Event Details

2014 NRECA Annual Meeting

The information is for our international guests only; for US co-op members please check cooperative.com for information and registration.


  • Draft Schedule

    March 1

    March 2

    March 3

    March 4

    Field Staff Meeting

    9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    International Program Seminar & Orientation

    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    International Program Reception

    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    8:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m.
    Opening General Session
    (Recognition of International Guests)

    11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    NRECA International Luncheon
    (Recognition of International Guests)

    1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    Educational Forums

    4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Expo Opening Reception

    7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Second General Session

    11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    Educational Forums

    4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Expo & Reception

    7:30 p.m.
    Entertainment Night with Martina McBride
    March 5
    March 6
    March 7

    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    9:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m.
    Closing General Session

    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Co-op Visit
    Departure of the guests
  • Event Locations

    Music City Center
    201 5th Ave. S
    Nashville, TN 37203

    • General Sessions
    • NRECA Forums
    • Registration
    • Entertainment Night
    • TechAdvantage Conference
    • TechAdvantage Expo

    Omni Nashville Hotel
    250 5th Ave. S
    Nashville, TN 37203

    • NRECA International Seminar and Orientation
    • NRECA International Luncheon
  • TechAdvantage® Conference & Expo

    TechAdvantage is at the forefront of innovation, delivering critical technologies that are transforming the world of engineering, information technology, energy services, operations, supply management and business.

    Join us for four days of leading-edge strategies and best practices created to share and demonstrate advantages in science, technology and other industry areas that will benefit Co-op Nation well into the 21st century.
    For complete TechAdvantage information and to register, visit the TechAdvantage website.

  • Airport & Shuttle Service

    Nashville International Airport (BNA)

    • Drive Time: The airport is approximately 8 miles; 15 minutes from the Music City Center.
    • Shuttle Service: The Gray Line Airport Express, 615-275-1180, is located on the ground level of the airport and offers transportation to major hotels in the downtown, West End and Vanderbilt areas. Service begins at 4:00 a.m. and runs until 11:00 p.m. Shuttles depart every 15 to 20 minutes from the airport and every 30 minutes from most hotels. Reservations are not required for service from the airport. One-way tickets are $14; round-trip $25; rates subject to change.
    • Taxi Service: Cabs are available from the taxi stand on the ground level of the airport. Nashville features a flat-fee service triangle between the airport, downtown and Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. From point to point, taxi fares are currently set at $25 per cab for up to four passengers; within the triangle, charges should not exceed the flat-rate fare, which should be posted in the rear window of the taxi. For trips outside the triangle, consult the meter rates posted in the cab.

    Shuttle Bus Service Schedule

    • Sunday, March 2
      8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Monday, March 3
      6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, March 4
      6:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, March 5
      6:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Entertainment Night

    Martina McBrideMartina McBride in Concert
    Music City Center
    Tuesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

    Martina McBride, a superstar of country music, will treat the Annual Meeting audience to this special appearance. McBride has been awarded "Female Vocalist of the Year" four times by the Country Music Association as well as "Favorite Country Female Artist" by the American Music Awards. Cowboy hats and boots are encouraged! This is one night of entertainment you will not want to miss.

    Music City Center doors open at 7:00 p.m.

    $50 (by January 24, 2014)
    $60 (after January 24, 2014)
    Shuttles will operate until 9:30 p.m. to transport attendees back to their hotels.