PowerUp Conference

PowerUp Conference

September 20 – 23, 2015
Denver, CO

PowerUp  is the premier annual conference for over 300 co-op executive and administrative professionals. It is comprised of three-and-a-half days of workshops, general sessions, networking events, technical and skill building learning labs, and regional roundtable discussion sessions. This group has direct access to co-op managers, CEOs and members of the board. They come to PowerUp to equip themselves with the skills needed to facilitate the overall operations of their co-ops.

Become a Sponsor!

General Sponsorship Benefits

(Note: Refer to each sponsorship opportunity for specific benefits. Not all opportunities listed include the “General Benefits” listed below.)

  • A listing on the 2015 PowerUp Conference pages on NRECA.coop and Cooperative.com
  • A listing on the 2015 PowerUp Conference mobile app, including a hyperlink to your website, contact information, logo, and a company description
  • Company logo included on the “Thank You to Our Sponsors” page in the on-site program guide.  Completed sponsorship commitment form must be received by August 25, 2015.
  • Conference attendee list.  Conference attendee lists will be distributed to paid sponsors weekly for the three weeks preceding the event and one week following the conclusion of the event.
  • A tabletop display in a high traffic location for the length of the conference
  • Company logo on printed and online program materials; contingent on production deadlines and payment

Please contact Stephanie Harbrecht, (703) 907-5830, Stephanie.Harbrecht@nreca.coop with specific sponsorship questions.

Commitment Deadlines and Availability

Given production schedules for publications, signage and other sponsorship acknowledgements, it is extremely important to adhere to posted deadlines.

While we will make every effort to provide sponsorship benefits as described here, the final details of sponsorships are subject to change.  In the event that a sponsorship benefit becomes unavailable, services or products of equal or greater value will be provided Sponsors will be notified of any changes.

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Opening General Session Speaker: DeDe Murcer Moffett, Speaker, Trainer, Author

    Sponsorship Cost: $9,500
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Opening General Session Keynote Speaker with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to introduce your company (up to five minutes) and the Keynote Speaker
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits

    DeDe Murcer Moffett, aka “The Snap Out of It! Woman” who was recently voted “Meeting Planners Favorite Speaker of 2014” is an enthusiastic larger-than-life speaker and trainer who grabs the hearts and minds of audiences through powerful content and high-energy Broadway style entertainment.

    DeDe a master storyteller, draws upon her extensive career in corporate sales, her own journey of overcoming a major addiction and her in-depth research into breaking free of limiting habits that kill creativity, cripple drive and derail dreams.  She inspires audiences to become powerful leaders by taking personal responsibility, committing to change and living fully alive by consciously applying their strengths and talents. 

    As a recording artist DeDe has performed in front of over 100,000 people and has been seen by over 3 million television viewers.  DeDe has shared the stage with celebrities like Lisa Oz, wife of Dr. Oz of the Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America's Tori Johnson, and Dr. Fab Mancini a regular guest on The Doctors and the Dr. Phil Show. 

    DeDe shares the last name of another famous celebrity, her uncle the late great Bobby Murcer former New York Yankee baseball player and Emmy Award winning Television announcer. 

    In her best-selling book Wisdom Wedgies and Life's Little Zingers, DeDe delivers a no holds bar, in your face but hilarious approach to helping readers move past the fear of failure, recover lost dreams and ignite the courage to “Snap Out of It” and do what they think they can't. 

  • Closing General Session Speaker: Dan Thurmon, Author and Entrepreneur

    Sponsorship Cost: $8,500
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Closing General Session Speaker with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to introduce your company (up to five minutes) and the Keynote Speaker
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits

    Dan Thurmon is the author of two books, a renowned speaker, and a recognized expert in delivering peak performances – on stage and in the workplace.  As president of Motivation Works, Inc., he has worked with hundreds of clients and delivered thousands of presentations worldwide.  Dan helps organizations and individuals implement action plans and move confidently through transitions. 

    He began his performance career at eleven years old, crafting a one-man-show incorporating comedy, juggling and acrobatics.  This enabled him to, at a very early age, develop strong work ethic and learn fundamental lessons about performance excellence.  Dan graduated from University of Georgia with a degree in Marketing and Management.  He has also extensively studied Personal Development and developed a unique methodology he teaches to audiences and clients. 

