National Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Meet with public power's top decision-makers in-person and virtually!

Sponsor APPA's 2021 National Conference

In-Person

Hyatt Regency Orlando

June 20-23

Virtual Event

July 13-14

Quick Links

What is the National Conference?

It's public power's largest meeting and THE place for industry suppliers to gain exposure with municipal utility CEOs, senior executives, and policymakers. This year's conference will take place in-person (June 20-23 in Orlando, Florida) and virtually (July 13-14), giving you twice as many opportunities to network with public power leaders.

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.

With in-person and virtual National Conference sponsorship packages, you control how and when you meet with public power leaders. Choose the Signature Sponsor package for maximum exposure at both events or create a customized experience by selecting the in-person or virtual sponsorships that work for you. Contact [email protected] to learn about discounts when you sponsor both events (excludes Signature Sponsorship).

How can we participate in the Industry Innovations Expo?

The only way to secure expo space at the in-person and virtual events is through sponsorship.

At the in-person expo in Orlando, you'll receive table-top space right in the middle of the conference activity, giving you maximum exposure and opportunities to meet with attendees. The expo will be open during concurrent sessions and breaks for you to schedule live demos, individual appointments, or engage drop-in visitors. In the evening, you'll enjoy dedicated expo time with public power leaders.

Sunday, June 20

Expo set-up: 2-6 p.m. ET

Monday, June 21

Expo open: 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. ET

Dedicated expo hours: 4:30 - 6 p.m. ET

Tuesday, June 22

Expo open: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET

Dedicated expo hours: 4:30 - 6 p.m. ET

Tear-down: 6 - 7:30 p.m. ET

During the virtual event, the expo will be open throughout the day for you to educate attendees about your company, schedule on-on-one virtual meetings, and engage drop-in visitors through video chats and live demos. 

Tuesday, July 13

Expo open: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET

Scheduled breaks:

Noon - 12:15 p.m. ET

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. ET

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. ET

3:45 - 4 p.m. ET

Wednesday, July 14

Expo open: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

Scheduled breaks:

10 - 11 a.m. ET (Networking)

Noon - 12:15 p.m. ET

1:15 - 1:30 p.m. ET

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. ET

3:45 - 4 p.m. ET

Save money on this event! 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.

Questions on sponsorship & membership?

Pamela Cowen, 202-467-2903; [email protected].

In-Person & Virtual Conference Sponsorship Package

Signature Sponsor

Four sponsor limit; one sponsor per general session. Must commit and provide video by May 14 to guarantee benefits. 

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $20,000

Corporate Associate Member: $21,000

Nonmember: $40,000

In-Person Conference Benefits

  • One-minute video (provided by you) shown at one of four general sessions.
  • Premium Expo Package:
    • Private meeting room where you can conduct on-on-one appointments, display items, etc. Room will include a 72' round table, two chairs, and a wastebasket.
    • Industry Innovations Expo display space (6 ft. table, two chair, and waste basket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the in-person conference headquarters facility. Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function.
  • Logo featured
    • on conference website
    • in marketing emails (starting two weeks after your commitment)
    • in conference mobile app
    • in printed program
    • on conference signage
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address). Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent.
  • Four in-person conference registrations

Virtual Event Benefits

(Videos, presentations, and logos will be seen by participants in the live virtual conference and by those who purchase the recording)

  • Your video from the in-person event will be shown at one general session.
  • Premium Virtual Expo Booth:
    • Your company will be listed in the first four spots on the Virtual Expo page of the event portal
    • Your premium virtual expo booth is a dedicated page within the conference event portal, featuring:
      • Chat networking feature to help you connect with attendees
      • Video conference tool, so you can set up one-on-one or group video calls with attendees
      • Schedule-a-call option, to allow attendees to set up a one-on-one meeting with you based on your availability
      • Check-in button on your booth page, to allow you to collect attendee information
      • Ability to upload one video to your virtual booth
      • Up to six resource links (web pages, PDFs, or other documents) on your virtual booth
      • Company name, logo, website, and contact information (name, email, and phone number)
      • Company description
      • Social media links (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn)
  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • in marketing emails (starting two weeks after your commitment)
    • in attendee logistics emails
    • in these areas of the event portal:
      • the main welcome page
      • next to the link where attendees will join your sponsored session
    • on general session cover slides
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address.)
    • Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent. We will ask permission to share session attendee email addresses with you via a polling question after your video in the session. When the virtual event is over, we will provide an Excel list of the names and email addresses of individuals who consented to share their email addresses.
  • Five virtual event registrations

Unfortunately, we can no longer accept sponsorships for the 2021 National Conference in-person event. Please consider sponsoring the 2021 National Conference virtual event.

