Sixth Annual Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference

  EPIC 13 Long Centered
 

The Sixth Annual Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference will be held on May 20-21, 2013 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Energy in Indian Country can come in many forms. Attendees can look forward to learning about new developments in Oil and Gas, Solar, Wind and Bio-Mass. As always, our panelists will discuss the planning, developing and financing of new energy projects. Also look forward to case studies and success stories that highlight the economic benefits associated with starting new energy projects.

For more information or to speak with a representative about attending, speaking or exhibiting, please call us at: 201-857-5333.

 

Who Should Attend:
• Architect Firms
• CEO’s and CFO’s of Renewable Energy Companies
• Construction Companies
• Economic Development Professionals
• Energy Generators
• Engineers
• Environmental Assessment Companies
• Feasibility Study Companies
• Finance and Legal Professionals
• Government and Other Professional Service Firms
• Investors in Renewable Energy Projects
• Technology Developers
• Tribal Leaders

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 


    • May 20, 2013
      • 7:45 AM - 8:45 AMConference Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking Opportunity/Exhibit Hall
      • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AMOpening Remarks/Opening Prayer
      • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AMA Green Future in Indian Country (Roundtable)Utilizing natural resources and/or embarking on any type of energy project can not only help to create power, but can also create jobs and help tribes become more self sufficient. In this roundtable discussion, learn from tribal leaders the benefits their respective tribes have had as a result of going green, and how your tribe can do the same.

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      • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AMCoffee Refresh/Networking Opportunity/Exhibit Hall
      • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PMLegislative Update: How are CFR-162 Regulations and the HEARTH Act Empowering Tribes?With the recent HEARTH Act and updates to CFR-162 Regulations regarding leasing tribes now have more power to exercise their sovereign immunity than ever before. With the BIA reducing the period for approval to only 60 days, tribes can now get projects off of the ground more quickly. In this discussion learn from legal experts, along with tribal leaders, as to what these changes really mean, and how your tribe can truly maximize its sovereignty.

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      • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PMLunch/Networking Opportunity/Exhibit Hall
      • 1:15 PM - 2:00 PMFeasibility Studies (The Planning Process Behind a Greener Economy)The undertaking of any sizable project requires advanced planning, and energy projects are no different. When determining whether or not an energy project is right for your tribe there is a step-by-step process which includes, impact on the environment, how to best utilize the land and resources you have, and what your project will actually generate; just to name a few. In this panel hear from tribes that have undertaken these feasibility studies and the industry experts that can help you do the same.

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      • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PMThinking Outside the Box: How to Find Funding for Renewable Energy ProjectsFederal grants and alternative financing options are something tribes need to be aware of. Obviously financing is the most crucial component of any successful energy project, but what are some of the other options out there? In this discussion learn how the Quinault Indian Nation has taken an innovative approach and involved the local community to help finance energy projects.

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      • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PMAfternoon Break/Networking Opportunity/Exhibit Hall
      • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PMFinancing Tribal Energy Projects: What is the Right Approach for your Tribe?Regardless of what type of project your tribe chooses to embark upon, the most essential aspect is financing. Who is going to pay for this? Are there federal grants available to help tribes get their projects up and running? Which banks and financial institutions are currently providing private capital by lending to tribes? How can energy companies and other developers help you along the way? In this panel discussion learn about the various options available to tribes who are looking to make their energy dreams a reality.

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      • 4:15 PM - 5:15 PMSolar Energy (Harnessing the Power of the Sun)The power and importance of solar energy cannot be understated. The entire earth could be powered by covering less than 1% of its surface with solar panels. Many reservations are in ideal locations to create utility scale solar operations. On this panel learn from tribal leaders and experts in the solar industry about how Indian Country can harness the power of the sun for both power and profit.

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      • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PMCocktail Reception
    • May 21, 2013
      • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AMConference Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking Opportunity/Exhibit Hall
      • 9:00 AM - 9:45 AMPutting Together Successful Energy Projects (an All-Inclusive Look)A successful energy project is a lot more than just a well thought-out idea. It is a process. At times it can even be a cumbersome one. This panel discussion will highlight the step-by-step process of putting together a successful project to help point your tribe in the right direction by identifying the key players and roles to bring any project from conception to reality.

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      • 9:45 AM - 10:15 AMCoffee Refresh/Networking Opportunity/Exhibit Hall
      • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AMWind EnergyNo matter what the future holds, the wind will always continue to blow. Why not take advantage of this ample resource? In this panel learn how tribes have partnered with professionals in the wind energy field to create both power and revenue.

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      • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PMOil & Gas (The Benefits of Drilling & Fracking)Hydraulic fracturing, or “Fracking”, is a process in which pressurized fluid is used to create fractures in rocks to allow for drilling and other forms of extracting pressure deposits of oil and natural gas. Naturally, anything involving damaging the surface of the earth, and extracting resources is a controversial topic. In this panel learn from industry experts along with the tribes they work with about how to mitigate the environmental impact of Fracking, and all of the accompanying economic benefits.

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      • 12:15 PM - 12:15 PMConference Adjourns