Fall 2019 New Co-op Communicators Orientation (NCCO)

Network with other professional co-op communicators, discuss major challenges and learn about the industry and the resources available to you.

NCCO takes place at the NRECA Conference Center located at 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.

NCCO Overview

The three-day program focuses on several key areas:

  • Understanding the electric cooperative business model and values.
  • Learning about the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) network.
  • Current and near-future electric industry issues and challenges.
  • Available resources from NRECA and national partner organizations including: National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC); NRTC; and Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange.
  • Interactive sessions to provide focus on: crisis communication and reputation management, telling the co-op story, Always On program, financial issues and resources, insurance/loss control/safety issues, networking tools and Touchstone Energy initiatives.

You will meet new colleagues from around the country and from NRECA headquarters at this conference just outside of the nation’s capital. Enhance your career and return to your co-op energized, more informed and more effective with new tools and resources to apply in your corner of the world.

Please note that NCCO enrollees must be working full time at their co-op at the time of registration. NCCO registration is not transferrable. There are no exceptions.

Registration Fees

Registration Fee: $400 (in 2020)
Note: Most, but not all, meals are included

Additional Dates

The New Co-op Communicators Orientation (NCCO) will also be offered March 17-20, and Oct. 6-9, 2020. Registration for both sessions will open in December 2019.

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Home to the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery and the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington is one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America thanks to amenities like a growing economy, strong educational system and robust arts scene.
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If you are traveling from the West Coast, consider arriving one day early to allow for the time zone adjustment and any potential travel delays

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located 7.2 miles, approximately 30 minutes, from the Hilton Arlington. This airport serves many major airlines that provide non-stop and connecting service to cities across the United States.

Ground Transportation
The hotel does not provide shuttle transportation (it is a short walk to and from NRECA headquarters).

  • Super Shuttle: Shuttles operate based on demand. For information or to schedule service, call 1-800-BLUEVAN or go to www.supershuttle.com
  • Taxi: Estimate fare $25 (one way from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
  • Uber/Lyft: Estimated fare $20 (one way from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport)
  • NRECA headquarters is also accessible via the Metro (Ballston Stop)