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TVPPA Conferences

Our educational conferences are a source of new ideas and a means of shared problem-solving for utility industry professionals. We conduct seven conferences annually for special interest groups of utility employees.
For more information, contact the Conferences Department at 423.648.2466 or e-mail:

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Registrants who cancel 7-14 days prior to the conference will be charged 50% of the registration cost as a cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel less than 7 days prior will be charged 75% of the registration cost. Registrants failing to cancel prior to the start of the conference will be responsible for the entire registration fee. You may avoid the cancellation fee by sending a substitute registrant.

All conference cancellations must be in writing and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to TVPPA, ATTN: Courtney Philpott, P.O. Box 6189, Chattanooga, TN 37401; Fax: 423.267.2280;  

Complaint Policy
If a participant is not satisfied with the program content, delivery or outcome, he or she is encouraged to contact Tim Daugherty by calling 423.490.7930 or emailing All complaints receive a written response.

Conference Presentations
Conference presentations will be posted in the Member Forum (requires login) after each conference. To view them in the forum, click the conference subject link (e.g. Safety for Utility Safety) of your choice and navigate to each speaker's presentation. Please note that not all speakers use Powerpoint. Handouts and other parts of speaker materials will be included as available. We recommend downloading larger files before opening them. All regular members may access the forum. If you are not from a TVPPA member utility, please email us at for assistance.



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COMPLETE PACKAGE: The TVPPA conference registration fee includes the educational sessions, networking events, supplier exhibits, three refreshment breaks, two receptions and two breakfasts.


TVPPA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registereed sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its


It is the policy of the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association, Inc. to comply with all applicable Federal and State Antitrust laws.

TVPPA Legal Conference
Feb 04, 2016 - Feb 05, 2016
Marriott Cool Springs • Franklin, TN

TVPPA Utility Purchasing/Materials Management Conference
Apr 06, 2016 - Apr 08, 2016
Westin • Huntsville, AL

TVPPA Annual Conference
May 16, 2016 - May 18, 2016
Village of Baytowne Wharf and Convention Center • Sandestin, FL

TVPPA Engineering & Operations Conference
Aug 10, 2016 - Aug 12, 2016
Marriott Downtown and Convention Center • Chattanooga, TN

TVPPA Utility Safety Conference
Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort • Pigeon Forge, TN

TVPPA Accounting & Finance Conference
Oct 19, 2016 - Oct 21, 2016
Marriott Cool Springs • Franklin, TN

TVPPA Customer Service & Communications Conference
Nov 16, 2016 - Nov 18, 2016
Marriott Shoals • Florence, AL

TVPPA Human Resource Management Conference
Nov 16, 2016 - Nov 18, 2016
Marriott Shoals • Florence, AL

TVPPA Annual Conference
May 22, 2017 - May 24, 2017
The Westin Savannah Harbor • Savannah, GA

TVPPA Annual Conference
May 21, 2018 - May 23, 2018
Grand Hotel Marriott • Point Clear, AL