NECA Convention & Trade Show

Registration is OPEN!

Chapter Rooming Block is at the Four Seasons!


SEPTEMER 29, 2023 - OCTOBER 2, 2023

Hello Tim,

Registration for the The NECA Convention & Trade Show has begun!  Room Reservation for the Chicago Chapter Block ends on August 1, 2023. It is based on availability. Please register, as soon as you can.  


Please visit to register for the NECA Convention/Accommodations. The Convention Center is located at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Those who register early (on or before August 1, 2023) will receive the “early” price of $1,725 for members and $1,100 for the member’s spouse / guest. Those who register beginning on August 2, 2023 will receive the "regular" NECA Convention registration fee of $1,975 per NECA member, and $1,300 for the member’s spouse / guest.

After you have registered, please e-mail a copy of your completed registration transaction to the Association office at [email protected].  This will allow us to have a record of your registration information, should you need any assistance after registering. 

Full Registration Package

Full Convention registration includes: Opening Reception, Convention Education, Trade Show Education, NECA Show, lunch all three days of the NECA Show, admittance to General Sessions and Closing Celebration. Registering for the Full Convention also entitles you to admission to the NECA Show all three days as well as any of the Convention Education sessions at no additional charge.

A full member registration includes:

  • 1,750 minutes of Convention Education sessions
  • 3 lunches on the NECA Show floor
  • Opening Reception at the Lincoln Financial Field
  • Closing Celebration featuring REO Speedwagon
  • Daily Prize Drawing with $10,000 grand prize
  • Show Stoppers Showcase
  • 3 General Sessions
  • 14 hours of exclusive NECA Show access
  • 1,800 minutes of workshops on the NECA Show Floor

Still the undisputed leader in the electrical construction industry, the NECA Show continues to grow. The NECA Show puts you face-to-face with manufacturer execs so you can discuss your specific needs for the jobsite, shop, or office. NECA's goal is to provide the products and services electrical professionals need to stay competitive in the marketplace.

The NECA Show floor is an interactive classroom. This is the place to test new products and learn about solutions that will drive efficiencies and better results.

  • Talk with company execs from 300+ exhibitors (now over 1,000 exhibit booths filled with thousands of products and services covering all aspects of the growing electrical construction industry.).
  • Attend any of the 36 trade show education workshops: Construction Solutions, Technology and Leadership.
  • Visit the Showstopper Showcase (newest products) sponsored by Electrical Contractor Magazine to see what’s been introduced in the market within the last 12 months.
  • Your opinion counts. Stop by the NECA Survey booth and help us continue to improve your convention experience. Who knows? You might even win cash and prizes.
  • Relax and listen to cool tunes in the Songbird Café.
  • Stay on top of the games in the NECA Sports Zone.
  • Play with dogs and cats at Pause for Paws and Claws for a Cause

Registering Children

Registration for children attending the NECA Show must be completed online. Children may visit the NECA Show floor all three days, but must be registered and accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Child Registration Pricing

Child 16+:           $455

Child 7-15:          $125

Child 6 and under:   $0


Convention Education ONLY Pricing

Participant Fee: $775

September 30 – October 1, 2023

If you are not registering for the full Convention but you wish to attend any of the Convention Education classes, you can pay a flat fee of $775. This fee also entitles you to admission to the NECA Show all three days at no additional charge.

Preconvention Workshops

Preconvention workshops are an add-on to your NECA Convention experience and require a separate registration. 

Trade Show ONLY Pricing

Participant Fee: $100

September 30 – October 1, 2023

Admission to the NECA Show all 3 days is available for $100. The NECA Show is included if you are registering for Convention Education, Preconvention Workshops or the Full Convention.


Registration, Payment and Cancellation Information

All registrations must be made online or by telephone (1-800-368-6322).

Course availability is based on number of registrants.

For Registration Support or Assistance contact:

NECA Registration & Housing

c/o Convention Management Resources

639 Isbell Road, Suite 330

Reno, NV 89509

1–800–368–6322 tel

1–415–293–4745 fax

[email protected]

For more information on attending NECA 2023 LIVE:

Call 202-991-6318 or email [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations in this section refer to the cancellation of the registration in its entirety.

  • Cancellations received on or before August 1, 2023 will receive a full registration refund.
  • All Full Meeting, and Management Seminar/Convention Education registration cancellations (including individual guest registrations) received between August 2 and September 12, 2023 will receive refund minus a $100 processing fee.
  • Paid Trade Show Only registration cancellations will receive refund minus $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellations or changes received after September 12, 2023 will not receive any refund.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing. Please submit your cancellation requests by sending NECA a message through the NECA Registration & Hotel Support Center or by fax to: (415) 293-4745.

Convention Stipend

The ECA Executive Committee approved the stipend of the Registration Fee for up to two representatives and their guests from each ECA member firm that registers for the Convention. The registrations will be reimbursed to the applicable companies after the Convention.

Hotel Reservations

The Hotel for the Chicago & Cook County Chapter is the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center located at 1 N 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The room type and rate that is available is the Standard Room (1 King Bed or Two Double Beds) at $505.00 Single / Double. 

Credit Card guarantee required to book reservation. Hotel may charge card on file a deposit of one night's room and tax 2 - 3 weeks prior to arrival. 

Cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to arrival.


