Electroposium Inaugural Event 2023

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Welcome to Electroposium 2023: Shaping the Electrified Future!

The Inaugural Event for the Minnesota Center for Electrification Opportunity

Monday, October 9th

McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) has launched the new Center for Electrification opportunity (MN CEO). The inaugural debut for the initiative will be the Electroposium at the Twin Cities Campus on Monday, October 9th, 2023.  The event aims to inspire and empower the next generation of electrification leaders by showcasing the latest technological advancements, offering hands-on training and informational sessions, and fostering discussions about the future of electrification. 

The Electroposium is a free and unparalleled networking opportunity for students, industry professionals, and academic experts alike.

Registration Closed

*All registrants without a @umn email address, please select “New User”.

Discover the Possibilities

Exhibits Beyond Boundaries: Immerse yourself in a world of electrification advancements. Explore exhibits from industry giants such as The Toro Company, SCIpact, Defense Alliance, Testforce, and more. 

Engage in dynamic breakout sessions that delve into diverse facets of Electrification, such as:


  • "3M Corporation - Opportunities in Electrification"

  • "Future of the Electrification Workforce - Minnesota and Beyond" 

  • "Electrification and EMC - What's All the Noise About?"

  • "Federal Business Opportunities in Electrification"

  • "College in Prison - Electrification"

  • "Gopher Motorsports' Electric Vehicle Technology"

  • "Empowering Your Future: Exploring Careers at Toro"

  • "Electrification Safety"

  • State of Minnesota Zero Emission Bus Transition Plan

Technology Trends

Stay ahead of the curve by diving into the latest technology trends that are shaping the Electrification landscape. Gain insights into the future of electrified transportation, energy storage, sustainable practices, and much more.

Electrification by the Numbers

💼 Jobs for the Future: The energy sector added more 300,000 jobs, increasing the total number of energy jobs from 7.5 million in 2020 to more than 7.8 million in 2021.

💰 Investment Surge: With an investment of $28 Billion new clean energy manufacturing investments, this industry presents boundless potential for growth and innovation.

🔋 Battery Breakthroughs: Recent advancements in battery technology have spurred an increase in energy density, paving the way for enhanced energy storage solutions.

🚗 Driving Forward: The electric vehicle market is expected to grow by 40% by 2025, revolutionizing transportation and reducing carbon emissions.

Schedule / Agenda

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Afternoon General Session

All interested parties ~ 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This session will have a brief “kickoff” ceremony to introduce MN CEO, deliver the morning working session results and introduce an afternoon of education breakouts, technology demos and exhibits, career matchmaking opportunities, networking, and much more!

Memorial Hall

  • 12:30 - 5:00 PM: Check-in and Registration
  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM: Program Keynote - MN CEO Introduction
  • 1:00 - 5:00 PM: Exhibits throughout Hall

Ski-U-Mah Room

  • 1:45 - 2:30 PM: Electrification Safety
  • 2:45 - 3:30 PM: State of Minnesota Zero Emission Bus Transition Plan
  • 3:45 - 4:30 PM: The Challenges of Electrification Within Transportation

Thomas H. Swain Room

  • 1:45 - 2:30 PM: Federal Business Opportunities in Electrification
  • 2:45 - 3:30 PM: Gopher Motorsports Electric Vehicle Technology
  • 3:45 - 4:30 PM: 3M Corporation - Opportunities in Electrification

Johnson Great Room

  • 1:45 - 2:30 PM: Empowering Your Future: Exploring Careers at Toro
  • 2:45 - 3:30 PM: Future of the Electrification Workforce - MN & Beyond
  • 3:45 - 4:30 PM: Electrification and EMC - What's All the Noise About

Laukka Conference Room (2nd Floor)

  • 1:45 – 2:30 PM: College in Prison – Electrification
  • 2:45 – 3:30 PM: Rural Minnesota Charging Forward: Electric Vehicle Charging & Workforce Development in Greater Minnesota

Discovery Nexus (2nd Floor)

  • Pizza and Networking Opportunities for students


Sponsorship Opportunities when registering

Amp Sponsor ~ $1,000

  • Logo Display in online and at-event literature

Watt Sponsor ~ $3,000

  • Prominent logo display/corporate write-up in online and at-event literature

Joule Sponsor ~ $5,000

  • Prominent logo display/corporate write-up in online and at-event literature
  • Brief intro by sponsor at beginning of event, if desired
  • Other ideas / desires (please specify)

EV Test Center

Minnesota Room

Dedicated exhibit and presentation space for:

  • TestForce USA 
  • Tektronix
  • NHR and NI
  • Elektro-Automatik



Explore exhibits from industry giants such as:

  • Defense Alliance 
  • Web3 Renewables 
  • Pump & Meter Services 
  • Great River Energy 
  • Mankato West High School 
  • The Toro Company 
  • Polaris 
  • Trane Technologies 
  • Thermo King 
  • MN State Energy Center of Excellence 
  • Center for Transportation & the Environment
  • Gopher Motorsports 
  • Technological Leadership Institute 
  • MN DEED 
  • HB Fuller 
  • EvoCharge
  •  Ziegler Truck Group 
  • Design Ready Controls
  •  SCIpact 
  • MN State Engineering Center of Excellence 
  • Lubrication Technologies
  • Apadana Energy

Connect and Network

🤝 Networking Opportunities: Forge connections with industry peers, experts, and students who share your passion for Electrification. Whether you're exploring potential job opportunities or seeking to expand your professional network, Electroposium offers the perfect platform.

This free event caters to a diverse audience, encompassing professionals, academics, students, and enthusiasts - all drawn together by their mutual curiosity and commitment to Electrification excellence.

Ignite Your Passion for Education

📚 As electrification shapes the future, education plays a pivotal role. Electroposium 2023 focuses on: 

  • The Electrification Workforce of Tomorrow: Explore education's role in cultivating electrification experts and leaders. 
  • Safety at the Core: Discover the latest safety measures and practices in electrification. 
  • Opportunities Unveiled: Explore electrification career pathways, from research to manufacturing. 

Registration Closed

*All registrants without a @umn email address, please select “New User”.

Electroposium Sponsors - WATT

Food and Beverages Sponsored By: Thermo King

Request More Information

To learn more about the Electroposium event, please contact us at electrification@umn.edu