August 4, 2021

What’s Happening at the IEC National Convention

The IEC Convention & Expo, will be held in Denver this year October 6-9. The IEC Convention & Expo is the premier event of the year for the electrical and systems contracting industry. This year’s event will include multiple education seminars, the Expo Hall featuring the latest industry products and technology, special guest speaker Terrel Davis, Former Denver Bronco, and numerous special events.

The exciting social and networking events are meticulously planned and will provide plenty of time to get to know electrical industry professionals from around the country who represent a broad range of organizations, skill sets, industries, experience levels, and interests – people like you who are dedicated, hard-working, and pro merit-shop.

We at IECRM encourage you to sign up now and come be a part of this incredible event. You can learn more and register at or contact us with questions. Use the promo code NEIGHBOR to receive a discount!

Relax, unwind, and have an unforgettable experience at the exciting special events listed below:

  • IEC Foundation Scholarship Fundraiser – Wine & Whiskey Tasting
    Tuesday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Support the important work of the IEC Foundation (IECF) and the scholarship program that provides aid to the next generation of electricians while enjoying libations to kick off the convention. 
  • Pre-Con Education
    Wednesday, October 6, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Get a jump start on learning at two special pre-conference education sessions led by industry thought leaders who will take your knowledge to the next level.
  • National Apprentice of the Year Competition
    Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 6, 7 & 8
    Cheer on the next generation of expert electricians as they compete in the IEC National Apprentice of the Year Competition! A true highlight of the Convention, top graduates from IEC apprentice training programs across the U.S. – including IECRM’s own Evan Nash of Piper Electric Co. – will engage in head-to-head challenges for exciting prizes and recognition as the IEC National Apprentice of the Year.
  • Livewires Casino Night
    Wednesday, October 6, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Spend some time getting to know our host city of Denver by rolling the dice with your fellow attendees.
  • IEC Foundation Golf Tournament
    Wednesday, October 6, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Get outside and play a round of golf for a great cause. Enjoy a fun day of comradery and competition.
  • First Time Attendee Happy Hour Hosted by Professional Development Committee
    Wednesday, October 6, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. 

    New to Convention? You’re not alone! Join us for a fun social event and learn how to get the most out of your Convention experience.

  • Welcome Reception Featuring Emerging Leaders
    Wednesday, October 6, 5:00 – 6:30 P.M.
    The official kick off to the IEC National Convention! Start your experience off right with an enjoyable evening of food, drinks, and conversation.
  • Hospitality Lounge – Sponsored by the Political Education Fund
    Thursday – Friday, October 7 – 8, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, October 9, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    The PEF Hospitality Suite is the place everyone will be talking about throughout the convention. Don’t miss out on a place to truly relax and unwind between meetings with unlimited food and drink as well as free WiFi. Located steps away from all your meetings, the PEF Hospitality Suite will be the place to grab a specialty coffee, adult beverage or quick bite while you check email or catch up on the news of the day.
  • Expo Happy Hour & IEC Foundation Raffle
    Thursday, October 7, 4:00 p.m.
    Chat with friends old and new and unwind after a great first day of learning! Purchase a raffle ticket or two to support the work of the IEC Foundation and you could be the lucky winner of a great prize.
  • Amped Up Luncheon
    Friday, October 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Enjoy a great lunch, great conversation, speakers, and some special awards, too. 
  • Platinum Partners Party
    Friday, October 8, 7:00 -10:00 p.m.
    IEC’s Platinum Partners put on a great shindig! Fun, games, food, drinks, and the opportunity to get to know our partners better. You can’t miss this one.
  • President’s Reception & Awards Gala – A Majestic Evening
    Saturday, October 9, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    Join your colleagues from across the country for an elegant reception and dinner, and an exciting awards show honoring our distinguished 2021 IEC National Award winners.

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