Chicago Chapter Events

The Chicago and Cook County Chapter functions have been scheduled as follows:

Thursday, September 28, 2023 (for those that arrive early)

7:00 pm

Reception (cocktails and heavy hors de oeuvres)

Location TBD

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Open Night

However, the Chapter has a number of reservations available for dinner at a number of area restaurants.   Details to follow.

Sunday, October 1, 2023 (Chapter Reception / Dinner - offsite)

Philadelphia Union League Club

140 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 563-6500

Monday, October 2, 2023 (Pre-Closing Event Reception)

Reception (cocktails and heavy hors de oeuvres)

4:30 pm

Location TBD

Convention Events

The Trade Show will be held at the Music City Center; the main Convention events will be held on-site. 

NECA Show Hours

  • Saturday, September 30: 11:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, October 1: 11:30am – 4:00pm
  • Monday, October 2: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Opening Reception

Friday, September 29, 2023 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Lincoln Financial Field—home of the Philadelphia Eagles, host to numerous events each year, and one of the premier sports and entertainment facilities in the United States—gives home field advantage to the 2023 NECA Opening Reception! Set your game plan to enjoy the concourse, find action on the sidelines, or run your route through awesome experiences in the stadium’s premium club spaces—and don’t miss a behind-the-scenes look at the Post-Game Press Conference and Home Team Locker Rooms!

Opening General Session

Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am will feature Jay Wright.

Former Villanova Head Basketball Coach, CBS Sports College Basketball Analyst Two-time Naismith Coach of the Year, National Championship winning coach, and member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Jay Wright will join NECA 2023 Philadelphia to talk about how motivation and leadership can help lead you to success. Wright, who retired from Villanova in 2022 after 21 years as the head coach of a team that achieved 14 NCAA Tournament appearances and two national titles, is widely regarded as one of the best to ever coach college basketball.

Sunday General Session

Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 10:15 am - 11:30 am will feature Julius “Dr. J” Erving.

Legendary Professional Basketball Player Julius Erving, better known as Dr. J, is considered one of the most talented players in the history of the NBA as well as one of the game’s best dunkers. His talent, hard work and determination took him from the public housing projects to the NBA, where he played his entire career for the Philadelphia 76ers. He was an 11-time All-Star and the 1981 NBA MVP and, in 1983, he led the 76ers to an NBA title. He is one of only three players in history to score a career total of over 30,000 points inprofessional play. In 1993 he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time team. In 1994, Erving was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the 40 most important athletes of all time.

Rocky Run

Monday, October 2nd at 7:00 am

The 2023 Rocky Run, hosted by NECA’s Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, will be held on Monday, October 2nd at 7 am along the scenic Schuylkill Trail and conclude with a first-class breakfast at the Historic Philadelphia Water Works, catered by Cescaphe. This year’s proceeds will support the Philadelphia Police Athletic League which helps underserved children in Philadelphia. The Rocky Run sold out in 2018, so make sure to grab your spot when you register for NECA 2023 Philadelphia!

Closing General Session

Monday, October 2, 2023 at 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm will feature Robyn Benincasa.

World Champion Eco-Challenge Adventure Racer, New York Times Best-Selling Author When the challenges are steep and the competition fierce, Robyn Benincasa will inspire you to grab life with one hand, grab your teammates with the other, and to achieve audacious goals that you could never accomplish alone. Benincasa is a 20+ year veteran San Diego firefighter, a World Champion Adventure Racer, a 2014 CNN Hero, a Guinness World Record Endurance Kayaker, a best-selling author, and founder of The Project Athena Foundation—she definitely knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy, or as she puts it, “That magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together.”

Closing Celebration

Monday, October 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Fillmore Philadelphia.

The program will feature REO Speedwagon Formed in 1967 and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, non-stop touring and recording jump-started the rock movement in the Midwest. Hi Infidelity, released in 1980, contained the massive hits “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run,” spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot, and earned the RIAA’s 10X Diamond Award for sales of more than 10 million units in the United States. Cronin and bandmates Bruce Hall (bass), Dave Amato (guitar), and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences in concert with hits such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Keep On Loving You,” and many more.

Convention & Trade Show Education

Preconvention Workshops

In-depth education on the topics you need most.

Each year, NECA offers in-depth workshops before the start of the Convention that take a deep dive on the topics you need most. From communications to leadership to safety these classes provide you with the tools you need to be successful.

Preconvention workshops are an add-on to your NECA Convention experience and require a separate registration.


Convention Education

Lessons learned. Best practices. Leading for tomorrow.

With dynamic speakers from across the globe and electrical professionals just like you, the NECA Convention will challenge the way you think, help you improve your processes and help you build a brighter future for you and your company.

Trade Show Education

Leadership Workshops

The process for becoming a better leader never stops! To help all attendees grow their skills, a slate of leadership sessions will be presented on the show floor.

Technology Workshops

Before you can blink, the next technology solution that can save your business time and money will be here. Innovative exhibitors and industry experts will bring you the technology you need to stay ahead.

Contractor Solution Workshops

Every problem has at least one – if not hundreds – of possible solutions. These sessions will get you thinking, present new ideas and help you find solutions to the most common electrical contracting problems.

Trade Show Education sessions will be held throughout the NECA Show, right on the show floor. All attendees are welcome.

Have questions about the courses and certificates offered?

Contact [email protected].

Additional Information


Convention Center

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Address: 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone(215) 418-4700


Please contact the Association office at: (708) 531-0022 with any questions regarding this and any other Convention events/registration. Further information on all Convention and Trade Show activities can be found on the NECA Convention website at


We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!