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Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood is where community stakeholders have been partnering with ComEd to demonstrate how advanced energy technologies can make us all more resilient, sustainable, and connected.
Join us for ComEd’s Community of the Future: Bronzeville Technology and Energy Expo on Thursday, October 21st to learn about new energy technologies, innovative energy programs and how you can participate in the advanced energy economy. At the event, executives, engineers, and visionaries across these industries will share key insights and information.
This event will also provide a platform for networking opportunities with representatives of ComEd and vendors; technology demonstrations; and virtual in-booth interactions to introduce ComEd’s energy efficiency programs. And participants can meet future partners and employers at the Networking Session and Job Fair!
Below is the agenda for this day packed with valuable information for those interested in energy technology trends and businesses. We will kick off the morning with a general session on the state of Community of the Future in Bronzeville. You will also have the opportunity to attend the breakout sessions that match your interests.
Community of the Future: Bronzeville Technology and Energy Expo 2021 Date: October 21st, 2021 (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Introduction to ComEd’s Community of the Future and updates on Bronzeville efforts. Overview on logistics and operations for the day.
What does it mean to be an economically resilient neighborhood? This panel discussion focuses on how the Bronzeville Community Microgrid contributes to community resiliency and its impact on economic development, public health, technology, and innovation.
Breakthrough Energy Technologies (A.1)
An introduction to grid technologies with ComEd focused on voltage optimization, distributed energy resource management system (DERMS), Extreme Fast Charger (XFC), and more.
Intro to ComEd Jobs and Workforce Programs (A.2)
Come learn about ComEd careers and job training programs.
Energy Efficiency Strategies for Small Businesses (A.3)
Are you a business owner? Learn energy-saving tips for small businesses.
The Landscape of Energy Start-ups (B.1)
Tune in to our panel discussion on funding opportunities and the landscape of Energy start-ups, innovation and technology moving the energy industry forward.
How to Nail an Interview! (B.2)
Join our Job Seekers Workshop to get tips on STAR interviewing and to learn about economic empowerment resources.
Power Up: The Benefits of Electrification (B.3)
Learn about building electrification technology and electric vehicles for home savings including HVAC, residential heat pumps, overview of smart homes, and smart meters.
Meet representatives in the Energy and Technology field to network, view technology demonstrations, and meet future partners.
Meet employers and learn about job opportunities in the area and ComEd’s Workforce Development Programs.