AGA Rates School 2020

2020 AGA Rates School: An Introduction to Natural Gas Ratemaking

July 27-30, 2020
Gleacher Center, University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois


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The American Gas Association offers this four day program of intensive study of the natural gas industry and its regulation. Taught by recognized experts in the field, this program focuses on the details of rate-making through classroom work, study groups, and lectures. This program is sponsored by the Center for Business and Regulation in the College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield. The course is held at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center.

As in past years the Rates School is all electronic. All participants should bring a laptop or other device for reading electronic documents. The Center will make the material available electronically to all attendees.

Conference Location: Gleacher Center, University of Chicago

The training is held at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center located at 450 North City Front Plaza Drive just north of the Chicago River and east of North Michigan Avenue on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. (Directions) The dress code is business causal. Dining: Walking distance: Restaurants on North Michigan Avenue and Near North Cab: Chicago’s restaurant row.


Attendees are responsible for their own accommodations and must make their own reservations. There is no preferred hotel for this conference and we do not have conference rates at any hotel. There are many name brand business hotels within walking distance to the Gleacher Center. Here is a list of hotels within one mile of the Gleacher Center.

Registered Information

AGA Members: $1,450 per attendee

Non-AGA Members: $1,750 per attendee

Important Dates

May 25, 2020 Cancellation deadline with a full refund. No cancellations accepted after this date. *
July 26, 2020 Online registration closes at 5PM CT.
July 27, 2020 Conference begins

*Substitutes are allowed at any time by contacting CBR at If the program is not held for any reason, CBR’s liability is limited to a refund of the program fee.

Course Material

Instructions and password to access the course material will be sent to registered participants via email by July 20, 2020.  If you have not received this information by that date please contact Carl Peterson at

Course Evaluation

Course evaluations will be available during the course.


For additional information please contact Karl McDermott at 217-621-9991 or send an email to

Center for Business and Regulation
College of Business and Management
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza MS UHB 4000
Springfield, IL 62703-5407 USA
217.206.7909 (p) 217.206.7543 (f)