July 2022
OCTOBER 15, 2022 - OCTOBER18, 2022
Registration is OPEN!
NECA Convention & Trade Show
October 15 - 18, 2022

Registration for the The NECA Convention & Trade Show is available, NOW! Please register, as soon as you can, as the Rooming Block is limited! Also, please be aware that the Austin City Limits (ACL), Texas home football and Formula One will be occurring near the Convention time-frame. The Chapter Block is filling up!
Please visit to register for the NECA Convention/Accommodations. The Convention Center is located at the Austin Convention Center at 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701.
The regular "in-person" NECA Convention registration fee is $1,550 per NECA member, and $950 for the member’s spouse / guest. However, those who register early on or before August 3, 2022 will receive the “early bird” price of $1,350 for members and $750 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  This will allow us to have a record of your registration information, should you need any assistance after registering. 
There are several ways to attend the Convention: Full Convention, Weekend Package and A La Carte:
Full Registration
includes: Opening Reception, General Sessions, Convention Education, Trade Show Education: Leadership Workshops, Technology Workshops, Construction Solution Workshop; three (3) days of the NECA Show including lunch; On-line streaming of select Convention Education courses, and the Closing Celebration.
Registering Children
Registration for children must be completed on-line. Children may attend the NECA Show floor for all three days, but must be registered and accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Child 16 years+ is $455; Child 7 - 15: $100; Child 6 and under is complimentary.
Weekend Package (NECA Members Only - $750)
Saturday and Sunday events, including Opening Reception, Opening General Session, Convention Education, NECA Show, Trade Show Education, Showstopper Showcase, lunch on the Show floor and Daily Prize Drawing Tickets.
A La Carte Options: 
Pre-Convention Workshops
Information on NECA website.
NECA Show Only ($100)                                                                          
Includes Trade Show Education & Showstopper Showcase
Convention Education (all three days - $675):

Streamed Education Only - ($200 for members on or before August 3, 2022) $300 starting August 4, 2022.
Information on NECA website. 
Full Cancellation Policy is on
NECA Website.
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 Austin located at 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin TX 78701 (512) 478-4500. The room type and rate that is available is the City View Room (1 King Bed) at $445.00 Single / Double. 
There is complimentary internet access, complimentary access to Fitness Center, $5.64 daily state recovery fee in addition to applicable taxes. 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: 10 days prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night's rooms and tax.  
Accommodations Notes from CMR
Rates do not include applicable taxes and/or hotel surcharges. Special requests are subject to hotel availability. If you do not arrive at the hotel on the confirmed day of arrival, the hotel may cancel your reservation and your deposit will be forfeited. There may be a penalty for changes in departure dates after arrival. The guest acknowledges that after the cancellation deadline, NECA Housing shall have no obligation to seek recovery or any deposit monies on the guest's behalf. The rooming list deadline in August 3, 2022. Additional Room requests will be subject to availability. 

Chicago Chapter Events
The Chicago and Cook County Chapter functions have been scheduled as follows:
Friday, October 14, 2022 (for those that arrive early)
7:00 pm
Outdoor Reception (cocktails and heavy hors de oeuvres)
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
98 Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Open Night
However, Chapter will have reservations available for dinner at a couple area restaurants.
Details to follow.

Monday, October 17, 2022 (Chapter Reception / Dinner - offsite)
Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
5424 Steiner Road
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 381-0800
5:00 pm: Large Bus Pick-up at Four Seasons
6:15 pm: Small Bus Pick-up at Four Seasons for ELECTRI members
7:15 pm : Dinner
Details to follow.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 (Pre-Closing Event Reception)
4:30 pm
Outdoor Reception (cocktails and heavy hors de oeuvres)
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
98 Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX
Convention Events
The Trade Show will be held at the Music City Center; the main Convention events will be held on-site. 
The Opening Reception is being held 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm on Saturday, October 15th at The Moody Theater - the famed Austin City Limits Live Concert venue - the host for America's longest running music television series, "Austin City Limits." It hosts around 100 concerts a year, and in 2022, NECA will be taking over for a night of music, food, drink, and entertainment around every corner. The After Party is from 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm sponsored by Milwaukee Tool.
The Opening General Session is scheduled for 10:15 am - 11:30 am on Sunday, October 16th and will feature Travis Mills, Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, founder of Texas Mills Foundation.
The Monday General Session is scheduled for 10:00 am - 11:00 am on October 17th, and will feature Emmitt Smith, Hall of Fame NFL Running Back, Entrepreneur.
The Closing General Session is scheduled for 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm on Tuesday, October 18th and will feature Scott Pelley, Journalist, Anchor, Author.
The Closing Celebration is arranged for the evening of Tuesday, October 18th at the Palmer Events Center. The program will feature Carly Pearce, winner of the 2021 CMA Female Entertainer of the Year. The After Party is sponsored by ABB.
Convention & Trade Show Education
10 concurrent Convention Education sessions to choose from each morning.
Pre-Convention Workshop addition:
-Take-off Bootcamp for Student Chapters 
32 Trade Show Education Sessions focusing on:
Leadership, Technical and Contractor Solutions.
Sessions are categorized into the following tracks:
·    Business Best Practices
·    Business Development
·    Financial Management
·    Leadership & Communication
·    Productivity
·    Project Management
·    Recruiting & Retaining
·    Standards, Safety & Regulations
. Technology

Additional Information
What to Wear 
Business Casual, Comfortable shoes recommended.
Opening Reception
Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater -- serving heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bars; casual attire.
Closing Celebration
Palmer Events Center -- casual attire; open bars. 
Airport                                                                   Austin - Bergstrom International Airport                            
Convention Center
Austin Convention Center
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