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					                                                              NECA 2009 SEATTLE

                                                                         Seattle, Washington
                         2009 NECA Convention &
                                                                       September 12‐15, 2009
                               Trade Show
                                                             Washington State Convention and Trade Center


      Beth Ellis                      Katie Nolan
  Executive Director                  Coordinator
Convention- Exposition            Convention & Meetings

                                                          Exciting Things Taking Place at the 2009
On to Seattle, the Emerald City                                  NECA Show & Convention
                          Schedule at a Glance                                                                              What’s Happening at
     • Board of Governors’ Meeting- September 12                                                                            NECA 2009 Seattle
     • Pre-Convention Workshops- September 11 & 12
                                                                                                                 Pre-Convention Workshops                   Lighting & Controls
     • Opening Reception- September 12                                                                             Management Seminars                            Security
                                                                                                                      General Sessions                         Power Quality
     • Management Seminars- September 13 - 15                                                                        Opening Reception                         Fire & Safety
                                                                                                                     Closing Celebration                    Design Build Issues
     • General Sessions- September 13 -15                                                                          International Reception              NEC 2008 Code Changes
                                                                                                                     Academy Reception                 Integrated Building Systems
                                                                                                                     Board of Governors                 Project Labor Agreements
     • Lifestyle Program- September 14                                                                                                                     Technical Workshops
                                                                                                                     NECA Trade Show
                                                                                                                  Energy Code Compliance            Renewable Energy/Green Building
     • 55th Annual NECA Show- September 13 - 15                                                                     Technical Workshops              New and Featured Product Room
                                                                                                             Counterfeit Products Special Session        Electrical Theater on BIM
     • Closing Celebration- September 15

            Opening Reception-                                                                                                NECA 2009 Tours
       Going Green in the Emerald City                                                                      Independent Whale                             Northwest Experience & Tillicum
                                                                                                            Watching Excursion                                        Village
                                                                                                           Friday, September 11                               Saturday, September 12

                                                                                                                                          Aviation Tour
                                                                                                                                     Saturday, September 12

                                                                                                         Seattle Glassblowing Tour                            Eastside Highlights Tour
                         It’s new, exciting, and it’s                                                      Friday, September 11                               Monday, September 14

                         happening at NECA 2009 !
                              Saturday, September 12th
                                  7:00pm to 9:00pm

                            NECA 2009 Seattle                                                                          General Session Day 2
                             General Sessions
                                                                                                                   Labor Relations Special Session
                                                        Erik Weihenmayer
                                                        General Session Day 3
                                                            World-Class Blind Adventurer Shares
                                                                    Extraordinary Vision
                                                        He became the only blind man to touch the top
Howard Behar                                            of the world for the same reason he became one
                                                        of the youngest people ever to conquer the
General Session Day 1                                   “Seven Summits”.

  A Caffeine-Free Look At Why People Aren’t
Seattle is known for its “coffee culture,” and Starbucks,
the world’s most famous purveyor of the black
beverage, originated there. We’ll hear from the man who
took the company global.
      Educational Opportunities                                                                              NECA’s Lifestyle Program
          Pre-Convention Workshops
          • Lighting Workshops
          • NJATC Training Tracks
                                                                                          Taste of the Pacific
          • LEED AP                                                                           Northwest
          • And many more!

          Management Seminars                                                        -A Starbucks Education Specialist will
          • Top Presenters                                                           inform you about the Starbucks
          • Seminars featuring (5 topics presented twice Sunday & Monday and         Company, as well as teach the proper
          once Tuesday)                                                              way to “taste” coffee.

          Technical Workshops                                                        -During the program a local certified
          • Technical workshops will be presented on the tradeshow floor all 3
                                                                                     wine sommelier will host a tasting that
          • Not only will there be over 250 exhibitors, but there will be            promises to educate and entertain
          complimentary technical workshops
                                                                                      This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to train your taste buds!

