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June 4-6, 2020

Coeur d’Alene Resort · Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Academy Chairman David Hardt invites you to visit the city of Coeur d'Alene located in beautiful northern Idaho for the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Electrical Contracting

  1. Register for the meeting before May 1, 2020 (Prices increase on May 2, 2020!)
  2. Choose from various optional activities
  3. Reserve your hotel room before May 1, 2020
Register Now

NOTE: You will be prompted to complete your Hotel reservations after successfully completing your meeting registration. 

General Meeting Speaker: Michael Beschloss 

BeschlossPresidential History

Saturday, June 6 at 9:30 am

Michael Beschloss is an expert on the subject of American Presidents. The widely praised author of nine books has been called “the Nation’s leading Presidential historian” by Newsweek. Beschloss will use history to help us understand our own time and find perspective and nuance in current events.

Learn more



Working Group Speaker: TBD

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 · 8:00 AM (breakfast at 7:30 am)

Stay tuned for the announcement of Friday’s topic and speaker. 


Spouse Program: Light Breakfast and Garden Tour

FRIDAY, JUNE 6 · 9:00 AM · Casco Bay Garden Tour

Hagadone Gardens

The Spouse/Guest program will feature the Casco Bay Garden Tour on the Hagadone Estate which includes a boat cruise across Lake Coeur d’Alene for transportation. The gardens are in a beautiful setting on Casco Bay, with a breathtaking view of the lake. Known as the largest, privately-owned gardens in the Pacific Northwest, more than 300,000 plants, flowers habitat there. 12 acres of plush lawns, impeccable landscaping, enchanting water features and diverse flora are housed in the gardens.  

A light breakfast will be served during the boat cruise on the Mish-an-Nock (an Indian word meaning “Morning Star”) on the way to the gardens.

Evening Events and Networking

Opening Reception/Dinner

Hagadone Event CenterThursday, June 4 · 6:00 PM · Hagadone Event Center

The Hagadone Event Center offers spectacular views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Floating Green at the resort golf course. 

Beginning at 6:00 pm, Fellows and guests will gather for drinks and hors d’oeuvres and at 7:00 pm, a fabulous buffet dinner will be served.

Friday Dinner with Friends

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 · 5:30 PM · COEUR D’ALENE SURROUNDING AREA

Lakeview Terrace[1]Choose Your Friends – Choose Your Restaurant

The Academy 2020 Annual Meeting is offering an open evening for Fellows to gather with friends and enjoy the Coeur d’Alene area.

There will be a reception on the Lakeview Terrace from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm providing plenty of time to get together with your friends prior to dinner. Download the Coeur d'Alene Restaurant Guide

Please contact the hotel concierge at 208-765-4000, Ext 21 or dgable@cdaresort.com if you need assistance in making dinner arrangements.

Saturday Evening Formal Dinner

SATURDAY, JUNE 6 · 8:00 PM 

Saturday evening attendees will experience an exclusive Black-Tie dinner and dance with live musical entertainment.

Optional Activities:

Thursday, June 4:

  • BeverlysWine Tasting with Guest Sommelier Barb Parkes: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Experience wine in its natural context, with food, laughter, and fun! Spend an hour with the Coeur d’Alene’s Sommelier and special guest Sommelier, our very own Barb Parkes – touring their famous wine cellar and tasting wine.

    • $26 per person (includes tour, wine and baguettes with fruits and cheeses)

Friday, June 5:

  • Golf at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course – The Floating Green: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    This is, quite simply, a golf experience like no other. Individual t-times starting at 12:00 pm.

    • $230 per person (includes a box lunch and caddy gratuities) / Golf Clubs $65 per person

  • Silver Mine Tour

    Sierra Silver Mine Tour: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    The Sierra Silver Mine Tour at Historic Wallace, the Silver Capital of the World, is the only tour of this kind in the Northwest. An experienced miner is your guide as you as you walk through the main drift of an actual underground silver mine. Using exhibits and demonstrations of operating mining equipment, you will learn the historical and modern-day techniques used to mine silver, gold, lead, zinc and copper.

    • $117 per person (includes a box lunch, guide, tour and transportation)

  • Historical Tour of Coeur d’Alene “The City by the Lake”: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Discover the rich history and scenic beauty of Coeur d’Alene. Start with a visit to the Museum of North Idaho which takes you on a visual journey from Coeur d'Alene's humble beginnings as the home of Fort Sherman, to its fast rise in the lumber industry and the beautiful destination it is today. The museum is home to the area's most incredible and extensive photographic archive that depicts the history of Fort Sherman and the Coeur d'Alene Lake. You will witness the areas early homes and landmarks, including Fort Sherman Chapel built in 1880. This tour is a fascinating cross-section of vintage buildings, churches and Victorian homes. 

    • $36 per person (includes guide and museum admission) Handicap options available. Lunch on your own.

Floating Green

Saturday, June 6:

  • Golf at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course - The Floating Green: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

    This is, quite simply, a golf experience like no other. Individual t-times starting at 11:30 am.

    • $230 per person (includes a box lunch and caddy gratuities) / Golf Clubs $65 per person

  • ATV Tour – 1:30 to 3:30 pm

    Take a vigorous scenic ride on the Canfield Mountain Trail system. The Canfield Mountain system can take you from Idaho to Montana and all the way up to Canada. Atop these mountains you can see beautiful vista views of local lakes; Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, and Pend Oreilles. The trail is teaming with native plant and wildlife that will give you a taste of Idaho's rugged outdoors. 

