CEO Roundtable

Public power utility leaders - including utility managers, executives, and senior leaders - meet and exchange ideas and information with peers.
April 5 - 7, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona

The CEO Roundtable brings public power’s leading executives together to discuss hot topics. This is a unique opportunity to hear from visionary thinkers and to and exchange ideas with your peers. 

Collaborative, growth-oriented sessions help you think strategically about the challenges facing our industry and how to better position your utility to succeed.

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs
  • Utility managers
  • Senior executives


More information

Registration Information
Phone: 202-467-2978; Email: [email protected]

Hotel Information
Phone: 202-467-2941; Email: [email protected]

Program/Content Information
Phone: 202-467-2919; Email: [email protected]

Billing Information
Phone: 202-467-2967; Fax: 202-495-7467; Email: [email protected]



Sunday, April 5

6 – 7 p.m. - Reception


Monday, April 6

8 – 8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – NoonTo be announced
Recommended CEUs .4 / PDHs 3.5 / CPEs 4.2

Noon – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch (hosted)

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. - To be announced
Recommended CEUs .3 / PDHs 3 / CPEs 3.6

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Reception


Tuesday, April 7

8 – 8:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – NoonTo be announced 
Recommended CEUs .4 / PDHs 3.5 / CPEs 4.2

Noon - Adjourn


Registration for the 2020 CEO Roundtable is open now.

Register now

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.

2020 Conference Registration Fees

Members: $1,145 

Nonmembers: $2,290 

Register before March 6, 2020 to take advantage of these early registration prices. Registration fees will increase $50 after March 6. 

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



CEO Roundtable attendees may bring a guest to the Sunday and Monday evening receptions. There is no registration fee for guests. If you would like a printed name badge for your guest, please provide his/her name when you register, either by registering them online, or sending a request to [email protected]


Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before March 30, 2020, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after March 30 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel on or before March 30 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund.



The 2020 CEO Roundtable will be held at the 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

Additional information about the hotel—including links to make your reservation in the APPA room block—will be available this fall.


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


For assistance making your hotel arrangements, please contact Meeting Services at 202-467-2941 or [email protected]. Please include the name of the attendee(s), number of rooms needed, and check-in and check-out dates in your message.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the CEO Roundtable?

April 5-7, 2020
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Arizona

What educational credits are available?

Academy events include the following opportunities for educational credits:

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as established by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

Earn up to CPE credit hours for attending the meeting. All sessions are intermediate-level, group-live offerings with no prerequisites and no advance preparation required. Areas of study will be listed on the Verification of Attendance form, or are available upon request. Credit hours for individual sessions are denoted in the session description, where applicable. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as clarification of requirements, complaints, and refunds, contact [email protected].

Learn more about continuing education units offered. 

Is there international registration?

Online meeting registration is for U.S. and Canadian residents only. International registrants must provide a signed registration form — signed by the authorized cardholder — if paying with a credit card. Email the completed registration form to [email protected]

Alternatively, you could send a check from a U.S. bank payable to American Public Power Association. Please mail completed form with full payment to our bank lock box:

American Public Power Association
P.O. Box 418617
Boston, MA  02241-8617

Are meals included?

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

  • Sunday: Reception (light appetizers)
  • Monday: Continental breakfast, lunch, and reception (light appetizers)
  • Tuesday: Continental breakfast

What is the dress code?

The attire for the event is business casual. Meeting room temperatures vary, so prepare to dress for cool conditions.

I am interested in presenting at the conference — how can I do that?

We welcome your topic and speaker ideas for future conferences and events. To submit your idea for consideration, complete this form. 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.