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 Gather New Ideas

Here's what 2021 attendees have to say about Connect:

"The Connect Conference is the place to be if you are looking for solutions and suggestions that are relatable and actionable with tangible results. If what you are looking for, surprisingly, isn't found in a session, it can undoubtedly be found in connecting with the vast number of other diverse, skilled and experienced attendees."
Jonathan Farmer, Director of Member Solutions, Pioneer Utility Resources

"Connect Conference is always on point! You have to experience it for yourself. Great information to help enhance in your job position and ideas to help you grow into a leader to help others. The morale is Awesome!"
Patrice Jordan, Coordinator, Community Relations & Engagement, Roanoke Electric Cooperative

"The Connect Conference is the best way to equip yourself and your cooperative for the challenges on the horizon for our industry. It also allows you to build your support system of fellow communicators and be a strong contributor to the success of your cooperative."
Rachel Frey, Manager of Communication, Sam Houston EC

"Great investment of time and money to make you the most effective co-op communicator you can be... for yourself, your coworkers, your members and community. Find resources, best practices, friends and fun!"
Joan O'Fallon, APR, Director of Communications, Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative


Topics We're Covering at the Conference:

  • Macro Trends

  • Becoming a Member of a Collaborative Leadership Team

  • Internal Communications

  • Great Photography

  • Writing with AI

  • Making the Media Work for You

  • Broadband

  • Dealing with Activist Groups

  • Leadership

  • Social Media Marketing

  • The Power of Repurposing

  • Writing and Editing

  • Instagram Stories, Reels and TikTok

  • Dealing with Difficult People

  • Infographics

  • The Art of Leading Meetings

  • Cybersecurity

  • Video Storytelling

  • Meeting Your Members Where They Are

  • Electric Cooperatives of the Future

  • Key Accounts

  • Up Your Analytics Reporting Game

  • Voices for Cooperative Power

  • And more!





Make Your Case for Attending

We’ve created an easy-to-follow guide to help you and your co-op maximize the return on investment (ROI) of attending this virtual event. This guide will help you justify your attendance and provide you with a template to help you get the most out of your learning experience before, during and after this virtual event.

Download the ROI Guide



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Looking to earn credit?

If you have a professional credential that requires continuing education units (CEUs), the 2022 Connect Conference may be accepted for these CEUs.

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Fees

Connect Conference registration fee includes access to all conference materials, general sessions, breakout sessions, breakfast each morning, and the Welcome and Touchstone receptions. It also includes access to all the recorded sessions offered with the Connect Conference Online registration (four general sessions and eight breakout sessions). Separate fees are required for the pre-conference workshops and guest tickets for the Touchstone reception.

Connect Conference Online registration fee includes access to live streaming of all four general sessions plus recordings of all general sessions and eight breakout sessions. It also includes access to the conference mobile app and all breakout session materials (PPTs, handouts) offered at the Connect Conference.

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About the Location
A dynamic, urban center surrounded by unmatched natural beauty earns Seattle its name The Emerald City. Everyone should experience the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, but Seattle has even more to offer, from major attractions to hidden gems.
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From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Link Light Rail: The Hyatt Regency is located two blocks from the Westlake Station. Link Light Rail is available to and from the Seattle -Tacoma International Airport (15 miles from the hotel).
Uber, Lyft and Wingz are available.

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Future CONNECT Dates

2023

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

May 2-4

2024

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor

May 7-9