NUCA’s 2024 Convention & Exhibit is the big show for in-the-know utility contractors. The 2024 convention is being held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Nestled in Greater Palm Springs, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa offers a variety of world-class accommodations, total wellness services and outdoor recreation opportunities. Experience the new water park with a lazy river, splash pad, and dueling water slides!
This year’s NUCA convention will be an exciting experience for you and your guests, featuring a schedule of great speakers and events, a wealth of networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall featuring the most advanced equipment, products, and services from our industry’s top, most innovative companies. The Convention Committee hopes you make it a priority to come and experience Palm Springs to prepare for the upcoming busy season and take a well-earned break from the everyday routine, especially after a long winter.
On top of the stunning location, NUCA continues to be dedicated to promoting, educating, and investing in our industry’s most precious resource: our people. Whether you are a 30-year business owner, or just starting out in this vital American industry, you face a complex business environment every day. We aim to bring you vital content that delivers innovative and thought-provoking ideas you can take back to your company, invigorated and ready to conquer the year ahead and all the upcoming opportunities and challenges that may entail.
On Tap This Year
- Profit pipeline morning program
- Informative sessions and speakers selected to develop your competitive edge in business
- Cutting-edge technologies, products, and services
- The 5th Annual CEO Bobblehead Golf Tournament to benefit the NUCA Foundation for Education & Research
- Fun-filled events sponsored by our National Partners including our keynote speaker, multiple receptions,
team building and our 60th Anniversary Gala!
- Endless opportunities to network with industry peers
- A beautiful resort experience.
Keynote Speaker: Creative Executive and Comedian Scott Shellstrom | Sponsored by
Start the 2024 NUCA Convention with our keynote speaker and his enthusiastic presentation! Scott Shellstrom has been a creative executive at the world’s top ag encies working with Fortune 500 companies and their brands. He started his comedy career at Second City in college and has performed on the stages of Caroline’s, The Cellar and The Comic Strip. His work on stage got him national TV gigs, including a travel host on the Travel Channel, major commercials, and events. His artwork has been featured at the LA County Museum, Armand Hammer, and many established galleries across America. Today, he is CCO at Integrated Advertising Agency in San Diego and unleashing people’s inner da Vinci wherever he goes.
Welcome Reception | Sponsored by
Finish off the Convention’s first day by relaxing with colleagues and catching up with old and new friends alike. Appetizers will be served, and you can visit the well-stocked bar to grab a refreshing beverage. United Rentals happily welcomes you to another great NUCA Convention!
Team Building | Sponsored by
This year’s exciting event is sure to be a lot of fun! Rest assured, NUCA and our friends at Caterpillar will be bringing all the fun you’ve come to expect and love out of our signature team building event. This year’s Team Building Event will feature multi-team challenges over multiple events, excitement, and of course a few refreshments. And new this year, we are inviting all our exhibitors to be partners in our team building event. Attendees will work with exhibitors to solve clues that will drive the team building challenge. You don’t want to miss it!
60th Anniversary Gala Celebration
We’ve saved the best for last! The Awards Gala will feature our Awards of Excellence presentations, transition of leadership ceremony, and NUCA’s famous live auction. Our event’s formal dinner will feature a delicious buffet, good friends, and conclude with plenty of fun.
Live Auction | Sponsored by
Generously sponsored by NUCA National Partner John Deere, our Auction features a wide range of exciting items donated by many of NUCA’s National Partners, with exciting items and unique experiences long time members have come to demand. And what’s better than the excitement of bidding in a life auction? All proceeds go to the NUCA Foundation, so your bids are money well spent!
Utility Construction Outlook Featuring Mark Bridgers
How will the economy influence your business in the next few years? Join us for the return of Mark Bridgers, Principal / Owner of Continuum Capital, as he discusses the economic outlook of the utility construction industry in 2024 and beyond. Don’t miss Mr. Bridgers’ careful analysis of where our industry is headed this year, and how to make the most of these conditions for your own business success.
Profit Pipeline Morning Breakfast Program
This year’s discussion will be a great opportunity for member contractors to sit face-to-face with peers to consider and brainstorm on some of the key issues facing the industry today: The Current Construction Market, Young Leaders’ Insights, and Workforce Development Challenges and Possible Solutions.
Industry Hot Topic Sessions
This year we have a series of sessions featuring hot topics, covering a variety of subjects of high importance to our industry and association. These topics include Damage Prevention / 811 Study Update, A.I. Applications, and a Utility Leaders Panel.
NUCA’S Exhibit Hall
The 2024 NUCA Convention & Exhibit in Palm Springs will feature an exhibit hall filled with the newest and most innovative technologies, products, and services for utility and excavation contractors. Our National Partners and Exhibitors will be on hand to listen to your needs – whether on the jobsite, in the shop, or in the back office. They will demonstrate how their products and services can improve company and project efficiency and reduce downtime and costs – all to help increase your profitability.
Exhibit Hall Reception & Team Building Awards
What’s a better way to celebrate an exciting team building event than celebrating the winners with a few beverages? Remember to take the time out to thank your NUCA National Partners for everything they do!