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2019 Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference

Monday, September 16 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, September 17 at 11:45 AM


The Conference features general session topics suitable for all levels. There are no prerequisites required for attending the sessions.


Welcome Reception - Sunday, September 15 from 5:30-7:00 PM

Join us to kick off the week with a Welcome Reception in the FDR room in the lobby level of the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, our host hotel. The reception will feature heavy hprs d'oeuvres and an open bar from 5:30-7:00 PM. We hope to see you there!


Conference Reception - Monday, September 16 from 5:30-7:30 PM

After a full day of sessions, head over to the Independence Beer Garden to relax and unwind! The Conference Reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM with appetizers and an open bar. Independence Beer Garden is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel and features over 30 craft brews on tap. Wine, cocktails, and soda are also available. Challenge a colleague to a game of bocce, corn hole, or ping pong with you enjoy this great open-air venue. 



Click here to register for the 2019 SDP Conference and Training. 


Ticket Type  Member Rate Non-Member Rate Early Bird Discount
Regular Rate  $395 before 8/9; $445 after 8/9  $470 before 8/9; $520 after 8/9 $50.00
Student Rate* $195 $195 None
Conference Receptions Guest Pass**  $50  $75 None


*SDP is pleased to support undergraduate and graduate students by offering a student rate to the Conference. In order to qualify for the student rate, you must be enrolled full time in an accredited college or university. Student pricing includes all meals and the Conference Reception. 

**Guests are invited to attend the receptions on Sunday and Monday. A guest pass is required and can be purchased ahead of time via the website or on site at the registration desk. 



**Tentative and Subject to Change**


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2019 SDP Conference Agenda 
Sunday, 9/15/19  Time  Topic Speaker
  5:30-7:00 PM Welcome Reception None
Monday, 9/16/19 Time Topic Speaker
  7:30-8:30 AM  Registration and Breakfast  
  8:30-8:40 AM  Welcome and Opening Remarks Brian Andrews and Amber De Lucenay
  8:40-9:35 AM Utility of the Future Larry Kennedy 
Forrest Small
Concentric Energy Advisers
  9:35-9:50 AM Break  
  9:50-10:45 AM The Aftermath of Tax Reform

Lee Watkins


  10:45-11:40 AM  Impact of New Technology & Stranded Assets Keith Ferguson
NEXTera Energy
  11:40 AM-1:00 PM Lunch and SDP Business Meeting Brian Andrews
Brubaker and Associates
  1:00-1:55 PM  Future of Regulation Alan Felsenthal
  1:55-2:50 PM Controls Automation in Depreciation:
Increasing Quality While Decreasing Effort

Blake Andrews

Preston Martin
Regulated Capital Consultants 

  2:50-3:05 PM  Break - Sponsored by RCC  
  3:05-4:00 PM Forecasting Service Lives in a Time of Change
Ned Allis
Gannett Flemming 
  4:00-4:50 PM

Breakout Sessions

1) Future of Regulation
2) Tax Reform
3) Forecasting Service Lives


Alan Felsenthal

Ned Allis

Lee Watkin

  5:30-7:30 PM  Offsite Conference Reception Independence Beer Garden 
Tuesday, 9/17/19  Time  Topic Room

7:30-8:30 AM  Registration and Breakfast  
  8:30-8:35 AM Opening Remarks Amber De Lucenay 
  8:35-9:30 AM  Positive Train Control and the Impact 
on Asset Lives
Kevin Easterling
  9:30-9:40 AM Break  
  9:40-10:35 AM

Asset Management Evolution: 

Considerations for Asset Lives 
and Cost Recovery

Rick Fisher
  10:35-11:35 AM 

Innovation – Stranded Investments and Recovery Strategy

Hon Branko Terzic
Berkeley Research Group


CPE Information

Attendees at the 2019 SDP Conference can receive CPE credits. Attendees must be present for all sessions and submit their attendance sheet at the conclusion of the program in order to receive credits for the events. 

The Society of Depreciation Professionals is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

If you have any questions or concerns about the SDP Annual Conference or Training please contact the SDP at the (978) 364-5195.


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