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Academy of Electrical Contracting Annual Meeting

Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole • June 8 to 10, 2017

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Academy Chairman Dennis Quebe invites you to join other Academy Fellows in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming this summer. This section of the Academy website will help you with three things you need to do to be included:

  1. Register for the meeting
  2. [registration has closed]
  3. Select some optional activities (tours in and around Jackson Hole and golf)
  4. Reserve your hotel room

The following will provide you with an overview of the Academy meeting. Click on the links below for further information:

What about Jackson Hole?

HorseandRider.jpgHave you had enough of big cities, traffic congestion and eternal noise? If so, then Jackson Hole might be just the place for you. A few quick facts about Wyoming:

  • It is the least populated US state (while ranking 9th largest in size)
  • It is referred to as the “Cowboy State” (bet you thought it was Texas)
  • The Cowboy is the mascot of the University of Wyoming
  • The “state sport” is Rodeo

Jackson’s Town Square is located in the heart of downtown and serves as a hub for shopping, dining and exploring. Four entrances to the town’s park are framed by arches made from elk antler sheds collected from the nearby National Elk Refuge.


Click here for a peek at the Jackson Town Square webcam

The Town Square webcam became a national sensation last fall when news stories began surfacing about the fascination with the downtown webcam and “red trucks”. I knew you’d want to know about this!

Besides the charm of “The Last and Best of the Old West”, Jackson Hole is a popular destination for a variety of reasons:

  • 350px-Jenny_Lake_boat_rideGrand Teton National Park is just south of Yellowstone and is much closer to the town of Jackson than Yellowstone National Park. Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park (pictured right) is a major focal point in the park but there is plenty of space for an invigorating hike with dramatic mountain scenery. We are offering an afternoon visit to the park with a boat ride on Jenny Lake. Biking is another option here.
  • Jackson Hole is also the southern gateway to the first National Park: Yellowstone (established by U.S. Grant in 1872). Yellowstone includes two million acres of wilderness - mostly in Wyoming (but a little of the park spills over into Idaho and Montana). Of course, Yellowstone is the home of the iconic geyser, Old Faithful, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
  • Unfortunately, the distance between the Four Seasons Resort and Yellowstone doesn’t lend itself to an afternoon visit. You might consider coming to Jackson Hole early or staying late if you want to visit Yellowstone! 
  • I regret the necessity to remind you that the post-meeting Academy trip to Yellowstone, Cody and the Black Hills sold out in the first week it was announced.
  • And talk about views, you’ll be amazed at the scenes, beginning with your arrival at the Jackson airport, your trip through town to the Four Seasons and the opening reception! The Saturday golf outing also includes some magnificent vistas!

Famous Food & Drink from Jackson Hole

milliondollarPart of the (unwritten) job of the Academy Secretary is to recommend places for Fellows to eat and/or drink in our locale. I must admit that I am very partial to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar just across from the Jackson Town Square (where we will be on Friday night). Perhaps you’ve never sat on a saddle at a bar before?!?

Another suggestion is Pig Candy (smoked bacon coated with sugars and spices) which is the signature menu item at the Café Genevieve (located in a log cabin near Jackson's Town Square). Pig candy is available in several dishes (especially great in salads) and is also available to take home! The Secretary has done this!

Movies that were (at least partially) filmed in the Jackson Hole area include:

  • Dances with Wolves (1990) with Kevin Costner
  • Spencer’s Mountain (1963) starring Henry Fonda and Maureen O’Hara (the novel and film became the basis for the TV series The Waltons. Goodnight John Boy!)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) the Steven Spielberg film starring Richard Dreyfuss that included famous scenes near the Devils Tower Monument
  • Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) starring Clint Eastwood in this Civil War action film
  • Every Which Way But Loose (1978) starring Clint Eastwood and the pet orangutan, Clyde
  • Rocky IV (1985) when Rocky Balboa was sent to the Soviet Union to train for his fight with Ivan Drago, the frozen Russian landscape was actually Grand Teton National Park
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) with (who else) William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
  • Django Unchained (2012) starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L Jackson

And finally, I leave you with the Code of the West, as derived from the book Cowboy Ethics by James P. Owen. This code was adopted in 2010 as the official state code of Wyoming. The code includes:

  • Live each day with courage
  • Take pride in your work
  • Always finish what you start
  • Do what has to be done
  • Be tough, but fair
  • When you make a promise, keep it
  • Ride for the brand
  • Talk less, say more
  • Remember that some things are not for sale
  • Know where to draw the line!

