2020 NRECA Annual Meeting

Co-op leaders from across the country gather to celebrate the strength of the co-op network, conduct the important business of our association, and focus on how we as cooperatives can provide our members with affordable, reliable electricity.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans, March 1-4, for the 2020 Annual Meeting! This year, we've organized all of our programming, from the main stage to small stage, around the following three ideas that are playing and will continue to play a major role in how we advance our operations, connect with our members and lead our industry into the future:

  1. Beneficial electrification

  2. Digital & data transformation of the industry

  3. Consumer engagement & expectations

We will also be offering a variety of peer-to-peer learning opportunities centered on these topics. Read on to learn more about our keynote speakers, Entertainment Night, opportunities to build our future leaders, have hands-on experiences with emerging technologies and give back to our host city.

Entertainment Night: Wynonna & The Big Noise

Tuesday, March 3 - 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Fee: $60 per ticket

Once heralded by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice is treasured by millions of fans and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, spanning her remarkable 35-year career. We are excited to welcome Wynonna & The Big Noise to our annual Entertainment Night on Tuesday, March 3.

Next Generation Leaders Experience

NRECA is committed to working with our member co-ops to attract and retain top talent. This, of course, includes the future leaders of America's electric cooperatives. The Next Generation Leaders Experience develops emerging cooperative leaders through special NRECA Annual Meeting programming designed to build their co-op knowledge, extend their professional network and develop self-awareness that will help as they grow and contribute as co-op leaders.

The Next Generation Leaders Experience will be offered as part of the 2020 Annual Meeting registration.

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The Lab

Stop by The Lab! Featured in the TechAdvantage® Expo, The Lab is a solutions-focused destination designed to connect attendees with technologies that are transforming or have the potential to transform the energy industry. More details to come soon!

Community Service

Annual Meeting participants will have two opportunities to give back to our host city before and during the event.

Saturday, February 29 | 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Service Project

Please join Touchstone Energy Cooperatives® for a full day of community service in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Monday-Tuesday | March 2-3
Concern for Community Service Project
Convention Center

We will be offering an ongoing community service project that will be available at the convention. More info coming soon!


Annual Meeting Registration Fees
Early bird (by January 22, 2020) $650
Regular (after January 22, 2020)
One-Day Registration
Annual Meeting and TechPlus*
Guest/Spouse Registration
Next Generation Leaders Experience (Early Bird)
Next Generation Leaders Experience (Regular)
Next Generation Leaders Experience & TechPlus*
*TechPlus options include Annual Meeting and TechAdvantage® Experience sessions and expo.
Special Event Fees

NRECA International Lunch
ACRE® Breakfast
Entertainment Night (Wynonna & the Big Noise)
Pre-Meeting Education Fees

Director Education
$619 per course (except courses
listed below)

951.2 Developing Effective Boardroom Decision-Making (1-1/2 day class)


956.1 Crucial Conversations in the Boardroom

MIP Graduate Pre-Annual Meeting Training Session: How to Influence Without Direct Authority (2 day class)

Resource for Executive & Administrative Assistants

Download this checklist to organize all the information you will need to register your co-op staff and directors for the Annual Meeting.

Future Annual Meeting Dates

San Diego
February 18-24
March 3-9
March 2-8

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Annual Meeting 2019

Highlights from the 2019 NRECA Annual Meeting.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Reservations

Make Hotel Reservation

Note: Until the Annual Meeting registration process is complete and a confirmation is received, members are ineligible for hotel reservations.

Important Hotel Dates

  • January 30, 2019 (Group Cut-Off Date): All hotel reservations must be secured through the NRECA Housing Center before or on January 30, 2019, 9:00 p.m. EST. The online hotel reservation site will be closed after this time.

  • January 31-February 6, 2019: The Housing Center will be available business days (8:00a – 5:00p (CST) between the dates of January 31-February 6, 2019, to assist with securing additional guestrooms (based on availability) and/or modifying existing reservations via email: nrecaatt@experient-inc.com or phone: 800-967-8852 (toll free) or 847-996-5832.

  • February 11, 2019 (Contact Hotel Directly): On and after February 11, 2019, all guestroom requests (to include changes, substitutions and cancellations) must be made directly through the hotel. Please do not call the hotel to confirm hotel reservation(s) until February 11, 2019.

NRECA's Hotel Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the Housing Center by 9:00 p.m. EST on January 30, 2019, to avoid a cancellation fee. A non-refundable deposit equal to one (1) night's room and tax will be charged for cancellations made after the hotel cut-off date to the credit card used to guarantee the reservation. NRECA's cancellation policy overrides any hotel policies concerning room cancellations.

Please note: If you do not cancel your reservation and/or do not arrive at the hotel on the check-in date requested, the first night's deposit will be forfeited and your entire reservation will be cancelled.

Questions about hotel reservations and the cancellation policy? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

List of Convention Hotels
Convention Hotel Map
State Hotel Assignments
Statewide Contacts

Whether this is your first time to New Orleans or you’re a seasoned visitor, the city’s infectious spirit is sure to invigorate, captivate and motivate you to jump in and see and do so much.
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