Event Profile

Northwest Innovations in Communications Conference

September 16 — 19, 2024
Grove Hotel

Who Should Attend:

Communications, marketing, public relations, and energy services employees, as well as any employee or board member with an interest in these areas.

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Conference Overview:

Join us in Cultivating Communications and Community this September! The NIC is an award-winning conference that offers fertile ground for learning and networking.
During this spud-tacular event, you can begin cultivating your community as soon as Monday, with an optional service project followed by an evening welcome reception. Over the next two and a half days, you'll harvest knowledge from sessions covering topics such as artificial intelligence, community engagement, legislative communications, digital accessibility, and planting your utility as a trusted source.
This year's conference also features a Dine Around Boise networking dinner; NIC at Night; your choice of an energy services field trip to Boise's geothermal district or a series of engaging communications sessions; roundtable discussions; Wednesday evening's banquet honoring the winners of the 31st Excellence in Communications Awards contest; and much more!
Note: NIC at Night is an open-mic talent show open to readings, musical acts, skits, and other forms of artistic expression. Drop-in performances are more than welcome. However, if you’re eager to showcase your talents, please reach out to Brenda at brenda@nwppa.org. By letting us know in advance, we can promote your act and/or help coordinate any equipment needs.

Conference Agenda:

Coming soon!

Conference Location and Hotel Information:

The Grove Hotel
245 South Capitol Boulevard
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 489-2222

Room rate: $234 for a deluxe room.  

Please book your hotel no later than Aug. 26, 2024, to receive the NWPPA group discount. If you plan to arrive before the event or extend your stay, our special rate is available for reservations between Sept. 13-24.

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 ECMK680 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 Code:
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 Conferences and Events® 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 8/16/2024): $990
Utility Member Standard: $1,065

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/16/2024): $1,485
Associate Member Standard: $1,560

Non-Member Early Bird (ends 8/16/2024): $1,980
Non-Member Standard: $2,055

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 contact us at registration@nwppa.org or (360) 816-1457. 

For More Information:

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