Networking Events

Conference Mentor Program
Need help navigating the conference as a first-timer? Want someone to exchange notes with because you’re the only one from your organization attending? Eager to share your knowledge and experience as a long-time conference attendee?


The conference mentor program pairs up new attendees with seasoned conference-goers. You’ll meet at the Welcome Reception and stay in touch throughout the conference.


Ask for a mentor or volunteer to serve as one — check the box when you register, email, or call 202-467-2973.



Welcome Reception
Sunday, November 5: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks at this informal reception. Meet and reconnect with public power friends and colleagues, network with experts, and chat with the conference sponsors to learn how they can help you succeed.


Networking Continental Breakfasts
Monday, November 6: 7 - 8 a.m.
Tuesday, November 7:
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, November 8: 
7:15 – 8:15 a.m.

Get energized for the day ahead with your peers and the conference sponsors at these informal breakfasts.


Women in Public Power Panel and Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, November 7: 
7 – 8:15 a.m.

Grab your continental breakfast and get to know some of your fellow attendees. Enjoy a lively discussion about the growing influence of women in public power and share common challenges and opportunities.


Professional Development Panel and Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, November 8: 
7 – 8 a.m.

Grab your continental breakfast and meet colleagues looking to grow and succeed in their careers. Participate in informal networking and then dive into a panel discussion covering a gamut of professional development topics. 


Tuesday, November 7:
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Enjoy down time with friends and colleagues over food and drinks, and grow your network of public power professionals.


Customer Services Benchmarking Survey Results Meeting
Wednesday, November 8:
1 – 5 p.m.

If your utility is participating in the 2017 Customer Services Benchmarking Survey, then join First Quartile Consulting for a deep dive into the survey results, discuss performance findings, and learn about new trends and best practices.

Limited seats are available for attendees from utilities that did not participate in this year’s survey to hear the results and share best practices. If your utility is not participating in the 2017 Customer Services Benchmarking Survey, but you would still like to attend this meeting, please contact LeAnne Sinclair at