               Closing Celebration:                                                                        HFI, LLC
 A Custom Performance by Cirque Dreams                                                         NECA 2009 Seattle’s Newest Partners

NECA 2009 Seattle Ends With Magical One-Of-A-Kind
Performance, Tuesday, September 15th, beginning at                                                 Sue McCart                                                   Julie Duda
             8:00pm at McCaw Hall.                                                         Marketing- Convention Exhibit                                   Exhibit Sales Manager

            NECA Stays Green                                                                    First Annual NECA/ ELECTRI 
                                                                                            International Student Competition
                                                                                        The NECA/ EI Student Chapter Competition is intended to provide students with
                                                                                 a hands‐on learning experience that creates interaction with their sponsoring NECA chapter and 
                                                                                                                also benefits their local community.

                                                                                 •    Sign‐up for the competition starts in March

                                                                                 •    Teams from NECA student chapters will be challenged to complete an energy audit of the lighting and 
                                                                                      power distribution system in an existing K‐12 school near their university

                                                                                 •    Teams will collaborate with local NECA contractors

                                                                                 •    Three finalist teams will have the opportunity to present their proposal at the annual NECA Convention
      NECA 2009 Seattle will devote entire day to
                                                                                 •    Prizes for finalists, posters, and best presenters will be awarded
      Green Building & Renewable Energy and the
                Energy Solutions Zone!
             Quick Facts                                                             2009 NECA Convention Apparel
What to wear: business casual, comfortable shoes                                          Please visit our store online at
                                                                                              Check out our website for deals on 2008 Apparel!
Opening Reception: cocktail party serving heavy hors
d’oeuvres; jackets requested. Busing provided

Closing Celebration: cash bar, business attire

Taxi fare from Airport to Hotels: is around $35 from
Seattle Tacoma airport to Downtown Hotels
                                                                                            The Logo above is the 2009 Convention Logo which will be
Name of Convention Center: Washington State                                                               embroidered on each shirt.
Convention and Trade Center

   NECA 2009 Fees                                                                                 Fabulous Hotels
                                                                                              For Hotel Reservation contact CMR at 800-368-NECA

    Convention Registration-
    (on or before July 24th)
    Member $825, Spouse $335
    Non-member $1075

    (after July 24th)
    Member $895, Spouse $375
    Non-member $1075

    Other Fees
    NECA Show Only- $75
    Management Seminars Only- $450

   NECA 2009 Annual Convention & Tradeshow
            HOTEL ROOM RATES
                                                                                        NECA 2009 Seattle’s Official Housing & Registration
                      HOTEL           EARLY RATES            REGULAR RATES
                                      Before July 24th          After July 24th
       Westin Seattle
       1900 Fifth Ave.                  $239.00 S/D              $259.00 S/D
       Seattle, WA 98101
       Sheraton Hotel and Towers
                                        $235.00 S/D              $255.00 S/D
       1400 Sixth Ave.
                                   Club Level $265.00 S/D   Club Level $285.00 S/D
       Seattle, WA 98101
       Fairmont Hotel
       411 University St.               $235.00 S/D              $255.00 S/D
       Seattle, WA 98101
       Hilton Seattle
                                        $196.00 S/D              $216.00 S/D
       1301 6th & University St.
                                   Tower Club $231.00 S/D   Tower Club $234.00 S/D
       Seattle, WA 98101
       Crowne Plaza Seattle
                                        $184.00 S/D              $204.00 S/D
       1113 6th Ave.
                                   Tower Club $214.00 S/D   Tower Club $234.00 S/D
       Seattle, WA 98101
       Grand Hyatt Seattle
       721 Pine St.                     $209.00 S/D              $229.00 S/D
       Seattle, WA 98101
       Hyatt at Olive 8
       1816 8th Ave.
       Seattle, WA 98101
                                        $209.00 S/D              $229.00 S/D                                Jimmy Leyva                Sharon Alpern
                                                                                                             Housing Director         Registration Manager
                                                                                     Progress and Profit:
                 Precision Meetings & Events                                        A Powerful Connection

Megan Stufflebeem Manzo                       Shelbie Jenkins
          Vice President            Director, Meetings & Conventions Division
Director, Special Events Division

                            NEW in 2009
                                                                                 With your help….
    New sponsorship program being offered!

                                                                                Success is possible!

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