Public Power Champion [SOLD OUT]

Four sponsor limit. Must commit and provide topic/speaker information by May 14 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Associate Members: $10,000

Associate Member: $11,000

Nonmember: $20,000

  • 60-minute Industry Spotlight concurrent session presentation on the topic of your choosing (topic requires APPA approval).
  • Premium Expo Package:
    • Private meeting room where you can conduct one-on-one appointments, display items, etc. Room will include a 72' round table, two chairs, and a wastebasket.
    • Industry Innovations Expo display space (6 ft' table, two chairs, and wastebasket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the in-person conference headquarters facility. Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function.
  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • in marketing emails (starting two weeks after your commitment)
    • in attendee logistics emails
    • in conference mobile app
    • in printed program
    • on sign at your session
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address). Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent. 
  • Three in-person conference registrations

Health & Safety Sponsor [SOLD OUT]

One sponsor limit. Must commit by May 14 to guarantee benefits

Elite Associate Members: $10,000

Associate Member: $11,000

Nonmember: $20,000

  • Logo featured on the health and safety participant giveaway
  • Logo featured on social distancing signage
  • Logo featured on the onsite health screening app
  • Premium Expo Package:
    • Private meeting room where you can conduct one-on-one appointments, display items, etc. Room will include a 72' round table, two chairs, and a wastebasket.
    • Industry Innovations Expo display space (6 ft' table, two chairs, and wastebasket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the in-person conference headquarters facility. Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function.
  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • in marketing emails (starting two weeks after your commitment)
    • in attendee logistics emails
    • in conference mobile app
    • in printed program
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address). Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent. 
  • Four in-person conference registrations

Networking Sponsor [SOLD OUT]

Two sponsor limit. Must commit and provide topic/speaker information by May 14 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Associate Members: $8,000

Associate Member: $9,000

Nonmember: $16,000

  • Logo featured prominently during the Sunday reception, Tuesday special event, and the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Morning Conversations
  • Two minutes to introduce your company to attendees at the beginning of a concurrent session
  • Premium Expo Package:
    • Private meeting room where you can conduct one-on-one appointments, display items, etc. Room will include a 72' round table, two chairs, and a wastebasket.
    • Industry Innovations Expo display space (6 ft. table, two chairs, and wastebasket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the in-person conference headquarters facility. Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function.
  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • in attendee logistics emails
    • in conference mobile app
    • in printed program
    • on sign at your sponsored session
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address). Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent. 
  • Two in-person conference registrations

Public Power Advocate

Fourteen sponsor limit. Must commit and provide topic/speaker information by May 14 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Associate Members: $5,000

Associate Member: $6,000

Nonmember: $10,000

  • Two minutes to introduce your company to attendees at the beginning of a concurrent session
  • Industry Innovations Expo display space (6 ft. table, two chairs, and wastebasket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Opportunity to host a hospitality event in the in-person conference headquarters facility. Only conference sponsors are permitted to host an event at this location. Event may not conflict with official conference functions. Sponsors are responsible for all arrangements, promotion, and costs associated with hosting a function.
  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • in conference mobile app
    • in printed program
    • on sign at your sponsored session
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address). Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent. 
  • Two in-person conference registrations

Industry Innovations Expo Sponsor [SOLD OUT]

Must sign up by May 14 to guarantee spot

Elite Associate Members: $2,500

Associate Member: $3,500

Nonmember: $5,000

  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • in conference mobile app
    • in printed program
  • Industry Innovations Expo display space (6 ft. table, two chairs, and wastebasket). All display items must fit on the table.
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address). Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent. 
  • One in-person conference registration

Virtual Conference Sponsorship Packages

(Videos, presentations, and logos will be seen by participants in the live virtual conference and by those who purchase the recording)

Public Power Champion [SOLD OUT]

Four sponsor limit. Must commit and provide topic/speaker information by June 11 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Associate Members: $6,000

Associate Member: $7,000

Nonmember: $12,000

  • 60-minute Industry Spotlight concurrent session presentation on the topic of your choosing (topic requires APPA approval).An mp4 file of your virtual presentation will be sent to you approximately two weeks after the conference.
  • Premium Virtual Expo Booth:
    • Your company will be listed in the first eight spots on the Virtual Expo page of the event portal
    • Your premium virtual expo booth is a dedicated page within the conference event portal, featuring:
      • Chat networking feature to help you connect with attendees
      • Video conference tool, so you can set up one-on-one or group video calls with attendees
      • Schedule-a-call option, to allow attendees to set up a one-on-one meeting with you based on your availability
      • Check-in button on your booth page, to allow you to collect attendee information
      • Ability to upload one video to your virtual booth
      • Up to six resource links (web pages, PDFs, or other documents) on your virtual booth
      • Company name, logo, website, and contact information (name, email, and phone number)
      • Company description
      • Social media links (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn)
  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • in marketing emails (starting two weeks after your commitment)
    • in attendee logistics emails
    • in these areas of the conference event portal:
      • the main welcome page
      • next to the link where attendees will join your session
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address).
    • Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent. We will ask permission to share session attendee email addresses with you via a polling question after your remarks. When the virtual event is over, we will provide an Excel list of the names and email addresses of individuals who consented to share their email addresses.
  • Four virtual event registrations