Remind anyone of the IBEW’s Code of Ethics!?!

Hope to see you in Jackson Hole this June to make your own memories!

Schedule of Events:

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About Our Speaker: John Dickson "Boomer" Stufflebeem

JStufflebeem00Take an average kid from a nomadic military family and thrust him into some very dynamic situations and you get some kind of life. John “Boomer” Stufflebeem has led just this kind of life. As a teenager growing up in a Navy family living at beaches, he became a lifelong surfer and athlete. He attended the US Naval Academy even though some said he was not smart enough. He played football for Navy and then for the NFL Detroit Lions even though being told he was not good enough. He had earned the nickname “Boomer” punting in the Superdome and hitting the jumbo-tron over the field. He traded uniforms and became “Boomer” the fighter pilot flying F-14 Tomcats and F-18 Hornets off aircraft carriers around the world after being advised he was too big.

And along the way some interesting things happened to John. He got to fly with the Israeli Air Force during a special tour. He was picked as an aide to then President George H.W. Bush carrying the nuclear football for “#41”. He flew Jimmy Buffett in a jet fighter and then with Jimmy in his seaplane almost being convinced to leave the Navy to be Jimmy’s senior pilot. But then, war called... keep reading by clicking the link below. 

View speaker bio

Friday Morning Working Group: Bear Markets & Real Grizzly Bears: Some things to be Worried About


Speaker: Peter Philips

Cottonwood Ballroom

Peter Philips is a Professor of Economics at the University of Utah and he also volunteers in the summer as a back country ranger in the Grand Tetons National Park. He is passionate about both assignments - and we will hear about both. His primary focus is as a labor economist specializing on the construction labor market. His session will focus on the role of collective bargaining in the US economy, where we are in the current construction cycle and when the next downturn will occur.

His insights are based on his current research interests which include:

  • construction labor market regulations
  • construction safety
  • women and minority employment in construction
  • construction apprenticeship programs
  • project labor agreements
  • bidding procedures on construction projects
  • health insurance for construction workers

Philips recent graduate students have done their theses on prevailing wage laws in construction and health insurance and labor turnover in construction. He has also done major work on the safety prequalification of contractors working on refinery and chemical sites as well as on the economic impact of building and operating pharmaceutical and biotech facilities in California.

For the last 17 years, Philips has also been a volunteer back country ranger in the Grand Tetons National Park. Stationed at the Leigh Lake Patrol Cabin, he is engaged in back country bear safety issues and working with the rangers at the Lupine Meadows Rescue Cache. For those more interested in Grizzly Bears than Bear Markets, listening to Peter's co-ranger, John Carr's "A Grizzly Encounter" podcast will set the stage for the park-focused side of Philips' talk. Podcast: The Fine Line | Episode: A Grizzly Encounter (Episode 2)

Additionally, Philips does some sideline research on the racial composition of the National Basketball Association and the competition between white women and Chinese men in the Post Gold Rush California labor market. Philips has over 50 academic books and articles published on these and related topics.

Philips has testified numerous times before legislative bodies regarding various labor market regulations in the construction industry. Philips was the only economist on the National Academies committee of experts evaluating the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) construction safety research program.

Philips is married to Jean Reagan, a children's book author. They have a grown daughter, Jane. Philips' son, John, died of a heroin overdose in 2005. Jean spends the summers with Philips in the back country of the Grand Teton National Park. If her name sounds familiar, you probably already know that she is speaking to the Academy spouses and guests on Friday morning.

This promises to be a very interesting and thought provoking morning!

