Connect is the place to find answers.

At THE annual conference for co-op communications, marketing and member services professionals, you’ll find unparalleled learning and networking opportunities through interactive breakouts and informative, inspiring general sessions.

The Best Place to Discover New Ideas

Here's what 2024 attendees had to say about the Connect Conference:

"This conference was incredible. Each general session, each breakout was very relevant to my cooperative. Left feeling very hopeful." -Bobbi Byford, Trinity Valley Electric Co-op

"First time attending and I enjoyed myself. Very informative. I hope I can come back next year." -Rolanda Nelson, Lumbee River EMC

"I would like to say that this experience will last a lifetime. Nothing better than making new connections and friends, all while adapting current skillsets into more refined ones. I felt like I was respected, loved and belonged at this event. I look forward to seeing everyone next year." -Raul Garcia, Itasca-Mantrap Electric Cooperative

"Well done. These conferences are gold, especially for those of us without statewide associations." -Charlie McAlpin, Eastern Maine Electric Co-op, Inc.

"Amazing opportunity to network and create relationships!" -Gretchen Meyer, Otsego Electric Cooperative, Inc.


What's Waiting for You at 2025 Connect?

The Connect Conference is packed with opportunities to help you become the best professional you can be, including:

  • Intensive, pre-conference workshops to enhance your skills.
  • Breakout sessions on best practices, resources and creative tools to enhance member engagement and improve marketing outcomes.
  • Information on new energy innovations and technologies.
  • Opportunities to gain professional contacts and network with colleagues from across the nation.
  • Dynamic keynote presentations from nationally recognized speakers.
  • First-time attendee gathering.
  • Spotlight Awards presentation and Spotlight Cafe.
  • Welcome reception and closing reception.​​​


What's Waiting for You in Kansas City?

Lonely Planet featured Kansas City, Missouri, as one of the Best Cities to Travel in 2024. Come to Connect and find out for yourself why the "Heart of America" is winning so much praise, including:

  • A global first for women's sports
  • Renaissance on the riverfront
  • Storybook tales come to new life
  • World-class amenities for air travelers
  • Disney's roots in Kansas City
  • An elevated entertainment district
  • A new adventure in the heart of the city
  • A perfect place for the country's hottest new sport
  • Modern creations and timeless legends at 18th & Vine
  • A splashy new ocean adventure
  • And much more!


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Social Media Kit

Registrants, speakers and sponsors: Help spread the word about Connect Conference with our social media kit. Use the hashtag #NRECAConnect in your posts and tag NRECA.

Looking to earn credit?

If you have a professional credential that requires continuing education units (CEUs), the 2025 Connect Conference may be accepted for these CEUs.

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2025 Connect Conference Fees

Registration fees include access to event general sessions, breakouts, conference-sponsored meal functions and conference materials. Pre-event education sessions are an additional charge.


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Baltimore is a vibrant community that honors the past while keeping a keen eye on the future. Home to the Inner Harbor, a host of museums, a thriving restaurant scene and a quirky spirit, Baltimore has earned the name Charm City.
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2025

Kansas City, Missouri

May 13-15

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