Jul 14

So What Exactly ARE Weekend and A La Carte Registrations?

These days, everyone is doing more with less. We know it, our NECA contractors know it, and everyone who has to ever travel for business knows it.

Which is why NECA 2011 San Diego is featuring our first-ever weekend and a la carte registrations. Weekend and a la carte registrations are exclusively available to NECA members. If you want to minimize the time and money you spend away from the office, while maximizing your education and experiences in San Diego, these are the best choices for you.


Includes registration for the NECA 2011 Energy Forum (Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., including final judging for the Green Energy Design Challenge); the Opening Reception (Saturday, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m., aboard the USS Midway); your choice of any Management Seminars on Sunday, Oct. 23; the Opening General Session, Sunday, Oct. 23, 10:15-11:30 a.m. with retired Gen. Stanley McCrystal; Grand Opening of the 2011 NECA Show, plus lunch and Technical Workshops on the Show floor (Sunday, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.); and admission to the NECA Showstopper Showcase (Sunday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)


Includes everything from Weekend Package #1 (Energy Forum and Green Energy Challenge, plus all Sunday Convention and Trade Show events), with the exception of admission to the Saturday, Oct. 22 Opening Reception aboard the USS Midway.

Items on the A La Carte registration menu are single-sessions only, without any of the Full Registration events (General Sessions, Opening Reception and Closing Celebrations). You can sign up for multiple a la carte items – just make sure your sessions don’t overlap!

Pre-Convention Workshops, Friday, Oct. 21-Saturday, Oct. 22: One of NECA’s more popular educational offerings at the annual convention, Pre-Convention Workshops are multi-hour, hands-on programs developed for electrical professionals who want in-depth training. Prices vary by session; a full listing of course descriptions and prices is available here.

NECA 2011 Energy Forum, Saturday, Oct. 22: Our first-event program created for electrical contractors working in or want to explore the energy solutions market

  • NECA Member  – $249
  • NECA Member with Full Convention Registration (additional program) – $129
  • Non-member – $599

Opening Reception, Saturday, Oct. 22: Just want to join your colleagues for a grand adventure and evening out aboard the USS Midway? Be our guest! – $200

Management Seminars Only, Sunday, Oct. 23, Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25: No need to register for individual seminars, just register for the day you wish to attend seminars – $525

JUST ANNOUNCED! Safety Track Session Pass, Sunday, Oct. 23, Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25: Includes all “Safety Track” management seminars and technical workshops, plus the Safety Roundtable. Perfect for professionals who want to build on what they learned at NECA’s first Safety Professionals Conference – $500

Trade Show Admission: Includes Technical Workshops and NECA Showstopper Showcase – $85 for three days

Daily Lunch on the Trade Show Floor – $28 per day


3 Responses to “So What Exactly ARE Weekend and A La Carte Registrations?”

  1. Cathy O'Bryant Says:

    In addition to the Weekend Packages #1 and #2 I need hotel information for employees that we want to invite. I would like to put together the package for them: Weekend Package #1 or #2 + Hotel accommodations of my choice. Where do I obtain hotel information? What is the cost if an employee’s spouse will also attend the NECA events in a weekend package? I know it won’t impact the hotel costs. Also, how does one complete the Registration and Housing Form for these “weekend” employee guests? Thank you.

  2. agracias Says:

    Hi Cathy,

    NECA has compiled a listing of San Diego hotels with special rates on our website, hotel information can be found on the convention website, here: http://necaconvention.org/city/?fa=hotels To find out more about the NECA 2011 Convention hotels/rates, and book your room accommodations, please go to our Housing site »

  3. agracias Says:

    To answer your other questions about registration – guest registration is completed within our online registration page, both weekend packages and full registration are offered. To begin the registration process, visit the Convention registration page, here: https://www2.cmrreg.com/neca_c2/ for help registering, contact CMR at (800) 368-6322. Hope that helps!

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