2019 PowerUp Conference

THE place to be for electric co-op executive and administrative professionals who seek to expand their knowledge, enrich their career goals, and grow their network of colleagues from across the country.

A variety of learning activities are offered including interactive breakout sessions, inspirational general sessions and opportunities to build a network with other administrative professionals from across the country.

Pre-conference Workshops

Microsoft Excel 2016: Beyond the Basics
Lisa Hanson, CTT+, MOS, MCP, Senior Technology Advisor, NRECA, Arlington, VA
Registration fee: $325
Maximum capacity: 24

The Real Secrets Behind Seriously Effective Communication
Amanda Gore, CEO, The JOY Project
Registration fee: $325
Maximum capacity: 30

Registration Fees

Conference registration fee includes access to all conference materials, general sessions, breakout sessions, and breakfast each morning. Separate fees are required for the pre-conference workshops and the Grand Welcome reception.

Member Fees
Registration – Regular$850
ValuePak: 2nd+ Registrant/Same Co-op$750
Statewide Employees$550
One Day
One Day Non-member
Ticket to Tuesday’s Grand Welcome Reception
Fee for registered conference attendees
Fee for guest tickets (limit 2) $30
Fee for tickets purchased onsite (same fee for both attendees and guests)$40

Concern for Community Service Project at Salt Lake City Fisher House - SOLD OUT
Monday, September 23 from 8:30 – 11:30 am
Maximum number of participants: 50
No Fee
Pre-Conference Workshops – Monday September 23
Microsoft Excel 2016 Beyond the Basics
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Maximum number of participants: 20
The Real Secrets Behind Seriously Effective Communication
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Maximum number of participants: 30

Community Service Project - SOLD OUT


PowerUp is Proud to Support the 7th Cooperative Principle: Concern for Community

PowerUp is proud to once again be offering an opportunity to support a local charitable organization in our host city as we embrace the 7th cooperative principle- supporting and uplifting our communities.

PowerUp 2019 attendees are invited to an onsite volunteer project and tour at the Salt Lake City Fisher House on Monday September 23 from 8:30-11:30am. Registration is required.

Networking Opportunities

The Grand America Hotel | Center Courtyard
Tuesday, September 24 | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

All PowerUp attendees and their guests are invited to join us to kick off the conference at the magnificent Grand America Hotel, which is located just steps from our hotel accomodations at The Little America Hotel. Mingle with old friends and meet some new ones while enjoying refreshments and taking in the amazing views of Salt Lake City.

Future Dates

September 21-23, 2020
Hyatt Regency
Savannah, GA


“An uplifting, informative conference full of energy and great people. This conference will send you back to your co-op inspired!”

Kara Mudford, Administrative Assistant, Crow Wing Power

“Must attend as it's "electrifying" with positive energy, super nice people, and loads of helpful information that we can apply to our daily work and family life.”

Carolina Paulk, Executive Assistant, CoBank

Looking to earn credit?

While NRECA does not give certifications for attending PowerUp, if you have a certification such as the IAAP Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), click the “Learn More” button for more information.




2018 PowerUp Conference

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Hotel & Travel

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Known for the stunning backdrop provided by the towering Wassatch Mountains-  and the endless opportunities for outdoor recreation they provide- Salt Lake City offers visitors a uniquely vibrant and dynamic urban experience.
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Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is located 9 miles from the conference hotel. Most major airlines provide non-stop and connecting service to cities across the United States.

Estimated taxi fare from airport: $18 (one way)

Salt Lake City Attractions

Tour the City by Pedicab
If you have extra time in Salt Lake City, check out the sights by way of pedicab. Tours and rides are available both day and night.

Great Salt Lake
Approximately 1,700 square miles, the Great Salt Lake is the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River. There are many hiking trails, picnic areas, boating, and fishing opportunities here, too.

This is the Place Heritage Park
Take a trip back in time and see what Utah was like when the pioneers settled here. Check out Heritage Village, featuring cabins, farmhouses, barns, chapels, and more. Experience Native American life at the Native American Village, or take a train ride around the park, which circles the natural-spring-fed pond.

Utah Olympic Park
Visit Utah Olympic Park in Park City, just 20 minutes from Salt Lake City. The host venue of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the park continues to be a major training site for current and prospective Olympians. Park City is also a great place for foodies, with a diverse culinary scene.

Temple Square
Temple Square's three-block plaza is anchored by the towering Salt Lake Temple, headquarters of the Mormon Church, which rises an impressive 210 feet over the square. Other fascinating buildings here include the expansive Tabernacle and the Gothic-style Assembly Hall.

National and State Parks
If you extend your stay in Utah, take advantage of one of the 60+ national and state parks just a few hours away from Salt Lake City.

See more Salt Lake City attractions.