Thank you for attending the 2019 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium


We hope you found the conference enjoyable and educational. See you next year at the 2020 Symposium!



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Energy Savings Made Easy

Ameren Illinois business customers have saved over $525 million and counting through our energy efficiency programs. Join us at the FREE 2019 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium to learn how your company or organization can save on energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and more. At this 10th annual event, you’ll:

  • Discover the best technologies and strategies to reduce electric and gas use

  • Learn about cash incentives for energy-saving projects

  • Attend breakouts sessions that cover various energy efficiency

  • Earn Continuing Education Units

  • Meet more than 40 trusted Program Allies

You’ll also receive a 15% bonus coupon potentially worth thousands in additional incentive dollars.

Note: The Business Symposium is open to Ameren Illinois non-residential customers only.


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When & Where

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019  |  8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
* Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibitor Viewing starts at 7:30 a.m.

Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703


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Keynote Speaker

Eric WoodroofEric Woodroof, Ph.D.
Profitable Green Solutions

Dr. Eric Woodroof is passionate about saving energy and helping our environment. He provides insights on practical, guaranteed ways to do energy management in seminars/keynotes all over the world. These ideas help his clients improve profits while also helping the planet!

He has received Department of Energy Awards and is the youngest member ever inducted into:

  • The Energy Manager Hall of Fame (Association of Energy Engineers),
  • The College of Engineering's Hall of Fame at Oklahoma State University.
  • He also is a recipient of the Lohmann Medal, which is the college's highest honor for contributions to the field.

Since founding PGS in 1995, Dr. Woodroof has identified/developed energy projects that are financially attractive, thereby making businesses more cost-competitive and “green”. As a strategic advisor, project developer, expert witness, trainer and keynote speaker, Dr. Woodroof openly shares best practices via several books, 100+ published articles and other media. He has created certifications and training programs which are endorsed by countries on 6 continents. He has also represented the industry in discussions with former US presidents and other leaders.

Dr. Woodroof has trained thousands of professionals, who are now saving billions in avoided energy expenses and global pollution. He continually learns from working with these professionals, and he brings this collective knowledge back to his clients and students during his seminars and keynotes.

Dr. Woodroof also served as President of the Association of Energy Engineers, which has over 19,000 members in over 90 countries. He has served on several certification boards and editorial boards before becoming the Chairman of the Energy Management Professional Council. During the past decade, he has helped over 250 college students get scholarships and exposure to employers.

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Our Symposium schedule provides you with the opportunity to attend in-depth breakout sessions and time to interact with Ameren Illinois program staff and our trusted network of Program Allies. Make the most of your day by attending those breakout sessions that would be most applicable to your organization and the most interesting to you.

Breakfast and lunch are complimentary with your registration.


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, & Exhibitor Viewing
8:30 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.
Welcome, Keynote Address, & Prize Giveaways
9:35 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 1

- Becoming Energy Efficient; Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Strategies
- Boilers and Chillers and Savings…Oh My!
- Step One to Savings; Energy and Money!
10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Break, Snacks & Exhibitor Viewing
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 2

- Customer Journey through Custom Projects and Applications
- Identifying and Presenting Your Project's Benefits
- Upgrade your Lighting; Upgrade your Small Business
12:00 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.
12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 3

- Advancements in LED and Lighting Technologies and Controls
- Energy Innovators: Exploring Energy Savings, Community Benefits and New Technology
- HVAC Systems: Energy Monitoring and Delta T Management
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch, Prize Giveaways & Exhibitor Viewing

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Ameren Illinois' Energy Efficiency Programs provide cash incentives to increase the efficiency of lighting, refrigeration, motors, HVAC, and more — plus custom incentives for the project of your choice. In addition, we provide you with a number of other resources for making sound investments in energy-efficient technologies.

Learn about incentives by business or equipment type »
Read case studies from other Illinois businesses »
View our archive of helpful how-to videos and past webinars »

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