Education & Events

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) sponsors a wide range of events, education, and information and professional development programs for electric cooperatives each year. These include national and regional meetings, conferences, web conferences, courses and workshops for directors, executives and staff. These programs have been designed specifically for electric co-ops to enhance effectiveness in serving their members.

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Featured Events
  • Annual Meeting Business Session

    At the Annual Meeting, cooperative leaders will finalize NRECA’s legislative and organizational agenda. In addition to considering and acting upon policy resolutions, delegates receive reports from NRECA officials, hear addresses by key public figures and business experts and attend educational forums on major issues affecting electric cooperatives and their consumer owners.

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  • TechAdvantage


    TechAdvantage | Conference & Expo

    Held every year in conjunction with NRECA’s Annual Meeting, TechAdvantage® is the premier technical exposition attended by more than 700 cooperative engineering, operations, information technology, supply-chain managers and about 6,000 NRECA Annual Meeting attendees—primarily cooperative CEO’s and boards of directors.

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  • CONNECT expo

    Held annually in the spring, the popular “CONNECT Conference & Expo” is the annual event for electric cooperative communication, marketing, and member service professionals. It brings together more than 550 electric co-op professionals for two and one-half days of leading educational sessions, the latest information on energy innovations and technologies, and outstanding networking opportunities.

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    INTERACT brings together human resources, employee relations and benefits professionals to tackle today’s most challenging workforce issues. Attendees can choose from an array of sessions on relevant and timely topics – benefits administration, recruiting, compensation, wellness, regulatory compliance, employee performance, and much more. Whether your goal is exchanging job challenges and solutions with your co-op colleagues, pursuing professional certification or streamlining plan administration, INTERACT will empower you to take your career to the next level.

    For more information contact Val Parks 703-907-5578 

Coming to an NRECA event?

Members and NRECA employees may receive the NRECA company rate at hotels located in Arlington, Virginia and Lincoln, Nebraska. When making your reservations please request the "NRECA Company Rate" at the time of booking.

Event Sponsorship

Are you a vendor? Sponsorship opportunities are a great way to gain exposure for your company and get in from of an audience of co-op decision makers.

Also of Interest
Conference Center

The NRECA Conference Center offers in excess of 7,000 square feet of superior meeting space, conveniently located 5 miles from Washington, D.C., in Arlington, VA. Learn more about opportunities to host your event.