Conference 2022

2022 USMA Educational Conference

On the Road Again

Finding a cure for supply chain issues

Austin, Texas – May 22-25, 2022

USMA continues its mission of providing sessions focused on delivering value you can take home and apply to keep your supply chain safe and reliable.

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The annual USMA Conference is a 3-day event held for anyone involved in supply chain practices in the electric utility industry. Typical participants include chief purchasing officer, buyer, warehousing, fleet management, procurement contracting, suppliers and engineers.

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Conference Location and Accommodations

Conference sessions will be held at the Marriott Austin Downtown, a new property located at 304 East Caesar Chavez Street.  Use the link below to make hotel reservations.

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Planned Schedule:

Sunday  5/22/2022

Annual Charity 5K

Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Reception for First Timers

Welcome Reception for Conference Participants

Monday  5/23/2022

Conference Delegate Breakfast

Opening Session, Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Retired)

Featured Session, Geopolitical Risks to Supply Chains, John Sitilides

Conference Delegate Lunch

Concurrent Sessions

Special Evening Activity (includes dinner)

Tuesday  5/24/2022

Conference Delegate Breakfast

General Session


Concurrent Sessions

Networking and Display Session

Wednesday  5/25/2022

Conference Delegate Breakfast

Negotiation Workshop, Alison R. Fragale, PhD

Event ends at 10:30 am

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Notice of Right to Cancel – The USMA has the right to cancel this event in the unforeseen situation that the USMA Conference could not be held due to the occurrence of any circumstance beyond its control – such as acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities or a widespread health or safety emergency. If the event were to be cancelled notice would be sent to all registered participants and noted on the USMA website. USMA would not be responsible for any penalties for canceling travel or conference related arrangements.

Networking and Exhibitor Display Session
The networking session are a fun and valuable time for everyone. Conference attendees visit the exhibit tables sponsored by participating suppliers and the interactions are lively. Find out more »

USMA Frank Bennett Memorial Golf Tournament
A great time that benefits a good cause. Frank Bennett was a founding board member of USMA and its president in 1998. In his memory, the USMA tournament raises funds each year for research and assistance to those with ALS. Last Year's Tournament »

Spouse Program
Our spouse program makes it easy for you to bring someone along. Registered spouses and guests may participate in the conference's social events and enjoy some special activities during the day. As we plan this years program read about last year's 2019 Guest Spouse Program »

Hotel Accommodations Our 2020 conference will be held in Nashville TN, at the J.W. Marriott. Known as a modern oasis among locals and travelers alike, JW Marriott Nashville stands as the pinnacle of luxury in Music City. Just steps outside the front door, discover Music City Center, Nissan Stadium, Country Music Hall of Fame and the iconic Honky Tonk Highway on Lower Broadway. Inspired by Nashville's rustic elegance, our hotel rooms are outfitted with Smart TVs, rain showers and luxurious bedding providing you with unparalleled comfort. Soaring 33 stories above the city, our hotel boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that will captivate you with panoramic views of the downtown skyline. Find out more about the 2020 conference hotel »

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