Thursday Evening: Opening Reception & Dinner

Bridger Lawn - 6:00pm

Our customary informal reception and buffet dinner on Thursday, June 8 will be the first official event of the meeting. The Bridger Lawn offers the perfect venue at the bottom of the Rendezvous and Après Vous Mountains near the Bridger Gondola ~ a perfect place to reconnect with your old friends and welcome the newest Academy Fellows as you get familiar with the Jackson Hole area. Come enjoy a night under the stars where “the West is still wild.”

The Bridger Lawn is just out the back door of the Four Seasons Resort ~ so we don’t need any transportation for the event. We will begin at 6:00pm and, if you’re a little late arriving at the Four Seasons, you can join us whenever you arrive.

Jackson Hole has long been referred to as “The Last and Best of the Old West” and with the area’s rich history, it’s easy to see why locals and tourists alike embrace that cowboy culture.  With rodeos, western cowboys, and a famous shootout (in fact the longest running shootout in the US), Jackson celebrates as an old western town with a passion for the surrounding mountains.  Join us for a taste of the Old West as we kick off our meeting with a classic Country Western Party!  You will have the chance to try the best of Jackson Hole’s local fare, from locally caught fresh water fish to wild game, all served up cowboy style.  Don’t miss out on the craft beer selections from Jackson’s own highly acclaimed local brewery, the Snake River Brewery.

To get in the cowboy spirit, we are offering a cowboy hat fitting on Thursday evening. If you would like to have a custom fitted and designed cowboy hat, we will have them available. Prices begin at $50 per hat (credit cards accepted). We have been promised that they can be available for your trip Friday night to town.

We have a special musical guest planned for this evening. Singer/songwriter, Judd Grossman, has performed at colleges and festivals throughout the U.S., including opening engagements for Bonnie Raitt and others. He has been honored as a finalist in the Telluride Troubadour Contest and the Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase. Grossman lives in Jackson Hole and is a powerful voice in the Rocky Mountain region. Judd’s duo partner is Rob Honey. He plays both acoustic and electric bass and specializes in harmonies. He has played with Judd for over 10 years and is the best bass player within a 500 mile radius of Jackson.

And don’t forget, it’s our custom to have a photographer available this evening so you can update your photo for the Academy Directory which we distribute each Thanksgiving. 

Friday Evening: Town Square Shootout Event & Dinner on Your Own

Take the Shuttle to Jackson's Town Square

The Jackson Hole Shootout has been a Wyoming tradition since 1957. The fun begins at 6:00pm every summer evening, except Sundays - ‘cause there’s no shootin’ on Sundays! It's because of this, that Jackson Hole lives up to it's boast of being "The Last and the Best of the Old West."  


Jackson's Town Square is located in the heart of downtown and serves as a hub for shopping, dining and exploring in this cowboy town.

On Friday evening, the Academy is arranging for bus transportation from the Four Seasons Resort to downtown beginning at 5:15 pm. You don't need a reservation for the bus transportation, but you might need a reservation for dinner (see below).


The shootout begins at 6:00 pm, is free to the public and requires no reservations. It is the longest, continuously running gunfight in the United States. 

Afterwards, we suggest you have dinner in town with your friends. Advanced dinner reservations are strongly recommended. You can imagine that there is a high demand for such reservations right after the shootout.

Our friends at Precision already have a “hold” on some of the best dining spots Jackson has to offer that night. So you need to think about who you would like to dine with and put a group together. Please contact Mary Kate Cappadona or Caroline Cummings at Precision 703-739-4480 or caroline@teamprecision.com and she can make this happen - if you don’t wait too long.

Click here for the Jackson Hole Dine Around Guide

Academy shuttles will run until 10:00 pm to allow Fellows and guests to enjoy the evening (and the town of Jackson) at their own pace.

Hopefully you will have an opportunity to check out the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar at some point during your visit to Jackson Hole. When you get home, everyone (who has been to Jackson Hole) will ask if you went there!

About the Shootout

Spectators begin gathering on the northeast corner of Jackson';s Town Square about 5:30 pm and enjoy ice cream and other refreshments available at businesses around the Square. 

