Wood utility poles have served for more than a century as the backbone to the North American electrical distribution system. While new technologies for overhead systems have emerged, the proven performance of wood utility poles has secured their position as the preferred choice for utilities.

The POWERLINE 2023 conference will review new developments and recognized best practices for wood pole overhead systems. The one-day conference features insights on all aspects of overhead systems, from structural design and infrastructure funding to managing and safeguarding line crews in the 21st century.

Conference Overview

The conference will be held October 11, 2023  at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. 

The program will include classroom presentations and time with presenters. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for attendees.


Who Should Attend? 

Attending POWERLINE 2023 will be beneficial for utility personnel at all levels who are involved with design, purchasing, installation, management and maintenance of the electrical distribution and transmission systems. This includes:

  • Design engineers
  • Systems executives
  • Pole purchasing managers
  • Operations and engineering managers
  • Line staking engineers
  • Utility contractors
  • Asset/Investment recovery specialists


Each registered attendee will receive a certificate of completion for 8 hours of instruction, which can be used to qualify for Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits. All attendees will receive links to view digital versions of the presentations and a selection of NAWPC technical guides on a USB drive.


Hotel Accommodations

If you would like assistance in booking a room for the event please contact LiveCon. To book a room please use the contact information below for your requests and reference the Powerline 2023 Conference. 

Email: linemansrodeo@live-con.com

Customer Service Phone: 303.481.8320 (9:00am – 5:00pm MST)