The National Conference helps utility leaders connect with partners and peers while learning about the complex issues facing public power utilities. The program features leading political, economic, business and public policy thinkers addressing the critical issues shaping our industry’s future.
National Conference & Public Power Expo
June 16-21, 2017
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.
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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
- 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 EducationInfo@PublicPower.org, or call 202-467-2965.
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
Make your plans
2017 National Conference Elite Sponsor
2017 National Conference Diamond Sponsors
Contact APPA's Director of Membership & Marketing Pam Cowen at PCowen@PublicPower.org or 202-467-2903 for information on sponsorship opportunities.
Future Dates & Call for Ideas
June 16-21, 2017
Orlando World Center Marriott
June 15-20, 2018
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, La.
June 7-12, 2019
Austin Convention Center
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)