Thank you for your interest in speaking at the 2025 TechAdvantage Conference, March 9-12, 2025 in Atlanta, Georgia. Your participation and contributions are critical to achieving the best quality conference that will advance attendees’ knowledge and skills.

TechAdvantage Audience:

  • Engineers eager to leverage new applications and existing technologies to do their jobs.
  • Operations professionals wanting to keep pace with new technologies and are ready to execute results.
  • IT professionals targeting new skills and analyzing practical information to manage infrastructure, security and strategy.
  • Frontline supply managers attentive to new ideas and innovative products that they can apply at their co-ops.
  • National co-op leaders eager to hear from technology experts about what they see coming to determine how their co-ops will meet future challenges.

We are looking for sessions that:

  • Create an experience for attendees,
  • Are interactive and stimulate and provoke discussion,
  • Use multimedia approaches to enhance attendee learning, and
  • Reflect innovation and cutting-edge content.
  • Sessions must be unbiased and free of sales/company/corporate marketing. They must avoid indirect promotion of any product or service.
  • Pre-conference workshops are 4 hours or 8 hours and breakout sessions are 60 minutes.

Review and Selection Criteria:

Given the competitive nature of the process, all submissions will undergo evaluation by the TechAdvantage advisory group according to the following criteria. It's important to note that certain tracks may receive a disproportionately high number of submissions, potentially affecting the committee's ability to select even some of the most meritorious proposals.
  • Relevance to the topic and industry changes
  • Impact on co-ops and actionable takeaways for attendees
  • Technicality, audience level, and real-world applicability
  • Cooperative and vendor collaboration

Presentation subject areas:

1. Technology Infrastructure:
Advanced Metering
Distribution Automation
EVs (Electric Vehicles) including public charging, fleet electrification, infrastructure planning
GIS Solutions
IT Operations
2. Security and Compliance:
Regulatory Issues
Risk Management
3. Data Management and Analysis:
Data Analytics/Data Mining
DER (Distributed Energy Resources)
4. Operations and Management:
Facilities Management, Logistics, Maintenance Innovations and Best Practices
Fleet Management
Fleet Purchasing
IT Operations
Procurement/Supply Chain Management
5. Strategic Planning and Response:
Storm Response
Strategic Planning and Forecasting
Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management
6. Industry Trends and Best Practices:
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (i.e., impact to cyber, utility operations, member services, etc.)
C&I Electrification (i.e., changing dynamics in key accounts, how to help meet their needs, how to help protect co-ops in the process, etc.)
Demand Growth (i.e., data centers, cryptocurrency, cannabis, etc.)
Workforce Development (i.e., retention and recruitment, collaboration across generations, talent cultivation and management, etc.)

Submitting a Proposal:

  • You will need to create a login to submit a proposal. This login will also be used to check the status of your submissions.
  • NRECA will only accept complete submissions – no TBD in lieu of session titles, speakers or session descriptions. Submissions with a TBD will be marked as incomplete and will not be accepted. Complete submissions also apply to panel presentations.
  • Please submit no more than two (2) proposals. If you have multiple proposals, please submit a submission form for each submission.
  • The deadline for submission is Friday, June 14, 2024. You will receive an automatic confirmation of your submission. A link to the speaker portal will automatically be included in the email. Please keep this confirmation for your files. This submission confirmation does not constitute acceptance of your session.
  • Final slate of speakers finalized in mid-October 2024.

TechAdvantage Conference Speaker Registration Policy

We hope you consider presenting at the TechAdvantage conference a great honor. Every individual listed as a speaker on the submission form will receive a speaker confirmation letter and agreement detailing the particulars of their involvement. Should you be selected as a presenter, registering for the conference will still be necessary. However, if your company is showcasing at the expo and you're registered as an exhibitor, there's no need for separate conference registration.

If you have any further questions, contact Alison Kent at or 703-907-5857.