Past Conferences

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    Third Annual Native American Housing Conference

    The Third Annual Native American Housing Conference will be held September 15-16, 2014 two blocks off the strip at the newly renovated Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through a series of panels and round-table discussions, attendees will hear from top experts in the housing field on topics such as financing, federal loan and assistance programs, Re-thinking NAHSDA & update, master planning, tax credits and more. At this forum, you will have more than ample time to network with tribal leaders and tribal housing directors representing over 100 tribes throughout the country and hear their success stories and ideas.

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    Native American Leaders’ Forum: Tribal Leadership Solution Summit

    Native Nation Events is pleased to announce its Native American Leaders’ Forum: Tribal Leadership Solution Summit. Using past participants’ feedback, we've taken the best of what we learned at last year's event in Hawaii and this year's Winter Session in New Orleans, and created a new revitalized course for Hawaii this summer.

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    Seventh Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference

    Advancements in technology, on-line poolside gaming, upscale design trends, more luxurious room amenities, grand renovation and expansion plans and new government legislation all mean constant change to the gaming industry!

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    Native American Leaders’ Forum: Casino General Managers Exchange

    The General Managers Exchange is an exclusive, two-day forum for casino GMs from some of the top Native American owned casinos, coming together for two days of peer to peer collaboration and networking. This event is by invitation only, where GMs will gather at the beautiful J.W. Marriott in Desert Springs, California.

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    Native American Economic Development & Energy Projects Conference

    The 8th Annual National Native American Economic Development Conference in conjunction with the 7th Annual Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference will be held June 16th and 17th, 2014 at Disney's Grand Californian Resort in Anaheim, California. This year we will be hosting these two very popular conferences in one location.

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    Native American Leaders’ Forum: Leaders Training I (Winter Session)

    Come celebrate Mardi Gras! Native Nation Events is pleased to announce its Native American Leaders’ Forum: Leadership Training I - 5 Factors of Successful Tribal Leadership. Using past participants’ feedback, we’ve taken the best of what we learned at our inaugural event in Hawaii, and created another introductory course in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 19-21, 2014.

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    Fourth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference

    The Fourth Annual Native American Human Resources Conference will be held January 27-28, 2014 at the Pechanga Casino Resort in Temecula, California. Through a series of panels, round-table discussions, and two tracks geared specifically to Insurance Options and Recruitment and Retention Strategies, attendees will hear from top experts in the human resources field on topics such as labor and employment law, managing enterprises of all sizes, insurance and benefits, financial planning for employees, the benefits of technology, TERO and many more! At this two-day intimate forum, you will network with tribal leaders and human resource professionals who share the common goal of finding the most effective ways to manage their various tribes and enterprises.

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    Education in Indian Country Conference

    How can the education of Native American children be improved? The Education in Indian Country Conference will be held December 9-10, 2013, at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. Through roundtable discussions and a series of panels, attendees will hear from experts as they discuss how to best address the many issues surrounding education. What are some ways that teachers can more effectively educate their students? How can low graduation rates be raised? What resources do students lack that would help them reach college? At the Education in Indian Country Conference, you will learn the answers to these questions and have the opportunity to network with professionals who are ready to help you help your children.

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    Tribal Financial Management Symposium

    The Tribal Financial Management Symposium will be an exclusive two-day event, touching on one of the most important aspects of a tribe’s economic future – financial management. While much time is spent acquiring resources through economic ventures, not enough time is spent learning how to utilize and manage accumulated wealth effectively. Tribal CFOs and other leaders will learn about the state of the economy, both long-term and short-term investments, building a financial constitution, portfolio diversification, alternative investment options and much more. What investment options are best for my tribe? How do I obtain financial security for my retirement? The Tribal Financial Management Symposium will answer these questions as well as many others you and your tribe may have about financial management.

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    Native American Construction and Real Estate Development Conference

    Are you making the most of your land? At the Native American Real Estate Development Conference, you will learn how to maximize your land’s potential. Join us October 24th and 25th at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa to hear from experts in the real estate industry as they discuss strategies for developing your most important asset, your land. What kind of project is best for your tribe? What are some potential roadblocks to development? How will new laws affect you and your tribe? What impact will a project have on your community? Choosing the right project can be an overwhelming task. At the Native American Real Estate Development Conference, you will learn from the experts and network with professionals who are ready to help you achieve your real estate goals.

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    AP Best Practices at Tribal Nations

    This unique pre-conference workshop will cover the latest AP techniques adopted by innovative AP departments at Tribal Nations and will explore their own special solutions to traditional Accounts Payable challenges. Please click here to learn more.