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce works with the Jackson Hole Playhouse to present the Shootout. The costumes and characters are impressive and, although the Gang has become a bit more refined since the days of wild abandonment, the Gang continues to present a truly spectacular show filled with the lore of the Old West, bringing characters to life in the streets of present-day Jackson.
Learn more about the Shootout

Saturday Evening: Formal Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

To cap off our fun, we will have our customary Formal Black Tie Event on Saturday night. We will begin the evening at 7:00 o’clock on the Cottonwood Terrace and Lawn (at the Four Seasons) and move into the Cottonwood Ballroom for dinner at 8 o’clock.

We will continue our tradition of introducing those Fellows (and guests) attending their first annual Academy meeting at dinner. We have scheduled a return engagement with an Academy favorite: Jim Salestrom. Salestrom entertained Academy Fellows and guests at the Broadmoor (with a tribute to John Denver’s music) and again in Stowe with his buddy Livingston Taylor. This year Jim’s guest is comedian, Dick Hardwick. Following the show, a DJ will handle our dancing needs (because we know that Fellows like to dance)!

It should be a memorable finale to the 49th annual meeting of the Academy of Electrical Contracting.

Here is some information about our entertainers:

Jim Salestrom

jim_salestrom-1Salestrom has a long career as a performer on the music scene. He has performed on-stage or recorded with such diverse performers as: John Denver, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Pure Prairie League, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Jim gained a reputation for writing and singing songs about the outdoors and his home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and we heard about him when he and some other musicians were celebrating the music of John Denver. In fact, Salestrom was honored to sing “Rocky Mountain High” at the Colorado House of Representatives in 2007 when John Denver’s song was made the 2nd official Colorado state song. {Trivia buffs; the 1st Colorado state song is “Where the Columbines Grow”.}

In recent years he has focused on recording his own music and has several albums, including: Crossroads (2017), Sweet Doin’ Nothing (2013) and Nautilus (2012).

Dick Hardwick

is one of the most sought-after corporate and special event comedians in the country. He has recently returned from his 2nd Around the World Tour with Lee Greenwood and the New England Patriot Cheerleaders on behalf of the United States Air Force Reserve. He has also appeared in concert with the legendary Johnny Mathis and Reba McEntire.

His quick wit and "off-the-wall sense of humor" has served him well as a guest on Jeff Foxworthy's syndicated radio show and numerous TV appearances. The Convention and Visitors Bureau for both Las Vegas and Reno have used Dick multiple times as their traveling host for sales promotion trips. Clients as varied as State Farm, Merck, AT&T, Coca Cola, KFC, Gillette and Bridgestone/Firestone have capitalized on Dick's ability to entertain with big laughs without using any offensive language or four-letter words.

An avid golfer, hunter & fisherman, Hardwick appears at many celebrity tournaments including the Senior Tour Championship in Oklahoma City and the John Elway Classic in Denver. He has repeat appearances at Greg Norman's Shark Shoot Out, Michael Bolton’s Charity Classic and Jeff Foxworthy’s Duke Children’s Hospital Classic.


Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Program

Friday, June 10

Light Breakfast with Jean Reagan, Author

9:00AM - the Handle Bar

BabysitGrandmaBabysitGrandpaA light breakfast for spouses and guests of Fellows will be available at 9:00 am in the Handle Bar, located one level below the main lobby. At 9:30, author Jean Reagan will begin her program.

Jean Reagan is an award-winning picture book author from Salt Lake City, Utah.  Her “How To” series which started with How To Babysit A Grandpa and How To Babysit A Grandma (illustrated by Lee Wildish), regularly makes the New York Times and the Indie Bestseller lists.

The Christmas book, How To Catch Santa, was a #1 NY Times bestseller.

Her most recent books are How To Raise A Mom (available March 28, 2017), and How To Get Your Teacher Ready (available July 4, 2017).

Jean's first picture book, Always My Brother (illustrated by Phyllis Pollema-Cahill), was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. 

