Event Profile

2018 Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show

April 10 — 12, 2018
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
1551 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 

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Who Should Attend:

Electric utility engineering and operations personnel, as well as those in information technology, safety, purchasing, environmental, accounting, communications or any area where a more in-depth knowledge of engineering and operations would be beneficial.

Related Event:

E&O Pre-conference Class: Future-Proof Your Business - Thrive in Times of Change, April 9, 2018


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Conference Overview:

The NWPPA Engineering and Operations Conference & Trade Show is our largest annual event, and the largest regional event in the West, with over 1,000 attendees, over 30 speakers, and multiple roundtables. In addition, the E&O has a trade show with over 200 exhibit booths staffed by top electric utility industry suppliers and service providers. As the electric utility industry continues to change, attending this event is even more important in developing and maintaining your utility and vendor contacts and staying on top of the latest best practices, products and services in order to meet your utility customer’s needs. 

Mark the NWPPA E&O (April 10 – 12, 2018) on your calendar now and check back again in the fall of 2017 for more information!

Exhibitors!  Visit the conference website for sales packets, sponsorship opportunities and more!

Conference Agenda:

Visit the conference website for updates on the topics and speakers as the program agenda develops.

Conference Schedule:

The conference will be held April 10-12, 2018. Please see the conference website for the current schedule.

Conference Location:

Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

Hotel Information:

Hotel Murano SOLD OUT
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma,  WA  98402
(866) 986-8083

Room rate: $165 for a single/double, valid April 8-13 only

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than March 18, 2018, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with Northwest Public Power Association (or NWPPA) when booking your reservation. 

Or, use the following link to book online at the Murano: NWPPA Murano Group Reservations 

Overflow Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
8601 S. Hosmer Street
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 539-2020

NWPPA Hotel Reservation and Cancellation Policy:

All room reservations require full payment for all reserved nights at the time you reserve your room.

If you cancel or wish to reduce your hotel reservation, the following applies:

  1. Before March 18, 2018, you will be refunded all but one night’s payment.
  2. After March 18, 2018, no refunds will be given.

In light of the hotel reservation and cancellation policy, designed to allow the maximum use of the Hotel Murano and Courtyard by Marriott, please register for the NWPPA E&O Conference & Trade Show before you reserve a room. Please do not reserve extra rooms or blocks of rooms for colleagues that are not registered or whom may potentially attend as this reduces availability for registered attendees. Please book only rooms that you will actually use.

If you have any questions, please call NWPPA at (360) 254-0109 and ask for help with hotel policies.

Conference Fees:

Member Early Bird (ends 3/10/2018): $595
Member Standard: $670

Non-member Early Bird (ends 3/10/2018): $1,785
Non-member Standard: $1,860

Spouse/Guest Fee – Includes all events and meals: $175

For exhibitor and/or spouse registration, please contact Gail Patterson directly at (360) 816-1450 or gail@nwppa.org.

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Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

For More Information:

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

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