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An exclusive, annual event for electric co-op CEOs and General Managers that delivers innovative thinking and unparalleled opportunities to learn new strategies, improve your leadership skills and equip yourself for the challenges facing your co-op.

Please note, the JW Marriott is sold out for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - Jan. 7, 8 and 9. See Hotel & Travel below reservation information. The JW Marriott still has rooms available Jan. 10-12.

Every year, nearly 400 CEOs/General Managers and industry partners gather at this exclusive event to exchange ideas, make meaningful connections and learn best practices for how to deal with some of the issues electric cooperatives are facing.

Good Government Golf Tournament

Saturday, January 12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hit the links with your peers and business partners in our annual Good Government Golf Tournament. The tournament is a great opportunity for candid conversations in a relaxed, fun environment. It will be held on two 18-hole championship golf courses The Rookery at Marco and Hammock Bay both featuring creative, challenging holes and the occasional alligator sighting! Reception immediately following golf at the Hammock Bay Golf Clubhouse.

Conference Registration Fees

Conference registration fee includes access to all conference materials, general sessions, breakout sessions, breakfast each morning, Thursday and Friday lunch and receptions. Separate fees are required for the pre- conference workshops and spouse tour.

Registration Fees and Information
Regular Member (includes NRECA Voting Members, Associate, Affiliate and International)$975
One Day Member – Thursday, Jan. 10$500
One Day Member– Friday, Jan. 11
One Day Non-member - Thursday, Jan. 10
One Day Non-member - Friday, Jan. 11
Pre-Conference Workshops – Wednesday, Jan. 9
CEO ACRE Academy
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Emotional Intelligence: Impact on Culture, Teamwork and Safety
8:00 a.m. – Noon
The Value of Feedback and How to Get it From Your Board
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Meeting the Member in the Age of Digital
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Demystifying Organizational Change
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Special Events and Activities

SOLD OUT! Thursday, Jan. 10 – Spouses & Guest Program: The Start of HGTV’s “Home Town”

9:00 a.m. – Noon (Subject to change)

Advance registration required. Cancellations received after January 7 and no-shows will be assessed a $75 cancellation fee.
No Fee
Thursday, Jan. 10 – CEO Luncheon
11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (Subject to change)
Conference registrants only.
No Fee

Friday, January 11 Spouses & Guests Tour: Naples Bay Sailing Mansions Tour, Lunch & Shopping

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Maximum number of participants: 100

Registration fee includes roundtrip transportation to/from the hotel, sailing tour and lunch at Yabba Island Grill.)

Tour registration fee is non-refundable after December 21, 2018.

Sponsorship Information

Engage with NRECA and our electric cooperative members face-to-face at one or more of our annual events. Sponsorship allows you to interact with decision-makers, gain visibility in the cooperative marketplace, generate awareness, introduce products and services, and build your brand.

Looking to earn credit?

If you have a professional credential that requires continuing education units (CEUs), 2019 CEO Close-Up may be accepted for these CEUs. 




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Hotel & Travel

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Florida’s Paradise Coast is a natural and cultural gem tucked away in Southwest Florida. Explore Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City to find your most idyllic vacation.
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The closest airport is Southwest Florida International.
Estimated taxi fare from Southwest Florida International Airport: $80 (one way)
The hotel does not provide shuttle transportation.

Independent Shuttle Service is available: NRECA has a rate with Naples Tours and Transportation. Reservations required. Visit their website or call 239-262-7300 for more information.