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International Conference on Overhead Lines

2016 Conference Wrap-Up

The 2016 International Conference on Overhead Lines was held April 4-7, 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado.  

Thank you to the largest group of attendees in conference history!  We sold out of booth space in record time and exhibitors saw record attendance in the exhibits on Tuesday afternoon.  The program content was of the highest quality and the interaction and participation during the conference were "electric" (pun intended). 

We'll leave conference info up online here so that anyone interested in the 2019 conference can see how the conference is organized.  The final agenda is available below as well. 

Thank you for your interest!  As soon as the dates for the 2019 International Conference are set, we will post the information here. 

The final conference agenda can be found here:  Agenda - 2016 International Conference on Overhead Lines


The International Conference focuses on technologies and resources to support the leading corporate objectives of electric utility companies today: reduce operations and maintenance costs, increase power throughput, and improve line reliability. To this end, the technical papers will also address the related areas of extending overhead line and component life; reducing design, refurbishment, and construction costs; and ensuring health and safety for workers and the environment. In addition, this conference will explore new technology applications that promise attractive future alternatives for overhead line owners.


Monday - technical presentations from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; lunch included and an icebreaker is held after the technical sessions.
Tuesday - technical sessions from 8:00 a.m. to noon; lunch provided; Exhibit Hours:  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Cash Bar/Banquet Dinner/Entertainment 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - technical sessions from 8:00 a.m. to noon; Field Session and lunch provided at EDM's office
Thursday - technical sessions from 8:00 a.m. to noon; conference concludes at noon


Electric Utility Personnel:  $575/person ($525/person if 3 or more register at one time)
Electric Utility Personnel Speaker:  $525/person
Non-Utility Speaker or Attendee:  $650/person
Exhibit Space:  $1375 (includes registration for 1 person; additional booth personnel are FREE if they only work in the booth)


Fort Collins Marriott
350 E. Horsetooth Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80525 U.S.A.
1.888.236.2427 - Be sure to identify as attending the Conference on Overhead Lines
$119.00 U.S.D. per night (single or double)

Click here to book the group rate online:  2016 Conference on Overhead Lines Lodging


Since 1987, EDM has brought the International Conference to the electric utility industry in an effort to provide a forum that focuses on technologies and resources that support the leading corporate objectives of electric utility companies today --  such as reducing operations and maintenance (O&M) costs, increasing power throughput, and improving line reliability.  The conference objectives are consistent:

  • To provide a forum for professionals to explore the issues that impact the use of utility line structures throughout the world
  • To exchange information on state-of-the-art in research, technology, materials, maintenance, manufacturing, and design
  • To showcase products and technologies through the commercial exhibition

Utility executives, managers and engineers with responsibility for transmission, distribution, substation design, construction, and O&M are invited.

A half-day vendor expo is part of the conference. Contact EDM to reserve your spot for 2019! We cannot provide anyone not in attendance with our list of attendees-- it is against our privacy policy.

Finally, a field session showcasing state-of-the-art technologies offers the opportunity to test and observe product demonstrations.