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NECA 2018 NextGen Fly-In

09/ 05 - 06 /2018

Introducing a New Generation of NECA to Congress 

Are you an Emerging Leader Ready to Advocate for the Electrical Contracting Industry?

Join us for the NECA 2018 NextGen Conference!

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) will be hosting its second annual NextGen Conference September 5-6, 2018, in Washington, D.C. This annual meeting is the premiere legislative conference for the next generation of electrical contractors to learn about the top issues affecting the industry and to meet the leaders who are working to provide real solutions.

This conference is about policy, not partisanship. Accordingly, leading members from both sides of the political aisle will be on hand to brief participants on the latest happenings on Capitol Hill and to engage in robust policy discussions to ensure that YOUR voice is heard during the policy making process.

Additionally, members attending this conference will have the opportunity to join the NECA NextGen Political Leadership Council (PLC) program.

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Keynotes:

David Wasserman

House Editor, The Cook Political Report

David Wasserman is the U.S. House editor and senior election analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. The New York Times called the Cook Political Report “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.”

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Representative Darin LaHood

NECA is pleased to announce that Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) will be speaking at this year’s NECA NextGen Meeting.

Rep. Darin LaHood currently represents Illinois 18th Congressional district and is the son of former Congressman Ray LaHood. He also serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

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Who Should Attend:

This conference is designed for NECA contractors who are the emerging leaders in their companies and who are looking for opportunities to get involved in NECA’s government affairs efforts.

If you regularly attend NECA’s Annual Legislative Conference, send a recruit in your company or chapter with an interest in Advocacy to attend this very unique conference.

Who Should NOT Attend:

This is an introductory conference for NECA members that are new to government affairs. Please do not sign up for the NextGen meeting if you regularly attend NECA’s Annual Legislative Conference.

If you attended the NextGen Conference last year and received your certificate, your next step should be to attend the NECA Legislative Conference next Spring in Washington, DC. 

What to Expect:

Policy Update

NextGen attendees will be fully briefed on NECA’s top legislative issues and instructed on how to have an effective meeting with their Member of Congress.

Hill Meetings

The following day, attendees will be on Capitol Hill for their Congressional meetings where they will have the opportunity to share their story with key legislators and discuss the policies impacting the electrical construction industry. NECA staff will be on hand to assist attendees in their meetings.

Networking

There will be plenty of opportunities to network with peers at the evening receptions and group dinner.

Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC Navy Yard - Washington, DC 

FORBES just named Washington DC’s Navy Yard neighborhood as one of the 12 coolest neighborhoods in the world! If you attend the NECA NextGen meeting, you’ll be staying in Navy Yard and have the chance to experience why this is the fastest growing neighborhood in DC. Learn more