Join us for the 80th NWPPA
Annual Conference and Membership Meeting
May 17-20, 2020
80 YEARS STRONG AND REACHING TOWARD THE FUTURE
For 80 years, NWPPA has been serving and supporting members’ education, communication, and legislative advocacy needs. This year, we celebrate those member partnerships and look at the future of energy resources, technology, and services for public power. Don’t miss this learning and networking opportunity, where outstanding speakers, panels, experts, and your peers will share their rich knowledge and experience.
Hanford Reach National Monument
With sweeping vistas and stark beauty of towering bluffs and delicate flowers, the Hanford Reach National Monument will take your breath away.
Wildlife flourishes in this harsh landscape, home to mule deer, coyotes, bald eagles, great blue herons, white pelicans, and more. Rare plants defy the desert, wind, and heat, bringing beautiful spring wildflower displays, which delight visitors who venture into the fields.
Visitors can view the plutonium reactors, remnants of WWII and the Cold War, standing along the river.
Experience a breathtaking Tri-Cities’ sunset, Northwest wines, fine cuisine aboard our 96-foot M/Y Chrysalis luxury yacht.
Bring your friends, families, and appetites. Proud to provide decadent fare for every food preference –from vegan to meat lover. Chefs tailor specialty dishes in our off-site kitchen and onboard galley to meet guests' needs.
Enjoy an enchanting lunch/dinner aboard the M/Y Chrysalis. Meals are paired with local world-class wines. Located at Columbia Point Marina, Richland, (509) 578-8675.
Ice Age Floods Self-Guided Tour
How did the Ice Age Flood affect and shape the Tri-Cities?
Take a self-guided driving tour with a map specifically designed to help visitors wayfind and explore the geological features left behind from the catastrophic flood from thousands of years ago, and experience how it shaped the landscape of the Tri-Cities region.
Ice Age Flood Features maps are available at the Tri-Cities Visitor Center: 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Ste. B, Kennewick, Wash., 99336.
Bechtel National Planetarium
Unravel the mysteries of our universe at the Bechtel National Planetarium located in the heart of the Columbia Basin College campus.
Soar to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, explore the vastness of our planet’s oceans or dive into an active volcano.
The planetarium provides life-like, high definition images and sound with a 36-foot panoramic viewing dome and the most state-of-the-art projection system in the Pacific Northwest.
LIGO Hanford Observatory
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in 2017 for observing the universe’s gravitational waves for the first time in September 2015, which came from the collision between two black holes.
The Observatory announced four new gravitational-wave detections in December 2018. The LIGO is continually at the forefront of cutting-edge science and engineering.
East Benton County Historical Society & Museum
Dedicated to collecting and preserving the history, heritage, and culture of east Benton County. Through our exhibits and programs we share our area's rich history and its broader connections to southeastern Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
The history, heritage, and culture of east Benton County. Exhibits celebrate the area’s rich history and its broader connections to southeastern Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
Columbia Center, Kennewick
Columbia Center, southeastern Washington’s largest regional mall, is located at the heart of Kennewick’s entertainment district featuring national retailers: Macy’s, ULTA Beauty, HomeGoods, DSW Shoes, Coach, and more.
Located just a mile from the Three Rivers Convention Center.
Multiple hotels have been blocked for your convenience. Please call the hotel no later than the cutoff date listed to receive the group rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.