By all accounts, DISTRIBUTECH International 2020 was a record breaker. More than 12,000 people flocked to San Antonio, Texas in late January to attend one of the world’s most important events for the electricity delivery sector.

We had 21 fresh, new companies participate in Initiate! our startup showcase, 590 exhibitors set up shop on the show floor and most importantly, utility company attendance was up by more than 40 percent. DTECH after Dark, our new niche networking event gave attendees the opportunity to network in each of our five different Knowledge Hubs, coining a new term “hub hopping” for those who wanted to visit more than one hub.

We hosted a Powered By Diversity Lunch, five co-located events, three onsite “live” webcasts, and hundreds of educational sessions.

The Clarion Energy Match! Program helped facilitate more than 2000 meetings between vendors and their target buyers. Summit sessions and Knowledge Hubs were packed with attendees yearning to learn more about what’s new and exciting in the energy industry – from asset management, to DERMs, to Innovative and Emerging tech, e-mobility and so much more.

Check out our gallery to revisit DISTRIBUTECH 2020 and mark your calendars for DISTRIBUTECH 2021 in San Diego, California, February 9-11

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Welcome to DISTRIBUTECH

Welcome to DISTRIBUTECH

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The bustling registration desk

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The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative’s co-located event

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Waiting for the keynote to begin

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Teresa Hansen opens the keynote

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ITRON’s Tom Dietrich welcomes attendees to the event

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Paula Gold-Williams, CEO of CPS Energy takes the stage

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Sophie Hackford, Futurist, explains her vision for the future of technology

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“Where you used to order a wiretap, now you ask the wiretap to order you a pizza,” says Hackford in her keynote

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New technology in the exhibit hall

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A full exposition hall

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Digitalization

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Digitalizing the Grid Knowledge Hub

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Demos in the exhibit hall

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More cool technology on display

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The Powered by Diversity lunch

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e-Mobility and Smart Cities Knowledge Hub

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More exhibit hall demos

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Margaritas during networking

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Catching up with old friends

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Breakfast roundtables were packed

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Fun in the exhibit hall

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Expanding the Grid Knowledge Hub

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New technology

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PGE’s John Kochavatr speaks about the Journey to the Cloud for utilities in a live webcast

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Summit session learning

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So much to do, so little time

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Experiencing Virtual Reality in the exhibit hall

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Niche networking begins

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One of five niche networking offerings – beer tasting

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Niche networking graffiti wall

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Niche networking oxygen bar

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More exhibit hall demos

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ABB raised $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald House during the event

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This man is going to the 2021 Super Bowl, courtesy DISTRIBUTECH

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The winner of Initiate, LiveEO