National Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor and exhibit at the National Conference to connect with 1200+ Public Power CEOs, senior executives, and policymakers.

What is the American Public Power Association (APPA)?


APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. We represent public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million customers that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. Our association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Our members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power.

What is the National Conference?


It’s public power’s largest meeting and THE place for industry suppliers to gain exposure with community-owned utility CEOs, senior executives, and policymakers. 

Why should my company support this event?

There’s no better place to interact with executives who determine investments in customer service, cyber and physical security, disaster preparedness, energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, renewable energy, finance, governance/management, legislative/regulatory issues, power supply, reliability/infrastructure, and more.

How can we participate in the Industry Innovations Expo?

The only way to secure expo space is through sponsorship. 

You will enjoy dedicated time with public power leaders as noted below, but you’re welcome to schedule individual appointments or engage drop-in visitors outside of these hours. Additionally, you can attend conference sessions and events, so you can learn about the industry and network with attendees.

Industry Innovations Expo Schedule

The expo is open all day on Monday and Tuesday. Dedicated hours are noted below.

Sunday, June 18 
•    2 – 6 PM Move-In
Monday, June 19 (Expo is open 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
•    10:30 – 11 AM Break
•    Noon – 1:30 PM  Open during lunch break. 
•    2:30 – 3 PM Break
•    4:30 – 6 PM Expo Reception
Tuesday, June 20 (Expo is open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
•    10:30 – 11 AM Break
•    Noon – 1:30 PM Open during lunch break
•    2:30 – 3 PM Break
•    3 – 5 PM Move-Out

To secure your sponsorship:
1.    Select your sponsorship package from the options below.
2.    Purchase your sponsorship package. You should receive a confirmation email with all the details you need for the event within 24 hours of purchasing. If you don’t receive this email, please check your spam folder, or contact [email protected] 
3.    If your package includes a spot in the Industry Innovations Expo, please view the floorplan and put your desired booth on hold for APPA approval. 
4.    Email your logo in these three formats to [email protected]
1.    300 dpi RGB JPEG
2.    High-resolution (1200 dpi) .eps CMYK vector
3.    High-resolution RGB transparent PNG
5.    Use these whitelisting instructions to ensure that you receive important sponsor emails
•    Assigned IP address: 205.201.46.235            
•    Prepend domain: http://www.mmsend70.com
•    Return path: [email protected]

Save money on your sponsorship! Become a corporate associate member.

Corporate associate membership distinguishes your company as a lead supporter of public power and provides tangible benefits that get your name in front of the nation’s 2,000 community-owned electric utilities. We offer two levels – standard and Elite – to fit your needs and budget. Both options provide your employees with significant benefits, but with an Elite membership you are given extensive branding and networking opportunities. Learn more at PublicPower.org/Join or contact [email protected] 

Questions on sponsorship?

[email protected] 


Signature Sponsor

Four sponsor limit; one per general session. Must commit by April 28 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Corporate Associate Member $25,000
Corporate Associate Member $26,000
Nonmember $52,000

Pre-Event:
•    Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address, email). 
•    Four-week digital campaign that serves your ads to the event audience wherever they go online through retargeting. Ads provided by you. (APPA will provide specs). 
•    Logo on the event website, marketing emails, attendee logistics email, Public Power Current newsletter, and CEO bi-weekly member email.
•    Social post on APPA’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feeds one week before the conference Graphics, text, and click-through links provided by you. You can include a one- to two-minute video or a static image. 

During Event:
•    Six conference registrations (also serve as booth worker registrations).
•    Premium expo package with a furnished lounge and a 10x20 or 10x10 booth in the Industry Innovations Expo. If you don’t want to participate in the expo, you can opt for an additional registration instead of the booth.
•    Your digital ad served to participants on their mobile devices through geofencing while they’re in and around the headquarters hotel.
•    One-minute video (provided by you) shown at one general session.
•    One mobile app push notification acknowledging your sponsorship.
•    Logo on all conference signage, on sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
•    Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:
•    Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address, email). 
•    Logo on the conference evaluation email.
•    Social post on APPA’s Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn feeds one week after the conference Graphics, text, and click-through links provided by you. You can include a one- to two-minute video or a static image. 

Premier Networking Sponsor

Four sponsor limit; one per Welcome Reception, Industry Innovations Expo Reception, Tuesday Evening Event, and Chair’s Breakfast. Must commit by April 28 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Corporate Associate Member $20,000
Corporate Associate Member $21,000
Nonmember $42,000

Pre-Event:
•    Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 
•    Logo on the event website, marketing emails, and attendee logistics email.

