CBR Regulatory Reform Monograph Conference

CBR Regulatory Reform Monograph Conference

Frameworks for Regulation of Public Utilities in the 21st Century

January 12-13, 2017
Gleacher Center, University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

CBR Regulatory Reform Monograph Conference Brochure

The Center for Business and Regulation presents this first in a series of discussions concerning the reform of regulation. These two-day conferences are designed to bring together policymakers, utilities, and stakeholders to discuss a series of monographs focusing on particular areas of reform.

Scope and Purpose

Regulation of public utilities began over one hundred years ago in response to the special nature of the products and services provided. Today, with changes in technology on both the consumer and utility side, regulatory adaptations are becoming more common. The framework that has served the public well in the past may need to change in the future. This program is the first is planned series of detailed analysis of regulatory frame adaption and the implications and lessons learned from the evolution of the regulatory framework over time.

Who Should Attend?

This program is open to all interested parties but is aimed at policymakers and the industry.

Registration Information

Registration Fees: 

The registration fee for government and non-profit entities is $99 per person. For all other entities, registration is $499.  Registration includes daily breakfast and lunch, opening welcome reception and access to Wi-Fi.  On-line registration is open until January 10, 2017.


Prior to December 31, 2016, cancellations can be made at no charge by contacting the Center for Business and Regulation.  After December 31, 2016, cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. No cancellations can be accepted after January 6, 2017. Substitutes are encouraged and will be accepted at any time prior to the event by contacting CBR. If the program is not held for any reason CBR’s liability is limited to a refund of registration fees.

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 casual. 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.


The monographs will be available on the Center’s website approximately one month prior to the conference. Please contact Carl Peterson at cbr@uis.edu with any questions.

Additional Information:

Please contact Karl McDermott at 217-621-9991 or send an email to cbr@uis.edu