Award winning actor and dedicated renewable energy advocate Ed Begley Jr., will deliver the keynote address at the 2009 Electric West Exposition and Conference, scheduled to take place March 17-20, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 2009 event marks the 21st year for Electric West serving the electrical construction and maintenance marketplace in the western United States. Accompanying the exhibits of more than 200 vendors will be a conference program that addresses the electrical educational needs of the construction and maintenance industries on the West Coast. The Power Quality & Reliability Exhibition and Conference, now co-located with Electric West, enhances the product availability and educational options for attendees.

Begley's talk, titled, “Live Simply So That Others Can Simply Live” concentrates on eco-living in America. Begley will chronicle his 39-year journey touching on his many personal efforts to take responsibility for the environment, including his first electric car and riding a bicycle to Hollywood events. Begley will share manageable changes attendees can make for a sustainable living environment, suggest products and services that work, and discuss challenges on Global climate change, pollution, and dependency on Mideast oil that can be overcome. The well-known actor serves on the boards of numerous environmental organizations and has been honored with awards from several environmental groups. Currently, Begley Jr. and his wife co-star on the series Living with Ed, a look at the daily realities of “living green.” Begley's remarks will bolster the conference program's focus on “Green Issues.”

Electric West is presented by Penton Media Exhibitions, which also owns Electrical Wholesaling. To register, attendees should visit the Electric West website at www.electricshow.com.

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