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


Call for Papers

EDIST 20 Call for Papers is now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted abstracts.

The EDIST Conference & Exhibition presents optimal opportunities to:

  • Share technical knowledge
  • Network with some of the top engineering, operational and IT specialists in Ontario
  • Learn about the latest technological advances that impact the electricity sector

The EDIST program is determined based on submissions to the EDA’s Call for Papers. Abstracts are reviewed and selected by the EDIST Committee, comprised of EDA members with engineering, operations and IT expertise.

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) $155 $155
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 evey 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.

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.

Exhibitor Booth Pricing:

Registration Type Member Non Member
8x10 Booth $2750 $3375
10x10 Booth $3025 $3715
Additional Exhibitor Badge $175 per badge $175 per badge
Dinner Only Casino Night $155 $155


If an exhibitor would like to attend a Speaker Session, the following options can be added to your badge: 1 speaker session ticket $80.00 or 3 speaker session tickets $210.00

Included with each Exhibit Booth:

  • 2 Exhibitor Badges (includes 2 Casino Night Tickets)
  • 1 Guest Pass
  • Draped Exhibit Space - 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
  • 1 750 watt, 120 volt service per booth
  • All meals served at conference
  • Show guide description with company logo and contact info