Joint Action Conference

Meet and discuss emerging policy, regulatory, and power supply issues, and other topics related to the governance and management of joint action agencies.
January 5 - 7, 2020
Palm Springs, California

The Joint Action Conference is an excellent opportunity for joint action agency leaders to expand their views on the essential role agencies play in today’s rapidly changing electricity industry.

The conference is open exclusively to CEOs and senior management of joint action agencies, their board members and commissioners, and American Public Power Association utility members.

January 5-7, 2020
Palm Springs, California


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]


The program for the 2020 Joint Action Conference will be announced in Fall 2019.


Draft Agenda

Sunday, January 5 

5 - 6 p.m. - Reception (Guests Welcome)

Monday, January 6

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks 

9 a.m. – Noon 

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 7

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.





Registration for the 2020 Joint Action Conference will open in June 2019.

The Joint Action Conference is open only to officials from joint action agencies, their board members and commissioners, and public power utilities. Space is limited, so early registrations are encouraged.


2020 Conference Registration Fees

Members: $745

Nonmembers: $1,490 

Register before December 6, 2019 to take advantage of these early registration prices. Registration fees will increase $50 after December 6. 



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

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


Guests of Joint Action Conference attendees are welcome to attend the reception on Sunday. There is no registration fee for guests. You will have an opportunity to provide your guests' name when you register, if you would like a printed name badge for your guest.


Cancellation Policy

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before Dec. 30, 2019, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after Dec. 30 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for the 2020 Joint Action Conference only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel on or before Dec. 30 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]


The 2020 Joint Action Conference will be held at the Andaz Palm Springs. 

More information on the Andaz Palm Springs, including links to make your reservation in the APPA room block, will be available in June.

Andaz Palm Springs
400 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Reservations & Cancellations
The cut-off date to receive the group rate (plus tax) is December 3, 2019. If rooms remain in the block after the cut-off date, the group rate will be honored. If not, you may be charged a higher rate. The room block may sell out before December 3, so early reservations are encouraged. The Andaz Palm Springs should receive all reservations no later than December 3, 2019.

Cancelled reservations that are not resold may become a financial liability for the Association, so please make your reservations thoughtfully.  If you require additional assistance with housing please contact Meeting Services at 202-467-2941 or [email protected].

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

The Palm Springs airport (PSP) is located just 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs and the Andaz Palm Springs hotel. 

If you will be renting a car, you may also want to consider the metro airports serving the region: Ontario (California) International Airport (ONT) is approximately 1 hour from downtown Palm Springs; and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approx. 2 hours 15 minutes away. 

For assistance making your hotel arrangements, please contact Meeting Services at 202-467-2941 or [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

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