About the Roundtable

The premier meeting for public power utility leaders—including utility managers, executives, and senior leaders—focuses on "big-picture" national and global issues, the CEO Roundtable helps utility leaders get out of the weeds and think strategically about the challenges facing our industry and how to better position your utility to succeed. This high-level program brings together strategy and policy experts to help you understand complex, long-term issues that impact the elctricity industry.

The CEO Roundtable is open exclusively to CEOs and senior management of public power utilities, joint action agencies, state/regional associations, and their board members. Registration is limited to facilitate productive dialogue and maximize your opportunities for idea and information exchanges with your peers from around the country.

CEO Roundtable
Feburary 11-13, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona



The 2018 CEO Roundtable brochure will be available this fall.

Want to see what you missed? Check out the 2017 CEO Roundtable brochure


Join the interest list to receive the latest information about this event. Contact Ursula Schryver with any questions about the CEO Roundtable agenda.


Past Conference Presentations >




Sunday, February 11

6 – 7 p.m.

Monday, February 12

8 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – Noon
To be announced

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (hosted by APPA)

1:30 – 4:15 p.m.
To be announced

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, February 13

8 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – Noon
To be announced



The CEO Roundtable is open only to officials from public power utilities, joint action agencies, and state and regional associations. No vendors or consultants may attend. To facilitate productive dialogue at the meeting, the number of attendees who may register is limited.

Registration for the 2018 CEO Roundtable will be open in July.

 Register Online

 Registration Form

Conference Registration Fees
Register by January 12, 2018, and save $50 on your registration fee.

Registration Before Jan. 12, 2018: After Jan. 12:
Members: $1,095 $1,145
Nonmembers: $2,190 $2,240

Note: If payment is not included at the time of registration (payment via credit card if registering online; payment via check, credit card, or wire payment if submitting a registration form via fax, e-mail or mail), a $10 invoicing fee will be added to the registration price. 

The following meals/food functions are included in the registration fee:

Sunday: Reception (light appetizers)

Monday: Continental breakfast; Lunch; and Reception (light appetizers)

Tuesday: Continental breakfast

Guests of CEO Roundtable attendees are welcome to attend the receptions on Sunday and Monday evening. Guests do not need to register in advance.

Cancellation Policy
Registrants who cancel in writing on or before February 5, 2018, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after Feb. 5 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for the 2018 APPA CEO Roundtable only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel on or before Feb. 5 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to: Registration@PublicPower.org









Arizona Biltmore

The only existing hotel in the world with a Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced design, the Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since its opening on Feb. 23, 1929 when it was crowned "The Jewel of the Desert." The hotel has a storied past: famed composer Irving Berlin penned one of his most famous songs, "White Christmas," while sitting poolside at the Biltmore, and Marilyn Monroe called it her favorite pool.

Arizona Biltmore
2400 East Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Main Telephone:

Group Rates:
$299 Single/Double per night (plus taxes).  The $28 resort charge has been waived for APPA attendees.  Resort amenities include in-room High Speed Internet access, Biltmore Spa & Fitness Center admittance, unlimited local telephone calls, use of putting course, and Biltmore Fashion Park shuttle.


Online: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49129340/owner/2525/home

By phone: 1-800-950-0086

Group/Convention Code: PP18

Reservation Cut-off Date:
Jan. 19, 2018. As the room block may fill up before Jan. 19, early reservations are encouraged.

Check-in: 4 p.m.
Please note: Requests for early check-in will be handled based on hotel availability at the time of check-in. Should you need to confirm an earlier arrival than the hotel's standard check-in time, please contact the hotel directly.

Parking Fee:
Valet parking: $27; Self parking: Complimentary

Internet Access:
Complimentary wireless High Speed Internet connection within the guest rooms, lobby and pool areas. Internet access will not be available in the meeting rooms.

Hotel Reservations & APPA Cancellation Policy:
The cut-off date to make reservations in the APPA room block is Friday, January 19, 2018. The room block may sell out before this date, so early reservations are encouraged. If rooms remain in the APPA block after the cut-off date, the APPA group rate will be honored.  If not, you may be charged a higher rate.

Trouble making your reservations?
If you require additional assistance with housing, please contact Meeting Services at 202/467-2941 or Meetings@PublicPower.org. Please include the name of the attendee(s), number of rooms needed, and check-in and check-out dates in your message.

Scam Alert
Do NOT make hotel reservations through any third party that may contact you by phone or email. Use only the online reservation links, phone numbers, and discount codes available directly from the Association—in conference brochures and the website at www.PublicPower.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Information on the 2018 CEO Roundtable sponsorship opportunities will be posted in September. If you would like to be notified when this information is available, please contact Pamela Cowen.









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For More Information about Sponsorship Opportunities, Vendor Expos and Corporate Membership
Pamela Cowen
Director of Membership & Marketing
202.467.2903; PCowen@PublicPower.org