2024 Co-op Cyber Tech

Join hundreds of technical cyber professionals within government, industry, and the cooperatives for this event designed for rural electric cooperative staff who have cybersecurity responsibilities at their co-op.

Over 450 registrants joined us in person and virtually, June 11-13, 2024 for NRECA's Co-op Cyber Tech. This 3-day technical conference was for all NRECA members and supporting organizations with the goal of addressing cybersecurity in the cooperative space. Conference content specifically highlighted co-op cyber and was designed to provide opportunities for peer-to-peer and industry-to-peer collaboration, skills development, and advancement.

A Next-Level Interactive Cybersecurity Experience

Attendees participated in unconventional education opportunities in a dynamic and engaging environment, creating an immersive experience that fostered meaningful connections:

NEW! Badgelife Comes to Arlington
Play 'Capture the Flag' and solve a series of cyber challenges with our interactive Co-op Cyber Tech badges. These hi-tech badges incorporate cutting-edge technology to encourage learning, enhance networking and ensures connections made during the event can be maintained digitally. Supply is limited!

NEW! Solar Wind and Fire Escape Room
Acme Energy Corporation is currently a victim of a cyberattack. Their attackers have shut down Acme’s industrial control systems leaving their facilities inoperable. Thousands of people are without power and heat. Will you be able to identify and contain cyber threats while restoring functionality to Acme’s industrial operations?​ Limited time slots available.

NEW! Co-op Cyber Tech Science Fair
Government, university, nonprofit and cooperatives come together to share the latest in cybersecurity research, resources, projects and innovation. Return home motivated to implement new tools and ideas that contribute to the advancement of co-op cybersecurity.

Who Should Attend?

Technical professionals:

  • Professionals within government, industry, and the cooperatives that need technical, hands-on content for all things cyber at cooperatives.
  • Cyber workforce in the co-op space including IT
  • Cyber workforce in the co-op space including OT

Sponsorship Opportunities

For questions about sponsorship opportunities at 2024 Co-op Cyber Tech, please contact Ijilbish Nergui via email at Ijilbish.Nergui@nreca.coop.

Social Media Kit

Registrants, speakers and sponsors: Help spread the word about Co-op Cyber Tech with our social media kit. Use the hashtag #CoopCyberTech in your posts and tag NRECA.

Looking to earn credit?

If you have a professional credential that requires continuing education units (CEUs), 2024 Co-op Cyber Tech may be accepted for these CEUs.




Registration Fees

Co-op Cyber Tech registration fees include access to conference general sessions, select breakouts, conference-sponsored meal functions and conference materials.

Please note: Two breakout sessions are restricted to NRECA voting members only. See schedule for details.

If you are an NRECA member, please log in to your cooperative.com account to complete your registration.
If you are NOT an NRECA member and don’t have a cooperative.com account, please select “I don’t have an account” and enter your registrations details.

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Northern Virginia is next door to our nation's capital - Washington, D.C. - yet has kept its own character reminiscent of colonial times, rambling plantations, equestrian farms and cobblestoned streets leading to quaint taverns, shops and historical gems.
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