Annual Meeting

Electric cooperative leaders across the country are facing wide-ranging issues in the areas of culture, operations, technology, member engagement and governance. Issues such as changing market forces, evolving consumer expectations and generational turnover in the co-op workforce, among many others. All of these challenges can be viewed as opportunities for our members to leverage the inherent value of the cooperative business model as an organization dedicated to meeting consumer needs and aspirations. The flexibility, drive and personal connections within the cooperative business model offer us a unique advantage in the energy industry—the opportunity to lead.

Join us Feb. 25-28 in Nashville for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo where we will address these and many other issues, while providing you with:

  • The latest information and trends from leading industry experts and nationally renowned speakers
  • A forum to discuss challenges and solutions with co-op colleagues and NRECA staff, and resources to help you tackle these issues back at home
  • Access to a powerful national network to tap into when additional guidance and support is needed

The Annual Meeting is THE place where the leaders of today's electric cooperatives can assemble and,  together, take on the mantle of leading the energy future. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Keynote Speakers

Monday, February 26
General Session 1

Jeremy Gutsche 

 CEO of, Innovation Expert, and New York Times best-selling author of Better and Faster

Tuesday, February 27
General Session 2

Dr. Howard E. Wasdin

 Former SEAL Team Six member and
New York Times best-selling author

Wednesday, February 28
General Session 3

Lesley Stahl

 Legendary broadcast journalist and co-editor of 60 Minutes

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Entertainment Night

Tuesday, February 27 - 7:30 p.m.


Trace Adkins 

Award winning multi-platinum country music singer, 
songwriter, actor, and author

Next Generation Leaders Experience

We are pleased to offer our Next Generation Leaders Experience at this year’s Annual Meeting. This program helps develop emerging cooperative leaders through special NRECA Annual Meeting programming designed to build their knowledge of the cooperative network, extend their professional network and develop self-awareness that will help as they grow and contribute as co-op leaders.

Learn more and find out how your co-op can participate!

Why should my co-op participate in the Next Generation Leaders Experience? Watch this video.   


Resource for
Executive & Administrative Assistants

Download this helpful checklist to help you organize all the information you will need when registration opens in mid-November.

2018 Annual Meeting Attendee Information Checklist

2017 Wrap-Up Materials

View news, videos and more coverage of the NRECA, Touchstone, CFC and Federated annual meetings that have just wrapped up in San Diego!


​​​​Future Meeting Dates
2019Orlando, FLMarch 7-13
2020New Orleans, LAFebruary 27 - March 4
​Contact Us​

For general questions about the Annual Meeting, please call NRECA's Member Contact Center at 866-673-2299 or e-mail

​​​Other Contacts


​​*Attendees who responded to post-even evaluation for 2017 Annual Meeting.