Cybersecurity Summit

Get up to speed on the latest in cybersecurity and learn from the experiences of other utilities
November 19 - 20, 2019
Nashville, Tennessee

Registration opening soon!

Cybersecurity is among the top 7 concerns that keep public power leaders up at night. Whether you’re just starting the cybersecurity journey at your organization or have a plan you need to refresh in the face of evolving threats, you can’t miss the 2nd annual Cybersecurity Summit. Learn from the nation’s leading experts and from your colleagues that have traveled this road already.

Who Should Participate

  • Policy, operations, communications executives
  • Cybersecurity officers
  • IT/OT managers
  • Industry partners, subject matter experts

2019 Cybersecurity Summit Co-host


More Information

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

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

Phone: 202-467-2921; Email: [email protected]

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

Summit Agenda

Tuesday, November 19

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 
Registration & Coffee
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.              
Welcome and Introductions

Mike Hyland, Senior Vice President, Engineering Services, American Public Power Association
Decosta Jenkins, President & CEO, Nashville Electric Service, Tennessee


9:15 – 10 a.m.                
Keynote Presentation

Threat Briefing: What Do You Need to Worry About
10 - 10:15 a.m.               

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.             
I Was Hacked: True Life Stories
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.        
Lunch Keynote

D.O.E.'s Cyber Update
1 – 1:15 p.m.        

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Grid Ex V: What Did We Learn
2:45 – 3 p.m.        
– 4:15 p.m.
E-ISAC Industry Engagement Program
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.        
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.       

Wednesday, November 20

8 – 8:30 a.m.           
Registration & Coffee

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Don't Go It Alone: Making the Most of Strategic Partnerships
9:45 – 10 a.m.               
10 - 11:15 a.m.  
Recruiting, Retaining and Training Your Cybersecurity Workforce

11:15 a.m.  Noon 
Closing Discussion
4:30 – 5 p.m.        
Closing Discussion: Next Steps

Join in a roundtable discussion on the issues addressed throughout the summit. Discuss challenges and questions with your peers. Plan next steps and see how public power can work together to secure the grid against cyber attacks.

Summit Adjourns

Registration opening soon!

Registration Fees

Association Member

  • $745 before Oct. 21
  • $795 after Oct. 21


  • $1,490 before Oct. 21
  • $1,540 after Oct. 21

Not a member? Join today and save $645 on your conference registration. Call Member Services at 202-467-2926 to learn more.


The following food functions/meals are included in the registration fee (all other meals are on your own):

  • Reception (Tuesday)
  • Lunch (Wednesday)
  • Beverage breaks (Tuesday morning & afternoon/Wednesday morning)


The attire for the 2019 Cybersecurity Summit is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures vary, please prepare to dress for cool conditions. Temperatures in Nashville, Tennessee for the summit dates range from an average high of 60 degrees to an average low of 40 degrees.


More information coming soon,

Travel Cost Policy

Travel arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the meeting participants. The Association will not reimburse for changes in travel expenditures regardless of the cause, including the cancellation of a course, meeting or workshop.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before November 12, 2019, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after November 12 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for the 2019 Cybersecurity Summit. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel before or on November 12 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund of their registration fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and mailed or e-mailed to [email protected].

More Information

If you have questions about the meeting, please contact any of the staff listed below:

Registration Information
Phone: 202-467-2941; Fax: 202-495-7505; Email: [email protected]

Hotel Information
Phone: 202-467-2941; Fax: 202-495-7505; Email: [email protected]

Program/Content Information
Phone: 202-467-2921; Email: [email protected]

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


More information coming soon!

The Cybersecurity Summit will take place at the:

Nashville, Tennessee


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Check-in:  Check-out:

Parking Fee

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About the Hotel


Hotel Reservations & Cancellation Policy


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].

Frequently Asked Questions

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) Ccedits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)

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. Fax the completed registration form to 202-495-7484 or email it 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:

  • Tuesday - Coffee; Lunch; Reception
  • Wednesday - Coffee

What is the conference dress code?

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

How can I present at the conference?

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 in the current year’s program. You will be contacted only if your idea is selected for an upcoming conference.