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Conference

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 12 - 14, 2025
Scottsdale, Arizona

Common challenges. Collaborative solutions.

Join your peers to address public power’s biggest policy and management challenges at the Joint Action Conference.

Hear from the experts, catch up with colleagues and friends, and share your perspectives on the new and evolving challenges facing joint action agencies and public power utilities.

Who should attend

This premier leadership event is designed for CEOs and senior management of joint action agencies and state associations, their board members and commissioners, and public power utilities.

Select conference sessions may be restricted to only APPA member utilities, joint action agencies, and State Associations. See conference program for details.

Registration

Registration Fees

Registration for the 2025 Conference will open in early fall 2024.

2024 Conference Registration Fees (subject to change in 2025)

 

Before Dec. 8
Early Registration Deadline

After Dec. 8
Early Registration Deadline

Member

$895

$995

Nonmember

$1,790

$1,890

Not yet a member? Join today and save money on your conference registration. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Group Discounts

Save money on each registration when your organization registers five or more people. The larger your group, the more you save! 

Number of registrants

Discount
(per person)

1-4

n/a

5-9

$50

10-14

$100

15-24

$150

25+

$200

Your group discount will be automatically applied when you register a group of 5 or more people. Registrations must be submitted on the same order (at the same time) to qualify for the group discount; discounts cannot be retroactively applied to previous orders.

Registration Help

Check out our Registration FAQs for answers to the most common questions and help with all your registration-related issues. 

Cancellation, Refund, and Substitution Policy

Registrants who cancel in writing on or before Tuesday, January 2, 2024, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $100 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after January 2 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for the 2024 Joint Action Conference only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel on or before January 2 are responsible for the full registration fee and are not entitled to a refund of their registration fee. 

Cancellation requests must be made through your my.publicpower portal, or addressed to: [email protected].

Code of Conduct

Attendees of American Public Power Association meetings agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct. If attendees engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the Code of Conduct, 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.

Hotel

Hotel

The 2025 Joint Action Conference will be held at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows in Scottsdale, Arizona. Information on reservations will be available in fall 2024. 

Scam Alert

Please 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 APPA —in conference brochures and the website at www.PublicPower.org.

Cancellation Policy

The cut-off date to receive the APPA group rate (plus tax) is December 16, 2023. 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 16 so early reservations are encouraged. Make your reservations directly with the hotel at the contact information above.  

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

Dress Code

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

Questions and Assistance

For questions or assistance making your hotel arrangements, contact [email protected].

FAQs

Where and when will the Joint Action Conferences be held in the future?

  • 2026 Joint Action Conference
    January 11-13, 2026
    Henderson Beach Resort
    Destin, Florida

Can I earn educational credits for attending this conference?

Yes, you can earn the following kinds of educational credits for participating in sessions during the conference:

  • 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)

To receive a certificate for your participation, participants must complete the online conference evaluation after the event.

Are meals included?

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

  • Sunday - Reception
  • Monday - Continental Breakfast
  • Monday - Lunch
  • Tuesday - Continental Breakfast

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.

What is the APPA Code of Conduct for meeting attendees?

Attendees of American Public Power Association meetings agree to abide by the APPA Code of Conduct. If attendees engage in unacceptable behavior as outlined in the Code of Conduct, 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 questions?

Contact [email protected].

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact: 

Registration: [email protected]

Program/Content: [email protected]

Hotel: [email protected]

Billing: [email protected]