2020 IDEAL National Championship Canceled

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 IDEAL National Championship electrician challenge, to protect and support the electrical community during this time. The industry-wide skills competition will resume in spring 2021 with registrations opening early next year and the 2021 Finals occurring December 15-17 in Nashville, Tennessee. In the meantime, IDEAL will still be honoring, supporting and connecting with the trade by means of innovative digital competitions and programs throughout 2020. 

Upper Midwest Show

December 9 - 10, 2020

RESCHEDULED - Click here for more information

Minneapolis, MN

Industry Expo providing valuable, inter-industry commerce, education and discussion forums, and oppotunities to network with others.

Skills USA

June 22 - 26, 2020

Cancelled - Click here for more information

Louisville, KY

IEC Convention & Expo

September 23 - 26, 2020

New Orleans, LA


October 3 - 6, 2020

Chicago, IL

#1 Event for Power, light, Controls, Energy, Information and Communications Technology. Presented by National Electrical Contractors Association.



IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is extending its suspension of qualifying rounds for the IDEAL National Championship electrician challenge past April 13, reflecting stay-at-home ordinances and continued guidelines related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which discourage non-essential gatherings. 

The health and safety of competitors, their families and all staff involved with the program remains our top priority. IDEAL will continue to monitor developments, public health protocols and directives and will provide an update regarding the program schedule in the coming weeks. 

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