March 25 Update: Many of our members are wondering whether NRECA will go forward with the 2020 CONNECT conference, and we are assessing the status of our conferences and other education and training events on an ongoing basis.
In doing so, we are assembling public health and safety information, both for the host location and nationwide. This information helps frame our decision on all NRECA events. Because CONNECT still is seven weeks away, we are not yet making a decision on its status. However, we are beginning to consider contingency plans if the conference is canceled.
NRECA will continue to monitor current events related to COVID-19 and discuss whether to proceed with events beyond April 30. We are proceeding with the utmost care, because we are concerned for your health and safety as well as our responsibility to serve you as NRECA members. We take that responsibility seriously.
Thank you for your ongoing support of NRECA.
Return to your co-op better prepared to navigate complex issues of fast changing and unexpected landscapes, new technologies, cybersecurity, legislative and regulatory changes, emerging consumer expectations and a marketplace where cooperatives must position themselves to be a trusted energy resource.
The Best Place to Gather New Ideas
Here's what past attendees have to say about CONNECT:
"It's the best place to gather new ideas, learn about issues impacting the industry, and find out how other communicators across the country are handling similar issues."
Brian Lacy, Manager of Communication and External Affairs, Cullman Electric Cooperative
"It is the best conference I have attended that provides practical ways to implement programs or projects to help your co-op move up to the next level."
Nory Callaway, Manager of Key Accounts, Concho Valley Electric Cooperative Inc.
"It's an exceptional learning and networking experience. You never know precisely what you'll get, because each year is unique. But you do know it will be relevant and worthwhile."
Joe Richardson, Vice President of Communications, Southwestern Electric Cooperative
"You have to GO!! It was a great experience! No one should miss this opportunity!"
Patrice Jordan, Coordinator, Community Relations and Engagement, Roanoake Electric Cooperative
CONNECT with the Community
Before, during and after the CONNECT Conference, co-op communicators, marketers and customer service pros have the opportunity to give back to the community through donations to the Rocky Mountain Fisher House. The Fisher House provides free lodging to active duty military, veterans and their families while a loved one is undergoing medical treatment at an approved facility in the area. The Fisher House is currently building a new, larger home to welcome service members. You can demonstrate your Commitment to Community by donating cash or gift cards onsite or online.
Please include "CONNECT" in Your Note for the Donor Scroll when making your contribution online.