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    Symposium for Alaska Native Leaders

    Native Nation Events is proud to present the Symposium for Alaska Native Leaders, taking place October 21-22, 2013 at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. This exclusive event will bring Alaskan tribal leaders together to meet, exchange ideas, and share success stories regarding the unique challenges facing Alaska Natives. Attendees will hear from both tribal and corporate experts on a myriad of topics, including: economic development, the energy industry, housing, and healthcare. This event is ideal for tribal leaders looking to hone their skills and acquire the tools they need to lead their tribes into the future. For speaking and exhibiting opportunities, or to register, call 201-857-5333.

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    Second Annual Native American Housing Conference

    The Second Annual Native American Housing Conference will be held September 9-10, 2013 at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. Through a series of panels and round-table discussions, attendees will hear from top experts in the housing field on topics such as financing, tax credits, green building and case studies. At this intimate forum, you will network with tribal leaders and housing professionals who share the common goal of bringing affordable housing to Indian Country.

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    Native American Leaders’ Forum: 5 Factors of Successful Tribal Leadership

    Native Nation Events is pleased to announce the launch of our Native American Leaders' Forum and our inaugural training event: 5 Factors of Successful Tribal Leadership. Please click to view conference details.

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    Second Annual Native American Diabetes & Wound Care Conference

    Our dedication to wound healing started as a small discussion at our Annual Health Care Conference. We received such tremendous feedback that we decided to host an event dedicated to improving the state of wound treatment in Indian Country. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success and we are proud to announce our Second Annual Native American Diabetes & Wound Care Conference. This event will take place June 10-11, 2013 at the famous La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. Diabetes is the second-leading cause of death in Native Americans and part of that is because of improper wound treatment. Diabetic wounds, when left untreated, can lead to loss of limbs and eventually life. Amputations are extremely expensive and can lead to a rapid decline in overall health. This year’s conference will discuss the prevention and treatment of diabetes as well as the proper techniques for treating wounds.

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    Sixth Annual Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference

    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.

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    7th Annual National Native American Economic Development Conference

    The Seventh Annual National Native American Economic Development Conference will be held May 20-21, 2013 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our event this year will focus on economic diversification. By diversifying your tribe's economic ventures, you can reduce risk and ensure that the future of your community is safe. Featured at this event will be diversification success stories, information on managing and balancing debt, risk management, legal/IRS updates and financing for both gaming and non-gaming projects. Gaming is not the only way to generate revenue. Find out what other tribes are doing to maximize their economies.

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    Fourth Annual Native American Health Care Conference

    Native Nation Events would like to present the Fourth Annual Native American Health Care Conference. This year's Health Care Conference will feature the Native American Mental Health Symposium, a small series of presentations on the most pressing topics that affect Indian Country including Substance Abuse, Depression, and Teen Suicide. The Fourth Annual Native American Health Care Conference will be the first of the three events in 2013 that make up Native Nation Events' Health Care Conference Series. Health Care Directors and Tribal Leaders can look forward to the latest in Health Care such as the newest treatments, equipment and opportunities, or to register, call 201-857-5333.

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    Inaugural Native American Emergency Services Conference

    Native Nation Events is proud to present the Inaugural Native American Emergency Services and Management Conference. We are excited to announce that we will be working in conjunction with iTEMA (Tribal Emergency Management Association) for this event! Taking place March 20-21 at the Hyatt French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, this event will feature the latest updates in the Tribal Emergency Management sector. Tribal leaders, Police/Fire Personnel, Emergency Managers and industry professionals will gather for two days to discuss the hottest topics and learn about the best practices for tackling emergency situations. Attendees can look forward to the latest information on Communication/Collaboration, Social Media in Emergency Management, CERT, Funding/Grants, Training Sessions, Drugs and Gang Violence, Technology/Software, NIMS Compliance and Case Studies.

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    Sixth Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference

    The Sixth Annual Tribal Casino & Hotel Development Conference, taking place February 21-22, 2013, is an exclusive event dedicated to the design and development of casinos and hotels. This year, we look forward to two days at the beautiful Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona where Tribal Leaders will gather with industry professionals to discuss the ins and outs of the hospitality business. Stay updated on the latest in architecture, construction, design, financing, case studies and much more! If you are looking to build, expand or even update your casino or hotel, this is a can’t-miss event!

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    Second Annual National Native American 8(a) Conference

    Native Nation Events brings its Second Annual National Native American 8(a) Conference to Cabazon, California, at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, January 28-29, 2013. This two day event will delve into various federal programs that assist tribal communities with economic development initiatives and cover the procedures and benefits of establishing an 8(a) tribally-owned business. Topics covered include: the fundamentals about what projects or ventures qualify for federal funding, explanations on how to obtain federal grants or loans, and the steps to initiating an 8(a) business. This conference will offer unparalleled networking opportunities and provide the most information for attendees in the most efficient amount of time, allowing people to meet tribal leaders, executives, and government representatives actively involved in the small business market.

