Agenda


2017 National Conference
Orlando, Florida
June 16 -21, 2017

Get details about all the conference by clicking the links for each event/time slot.


Friday, June 16 | Saturday, June 17 | Sunday, June 18
Monday, June 19 | Tuesday, June 20 | Wednesday, June 21

 

Friday, June 16

7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Public Power Day of Giving


Saturday, June 17

8:30 a.m. - Noon
Preconference Seminars

  • Performing a Utility Financial Check-Up
  • Strategic Planning: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • The Electric Utility Industry from the Inside Out (full day; continues until 4:30 p.m.)

9 a.m. - Noon
APPA Board of Directors Meeting

1:30 - 5 p.m.
Preconference Seminars

  • Industry Rate Trends and Future Rate Structures
  • The Electric Utility Industry from the Inside Out (continues from 8:30 a.m.)

3 - 5 p.m.
Advisory Committee Meeting


Sunday, June 18

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Preconference Seminars

  • Communicating the Public Power Advantage
  • Understanding and Evaluating Board Performance
  • Managing the Distributed Energy Risk

1 - 2 p.m.
Joint Action Agencies Meeting

1:30 - 5 p.m.
Preconference Seminars

  • Crisis Communications for Executives and Board Members
  • Understanding Electricity Markets and Their Impact
  • Working Solar Into Your Business Model

2 – 4 p.m
Legislative & Resolutions Committee Meeting

4 - 5 p.m.
FERC/NERC Issues Briefing

5 - 6 p.m.
PMA Task Force Meeting

5 - 6 p.m.
Women in Public Power Reception

5:30 - 6 p.m.
The Power of Membership

6 – 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception


Monday, June 19

7 – 8 a.m.
PowerPAC Breakfast (PowerPAC members only)

8 – 10 a.m.
Opening General Session

  • CEO Address - Sue Kelly
  • A View from Washington - Nina Easton

9:30 - 11 a.m.
Guest Hospitality Event (Registered guests only)

11 a.m. – Noon
Breakout Sessions

  • Federal Legislative Update
  • Communicating the Value of Reliability
  • New Business Models for Public Power
  • Building the Workforce of the Future
  • New Managers Roundtable
  • Sniffing Out Ethics Issues Early
  • DIY: Promoting Public Power in Your Community
  • Technology Opportunities and Challenges

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

  • Environmental Regulations Update
  • Preparing to Succeed in RTO Markets
  • Information Sharing for Cyber and Physical Security
  • Safety is Your Business
  • Smart Meter Data: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Service
  • Crisis Management and Communications 101: Staying Out of the Headlines
  • Community Storage: Traditionally Untraditional

1:30 – 4 p.m.
Public Power Expo Preview Hours

2:45 – 4 p.m.
General Session

  • What If the U.S. Becomes Energy Independent? - Amy Myers Jaffe

4 – 6 p.m.
Public Power Expo Grand Reception

6 p.m.
Young Professionals Happy Hour


Tuesday, June 20

8 – 10 a.m.
Awards and General Session

  • Our Future Planet: The Shaping Forces - Thomas Barnett

10 a.m. - Noon
Public Power Expo Open

11 a.m. – Noon
Breakout Sessions

  • Hydropower Future: Threats and Opportunities
  • Capacity Markets: Call for Reform
  • Orlando, One Year Later: Active Shooter Preparedness
  • Understanding the Solar Business Model
  • Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce
  • Rating Agency Panel
  • Community Engagement through Ambassadors 
  • Vision for an Integrated Energy Future

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Public Power Expo Closing Luncheon

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

  • Clean Power Plan and Climate Policy: What's Next?
  • Cyber Threats are Real: Be Prepared
  • Storm Stories: Lessons from Disasters
  • Solar Power: What Do Customers Want ?
  • Compensation and Staffing: Creative Solutions
  • Public Power Benefits: A Municipalization Success Story
  • Social Media for Leaders: Making an Impact
  • EVs Everywhere: What's in it for Utilities?

2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
General Session

  • Partnerships for a Sustainable Future - Panel

4:30 p.m.
Association Business Meeting

8 - 10 p.m.
Concert & Connections Reception


Wednesday, June 21

8 - 10:30 a.m.
Chair's Breakfast & Closing General Session

  • Leadership in a Crisis - Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.)

10:30 a.m.
Adjourn