Institute

Fall Education Institute

Providing in-depth, interactive training for public power professionals in a wide range of disciplines.
October 4 - 8, 2021
Seattle, Washington

LEARN TOGETHER, GROW TOGETHER

The American Public Power Association’s seasonal education institutes offer in-depth training courses for all skill levels. Institutes allow attendees to focus on a single topic or spend the week in multiple classes for comprehensive training.

Classes are designed by instructors who have decades of industry experience and understand the needs of public power utilities. The Institute format also provides an excellent opportunity to network with industry peers and to earn continuing education credits.

Course Topics

The Fall Education Institute will feature in-depth courses on the following topics:

  • Accounting
  • Work Order & Asset Management 
  • Cost of Service and Rate Design
  • Public Power Leadership
  • Underground Distribution Systems

More details coming by May or contact [email protected] with preliminary questions. 

Virtual Training

In the interim, check out the APPA Academy’s virtual training options.

More information

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

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

Schedule/Content/Accreditation 
Phone: 202-467-2965; Email: [email protected]

Billing
Phone: 202-467-2967; Email: [email protected]

Courses

The Fall Education Institute features in-depth courses in four key topic areas. All classes can be taken individually.

Tentative schedule below—more details coming by May. 

Accounting 

  • Public Utility Accounting (2 days: Oct. 4-5)

  • Work Order & Asset Management Accounting (1 day: Oct. 6)

  • Advanced Public Utility Accounting (2 days: Oct. 7-8)

Cost of Service and Rate Design

  • Cost of Service Workshop: Implementation and Applications (2 days: Oct. 4-5)

  • Financial Planning and Future Rate Design Strategies (2 days: Oct. 6-7)

Public Power Manager Certificate Program

  • Strategic Leadership for Public Power (3.5 days: Oct. 4-7)

Technical Training

  • Constructing, Operating and Maintaining Underground Distribution Systems (3.5 days: Oct. 4-7)

Registration Information

More information coming by May 2021 or email [email protected] for preliminary details.

Registration Fees

 

Registration received on/before Sept. 13

Registration received after Sept. 13

1 day class

$625

$1,250

2 day class

$995

$1,990

3.5 day class

$1,595

$3,190

Meals

A light, continental breakfast will be provided each day, and a snack in the afternoon. Beverage breaks will be available throughout the day, all other meals are on your own.

Confirmations

Registration confirmations will be sent via email within 24 hours after you register. Participants will receive an email one week in advance of the course with logistical information. Contact [email protected], if you do not receive those. 

Course Start/End Time and Name Badges

Name badges can be picked up at the APPA registration desk at the hotel starting at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of each course and must be worn by all Institute attendees. While most classes begin at 8:30 a.m., there are some exceptions. 

Cancellations/No-Show/Refunds/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before Sept. 27, 2021, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after Sept. 27 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by Sept. 27 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]

Code of Conduct

Participants agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct. If participants engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the code, the Association may take any action it deems appropriate, including but not limited to, expulsion from the current and future meetings, with no warning or refund.

More information

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

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

Schedule/Content/Accreditation 
Phone: 202-467-2965; Email: [email protected]

Billing
Phone: 202-467-2967; Email: [email protected]
 

Hotel

The 2021 Fall Education Institute will take place at:

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison St
Seattle, Washington 98104

  • APPA Room Rate: $199 (Single/Double) per night (plus tax)
  • Room Rate Cut-off Date: Sept. 13
  • Group Code: APPA2020 

Reservations

More information coming soon.

  • The hotel is located about 15 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Please contact the hotel for transportation options.
  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: Valet parking is $34/night; no self-park option

Internet Access

WiFi may only be available in hotel common areas (sleeping rooms and hotel lobby) and will not be available in meeting rooms. Please make arrangements to use cellular data on your device or bring a MiFi or Internet hotspot for personal use. APPA will not provide a password for WiFi.

Travel Arrangements/Hotel Parking

Travel arrangements and costs associated with hotel parking are the responsibility of the participants. APPA will not reimburse for changes in travel expenditures regardless of the cause. 

More information

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

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

Schedule/Content/Accreditation 
Phone: 202-467-2965; Email: [email protected]

Billing
Phone: 202-467-2967; Email: [email protected]

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The safety of those attending the American Public Power Association (APPA) 2021 Fall Education Institute is our top priority. We are partnering with the hotel, have talked to local health officials, and are applying lessons learned from other associations to ensure we follow all the best practices for safely hosting in-person meetings in the current environment. We are relying on everyone to do their part to keep themselves and everyone else safe during the conference.

All participants in the 2021 Fall Education Institute, and classes held at that event, must agree to adhere to APPA’s safety protocols for the meeting, and all applicable state and local guidelines. These protocols may include wearing a mask at all times in public areas; engaging in appropriate physical distancing and hygiene practices; submitting to daily health screenings and temperature checks; and not attending the conference if you are ill, actively experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Safety protocols will be updated as the situation evolves and will be communicated to all participants before the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Bring

More information coming soon.

Class Start/End Times

Most classes begin at 8:30 a.m.—additional information coming soon.

Meals

A light breakfast, afternoon snack, and beverage breaks are included in the registration fee. All other meals are on your own.

Dress Code

There is no required dress code for the Institute. Attire typically ranges from business casual to casual, depending on your comfort level. Meeting room temperatures vary, so prepare to dress for cool conditions.

Confirmations

Registration confirmations will be sent via email within 24 after you register. Participants will receive an email one week in advance of the course with logistical information. Contact [email protected], if you do not receive these communications.

Hotel & Location

Click here for hotel and location information.

Course Start/End Times and Name Badges

Name badges can be picked up at the APPA registration desk at the hotel starting at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of each course and must be worn by all Institute attendees. While most classes begin at 8:30 a.m., there are some exceptions. Check the individual course web pages  for start/end times.

Cancellations/No-Show/Refunds/Substitutions

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before Sept. 27, 2021, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after Sept. 27 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for this event only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel by Sept. 27 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected].

Code of Conduct

Participants agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct. If participants engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the code, the Association may take any action it deems appropriate, including but not limited to, expulsion from the current and future meetings, with no warning or refund.

Where and when are the next Education Institutes?

  • Spring Institute 
    May 4-8, 2022
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
     
  • Fall Institute 
    Oct. 3-7, 2022
    San Antonio, Texas

More information

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

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

Schedule/Content/Accreditation 
Phone: 202-467-2965; Email: [email protected]

Billing
Phone: 202-467-2967; Email: [email protected]