The Electricity, Distribution, Information Systems and Technology (EDIST) Conference & Exhibition is an educational conference and exhibition addressing critical engineering, operational, IT and management issues faced by Ontario’s LDCs. Suppliers, manufacturers and service providers have the opportunity to network and showcase their products and services. 

EDIST 20 is taking place January 15-17, 2020 at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre - online registration is now closed.  You may still register onsite from January 15-17.
Thank you to our EDIST 20 Sponsors



Event Dates


EDIST 20 will take place January 15-17, 2020

Event Pricing



Registration Type Member Non Member
Early Bird Full Conference $1050 $1375
Regular Full Conference $1200 $1575
Day Pass Wednesday (includes sessions, tradeshow and meals) $600 $600
Day Pass Thursday (includes sessions, tradeshow, meals and casino night) $750 $750
Half Day Pass Friday (includes sessions and meals) $235 $235
Tradeshow Pass (includes access to exhibit floor and meals *no sessions) $175 $175
Dinner Only Casino Night $155 $155


Event Venue


EDIST 20 will take place at:

Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites

8500 Warden Avenue Markham, ON L6G 1A5





The EDA has secured special preferred pricing for the EDIST 20 Conference & Exhibition.

Please click here to book your accommodations today. Book by January 6, 2020 to secure the discounted rate. Book early as the room block sells out every year!

If you require further assistance please contact the hotel directly at 905-470-8500



Put the power of sponsorship to work for your organization.

Please click here to view the EDIST 20 Sponsorship Package. Don't miss the opportunity to get your brand in front of over 800 attendees.

Call for Papers

The electricity distribution landscape is evolving rapidly. LDCs and their partners are implementing innovative solutions that empower consumers, improve reliability, advance technology and increase community value. LDCs and their partners are invited to submit an abstract for a technical presentation on unique and innovative solutions already delivering value for local customers. Abstracts will be evaluated and selected by EDA’s EDIST Committee.

The EDIST 20 Call for Papers is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted an abstract. All submissions will be reviewed by the EDIST committee and presenters will be contacted in early October.


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Presentations should address one of the major tracks/categories as listed. Presentations must be non-commercial; sales promotions for specific vendor products or services positioned as proposals will not be considered.

Once your paper is selected by the EDIST 20 Committee, EDA has full authority to distribute the paper to all conference attendees and to post it onto the EDIST webpage. Respondents should not expect any form of compensation for their papers or any subsequent presentations.

If your paper is selected for inclusion in the EDIST program, speakers will be invited to attend for that day at no cost.



The EDIST 20 Trade Show is SOLD OUT.

Please click here to view the EDIST 20 Floor Plan and Exhibitor List.


If you were unable to secure a space there are still great opportunities for exposure at EDIST through our Sponsorship packages - available at a variety of levels to suite any budget.

Please click here to view the EDIST 20 Sponsorship Package.


The following sponsorship packages are still available:

  • Platinum
  • Gold (SOLD OUT)
  • Silver (SOLD OUT)
Event Exclusive Sponsorships:
  • Official CASINO night presenting sponsor(NEW)
  • Official WIFI and on-site survey sponsor (NEW)
  • Official charging station sponsor (NEW)
  • Official conference pen and notepad sponsor
  • Opening keynote sponsor (NEW)
  • Plenary session sponsor (NEW)
Please click here to view the EDIST 20 Sponsorship Package.


Information for current exhibitors at EDIST 20:

Included with each Exhibit Booth:

  • Each 10x8/10x10 booth receives 2 Exhibitor Badges (includes 2 Casino Night Tickets)
  • Each 10x8/10x10 booth receives 1 Guest Pass
  • Draped Exhibit Space with 8 foot high back wall and 3 foot high side walls
  • 1 six foot draped table and two grey side chairs
  • WIFI access for 1 device for the duration of the exhibit (per 8x10/10x10 booth)
  • One 750 watt, 120 volt service per booth (per 8x10/10x10)
  • All meals served at conference level
  • Show guide description with company logo and contact info under the exhibitor section

Exhibitor Portal

All exhibitors have received an email with login information to the exhibitor portal. If you have not please contact the EDA Please use the portal to submit show guide information, register exhibitors and purchase additional add ons. Please click here for more information.


Exhibitor Forms

Please click on the forms to access them directly. The following forms are to be submitted directly to Dianna Merlocco, Events Specialist, at


Supplier order forms are to be sent directly to the supplier.



Exhibitor Badges, Guest Passes and Casino Night

Use the exhibitor portal to register for your complimentary badges and additional passes.

Additional Exhibitor Badges
  • One day badge cost is $175.00
  • Two day badge cost (including casino night) is $475.00
  • Casino night ticket is $155.00
  • Conference session tickets are $80.00 each or 3 for $210.00

Please click here for more information.

Casino Night

Casino night is the premier networking event at EDIST and includes free play of popular casino games, dinner, entertainment and raffle prizes. Full delegate and complimentary exhibitor badges include tickets to casino night. Additional tickets can be purchased via the exhibitor portal.

Participate as a prize sponsor by donating a prize to be raffled off at the end of the evening.

Prize value must be a minimum value of $100.00. Please click here for more information and email Dianna Merlocco, Events Specialist, at if you are interested.

Exhibitor Move In/Out

Exhibitor Move In:

Tuesday January 14,2020 12:00pm-7:30pm

Exhibitor Show Times

Wednesday January 15, 2020 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday January 16, 2020 7:30am-2:00pm

Exhibitor Move Out

Thursday January 16, 2020 2:15pm-4:00pm

Please click here for futher information and for all load in details.

Please click here to view the map.


Please click here to access shipping information.

Please click here to access the shipping label.


Parking pass,sponsored by ABB, will be circulated closer to EDIST via email.

For all exhibitor inquiries please contact Dianna Merlocco, Events Specialist @, (905)265-5351 office or (416)770-0279 mobile.