executive committee. Wilson currently serves on the boards of the Large Public Power Council and Texas Public Power Association. Wilson has a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University.
Attendee registration includes access to all conference sessions and workshops.
Early Bird Attendee Fee $395
To show our appreciation of your support during this year of transition, we will be extending the early bird $395 attendee fee until September 25, 2020. In addition, all 2020 registered conference attendees will receive a $75 discount on their 2021 TSDOS registration fee.
Attendees will have access to the recorded sessions from the virtual event until September 25, 2020.
Please note: Refunds are not permitted; however, you may transfer your registration to another person. The deadline to make a substitution is August 21, 2020.
Substitution Form is Here