What are the registration options?
Registration fees include access to PowerXchange, TechAdvantage Experience and the Expo. Early bird deadline was Friday, Feb. 5. The last day to register for PowerXchange and TechAdvantage is Monday, Feb. 22. The last day to register for the Leadership course is Friday, Feb. 19.
|1st and 2nd attendee||$495 per attendee||$525 per attendee|
|3rd to 5th attendee||$370 per attendee||$400 per attendee|
|6th and any additional attendees||$320 per attendee||$350 per attendee|
What does registration include?
Registration includes full access to PowerXchange and TechAdvantage® Experience, including the NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting.* It is one registration fee to participate in both events which includes access to the expo.
*Note: The business meeting is for NRECA voting members only and participation is complimentary. See “How do I register for the NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting?” below for more detailed information.
I only want to attend PowerXchange. Is there a separate rate for that?
The registration fee gives you access to both PowerXchange and TechAdvantage. There is not a separate fee for just one of the events. The NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting, part of PowerXchange, is for NRECA voting members only and participation is complimentary. Registration is NOT required for certified voting delegates (if they are ONLY attending the business meeting), they will receive specific information on how to access and participate in the business meeting approximately one week prior to the meeting. See “How do I register for the NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting?” below for more detailed information.
How do I register for the NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting?
The NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting is for NRECA voting members only and participation is complimentary. Voting members who register for PowerXchange are automatically registered for the business meeting.
Registration is NOT required for certified voting delegates (if they are ONLY attending the business meeting), they will receive specific information on how to access and participate in the business meeting approximately one week prior to the meeting. Voting delegates must be certified by March 1. Please note voting delegates are required to connect to the meeting via a laptop or desktop computer. Access to a relaiable broadband connection is strongly encouraged. In the event a voting delegate is unable to attend the business meeting, contact your cooperative’s CEO and the alternate delegate, ensure the alternate delegate is able to attend the business meeting, and advise the alternate delegates to contact VotingDelegates@nreca.coop as soon as possible to receive voting instructions and credentials.
Any voting member employee or director who wants to view the Business Meeting ONLY (i.e. does not wish to speak during the meeting) may watch the meeting live stream on cooperative.com. Registration is NOT required, but you MUST have a cooperative.com account.
Voting members, please be sure your system has certified a voting delegate to participate in the business meeting. All certified voting delegates will receive information on how to participate in the business meeting. Please note voting delegates and a voting member employee or director wishing to speak during the meeting are required to connect to the meeting via a laptop or desktop computer.* Access to a reliable broadband connection is strongly encouraged. Alternate delegates will receive general information about the business meeting but will only receive credentials to participate if they request them in the event the voting delegate is unable to attend the meeting.
* Additional system requirements for using a laptop or desktop computer to participate in the business meeting are available on the Annual Member Business Meeting page of Cooperative.com.
How do I certify a voting delegate?
NRECA voting member CEOs, general managers, board presidents/chairs, board secretaries, or executive assistants may use the online certification tool to complete and submit the system's approved delegate certification form by March 1, 2021. As you select your system’s voting delegate and alternate, please note participation in the business meeting requires connecting to the meeting via a laptop or desktop computer. Access to a reliable broadband connection is strongly encouraged. Additional information regarding the business meeting, including technical requirements, is available on the Annual Member Business Meeting page of cooperative.com.
I am an exhibitor; how do I register?
Exhibitors can register for a virtual expo booth by visiting http://www.showmanagement.us/TAexhibitors/.
After you have registered your booth through our weblink you will receive an invoice from NRECA. All booth registrations are due by January 29, 2021. For additional information please contact Mary Novack: email@example.com.
If I cancel a registration does a cancellation fee apply?
Cancellations received/processed by Feb. 15, 2021, are fully refundable. Registrants who cancel after Feb. 15, 2021, and no-shows are responsible for paying the full registration fee.
Resolutions and Voting Delegates
If I register a voting delegate, do I still need to certify this delegate?
Yes, a voting delegate and alternate delegate will still need to be certified and approved by your system’s Board President and Board Secretary in order to vote at the meeting business meeting. Voting member systems may certify a delegate online or by downloading and printing a certification form. Please note voting delegates are required to connect to the meeting via a laptop or desktop computer. Access to a reliable broadband connection is strongly encouraged.
