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Now that you are registered for the ElectriCities Annual Conference, we've compiled everything you need to know to prepare for the event. We look forward to seeing you on August 10th!

Program

Annual Conference Program



Breakfast

Breakfast at the conference this year will be "on your own". Guests of the Embassy Suite will receive a complimentary breakfast in the hotel atrium. Attendees who are not guests of the Embassy Suites can purchase a breakfast at the hotel (approximately $15 pp) or elsewhere.

Spouse Events

This year we’ve planned excursions for Friday and Saturday during the conference. We are offering two unique spouse outings:

Click on the dates below for individual schedules.

Friday, August 2 – Visit the exquisite Biltmore Estate

Saturday, August 3 – A trip to the NC Arboretum and Western North Carolina Farmer’s Market

To register or ask a question, contact Faith Lunsford or 919-760-6360.


Pinehurst Golf Policy

We are excited that our 2014 Annual Conference is being hosted by Pinehurst Resort. Many of you may want to take the opportunity to play a round of golf at one of their outstanding courses. We suggest you make plans early and book your tee times well in advance.

The resort’s policy is to charge golf fees to your hotel room. Therefore, it is required to book your hotel room first and then reserve your tee times.

If you run into issues booking a tee time after you have reserved a hotel room, please contact Sara Green, Association Sales Manager at Pinehurst Resort, (910-235-8498).


Silent Auction

The silent auction continues this year supporting the NC Fallen Linemen Foundation. Bring your checkbook and bid on spectacular items, past items included:

  • Four rounds of golf at Wedgewood Golf Club
  • DoubleTree by Hilton two Nights & Breakfast for two
  • Husqvarna 125B Handheld Leaf Blower
  • Yeti Roadie 20

Just to name a few!

Bidding:
STARTS:  Thursday, August 10 at 1:00 pm
ENDS:  Friday, August 11 at 4:00 pm
WINNERS:  Posted on announcement board at registration Saturday morning. Items available for pick up at close of general session.

All proceeds from the Silent Auction go to the Fallen Linemen Foundation, which provides financial support to families of electric utility linemen who are injured while on the job.


Free iOS™/Android™ Annual Conference Mobile Applications

Both applications have all the information you need in order to plan your Annual Conference experience. From the schedule to speaker bios to conference sponsor description, the app has it all. Download them today and see what happened last year. The application will automatically update with this year's information closer to the conference.

Get it on Google Play

Ask the CEO

This year we’re putting CEO Graham Edwards to the test (sort of). You can submit a question for Graham to answer during his Friday morning comments. Whether you’re curious about the history of ElectriCities or the Power Agencies, his thoughts on industry trends, or the future of public power, this is your chance to ask him (just about) anything.

Simply send your question to asktheceo@electricities.org. The submission deadline is July 29. Of course, if you’re not shy, you can always ask your question directly to Graham during the General Session on Friday morning.


Thank You to our growing list of Sponsors

Each year, our Sponsors graciously support the conference, enabling us to keep the registration cost as low as possible. We're sending out a huge thank you to them. Please tell them in person when you see them!

 

Diamond:

  • GDS Associates, Inc.
  • Poyner Spruill LLP

Platinum:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • The PFM Group

Gold:

  • American Public Power Association
  • Asplundh Tree Expert Co
  • Automated Energy
  • Barclays
  • Booth & Associates, LLC
  • Carolina CAT Power Systems
  • Carolinas IT
  • dataVoice International
  • EATON
  • Excergy Corporation
  • GreatBlue Research
  • Greenfield
  • Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
  • Invoice Cloud
  • J. P. Morgan
  • Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC
  • Lee Electrical Construction, Inc.
  • McGill Associates
  • Morgan Stanely
  • National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
  • NexGen Utility Solutions
  • Nexgrid, LLC
  • NorthStar Utilities Solutions
  • NTE Energy
  • On Now Digital
  • Open Systems International
  • Paymentus
  • Pike Electric
  • PowerSecure/PowerServices, Inc.
  • Progressive Engineering Consultants, Inc
  • Raymond James
  • SouthData, Inc.
  • Southeastern Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • The Energy Authority
  • Tyler Technologies
  • U.S. Bank National Associaton
  • Utility Financial Solutions, LLC
  • Verizon
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP