Wind Power Conference

Come to the Powering Forward to Reach New Heights Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place, May 7-10, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

The Powering Forward to Reach New Heights Conference is sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Wind power continues to lift the American economy. The industry closed 2017 strong, delivering 7,017 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity. That new capacity represents $11 billion in new private investment. There are now 89,077 MW of wind power installed across 41 states, enough to power 26 million American homes.

The wind industry is powering forward to continue growth into 2018 and beyond. WINDPOWER is where the industry comes together to plan for the future and keep this success story growing. Join other wind industry leaders at the largest wind energy event in the Western Hemisphere.

The opening reception of the Powering Forward to Reach New Heights Conference is open to all attendees at Chicago landmark Navy Pier, a Chicago landmark. Additional informal meetups are added to increase networking opportunities. There will be opportunities to meet current and future customers – grow your business. General sessions and meeting rooms will be on the show floor at McCormick Place.

After the conference closes, you can choose one of the following options: Chicago White Sox Stadium Tour (12:30 – 2:30 pm);;Architectural River Cruise (12:30 – 3:00 pm);.Chicago Gangster Bus Tour (12:30 – 3:15 pm).

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South King drive in Chicago. For details, and to register for the Powering Forward to Reach New Heights Conference, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Powering Forward to Reach New Heights Conference experience even more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.