If our 2020 Voting Delegate and Alternate Delegate remain the same for 2021, do we need to re-certify them?
Yes, members do need to send a new certification for 2021 regardless if the delegate is changing or not.
How will delegates cast votes?
Voting delegates will be able to vote online during the business meeting. Additional information is available on the Annual Member Business Meeting page of cooperative.com. In light of this year’s online format, please confirm your certified voting delegate has access to a reliable broadband connection and is comfortable participating in the meeting. Voting delegates must use a desktop computer or laptop to cast votes during the business meeting. See device type matrix for more information.
What will the National Resolutions Committee discuss at the Proposed Resolutions Forum?
The committee will answer questions or consider new proposals on issues that have arisen since the January 2021 NRECA Member Standing Committee meetings. To ensure delegates have ample time to read and deliberate on proposed resolutions, voting members are encouraged to wait and present new proposals at the beginning of the process, in June, rather than at forum. New proposals will only be added to the business meeting agenda if the National Resolutions Committee considers it to be an extraordinary or emergency circumstance.
When is the Proposed Resolutions Forum?
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, from 3-4 p.m. ET.
When is the NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting?
Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 3-5 p.m. ET.
When will voting delegates and alternate delegates receive the business meeting materials?
The 2021 NRECA Proposed Member Resolutions are available and were emailed to voting members on January 28. Additional business meeting materials will be added to the document in mid-February.
Can a voting member submit a new proposed resolution for consideration at the Business Meeting?
New proposed resolutions may be added to the business meeting agenda if the National Resolutions Committee, at its Proposed Resolutions Forum, considers the proposal to be an extraordinary or emergency circumstance (see above for forum details). Voting members who have a proposal they feel meets this requirement should email their proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible before the forum.
Who do I contact if I have questions about the proposed resolutions?
Contact email@example.com with questions about the member resolutions process or the 2021 NRECA Proposed Member Resolutions.
What is PowerXchange?
PowerXchange is about what’s impacting costs and efficiency now. It’s about weighing in on industry initiatives that will shape the energy landscape for years to come. It’s about cultivating forward-thinking strategy with sessions centered around future issues. And, most importantly, it’s about exchanging ideas, improving upon them, and finding innovative solutions to their day-to-day challenges.
The name PowerXchange is inspired by the knowledge sharing that is the cornerstone of this event. Not only does the word “power” evoke the energy industry, it also signifies the powerful impact resulting from this exchange of ideas, and the power of bringing together the entire co-op community to solve challenges and amplify results. The abbreviation of the word exchange with a large X represents the concept of convergence and coming together.
What is TechAdvantage Experience?
TechAdvantage demonstrates new ways to optimize your technology systems with cutting-edge solutions that will turn your co-op into a strategic powerhouse. You’ll identify best practices and products that will help resolve your engineering, IT, energy services, operations, supply management and business challenges by unlocking the power of innovation and collaboration.
Where can I find the program information?
Visit the PowerXchange web page to view PowerXchange-specific information, including the NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting materials. Visit the NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting web page to view business meeting-specific information and technical requirements.
Visit the TechAdvantage Experience web page to view TechAdvantage-specific information.
Schedules and speaker information for both events can be found on the PowerXchange and TechAdvange web page.
Will there be any pre-education or director training?
On Feb. 25 and Feb. 26 from 1-3:30 p.m. there will be a 2-day leadership course offered for $300. Space is limited. Registration closes Friday, Feb. 19 for this course. Full details can be found in the Schedule section of the PowerXchange and TechAdvantage web page.
This year there will not be any director courses offered. Please visit the Courses web page to find online director courses being offered at a later date.
How will registrants log in to the event?
Registrants will receive log-in information at least one week prior to the event. More information— and FAQs related to logging into the event—will be available shortly. All certified NRECA voting delegates will receive separate information on how to participate in the NRECA Annual Member Business Meeting approximately one week prior to the meeting.
What if I can’t participate every day of the PowerXchange and/or TechAdvantage Experience, do I have access to the recorded material?
Yes, you will have access to the sessions that were recorded. Some sessions will only be available during the live event, please check the schedule for details. In addition, networking events like spark sessions, meet ups and ask the expert sessions will not be recorded.