Networking Sponsor [SOLD OUT]

One sponsor limit. Must commit and provide topic/speaker information by June 18 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Associate Members: $5,000

Associate Member: $6,000

Nonmember: $10,000

  • One minute to welcome attendees to the networking event
  • Two minutes to introduce your company to attendees at the beginning of a concurrent session
  • Premium Virtual Expo Booth:
    • Your company will be listed on the Virtual Expo page of the event portal
    • Your premium virtual expo booth is a dedicated page within the conference event portal, featuring:
      • Chat networking feature to help you connect with attendees
      • Video conference tool, so you can set up one-on-one or group video calls with attendees
      • Schedule-a-call option, to allow attendees to set up a one-on-one meeting with you based on your availability
      • Check-in button on your booth page, to allow you to collect attendee information
      • Ability to upload one video to your virtual booth
      • Up to six resource links (web pages, PDFs, or other documents) on your virtual booth
      • Company name, logo, website, and contact information (name, email, and phone number)
      • Company description
      • Social media links (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn)
  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • in attendee logistics emails
    • in these areas of the event portal:
      • the main welcome page
      • next to the link where attendees will join your session
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address).
    • Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent. We will ask permission to share session attendee email addresses with you via a polling question after your remarks. When the virtual event is over, we will provide an Excel list of the names and email addresses of individuals who consented to share their email addresses.
  • Three virtual event registrations

Public Power Advocate

Fifteen sponsor limit. Must commit and provide topic/speaker information by June 18 to guarantee benefits.

Elite Associate Members: $4,000

Associate Member: $5,000

Nonmember: $8,000

  • Two minutes to introduce your company to attendees at the beginning of a concurrent session
  • Premium Virtual Expo Booth:
    • Your company will be listed on the Virtual Expo page of the event portal
    • Your premium virtual expo booth is a dedicated page within the event portal, featuring:
      • Chat networking feature to help you connect with attendees
      • Video conference tool, so you can set up one-on-one or group video calls with attendees
      • Schedule-a-call option, to allow attendees to set up a one-on-one meeting with you based on your availability
      • Check-in button on your booth page, to allow you to collect attendee information
      • Ability to upload one video to your virtual booth
      • Up to six resource links (web pages, PDFs, or other documents) on your virtual booth
      • Company name, logo, website, and contact information (name, email, and phone number)
      • Company description
      • Social media links (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or LinkedIn)
  • Logo featured:
    • on conference website
    • in attendee logistics emails
    • in these areas of the event portal:
      • the main welcome page
      • next to the link where attendees will join your session
  • Pre- and post-meeting attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address).
    • Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent. We will ask permission to share session attendee email addresses with you via a polling question after your remarks. When the virtual event is over, we will provide an Excel list of the names and email addresses of individuals who consented to share their email addresses.
  • Two virtual event registrations

Industry Innovations Expo Booth Sponsor

Must sign up by July 2 to guarantee spot.

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $1,500

Corporate Associate Members: $2,000

Nonmember: $3,000

  • Virtual Expo Booth
    • Your company will be listed in the Virtual Expo page of the event portal
    • Your virtual expo booth is a dedicated page within the event portal, featuring:
      • Chat networking feature to help you connect with attendees
      • Video conference tool, so you can set up one-on-one or group video calls with attendees
      • Schedule a call option, to allow attendees to set up a one-on-one meetings with you based on your availability
      • Up to two resource links (web pages, PDFs, or other documents) on your virtual booth
      • Company name, logo, website, and contact information (name, email, and phone number)
      • Company description
  • Logo featured on conference website
  • Pre- and post-conference attendee lists in Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address.)
    • Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent
  • Two virtual event registrations

Public Power Supporter

Elite Corporate Associate Member: $1,000

Corporate Associate Member: $1,500

Nonmember: $2,000

  • Logo featured on conference website
  • Pre- and post conference attendee lists Excel. (Name, title, organization, U.S. postal address.)
    • Association policy prevents the sharing of attendee emails and phone numbers without prior consent.
  • One virtual event registration