Each summer Jean and her husband (Peter Philips, who just happens to be the speaker for the Academy’s Working Group on Friday morning) serve as wilderness volunteers in Grand Teton National Park, living without water or electricity. To learn more about Jean, her books, or her summer "gig," visit www.jeanreagan.com.

Book Purchase & Signing

jean-reagan headshotJean will stay and sign autographs after her session. We have arranged for an independent bookseller to be onsite Friday morning if you would like to purchase Jean Reagan's books. If you plan to purchase onsite, please make your reservations during the meeting registration process, otherwise, bring your own copies to Jackson Hole for signing.

Click to view available books for purchase on-site


Travel: Getting to Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is 22 miles and 35 minutes away from the Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming. This is a very modern airport, but does not use jet ways. This means that when you exit the plane, you’ll walk down the mobile stairs onto the tarmac. I promise you that you will be totally distracted by the beautiful Teton Mountains rising above you!

Carriers to JAC include (with originations of non-stop flights): 

 American Airlines 

 Delta Airlines 

 United Airlines 

  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Dallas-Ft Worth (DFW)
  • Los Angeles (LOS)
  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • New York City (LGA)
  • Los Angeles (LOS)
  • Minneapolis/St Paul (MSP)
  • Salt Lake City (SLC)
  • Seattle (SEA) 
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Houston (IAH)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Los Angeles (LOS) 

Driving to Jackson Hole isn’t recommended unless you just want to spend some time visiting this beautiful part of our country. While I believe the Jackson airport is your best bet, there are three alternative airports you might consider:

  • Idaho Falls, Idaho is 62 miles from Jackson
  • Billings, Montana is 187 miles and
  • Salt Lake City, Utah is 205 miles.

To get you to/from JAC we have identified several options for your consideration:

  • Mountain Resort Services offers executive level transfers (SUV, Sprinter Van or executive mini coach. The cost is $96 per person round trip (or $48 for one-way). Tax and gratuity are included in these rates. To make a reservation call 307-733-1112.
  • Driver Provider offers one-way SUV transportation for $182 for 1 to 4 people. This could be cost effective if you know someone else is arriving on your flight. To learn more about other options email Beth at beth@driverprovider.com.
  • Taxis are available at the airport and here is list of local taxis should you want to hire them for a trip into town, etc.
  • Teton Mountain Taxi LLC www.jacksonholecab.com or (307) 699-7969
  • Broncs Taxi LLC www.jackson-hole-taxi.com or (307) 413-9863
  • Jackson Hole Taxi www.jacksonholetaxi.us or (307) 699-3369
  • UVC Driving Service of Jackson Hole www.jacksonholetaxiuvc.com or (307) 413-6000
  • Snake River Taxi www.snakerivertaxi.com or (307) 413-9009
  • Drop Horn Taxi www.drophorntaxi.com or (307) 699-4279 

There are some local buses to take you from Teton Village (where the Four Seasons Resort is) into the town of Jackson. Uber hasn’t made its way to Jackson Hole yet!

Hotel Information:


About the Four Seasons Jackson Hole

Surrounded by the breathtaking vistas of the famed Grand Teton Mountain Range and teeming with an inspiring array of wildlife, our alpine mountain resort offers the perfect mix of rustic adventure and luxury accommodations. Ski, hike, bike, raft and more at one of the premier resorts in Jackson Hole.

Accommodations at the Four Seasons Resort:

Set against the stunning Grand Tetons, the Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village is among the premier western vacation resort hotels. Escape to the great outdoors and experience the vast unspoiled wilderness and the romance of the Old West.

You can learn more about what the Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole has to offer on the hotel website »

The Academy has arranged for a “run of house” rate of $395. When adding the 10% lodging tax and 7% occupancy fee, the total per night rate is $464.92.

  • accomodationsAll rooms are generously sized with large modern bathrooms and include:
    • Complimentary basic wireless internet in guest rooms
    • Gas fireplace and refrigerator (not a mini-bar)
    • large television and DVD player
  • Most accommodations open to a private balcony or terrace and overlook Jackson Hole’s famed Teton Village
  • Room rates are guaranteed for 3 days prior and 3 days after the meeting dates: from June 5 to June 13 (based upon availability).

