1. How do I register?
    Registration links can be found on the NECA (necanews.org), CPES (www.ctpower.org) and Conference (www.neca-cpesconferences.org) websites. Self-select your ticket type and follow the prompts.
  2. Will there be free WiFi?
    WiFi is complimentary throughout the hotel.
  3. What is the dress code?
    Business casual; however, some attendees prefer to wear their company’s promotional clothing which tends to be casual.
  4. What is the hotel parking situation?
    The Biltmore garage is located behind the hotel and is $25 per day with in and out privileges.
  5. How do I make a hotel reservation?
    Reservations for the Graduate Hotel can be made online HERE or by phone at 401-421-0700, Option 1. Group-priced reservations are no longer available, but rooms are still available at the regular market rate.
  6. Are there other hotels nearby?
    Yes, and we will provide that information soon.
  7. Will speaker presentations be available on the website?
    Yes, at the conclusion of the conference, presentations from speakers who granted us permission will be posted on www.necanews.org, www.ctpower.org and www.neca-cpesconferences.org.
  8. Can I get a list of conference attendees?
    A hardcopy attendee list will be part of your conference materials when you arrive. Two weeks prior to the conference, the RSVP list will be made public on the NECA site.
  9. I can only attend some of the sessions. Is there a special fee for that?
    We do not offer different registration prices depending on how much of the day you will be able to attend. If you compare the registration fee to other conferences of similar caliber you will find ours to be extremely reasonable.
  10. I have dietary restrictions. Can you accommodate me?
    The hotel does an excellent job providing special meals. Please make your needs known at the time of registration (there is a field on the page) and we will alert the hotel banquet staff.
  11. Where can I get more information?
    Visit our conference website neca-cpesconferences.org. Updates are made as the program develops.


  1. How are the two event days broken out?
    June 7 holds the optional golf tournament, Providence boat tour, and evening reception. These are priced separately from the one-day conference the following day. June 8 will hold continental breakfast, panel sessions with lunch and breaks, and exhibit tables.
  2. What is included in my conference registration?
    All meals, sessions and conference materials.
  3. What is excluded from my conference registration?
    The optional events June 7. The hotel room requires a separate reservation. Bar beverages are on a cash basis.
  4. If I can’t make it at the last minute, may I send a substitute?
    Substitutions can be made at any time including the day of the event. We will even print up a name tag on the spot!
  5. What is the cancellation policy?
    Cancellations are allowed with a cancellation fee of $25 until May 31. There is also a virtual option if in person attendance is no longer possible.
  6. Where will the golf tournament be held?
    The tournament will be held at the Swansea Country Club, beginning at 9 am. Further details are available on the conference registration page.