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National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys 2024

Key Discussions in the Keystone State

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The National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys (NCRA 2024) will held in Harrisburg, PA, from May 5-8, 2024.

What is NCRA?

The National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys (NCRA) is an annual conference organized by the NARUC Subcommittee on Law. It was created in 1977 by the Subcommittee on Law and was adopted at the 89th Annual NARUC Convention. This conference provides educational and networking opportunities specifically tailored to government utility regulatory attorneys.

Who Should Attend?

The NCRA annual conference is open to all utility regulatory attorneys having statutory responsibility for working with or appearing before State or Federal regulatory agencies.

For more information, contact Louise Fink Smith or Betsy Barnes (Phone: 717-787-5000) or visit the NARUC website.

Conference Details

Registration

2024 Registration

Fees

$400 - Government or Public Interest Employees or Retirees

$500 - NCRA Alumni Engaged in Private Practice or Industry

 

Online 2024 Registration - After you register for the conference, you will receive a confirmation email. Please print the email invoice and mail it along with your check payable to National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys to:

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
c/o Nick Walstra
180 East Broad Street, 12th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215 

NCRA DRAFT Agenda

NCRA Speakers 

Attendees Registration List 

Hotel Location

Hilton Harrisburg

Fifty (50) Hilton Harrisburg rooms are reserved at the conference rate of $159 per night (Sunday, May 5 to Tuesday May 7, 2024).  The cut-off date for discounted hotel reservations is 4:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 14, 2024, so please reserve your room early.  Guests are responsible for payment of their hotel accommodations. 

Hilton Harrisburg
One North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1601

Reservations Phone: (717) 233-6000 
Reservation Discount Code: Group 960
Reservations: National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys 2024 Reservation Link

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Parking

Overnight Parking is $12 per day

Day Parking is $7 (validate your parking ticket at the Hilton Gift Shop or front desk)

Hotel Amenities:

NCRA guests will have complimentary 24-hour Fitness Center access, 24-hour Business Center access, standard internet access in guestrooms, and wireless internet access.  There is an indoor pool and restaurant in the hotel.

Conference Location

Conference Sessions Location

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Hearing Room No. 1
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 2nd floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Transportation

Airport, Train & Bus Station

The Harrisburg Hilton is a 16 minute drive from the Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) and is within a 6 minute walk from the Harrisburg Bus Terminal and Amtrak train station. 

Walking Distance from Hotel to Conference

The Harrisburg Hilton is also within a 13 minute walking distance from the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Downtown Harrisburg. 

Harrisburg Public Transportation

Downtown Harrisburg is easily accessible by car, taxi, ride-sharing vehicles, and public transportation.  Within the city, there is also bus service.  See link: Capital Area Transit (CAT) | Public Transit | Harrisburg PA (cattransit.com)

CLE Information & Course Materials

CLE Credits

Total Available CLE Credit Hours: 12
Includes 10 general credit hours, and 2 Ethics credit hours. You are responsible for filing for credit in your respective state.  We can provide you with certification to assist you in obtaining credits in your state.

Course Materials

All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital download. A link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the meeting for downloading, viewing and printing of CLE materials.  Speakers may bring supplemental handouts in hard copy to the conference.

The Honorable Scott Hempling’s book entitled Regulating Mergers and Acquisitions of U.S. Electric Utilities: Industry Concentration and Corporate Complication is available for download at this link: Books – Scott Hempling, Attorney at Law (scotthemplinglaw.com).

Meals

Included Meals

Reception

Included in the Registration Fee is a reception on Sunday, May 5 at the Harrisburg Hilton from 5  to 7 p.m.  Guests are permitted at the reception for an additional registration fee of $30 per guest. 

Monday, May 6
Lunch* - Forest Room of the Commonwealth Keystone Building (plaza level).

Dinner* - Harrisburg Hilton.  Guests are also welcome to attend the sit down dinner at an additional registration fee of $50 per guest. 

Tuesday, May 7
Lunch* - Boxed lunch will be provided on Tuesday prior to the breakaway sessions. 

Additionally, there will be light refreshments including coffee, water and tea available throughout the conference. 

* Vegan and gluten free meals are available, but must be requested in advance. 
Please make sure you indicate that on your registration form and also email Elizabeth Barnes at ebarnes@pa.gov by May 1, 2024 with special dietary requirements.

Suggested Attire

Please plan to dress casually for the conference. Please bring extra layers for unpredictable Harrisburg Spring weather. Meeting rooms have a tendency to be cool; we recommend you bring a light sweater or jacket.

Breakaway Sessions

Tuesday afternoon there are three FREE breakaway sessions to choose from:

  1. Pennsylvania State Museum
  2. Tour of Pennsylvania Emergency Command Center
  3. Poverty Simulation Program

Alternatively, you may wish to explore Harrisburg, Hershey, Gettysburg, Lancaster or Carlisle your own.  

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