ElectriCities 2022 Annual Conference

ElectriCities is pleased to announce that our 2022 Annual Conference will be held August 8 – 10 at Harrah’s in Cherokee, N.C.
We know many of our members look forward every year to this gathering to celebrate and strengthen public power in our region. More details will be coming to this page in the weeks and months ahead.

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Hotel Reservations onsite (Guaranteed room block rate expired July 15)

The Annual Conference rate does not apply outside of August 7th – 11th. 

If you would rather call the hotel to book your reservation, please call (828) 497-7777. The room code to receive the group rate is S08ELEC.

The safety of those attending our conference is a priority. Please familiarize yourself with the attendance requirements in our waiver.

Our conference Terms of Use and Privacy Policy can be found here.

Cancellation Policy
Notification of cancellation should be sent by email to Tracy Spann at tspann@electricities.org. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of each individual attendee. Cancellations should be made directly with Harrah’s Cherokee prior to July 15, 2022.  After July 15, kindly contact Tracy Spann by email at tspann@electricities.org or 919-760-6360, as we may wish to return your cancelled room to the conference room block. ElectriCities is not responsible for any charges or cancellation fees assessed by airlines, etc. In the event that the conference is cancelled by ElectriCities or the Hotel, all registration and sponsorship fees will be 100% refunded.

Should you have any questions, please reach out to Gregg Welch via email.

Agenda Highlights

The 2022 Annual Conference agenda is full of opportunities for networking, gaining new industry insights, and personal and professional development. Speaker and sessions will be continually added to this listing. If you have questions about the agenda, please contact us.

Monday, August 8

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Conference Check-in

8:00 a.m. Silent Auction Opens; Proceeds Benefit the Fallen Linemen Foundation

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions sponsored by National Power, LLC and GDS Associates

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions sponsored by Paymentus and LaBella Associates

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions sponsored by Poyner Spruill LLP and Edifice General Contractors

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Conference Opening by Conference Emcee Connell Price, VP of Information Technology at ElectriCities of N.C.; Strategic Plan Unveiling by Roy Jones, CEO of ElectriCities of N.C.

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. General Session: Strategic Plan Panel Discussion

4:45 p.m. Sponsor Reception

Tuesday, August 9

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast in Sponsor Hall

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. General Session: Strategic Plan Panel Discussion

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Strategic Priority Deeper Dives

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. General Session with Buffet Lunch: Winning the Customer 4.0: Future-proofing Your Business by Better Responding to a New Generation of Wants, Needs, and Expectations, David Avrin

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. General Session: Legislative Update

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

  • The Customer Experience Advantage: Deep Dive with David Avrin
  • Get Some Help: Leveraging Federal Grants to Grow your Local Economy

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Networking Social Hour

Wednesday, August 10

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast in Sponsor Hall

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. General Session: Chairman’s Remarks & ElectriCities Annual Awards Presentation

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Moderated Breakout Session: Role-based Discussion (Elected Officials; City/Town Managers and Asst. Managers; Utility Directors and City Staff)

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. General Session: The Calculation of Risk: Moving Forward in a World of Change, Steph Davis; Conference Adjourns

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Celebration Event on Fountain Deck; prizes to best local business shirt worn

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are an incredible opportunity to support the valuable learning, networking, and industry advancement that the Annual Conference is all about. If your organization is working to solve the challenges facing today’s public power utilities and municipalities, we invite you to join us! Our members tell us every year how valuable they find the conversations and relationship-building they find with our sponsors.

Learn More About Sponsorship Opportunities

For questions regarding sponsorship:
Matthew Allen

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