Summer School

CREDC Summer Schools

The CREDC summer school is an intensive, engaging, and value-packed week of topics and workforce development activities focused on cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil & gas industries. This event is held every other year. The most recent summer school was held June 11-17, 2017 at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois. The next summer program is tentatively scheduled for June 2019 at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois.

Next Event

June 24-28, 2019 (to be confirmed)
Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois

The next summer school event is tentatively scheduled for June 24-28, 2019, with a welcome reception the evening of June 23. More information will be available in late 2018 or early 2019.

Our summer school program offers an intensive, engaging, and value-packed week of topics and integrated learning activities focused on cybersecurity and cyber-resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil & gas industries. 

We invite energy utility and industry professionals, academic and industry researchers, and college students to attend and to explore the nexus between energy delivery systems, cybersecurity, and resilience. This event also offers participants opportunities to network with peers, learn about ongoing research & development efforts in academic and industry, and start collaborative research initiatives. 

The summer school complements research and other activities at CREDC, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Energy Delivery and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. The CREDC summer school builds on previous summer school programs offered by the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project which was also funded by DOE-OE and DHS S&T.

Credit for Professional Development or Continuing Education:  Summer school participants may qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU). The University of Illinois Office of Continuing Education offers .1 PDH and 1 CEU and for every 10 hours of participation in educational activities.

Questions? Contact Cheri Soliday at csoliday@illinois.edu. If you are not on our email list, please consider joining! You may do so by sending your request to Amy or Cheri.