Should you have a car in Jackson Hole (personal or rental), you should know about the overnight valet parking charge at the resort: $30 per night. Complimentary self-parking is available, but know it’s a 5-10 minute walk uphill to the resort.

There are two options for making your hotel reservation:

  • By phone at 800-295-5281. Be sure to mention Academy of Electrical Contracting to take advantage of our negotiated rates. If you are interested in something other than a “run of house” room (like a suite), we suggest making your reservation by phone.
  • Online by clicking on this link: http://www.fourseasons.com/jacksonhole.
  • When the website opens up, look for this box on the right side of the screen.
  • accomodations3Enter your desired check-in and check-out dates (using the calendar).
  • Indicate the number of guests in your room.
  • VERY IMPORTANT! »  »   »   »   »   »  »

    Click on Corporate/Promo Code [in the blue box » see screenshot ]
  • A box will appear below that and you should enter the group code: CI0617EC (Note first 2 digits are alpha)
  • When you click on FIND ROOM you will move to another webpage where you should see the $395 Academy room rate.
  • You should confirm your dates and number of occupants and then click on SELECT ROOM
  • This will take you to another webpage where you will see Academy of Electrical Contracting. Here you should click on SELECT PACKAGE where you can enter your personal information (including credit card information.
  • Note: Reservations require two-night deposit (including tax and fee) that totals $929.84.
  • Note Cancellation Policy: Rooms cancelled by the individual within 30 days will forfeit all deposits received, unless individual can prove extenuating circumstances, i.e., illness, immediate family death.
  • Should you have any questions about the hotel reservation, please contact Diane Jacobson at 301-215-4555. She can help you with your hotel reservation.
  • The cut-off date for hotel reservations (after which rooms cannot be guaranteed) is May 15.


Optional Activities: Tours & Golf

The Academy is pleased to offer exclusive optional activities for Fellows and their guests, as follows:

Friday Tours:

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Snow King Mountain Activities

Come see all that Snow King Mountain has to offer!  Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to enjoy several special activities that will give you the chance to take in all of the sights and views of the Grand Tetons and Snow King Mountain. 

Think of this like a trip to an amusement park. The $85 fee includes transportation, guidance upon arrival and a box lunch. When you arrive at Snow King you will have an opportunity to preview additional and you’ll pay for them onsite. 

View additional activities and tour info

Snake River Float Trip

Our Teton Views scenic float takes place outside the southern boundary of Grand Teton National Park at the historic Snake River Ranch. The tour provides attendees with special access to the Snake River through our partnership with the Snake River Ranch. You will enjoy panoramic views of the Teton Range, Gros Ventre Range and Snake River Range. Our boatmen do all the work on this rafting trip, so you can relax and take it all in! Lunch will be served in a most beautiful setting! $185/per-person, includes lunch.

View additional tour information

Saturday Tours:

Jenny Lake Scenic Cruise 

A scenic cruise on Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip to Jackson Hole. Spend approximately 1-hour on Jenny Lake with a knowledgeable guide. You will learn about the history and geology of the area as well as the flora and fauna around the lake. There are ample opportunities for you to ask questions on topics of personal interest and photo opportunities are second to none. $140/per-person, includes lunch.

View additional tour information

Biking - Grand Teton National Park

This Biking Excursion takes you through Grand Teton National Park on your way to the famous Jenny Lake. A newly constructed bike path through the park offers a scenic and safe route. You will ride under the shadows of the Teton Mountain Range with many opportunities for photos and viewing wildlife. $205/per-person, includes lunch.

View additional tour information

Saturday Golf

Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club

$125 per person (includes box lunch); rental clubs are $90

Screen Shot 2017-02-16 at 3.01.16 PMThe Academy is pleased to offer a golf outing for Fellows and their guests on Saturday afternoon, June 10. We have a 12:30 shotgun start at the Jackson Hole Golf Club. Laurance Rockefeller was an avid golfer and resort property owner in Jackson Hole and purchased the club in 1967. He then hired Robert Trent Jones, Jr. for a major remodeling plan. The course is about 36 minutes away nestled in the shadow of the Grand Tetons.

