Be Empowered

National Conference & Public Power Expo
June 16-21, 2017
Orlando, Florida

You invest in the well-being of your community. And the National Conference & Public Power Expo invests in your success.

The American Public Power Association's National Conference is public power’s most popular event of the year. Join us and tune into the political, economic, and technological trends shaping the electric utility industry. Learn about industry changes, and prepare for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Our expert speakers prepare you and your utility to provide superior services as you look to the future.

Exchange ideas and lessons learned with hundreds of public power leaders and policymakers from utilities like yours. Meet colleagues, partners and allies working to find solutions to the same critical issues you face. Join a community of public power leaders from all over the nation for an insider’s view on the trends, challenges and opportunities shaping the electric industry. Connect, network, and go back empowered to strengthen your community.

Join the interest list to receive the latest information about the National Conference.

Find Your Community

Connect with your peer group at public power’s largest annual gathering to share and grow together.

  • General managers and CEOs
  • Senior managers
  • Rising stars and future leaders
  • Policy and strategy makers
  • Mayors
  • Governing board members
  • City council members
  • Industry partners and vendors
  • Consultants and subject matter expert

NEW: Conference Mentor Program
Sign Up to Connect

Need help navigating the conference as a first-timer? Want someone to compare notes with because you’re the only one from your organization attending? Eager to share your knowledge and experience as a long-time conference attendee?

Sign up for the new conference mentor program. We’ll pair up new attendees with seasoned conference-goers. You’ll meet up at the Welcome Reception and stay in touch throughout the conference.

Ask for a conference mentor or volunteer to serve as one — check the box when you register (under "Extra events," next to the preconference seminars), email, or call 202-467-2965.

Critical Insights

Get critical informaion and insights on the key issues you're facing:

  • Change and crisis leadership
  • Legislation and policy changes
  • Innovation and new technologies
  • Reliability and security
  • Workforce challenges
  • Connecting with your community



2017 National Conference Elite Sponsor


2017 National Conference Diamond Sponsors

 Spiegel & McDiarmid   IPS Energy USA   Bank of America Merrill Lynch   Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke      


Contact APPA's Director of Membership & Marketing Pam Cowen at or 202-467-2903 for information on sponsorship opportunities.








Future Dates & Call for Ideas

June 16-21, 2017
Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando, Fla.

June 15-20, 2018
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, La.

June 7-12, 2019
Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas

June 5-10, 2020
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, Calif.

We welcome your topic and speaker ideas for future conferences and events. To submit your idea for consideration, complete this form.

Please note, conference topics are generally determined 6-8 months before the event is held. Ideas will be kept on file for a full year, so if the agenda for the conference has already been determined, your ideas will be considered for the next year’s event, or in case any space opens up for the upcoming program. You will be contacted only if your idea is selected for an upcoming conference.

Last year's event

2016 National Conference presentations (Members only; login required to access presentations)