2021 Safety Leadership Summit

Now offering 2 ways for you to attend NRECA’s premiere industry, educational and networking event for electric co-op staffers responsible for safety practices.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Providing a New View of the Latest in Cooperative Safety!

As safety leaders, we are often required to see safety practices from multiple angles and different perspectives and respond accordingly. This year, NRECA is excited to provide multiple ways to bring co-op leaders across the organization together to learn and share leading practices to affect transformative safety improvement at their co-op and across the network. Choose the perspective that’s right for you!


Join your safety colleagues at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando to learn and share leading safety practices. Space is limited​, so make sure to register today to reserve your seat!


Not able to travel to Orlando? We’ve got you covered! Join us online for a real-time, livestream of 5 General Sessions that include Master Class presentations by industry experts and 3 of the popular Safety Improvement Talks (SITs). Check the schedule to see the great safety information you’ll have access to from the comfort of your home or office.

Who Should Attend?

We encourage teams from all parts and levels of your organization to attend so that they can learn together to bring about real, lasting safety improvement. The Summit is specifically designed for:

  • CEOs/General Managers
  • Job Training & Safety Management
  • Loss Control Management
  • Crew Supervisors and Lead Line Workers
  • Line Workers and Frontline Crews
  • Human Resources Management
  • Engineering & Operations Management
  • Finance and Administration Management
  • Communicators and PR Professionals
  • Other co-op staff – safety is everyone’s responsibility!

Program Highlights

The 2021 Safety Leadership Summit program offers the following:

  • Pre-Conference Workshops: Full and half-day workshops on a variety of topics designed to engage staff to become better safety leaders regardless of role or tenure (additional fees apply).
  • Keynote speakers: Inspiring messages about practical leadership behaviors, personal commitment, accountability, and guarding against complacency to support safety as a core value.
  • Safety Improvement Talks: Members sharing innovations with members.
  • Sponsor Spotlights: Service and Associate Member sponsors sharing information on innovative tools, technology, and services.
  • Safety Master Classes: Insights from top industry safety practitioners.
  • MAD MeetUp Networking: Lightly facilitated networking designed to connect attendees with NRECA & co-op leaders, sponsors, speakers, and each other on topics of interest.

Event Format

Due to the capacity limits and other safety protocols as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event format will consist of 5 General Sessions, Safety Improvement Talks and networking opportunities. To support informal networking and information exchange the event will feature Minimum Approach Distance (MAD) Meet Up rooms hosted by sponsors/vendors. These room will have suggested topics related to specific safety topics/competencies, but will not have formal presentations.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Engage with NRECA and our electric co-op members face-to-face at the 2021 Safety Leadership Summit. Sponsorship allows you to interact with decision-makers, gain visibility in the co-op marketplace, generate awareness, introduce products and services, and build your brand.



​Your Safety I​s Our Focus

We value the health and safety of our members, staff and all other event participants; therefore, our focus is to create an environment that provides practical safeguards for every person involved. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to comply with NRECA’s Event Code of Conduct & Policies, including health and safety protocols, ​as a condition of attendance.​

Please review the​ current CDC guidance​​ ​for this event location ​prior to traveling.

Looking to earn credit?

If you have a professional credential that requires continuing education units (CEUs), the 2021 Safety Leadership Summit may be accepted for these CEUs.




Registration Fees

Note: ​Registration priority for 2021 Safety Leadership Summit is for individuals from Member Electric Cooperatives and Statewide Associations. Unfortunately, there is no spouse/guest or non-member registration options this year. Service Members and Associate Members contact Stephanie Harbrecht (Stephanie.Harbrecht@nreca.coop) for registration information and instructions.

In-Person Registration


Online Regisration
Note: Online Registrants have access to 5 General Sessions and 3 SITs. See schedule for details.


Pre-conference Works​hop (Full-Day)


Pre-conference Workshop (Half-Day)


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About the Location
Orlando is the perfect destination filled with unique experiences for every visitor, from theme parks and attractions to dining and ecotourism. So, get out and explore it all—there’s no wrong way to experience Orlando!
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​Discounts for Orlando available through NRECA's National Discounts Program

Check out these discount offers brought to you by the National Discounts Program (NDP). Enter search term “Orlando" to learn more about these discounts:

Orlando Employee Discounts: Discount Vacation Rentals, Theme Park Tickets and Hotel Rentals in Florida.

Universal Orlando: Discount ticket program.


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