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Deadline to register for APPA national conference fast approaching as spots fill up

The deadline to register for the American Public Power Association’s 2021 National Conference is fast approaching, with available spots filling up quickly.

This year, the National Conference will be held in Orlando, Fla., from June 20-23, followed by a virtual event on July 13-14.

Participants can choose to register for the full conference (including both the in-person event and the virtual event), or just the virtual event.

Registration for the in-person event (full access) is limited to 700 attendees to accommodate social distancing measures. Early registrations are encouraged to ensure a spot. There is no cap on virtual meeting participation.   

For the in-person conference, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) on June 21 will share how two factors -- a new emerging global security environment and the coronavirus -- affect geopolitics for the U.S., China, Russia, Europe, and other areas.

Conference breakout sessions on June 21 will include current issues in federal transmission policy, what's happening in Washington, D.C., and how small utilities navigate change.

The general session on June 21 is a CEO roundtable on resilience and response.

On June 22, breakout sessions include keeping up with climate policy in the Biden Administration, microgrids and creating value from data assets.

“APPA’s National Conference is a great way for members of the public power community to learn about the latest trends and developments in the electricity sector,” said Ursula Schryver, Vice President, Strategic Member Engagement and Education at APPA.

“Having an in-person event in Orlando also provides an excellent opportunity for public power officials at all levels of responsibility to network with their peers,” she added.

Schryver discussed the national conference in a recent APPA Public Power Now podcast.

All participants in the in-person event must agree to adhere to requirements outlined in the APPA Duty of Care Agreement.

Group discounts will be available for organizations that register five or more people, regardless of the format.

Register by May 31 to lock in savings for the in-person and virtual events. Additional details are available here.