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Associate Membership


  • 2022 membership includes five AIEC events, registration for each event is required. (Events listed below)
  • Business listing with logo on AIEC’s website with a link to your organization’s website.
  • Listed on the Associate Member page in the directory that is distributed to all IL co-ops.
  • One AIEC directory mailed to address you specify.
  • Recognition on table top/visual displays for exhibitor booths.
  • Acknowledgement as an Associate Member included in “welcome kit” for participants.
  • Discounts for advertising in the AIEC Directory and other additional exhibitor events.
  • Discounted video services.
  • Energized Graphics discounts on printing, web development, and social media packages.


  • The membership fee is $1,600.
  • You will be invoiced after application approval.


Line Clearance Forestry School

May 16-20, 2022

Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, Whittington, IL

Our annual line clearance forestry school will be held on the grounds of Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park.  It is designed to accommodate both experienced and inexperienced employees who wish to become more proficient in the field of Line Clearance – Right of Way Management.  We also offer a three-day course during this time  that will help prepare line personnel responding to outages and storm damage caused by trees. We have always strived to teach students based on the newest standards available to our industry.  Participants will be expected to demonstrate procedures and be competent in their application upon completion of the school.  Once completing this course, they will receive a certificate of completion.   CEU’s will be available through the International Society of Arboriculture.

Tailgate Space
1 Attendee (additional attendees will be an additional expense)

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AIEC Annual Meeting

July 28, 2022

Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL

Enhance your relationship with Illinois co-op CEOs, directors and key staff who influence buying decisions during the AIEC Annual Meeting. You’ll be able to mingle with these co-op reps during a special evening social event that will include great food, refreshments, prizes and fun.  This event is only open to Associate Members and AIEC Annual Meeting Sponsors.

Thursday Evening Reception

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IEC Chris Schinneer Memorial Golf Outing

August 12, 2022

Lake Shore Golf Course- Taylorville, IL

Each year the Chris Schinneer Memorial Golf Outing is held at a golf course on cooperative lines and is attended by cooperative managers, employees, directors, retirees and friends. Golfers spend the morning playing golf and then enjoy an awards luncheon immediately afterwards. The outing is enjoyed by all that attend because it’s a fun filled way to get to know the cooperative family. Don’t fret if you’re not a golfer, the day is all about the relationships you make and not the score of the game!

Logo on Banner

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Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

September 28, 2022

Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL

Get to know the safety coordinators, operations staff, line foremen, journeymen, apprentices and even meet the line school students who use or could benefit from using your products.  Casual and fun outdoor event with plenty of room to bring extra equipment for demonstrations.  Lunch provided on the grounds.  Many cooperative staff, other than those participating in the LSR, and contestants family members also attend. This is an event open to Associate Members and Sponsors only.


Table and 2 Chairs
Wednesday Evening Safety Awards Banquet

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Cooperative Technology Conference

October 12-14, 2022

Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Bloomington-Normal, IL

This exhibiting event is attended by cooperative engineers, IT staff, managers, and many other decision makers from Illinois and Indiana cooperatives.  Lunches, breaks and reception in exhibitor room.  PE credits are available to those that register as a participant (not as an exhibitor).

Exhibit Booth (one table with skirting, pipe and drape, and 1 chair)
1 Exhibit Attendee (additional attendees will be an additional expense)
Electric and Internet
Evening Reception and Lunch

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