    Dan's philosophy can be summed up by the title of his book, Off Balance On Purpose.  He believes we'll never achieve “perfect balance”.  Instead of chasing this impossible dream, we should learn to embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to personal and professional growth.  Dan's multi-dimensional view of success incorporates quality health, strong relationships, and meaningful contributions.  Dan is known for delivering powerful keynotes in jaw-dropping style.  He does handstands on podiums while discussing balance.  He juggles sharp objects to teach principles of performance under pressure.  He weaves through the audience on a six-foot unicycle to visually amplify principles for navigating change.  You get the idea.  Dan uses every bit of his passion and ability to educate and inspire his audiences.  The results and experiences are unlike anything any other speaker can offer. 

  • General Session Speaker: Colette Carlson, Founder of Speak Your Truth

    Sponsorship Cost: $7,500
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Tuesday General Session Speaker with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to introduce your company (up to five minutes) and the Keynote Speaker
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits

    Colette learned her message the hard way.  She started out a big, fat liar.  Literally!  Only by telling the truth about herself and admitting fears did she break through her complacency, lose over 50 pounds, embrace healthy risks and enjoy success.  Today she is a human behavior expert, author and humorous keynote speaker who shares the tools, terminology and techniques that encourage people to excel.  With a Masters in Human Behavior and a fascination with communication trends, Colette delivers the latest research letting the facts support the fun.  She writes a monthly column for Business Management Daily and has been featured in Success and Working Mother magazines.  Colette is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation held by fewer than 10% of the members belonging to the International Federation for Professional Speakers.  Some of Colette's biggest clients have included Boeing, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and the United States Government. 

    At PowerUp 2015 attendees will laugh and learn with Colette as they step into the Truth Booth and receive the tools to create positive, long-lasting change. 

  • Networking Luncheon – SOLD!

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Sponsorship Cost: Actual Cost ($12,000 estimate)
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Networking Luncheon with signage at the event entrance
    • Invitation to welcome conference attendees at the Luncheon
    • Your company will receive three (3) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Lucky Strike Night Out– SOLD!

    Monday, September 21, 2015
    Sponsorship Cost: $6,500
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Lucky Strike Night Out with signage at the event
    • Invitation to welcome conference attendees at the beginning of the night
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Conference Mobile App – SOLD!

    Sponsorship Cost: $5,000
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as the sponsor of the PowerUp Conference Mobile App downloaded by attendees to use throughout the event and into the future
    • Your company will receive a custom menu item
    • Your company will receive a promoted post and one push alert per day; content provided by sponsor (Deadline:  August 31, 2015; content subject to NRECA's approval)
    • Your company will receive two (2) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Continental Breakfast Sponsorship

    Monday, September 21; Tuesday, September 22; or Wednesday, September 23
    Sponsorship Cost: $4,500 (per day)
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Continental Breakfasts on your day of choice with signage at the breakfast stations
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary conference registration
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Conference Bag Sponsorship – SOLD

    Sponsorship Cost: $4,000
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Conference Bag that will be handed out at Registration with signage throughout the event
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary conference registration
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Refreshment Break Sponsorship – SOLD

    Monday, September 21 (Morning & Afternoon); Tuesday, September 22 (Morning Only); or Wednesday, September 23 (Morning Only)
    Sponsorship Cost: $3,500 (per break)
    Benefits include:

    • Recognition as the sponsor of the Refreshment Breaks on your day of choice with signage at the refreshment stations
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary conference registrations
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits
  • Networking Sponsorship

    Sponsorship Cost: $3,000; Ten (10) available
    Benefits include:

    • Your company will be recognized as a Networking Sponsor of PowerUp '15 Conference
    • Your company will receive one (1) complimentary conference registration
    • Plus, general sponsorship benefits

Become a Sponsor!

Have an idea for sponsorships?
If you have questions regarding a specific sponsorship or your company is interested in a personalized sponsorship opportunity, please call Stephanie Harbrecht at (703) 907-5830.