Thursday, October 28
7:00 AM Coffee & Vendor Exhibits
8:00 AM Kickstart Your Culture of Inclusivity
James Cross & Chris Isaacson, Energy Worldnet Moderated by Stuart Saulters, APGA
Culture. Culture. Culture. It is one of the buzziest of buzzwords. With organizations thrust into a remote (or, at the very least, hybrid) workplace, everyone is trying to crack the culture code these days. This casual session dives deep into the successes of Energy Worldnet, it’s inclusive culture, and the catalysts behind “the movement”. Join APGA’s Stuart Saulters, as he speaks with leadership at Energy Worldnet and learn the tips to kickstarting your culture of inclusivity.
8:45 AM 2021 SOAR Gold Winners: Member Best Practices Panel
Hear from the three APGA 2021 System Operational Achievement Recognition Program Gold Winners. Each will discuss a program they have implemented at their system in an attempt to achieve operational excellence.
1. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Salina Douglas, Knoxville Utilities Board
2. Employee Development Systems - Durk Tyson, Greenville Utilities Commission
3. Pipeline Safety Management Systems - Bradley Walters, City of Rocky Mount
10:00 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM SIF Update: Shrimp 4.0 Release
Daniel Pate, RCP and Todd Brady, APGA SIF
A new user interface for the SIF SHRIMP tool for Distribution Integrity Management was unveiled this fall. View the new features and learn about next steps for SHRIMP.
11:00 AM Roundtable: Reflection
Moderator: John Lunde, Watertown Municipal Utilities Gas Department, APGA Operations & Safety Vice Chair
This interactive roundtable is an opportunity to share your challenges related to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of natural gas distribution systems.
11:30 AM Conference Wrap-Up & Adjournment