We have not scheduled an Academy golf outing for Friday afternoon because of the tight schedule for the Friday evening (Shootout in downtown Jackson and dinner on your own). If golf is more important to you than the Friday evening event, we can help you schedule golf for Friday afternoon.

Important Information:

  • Departure Location: Four Seasons Lobby
  • Departure Time: 11:15 am
  • Tee Time: 12:30pm
  • Return Time: 5:30 pm

What is Provided?

  • Transportation
  • Box Lunch

Dress Code:

  • Soft Spike Golf shoes only. Appropriate attire is required at all times.
  • Men: Shorts must be no more than 3 inches above the knee. Tucked in collared shirts are required.
  • Ladies: Shorts and skirts are also to be an appropriate length. Women do not have to wear a collar; however, halter and midriff shirts or shorts are not permitted. Ladies shorts must also be no more than 3 inches above the knee.


Meeting Registration Fees:

Fees for the Jackson Hole meeting are as follows:

  •         Early Registration Fee (through and including May 7) = $600 per person

  •         Registration Fee (May 8 and after) = $650 per person

  •         Cancellation Fee (May 8 and after) = $100 per person

When you’re ready to register for the meeting, click Register Now!

If you have any issues with this online registration process, please don’t hesitate to call Diane Jacobson at 301-215-4555. She can help you over the phone. Of course, you’ll need your own credit card to complete your registration.

Academy Registration Checklist

  • Determine your travel arrangements (flights, etc.) so you know what nights you need to stay at the Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village. Remember if you’ve signed up for the post-meeting trip to Yellowstone and beyond (June 11 to 16), you’ll need to schedule your return flight from Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Do you plan to rent a car at the Jackson airport or do you want to arrange for a shuttle or taxi to transport you to/from the Four Seasons? Information about available services or taxis can be found on Getting to Jackson Hole.
  • Do you (or your guest) want to play golf on Saturday? Will you bring your own clubs or will you need to rent clubs?
  • Would you like to play golf on Friday afternoon? While we don’t have an arranged outing for Friday (because of the potential conflict with the evening trip to town), Precision can help you with access to a local course.
  • Determine if you (or your guest) are interested in the exclusive tours being offered:
    • Friday: Float Trip on the Snake River OR Visit to the Snow King Mountain for a scenic chairlift or Treetop Adventure
    • Saturday: Biking in Grand Teton National Park OR Scenic Cruise on Jenny Lake
  • Do you want to make dinner arrangements for Friday night with other Fellows in downtown Jackson (following the shootout)? It’s not too soon to be thinking about that. A call to Precision should help you with a dinner reservation with your friends.
  • Would your spouse (or your guest) like to reserve a book by Jean Reagan (the author who is speaking at the spouse event)? Personal autographs are available at the end of the Friday morning program. Click here for more titles & prices {link to Spouse Program}. You will pay for books on site; we just want to make sure we have enough books available.
  • Register for the meeting and pay online with your credit card for the meeting registration and any optional events you choose.
  • Reserve your hotel room at the Four Seasons by either of the two methods:
    • Online by clicking on this link: http://www.fourseasons.com/jacksonhole. Remember the group code is CI0617EC. Note the first two and last two digits are alpha; the middle four digits are numeric.
    • By phone at 1-800-295-5281. Be sure to mention the Academy of Electrical Contracting to get the $395 rate.
  • Diane Jacobson can help you with any questions you may have. If you have a few minutes, Diane can handle the meeting registration for you (using your credit card, of course). You may call her at 301-215-4555. You can email her at dsj@necanet.org.
  • Looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Jackson Hole! If you haven’t been there, you’re in for a real treat

Help? If you need help with dinner reservations, golf arrangements, local transportation, etc. or just have some questions about Jackson Hole, please contact our partners at Precision. You can reach Mary Kate or Caroline at 703-739-4480 or by email to caroline@teamprecision.com.