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Legal & Regulatory Conference

An unparalleled professional development and networking opportunity for attorneys and regulatory personnel to get updates on federal legislative and regulatory changes impacting public power.
October 20 - 23, 2024
Nashville, Tennessee

About the Legal & Regulatory Conference

The Legal & Regulatory Conference is an educational and professional development opportunity to learn about current legal and regulatory issues affecting public power, as well as the practical legal issues facing municipal utilities. 

The conference is a must-attend for public power in-house and general counsel, outside counsel, regulatory affairs specialists, compliance officers, senior and mid-level utility managers, and elected and appointed officials who oversee utility policy.

Call for Ideas

Help us plan the 2024 Legal & Regulatory Conference. We invite you to share your ideas on what topics and speakers you'd like to see on the conference program. 

Share your ideas by filling out this survey

  • Multiple submissions are welcome! Please complete the survey for each topic or session you'd like to propose.
  • Topics will be reviewed in April. If a topic is chosen, we anticipate inviting speakers in May/June 2024.
  • If you would rather provide your input directly, or have supporting documents you would like to submit with your proposal, please email your suggestions or information to [email protected]

Thank you for sharing your ideas and supporting the APPA Legal & Regulatory Conference!


The 2024 conference program will be available in Summer 2024.

Download a complete, printable PDF of the 2023 conference program.

The Legal & Regulatory Conference offers three and a half days of keynotes, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities — Sunday, October 20-Wednesday, October 23.

  • Pre-conference seminars on Sunday are a great value-add.
  • General sessions bring everyone together on broader issues, and Ethics sessions give you an opportunity to dive into interested ethical questions while earning CLEs.
  • Breakout sessions dive deeper into the in-house legal issues and regulatory challenges facing public power.
  • Networking events provide connection opportunities.


2024 registration information will be available in Summer 2024.

2024 Conference Registration Fees

  Members                 Nonmembers         
  Register by
Sept. 20
Sept. 20
Register by
Sept. 20
After Sept. 20

Legal & Regulatory Conference

$975 $1,075 $1,950 $2,050
Preconference Seminars (each) $395 $495 $395 $495

For those who are not APPA members, but who currently represent any APPA members (public power utilities, joint action agencies, or state/regional associations), you may also receive the member rate. Contact [email protected] to request a code so you can register online and receive the member registration rate on your conference registration. Be sure to mention which public power utilities, agencies or associations you represent in your email. Members of the American Public Power Association automatically receive the member rate when registering and do not need a code to receive the member rate.

Not yet an American Public Power Association member? Join today and save $975 on your conference registration. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Group Discounts

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

Number of registrants Discount
(per person)
Registration Fee
(per person, before Sept. 20)
1-4 n/a $975
5-10 $50 $925
11-15 $100 $875
16+ $150 $825
25+ $200 $775

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, October 15, 2024, are entitled to a refund of their registration fee, minus a $100 cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel after October 15 will not receive a refund, but attendee substitutions will be allowed for the 2024 Legal & Regulatory Conference only. Registrants and no-shows who do not cancel on or before October 15 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.

Contact Us

[email protected]


Conference Location & Hotel

2024 hotel information will be available in Summer 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 Friday, September 22, 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 September 22 so early reservations are encouraged. For individual reservations, please call 1 (888) 236-2427 or make your reservation online at 2023 Legal & Regulatory Conference. The Renaissance Seattle Hotel should receive all reservations no later than September 22.

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. Whenever possible, networking events will be held outdoors. 

Questions and Assistance

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


Where and when is the next Legal & Regulatory Conference?

The 2024 Legal & Regulatory Conference will take place October 20-23 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Can I earn educational credits for attending this conference?

Yes, you can earn the following kinds of educational credits for participating in sessions (unless designated otherwise) during the conference:

Continuing Legal Education (CLEs)
APPA will apply for Continuing Legal Education accreditation in the following mandatory CLE states: Alabama, Alaska*, Arkansas, California*, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine*, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana*, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey*, New Mexico, New York*, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 

States denoted by an asterisk (*) will accept CLE credit hours for courses or activities held in and approved by other MCLE jurisdictions. APPA may not explicitly apply for CLE accreditation in these states if they have reciprocity with the state in which the meeting is being held.

The number of CLE credits varies by state and is decided by each state CLE authority. APPA will provide any necessary documentation to receive CLE credit in these states. 

Additional Educational Credits
Participants are also eligible to earn the following 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)

To receive CLE and/or additional educational credits for your participation in conference sessions, participants must complete the conference evaluation after the event

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or 202/467-2976.

Are meals included?

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

  • Sunday - Welcome Reception
  • Monday - Continental Breakfast
  • Tuesday - Continental Breakfast; Reception 
  • Wednesday – 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] 

Who Should Attend

  • In-house and general counsel
  • Outside counsel
  • Regulatory affairs specialists
  • Compliance officers
  • Senior and mid-level utility managers
  • Elected and appointed officials who oversee utility policy

Contact Us

Program, Content and CLE inquiries: [email protected]

Registration: [email protected]

Sponsorship/Expo: [email protected] 

Hotel: [email protected]

Billing: [email protected]