From Pumping to Tweeting: Hydraulic Institute to Hold Fall Conference

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced its 2009 Fall Conference will be held at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, Ill., from Oct. 28-31. The event is designed to provide corporate executives, engineers, and marketing and human resource professionals with the latest information on emerging trends, standards, management strategies, and legislative issues.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in 22 technical committee meetings on HI standards and guidelines. For "Committee Highlights" and the latest technical organization chart, visit

A comprehensive management track is integrated into the program for CEOs and marketing and human resource executives. Program highlights include a CEO roundtable and a pump knowledge workshop, as well as an HR network session. Highlights of the special sessions include presentations by leading experts on the following topics:

  • Digital Media & Social Networking: Business Goes Social, by Rebecca Rolfes, executive VP of Imagination and Pat Cleary, senior VP of Digital Public Affairs for Fleishmann-Hillard.
  • Reducing the Risk of Global Trade, by Eric McClafferty, Esq., partner with Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, who will address the CEO roundtable.
  • Electronic Data Exchange (EDE)--Owners' Actions to Make it Happen, by Russell Adams of Nuclear Engineering for Dominion and Ken Barry, senior project manager of Advanced Nuclear Technology at EPRI.
  • Filling the Leadership Pipeline, by Gene Morrissy, Ph.D., senior consultant of RHR International.
  • Assessing for Fit, by Debra Parker, Ph.D., consultant with RHR International, who will address the HR Network.
  • Residential & Commercial Construction: What's Ahead, by Cliff Brewis, Hon. AIACC, senior director of Editorial Operations for McGraw-Hill Construction.

Registration for the conference is open to HI members, associate members, Standards Partners, and eligible prospective members. Substantial discounts are available to those who register by Oct. 2. Also, a bowling tournament is scheduled to take place the first night, Oct. 28. For more information and registration, go to HI's Web site at and click on the "2009 Fall Meeting" box in the upper right section of the homepage.

Pump Systems Matter, an educational initiative launched by HI, also will be hosting its Fall Meeting in conjunction with HI's Fall Conference. PSM Sponsors will continue to focus on future educational and utility program initiatives associated with pump systems optimization.

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