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The Wisconsin Chapter of AESP plans a monthly happy hour each month. This informal gathering of local members and interested energy industry professionals provides our colleagues an opportunity to network and socialize. We also hold quarterly events centered around a specific topic (i.e. potential studies, behavior change, implementation war stories, etc.).

Chapter Leadership

Latisha Younger-Canon, Navigant

Vice President
Katie Mueller, Franklin

Justin Margolies, WECC

Erikka Byrge, Seventhwave


Lisa Obear, Illume


Utility Liaison Co-Chairs

Jillian Page and Nicole Panella, Madison Gas & Electric (MG&E)

Geographic Area Served


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Upcoming Events:

September - Calling all volunteers for our 2nd annual Switch event in September!  It's never too early to let us know you're interested in speaking, sponsoring, or volunteering! Contact Lisa Obear,

Past Events and Pictures

August 1, 2018 -Join the Wisconsin Chapter for happy hour on August 1st for an evening of gemütlichkeit! Located on the northeast shore of Lake Monona to celebrate summer!

Meet at 5:30p.m. at the biergarten at beautiful Olbrich Park, located at 3527 Atwood Avenue in Madison.

June 14, 2018 -it's AESP Night at the Duck Pond!  Join us for summer fun at a Mallards game in Madison! You can buy tickets today! Please go to, go to Buy Tickets, and enter the promotion code: aesp.

May 10, 2018- Join us to celebrate the third year of the REDA Master's program at UW-Madison! Click here for more details.

September 28, 2017

Brocach Irish Pub

June 20, 2017
"It's Really Hard to Give Away Money"

February 15, 2017
AESP Wisconsin Chapter Luncheon
Location: AESP 27th National Conference

February 28, 2017
Happy Hour - MobCraft Taproom

March 1, 2017
Happy Hour - Cafe Hollander

December 8, 2016
UW Health at the American Center Tour
UW Health at The American Center is a unique health and wellness facility that opened on Madison's east side in 2015. The five-story, 503,000-square foot structure offers inpatient and outpatient care in a welcoming, patient- and family-centered environment.  Included in this tour is a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of this facility and a presentation from facilities staff, the construction project management team, and the Director of Energy Management and Sustainability with the University of Wisconsin on the sustainable attributes of this building and their experience working on the project. 

October 20, 2016
Reaching Tough to Target Markets
In this session, we'll look at the different ways to reach niche audiences through program evaluation and implementation practices.  Our three panelists will share their own strategies that yielded success in markets that include chain stores, manufactured homes and residential high energy users, and they will provide recommendations on how to maximize your outreach efforts.

August 11, 2016
Meet Us By The Lake!
Join the Wisconsin chapter at the East Side Club for a lakeside concert to celebrate summer. 

June 23, 2016
Recess for Lunch
Spend your lunch with fellow hungry energy artisans this June 23rd at 11:30am at the Pasqual's Hilldale in Madison.

April 21, 2016
Milwaukee Happy Hour
Join us after work on April 21 at Stubby's for socializing with the Mke area energy crowd!

April 13, 2016
Tour the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery!
See this unique award-winning building that houses two research institutes: the private Morgridge Institute for Research and the public Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Learn about the sustainable attributes of this LEED Gold certified facility on the UW Madison campus. Tour will be followed by a happy hour at Steenbock's on Orchard on the first floor of the building. Car parking and directions for the Discovery Building on the UW Madison campus:

Hourly parking is available in the Union South parking Garage (Lot 80), located at 1308 W. Dayton Street, or in the Engineering Drive covered parking ramp (Lot 17), located at 1525 Engineering Drive.  For more information, please visit:

February 3, 2016
Chapter Lunch at AESP National Conference

While at the AESP National Conference & Expo, be sure to join us for lunch. This lunchtime meet and greet will allow members an opportunity to connect, reconnect, and network with fellow Wisconsin AESP members. The group will also have a roundtable discussion about ideas for Wisconsin chapter events in 2016.

January 19, 2016
Madison Happy Hour, Brochach on the Square

January 21, 2016
Milwaukee Happy Hour, Stubby’s Gastrogrub & Beer Bar


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