Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy

15th Annual Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy

IPU’s one-day conference focusing on Michigan economic regulatory issues within the evolving national policy context.



IPU Michigan Forum: Program Agenda
Open to everyone but space is limited. Eligible for continuing education credits.


February 21, 2020
Coffee and pastries at 8:30am with the program from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Lunch included.


Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI
Hotel reservation may be made directly with the Kellogg Center.


Register online or by fax or email (pdf).  
The registration fee for private sector is $175.
The registration fee for not-for-profit and for municipal utilities is $75.
Michigan Forum is free for all Michigan Public Service Commission and state legislative personnel.
Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided throughout the day. Space is limited so please register early.

About the Forum

The 2020 Michigan Forum will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University (kelloggcenter.com). This year’s forum will bring the state’s vision for 2020 and beyond into focus and feature Commissioners and leading staff members of the Michigan Public Service Commission. Other speakers will represent a broad spectrum of public, private, and academic perspectives as well as the evolving consumer advocacy community.

The Forum is a one-day discussion-oriented conference on current issues designed specifically by the Institute of Public Utilities for the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC), the Michigan State Legislature, the Offices of the Governor and Attorney General, consumer and environmental advocates, utility industry representatives, and others interested in Michigan regulatory policy.  The Forum is sponsored by the Institute of Public Utilities (IPU) in partnership and developed in collaboration with the Commissioners and staff of the Michigan PSC.

Additional logistics

Materials: Attendees will have access to electronic materials, including presentations, worksheets, and useful supplemental resources. Bringing a portable computer is encouraged for accessing materials. WiFi access is free of charge throughout the facility.

Comfort: Casual to business casual attire is recommended, including a sweater or jacket.

Attendee list:  Out of respect for your privacy, and in keeping with our educational mission, we do not publicize our attendee lists in advance of our programs.

Cancellation and refunds: Cancellations are generally accepted until one week before the program. Substitutions are accepted at any time. Program fees may be applied toward a future program or refunded.

Comments and complaints: IPU welcomes program input and feedback. Participants will be asked to complete program evaluation forms. Comments and complaints about the program may be directed to IPU Director, Dr. Janice A. Beecher (beecher@msu.edu) or the IPU Operations Manager (ipu@msu.edu).

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