During Event:
•    Five conference registrations (also serve as booth worker registrations).
•    10x20 or 10x10 booth in the Industry Innovations Expo. If you don’t want to participate in the expo, you can opt for an additional registration instead of the booth.
•    Logo on signage and cocktail napkins at your sponsored event, on a sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
•    One mobile app push notification acknowledging your sponsorship.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
•    Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:
•    Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 
•    Logo on conference evaluation email.
Public Power Champion
Seven sponsor limit. Must commit by April 28 to guarantee benefits.
Elite Associate Member: $15,000
Associate Member: $16,000
Nonmember: $32,000
Pre-Event:
•    Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 
•    Logo on the event website, marketing emails, and attendee logistics email.

During Event:
•    Four conference registrations (also serve as booth worker registrations).
•    60-minute breakout session presentation on the topic of your choosing (topic requires APPA approval).
•    Premium expo package with a furnished lounge and a 10x20 or 10x10 booth in the Industry Innovations Expo. If you don’t want to participate in the expo, you can opt for an additional registration instead of the booth.
•    One mobile app push notification acknowledging your sponsorship.
•    Logo on a sign at your session, on a sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
•    Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:
•    Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).
•    Logo on the conference evaluation email.
 

Sustaining Networking Sponsor

Two sponsor limit; one per Women in Public Power Reception and Chair’s Reception. Must commit by April 28 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Corporate Associate Member $10,000
Corporate Associate Member $11,000
Nonmember $22, 000

Pre-Event:
•    Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 
•    Logo on the event website and attendee logistics email.

During Event:
•    Three conference registrations (also serve as booth worker registrations).
•    10x10 booth in the Industry Innovations Expo. If you don’t want to participate in the expo, you can opt for an additional registration instead of the booth.
•    Logo on signage and cocktail napkins at your sponsored event, on a sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
•    One mobile app push notification acknowledging your sponsorship.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
•    Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:
•    Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 
•    Logo on conference evaluation email.

Networking Sponsor

Four sponsor limit; two per Morning Conversations Breakfast and Refreshment Breaks. Must commit by April 28 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Associate Member: $7,000
Associate Member: $8,000
Nonmember: $16,000

Pre-Event:
•    Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 
•    Logo on the event website.

During Event:
•    Three conference registrations.
•    10x10 booth in the Industry Innovations Expo. If you don’t want to participate in the expo, you can opt for an additional registration instead of the booth.
•    Logo on signage and cocktail napkins at your sponsored event and in the printed program.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
•    Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:
•    Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 

Public Power Advocate

Thirty sponsor limit. Must commit by April 28 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Associate Member: $4,000
Associate Member: $5,000
Nonmember: $10,000

Pre-Event:
•    Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 
•    Logo on the event website.

During Event:
•    Three conference registrations (also serve as booth worker registrations).
•    Verbal recognition in the opening remarks of a breakout session of your choosing. Moderator will read a short paragraph about your company.
•    10x10 booth in the Industry Innovations Expo. If you don’t want to participate in the expo, you can opt for an additional registration instead of the booth.
•    Logo on signage at your sponsored session, on a sign at the registration desk, and in the printed program.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.
•    Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the conference headquarters hotel. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. You are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with your event.

Post-Event:
•    Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 

Industry Innovation Expo Sponsor (10x20 space)

Must commit by April 28 to guarantee benefits

Elite Corporate Associate Member $3,000
Corporate Associate Member $3,500
Nonmember $7,000

Pre-Event:
•    Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 

During Event:
•    Three conference registrations (also serve as booth worker registrations).
•    10x20 booth in the Industry Innovations Expo.
•    Logo in the printed program.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.

Post-Event:
•    Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 

Industry Innovations Expo Sponsor (10x10 space)

Must commit by April 28 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Corporate Associate Member $2,500
Corporate Associate Member $3,000
Nonmember $6,000

Pre-Event:
•    Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 

During Event:
•    Two conference registrations (also serve as booth worker registrations).
•    10x10 booth in the Industry Innovations Expo.
•    Logo in the printed program.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.

Post-Event:
•    Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 

Public Power Supporter

Must commit by April 28 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Corporate Associate Member $1,250
Corporate Associate Member $1,500
Nonmember $3,000 

Pre-Event:
•    Registrants lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 

During Event:
•    One conference registration.
•    Logo in the printed program.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.

Post-Event:
•    Final attendees list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 

Public Power Day of Giving Partner

Must commit by April 14 to guarantee benefits. 

Conference Sponsor & Elite Corporate Associate Member $1,000
Conference Sponsor & Corporate Associate Member $1,250
Conference Sponsor & Nonmember $2,500

Help APPA make a difference by supporting the Public Power Day of Giving. Public power executives attending the National Conference will share their time and talent with organizations making a difference in the community where the conference takes place. Your support will defray the costs associated with this event (transportation, lunch, supplies, etc.)

Pre-Event:
•    Volunteer lists in Excel (Name, title, organization, address). 

During Event:
•    Logo on the volunteer t-shirts, at the Public Power Day of Giving volunteer registration desk and reception, and in the printed program.
•    Logo and company description in the mobile app sponsor guide.

Post-Event:
•    Final volunteer list in Excel (Name, title, organization, address).