Our Mission

o be the most informative
and innovative conference for
cooperatives, communication,
municipality, utility and their
service providers
We're happy to see you would like to learn more about our annual conference and hope you attend.

We provide attendees with 2-1/2 days packed with industry speakers, panels, discussions, pertinent topics and
an opportunity to meet with peers in a warm, welcoming, informational and educational atmosphere.

Established in 1997

Our conference was started by an Illinois utility seeking to gather and share ideas and resources with other
Midwest utilities. It became so valuable and successful that other utilities wanted to attend. The conference
invitation list was expanded to include attendees from other utilities in the United States. In 2002 the Illinois utility
was merged with another utility and was no longer able to sustain the conference.

In 2003, an original board member from the Midwest, Amanda Johnson (previously with MidAmerican Energy),
received numerous requests to bring the conference back. She invited two other representatives from two
utilities to assist her. The conference continues to be well attended by representatives that are/or represent the
decision makers from cooperatives, communications, municipalities, utilities (all referenced as a "utility") and their
service providers throughout the United States and Canada.


The conference invites a "utility" company each year to be the Honorary Host of the conference and moves to a
new city and state. Attendees are provided with the opportunity to see new locations and gain valuable insights
of their peers.

Today, the conference continues to grow and reach new audiences throughout the United States, Canada and
many other countries; providing a warm and friendly atmosphere for attendees to have the opportunity to learn
and share time sensitive and valuable information.
Utility Payment Conference
  • Business casual dress code
  • Badges are checked at the door and required to worn at all times during the conference and
    for special events.