    • $309 per person (includes transportation helmet, guide and ATV rental) Lunch on your own.

  • Historical Tour of Coeur d’Alene “The City by the Lake”: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Discover the rich history and scenic beauty of Coeur d’Alene. Start with a visit to the Museum of North Idaho which takes you on a visual journey from Coeur d'Alene's humble beginnings as the home of Fort Sherman, to its fast rise in the lumber industry and the beautiful destination it is today. The museum is home to the area's most incredible and extensive photographic archive that depicts the history of Fort Sherman and the Coeur d'Alene Lake. You will witness the areas early homes and landmarks, including Fort Sherman Chapel built in 1880. This tour is a fascinating cross-section of vintage buildings, churches and Victorian homes. 

    • $36 per person (includes guide and museum admission) Handicap options available. Lunch on your own.

NOTE: There will not be a Post Academy Tour this year.

Getting There

Welcome to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

CdA Ariel View[1]Coeur d’Alene (pronounced core-da-lane) is a city in northwest Idaho. Surrounded by over 55 lakes left behind by the glaciers from the ice age, Lake Coeur d’Alene is the most scenic and activity filled.

Find out why Coeur d’Alene is known as the playground of the Pacific Northwest. Lake Coeur d’Alene offers parks, beaches and trails with over 135 miles of shoreline and is one of the great wildlife spectacles in the region. 

Learn more and view area attractions

Getting to Coeur d’Alene

Traveling by Air:

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is located 40 minutes east of the Spokane International Airport, offering nonstop or one-stop access from most major US and Canadian cities. The Coeur d’Alene Air Terminal is available for corporate and private aircraft. 

The Coeur d’Alene does provide airport transportation via a shuttle service. It is $50 one way or $69 round trip per person. Please give them 48 hours’ notice in order to book the shuttle. Call (855) 379-5478 to make a reservation. Click here to complete your reservation online

Traveling by Car:

The Coeur d'Alene Resort is easy to reach by automobile via Interstate 90 (Exit 11) or Highway 95 (Northwest Blvd). From the exit, follow the directions to downtown and watch for the Resort on your right.

Resort Parking Garage:

  • Valet Parking: $23 per night
  • Self-Parking: $19 per night

About the Hotel

Coeur d’Alene Resort  · Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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The Coeur d'Alene Resort is a world-renowned destination for vacation, business, romance and fun, overlooking a stunning alpine lake in a quaint, friendly downtown lakeside atmosphere of Coeur d'Alene Idaho. 

Play the world's only Floating Green, escape to the Spa or lounge by the infinity pool. This resort will make your stay a memorable and magical experience. The service team is renowned for heartfelt hospitality and attention to every detail. The lakefront and lake view rooms and suites have been engineered inside and out with comfort in mind.

All rooms feature superior soundproofing, individual ventilation units, elevated beds, sofas, spacious bathrooms, widescreen ultra HD television displays, media players, USB charging outlets, high-speed internet access, and reading chairs. Each room is designed to maximize the spectacular views of Lake Coeur d'Alene and surrounding mountains while providing guests with an upscale residential atmosphere.

NOTE: Hotel Reservations can be made at the conclusion of your event registration, look for the prompt "Hotel Reservations" once successfully registered. 

rs_1400x0_lake-tower-city-kingThe Coeur d'Alene Resort offers Academy Fellows a choice of the following rooms & rates (single or double):

  • Park Tower Double: $269.00/night
    Newly Renovated, Well Appointed Mid-Sized Accommodation with No Views and 2 Two Double beds.
  • Lake Tower City View King: $319.00/night
    The Popular Signature Accommodation, Newly Renovated with City & Mountain Views
  • Room rates are subject to 8% State & Lodging Tax and a 5% Surcharge.

FOR RESERVATIONS:

Make your hotel reservation by phone or online:

  • Call (855) 703-4648 to receive our guaranteed rate; be sure to mention our group code which is NECA2020.
  • Click here to complete your hotel reservation online
  • May 1 is the cut-off date for hotel reservations (after which rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed)
  • Check-In Time: 4:00 PM | Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM

Hotel Policies:

  • Cancellation Policy: Attendees must cancel their hotel reservation 7-days prior to 4pm on the day of arrival (local hotel time) to avoid penalty charges or forfeiture of deposit.
  • Deposit: A credit card deposit equal to one night's room and tax is required at the time of reservation.
  • Free high-speed internet is complimentary

Additional Information & Policies

2020 Registration Fee Breakdown:

  • Early Registration (through May 1) = $750 per person
    Register Now
  • Late Registration (after May 2) = $800 per person
  • Cancellation Fee (after May 15) = $100 per person

The Registration Fee includes the cost of food & beverage for the following Academy events:

  • Opening Reception and Dinner on Thursday evening
  • Reception, Formal Dinner and Entertainment on Saturday evening
  • Spouse Program (Breakfast and Garden Tour)
  • Reception Friday evening
  • Breakfast on Friday morning (Fellows & Guests)
  • Coffee Breaks
Add Optional Activities to Your Registration

NEED HELP? CONTACT US: 

Academy Administrator Diane Jacobson can assist you with the registration process or answer questions about the meeting. Call or email her at 301-215-4555 or dsj@necanet.org.

Contact Academy Secretary John M. Grau (301-466-5411 or jmg@necanet.org) with additional questions or comments.