Technical & Operations Conference

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Technical & Operations Conference

Technical & Operations Conference

Date: December 6-8, 2017
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Day 3: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, 100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301
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This conference is designed to offer useful information to superintendents, managers, supervisors and crew leaders about the upcoming challenges utilities are going to face with the economy, employee retention, and preserving the craft of the electrical industry. It is also designed to create great leaders within the municipal utility industry. 

The program is still in development so check back for more details.


Wednesday, December 6

noon-5 pm  Conference Registration Open (Lobby)

1 pm  Welcome & Opening Remarks (Congress/Senate/Sunwood Ballroom)

1:15-5 pm  To be announced

Thursday, December 7

8:30 am-noon  To be announced

noon  Luncheon

3 pm  Vendor Setup for Trade Show (Grand Ballroom)

The afternoon conference sessions will offer a choice of two tracks.

Manager Track

1-5 pm  To be announced

Crew Leader/Foreman Track

1-5 pm  To be announced

5-7 pm  Trade Show & Reception (Grand Ballroom)
Be sure to join us for our product show. There is always a lot of good information changing hands at the show. This is a great place to see what's new to the industry and provides an opportunity to make new connections.

Friday, December 8

8:30-noon  To be announced

Hotel Information

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, 100 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Reservations can be made online using this special link for our room block. You can also call the hotel directly at 320.253.0606 and ask for MMUA's room block. Our special pricing is $94 per night (plus tax). If you would like information for a suite upgrade or have special billing requirements, please contact the sales department directly at 320.258.8404 or by email.

Cut-off date is November 21, 2017. After that date, reservations are accepted on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

Events for Associate Members

TRADE SHOW: Associate members can have a booth at the trade show to be held on December 7. Registration for the trade show is not yet open.

SPONSOR: We also have an opportunity for Associate members to sponsor events at the T & O Conference. We will post a sign at the event site with your company's logo and have you listed in the official conference program. Registration for sponsorships is not yet open.

HOSPITALITY: How about hosting a hospitality suite? Call Kelly Inn Sales Department at 320.258.8404 or email Lindsay Latterell for more information. Kelly Inn does not allow you to bring in food items from outside the hotel.


By registering for this conference, I/we the registered attendee(s), authorize Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to photograph me at this event and use such photographs in MMUA marketing pieces (both electronic and print). I understand that I will not be paid for giving this consent.


If you have questions, please contact Rita Kelly at 763-746-0707 or

Thank You, Annual Sponsors

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