Event Profile

Women in Public Power Conference

July 24 — 25, 2024
Hotel Murano

Who Should Attend:

Any woman working in public power.

Conference Overview:

This year’s WIPP Conference continues the tradition of honoring issues specific to women from all areas and levels within the public power industry. It is a place for leaders at all levels—whether you are a customer/member service representative, director/commissioner, meter reader, CEO, accountant, purchaser, or any other employee—to network and learn from one another.

Cindy Solomon will kick off the conference with her Courageous Leadership keynote. Solomon will explain that as companies ask their employees to take more risks, innovate at every turn, and anticipate the future, courage is becoming an ever-more critical leadership and job skill. Drawing on the findings of over 8,700 interviews, she will explain the secrets to building courageous leaders, teams, and individuals who are ready to face any business challenge. You will leave this session with more tools to boost innovation; embrace change; find and leverage courage; and create team and career success.

During the rest of the conference, you will hear presentations about imposter syndrome; legislative updates; wellness; diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; decision fatigue; work/life balance; and communicating your story. You will also hear from two panels: one will walk you through the various journeys the women followed through their careers. The second will introduce you to several women who are working in male-dominant operations roles and who will share the rewards and challenges of their jobs. Confirmed speakers include Leigh Taylor of NRECA, Jackie Flowers of Tacoma Public Utilities, Jessica Matlock of PNGC Power, Carolyn Turner of Nevada Rural Electric Association, Liz Anderson of Washington Public Utility Districts Association, and Mary Taylor-Monger of Mason PUD 3.

Conference Agenda:

Please check back for more information as the agenda develops. 

Conference Schedule:

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time, and the conference will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first day and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days, with a welcome reception on Wednesday evening.

Conference Location & Travel Information:

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 238-0199

Room rate: $180
Please book your room as soon as possible but no later than July 2, 2024 to secure the above rate. When calling, please mention NWPPA: Women in Public Power 2024 to receive the group rate.

Alaska Airlines Discount Code: 

NWPPA has partnered with Alaska Airlines to provide a 5% discount on your flight. To use your Discount Code, go online to alaskaair.com and input the discount code ECMK601 when searching for flights.

You may also use the discount code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk at (800) 445-4435; however, a $15.00 per person service fee will apply.

Delta Air Lines Discount:

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Northwest Public Power Association.

Please click here to book your flights.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM3SH.

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 6/24/2024): $890
Utility Member Standard: $965

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 6/24/2024): $1,335
Associate Member Standard: $1,410

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 6/24/2024): $1,780
Non-Member Standard: $1,855

Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

Cancellation Policies:

For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please email registration@nwppa.org or call (360) 254-0109. 

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are available upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.