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    Third Annual Native American Human Resources Conference

    Native Nation Events would like to introduce the Third Annual Native American Human Resources Conference being held on January 24th and 25th, 2013. We are excited to start 2013 at Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California. Human Resources is one of the most important but also one of the most overlooked departments. Find out what’s new this year in labor and employment law, financial planning and retirement, and learn new ways to boost employee productivity. Learn from Tribal Leaders and top Human Resources Directors about the values of Human Resources and learn about topics such as insurance packages, benefits, staffing/recruiting and much more. For speaking and exhibiting opportunities, or to register, please call 201-857-5333.

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    Tribal Wealth Management Symposium

    Close out the year with Native Nation Events. Hosted December 3-4, 2012 at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California, the Tribal Wealth Management Symposium will be an exclusive two-day event touching upon one of the most important aspects of a tribe’s economy. While much time is spent acquiring resources through economic ventures, not enough time is spent learning how to utilize and manage accumulated wealth effectively. Tribal CFOs and other leaders will learn about both long-term and short-term investments, managing risk, portfolio diversification, alternative investment options and much more. What investment options are best for my tribe? How about for myself as an individual? How do I obtain financial security for my retirement? The Tribal Wealth Management Symposium will answer these questions as well as many others you and your tribe may have about money management. You work hard for your money. Learn how to make your money work hard for you. For speaking and exhibiting opportunities, or to register, please call 201-857-5333.

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    Midwest Native American Economic Development Conference

    This fall for two days only, the Midwest Native American Economic Development Conference will convene and bring together tribal decision makers and business leaders from across the Midwest. In an intimate, educational forum, professionals and tribal leaders will discuss the latest strategies to promote economic development while making connections for lasting relationships. Our unique networking events are packed with the most up-to-date information in the diverse field of economic development. This conference will comprise of panels exploring the legislative updates and innovative economic diversification strategies for tribes in the Midwest as well as increasing access to private financing and economic development through education. This colloquium serves as a connection between tribal decision makers and the professionals and services that can help them reach their economic goals.

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    Native American Wound Care Conference: Implementing a Wound Care Program

    In Native America there is a great deal of healthcare disparity, revealing itself in higher rates of wound-related complications, amputations and diabetes. The Native American Wound Care Conference will address this important issue, October 8-9, at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, California. Tribal Representatives and health care professionals will discuss a range of topics including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of wounds; financing, design and construction of wound care facilities; and the importance of lifestyle, traditional medicine, and awareness within the Tribal community.

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    Inaugural Native American Housing Conference: Creating Affordable Housing in Indian Country

    Native Nation Events will be hosting its Inaugural National Native American Housing Conference on September 13-14, 2012 at the Hyatt French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. Housing directors, Tribal leaders, and construction professionals will meet to discuss the role of housing in community building, the deplorable state of Native American housing, and how to improve the quality of life in Indian Country. Professionals will speak on a variety of topics such as financing housing projects through traditional means and special grants, housing for quality education, designing new housing with a tribe’s culture in mind, and selecting the right property with an eye to feasibility. In an intimate forum, connect with like-minded professionals who share your goal of bringing affordable housing to your people, and strengthening your community.

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    Second Annual Native American Human Resources Conference

    Native Nation Events will be hosting its Second Annual Native American Human Resources Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California on June 19-20th. Tribal leaders, HR directors and benefits managers will meet to discuss the issues at the forefront of human resources today. Presented in an intimate forum, professionals will touch on topics such as the changing role of human resources in an unstable economy, navigating the numerous insurance offers available, and an examination on the nature of human resources in the context of tribal government and enterprises.

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    Sixth Annual National Native American Economic Development Conference: Tribal Success Stories

    This year at Native Nation Events’ Sixth Annual National Native American Economic Development Conference Tribal leaders and industry professionals will share essential information on how to create various economic development opportunities for future generations. This two-day event in San Francisco will incorporate ways to boost employment and generate a sustainable, recession-proof economy in Indian Country. Attendees will benefit from this networking opportunity and connect with Tribal leaders who have achieved great success with their economic development projects. This event will explore topics including project financing, federal grants, legislation, community development corporations, construction, telecommunications, renewable energy projects, land-use planning, and economic diversification.

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    5th Annual Renewable Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference

    Renewable energy projects have the potential to lower energy costs and generate dependable revenue, promoting economic self–sufficiency in an otherwise uncertain future. Indian Country contains 5% of the land and 10% of the undeveloped natural resources in the United States, that could be used for renewable energy projects, but there are many obstacles tribes must overcome to bring these projects to fruition. Native Nation Events’ Fifth Annual Renewable Energy Projects in Indian Country Conference will take place at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, where a forum of tribal leaders and professionals will address these issues; including the financing, legislation, and infrastructure necessary to create sustainable and environmentally responsible economies, with renewable energy projects for the future generations of Indian Country. For speaking and exhibiting opportunities or to register please call 201-857-5333.

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    Oklahoma Construction in Indian Country Conference

    The future of Indian Country will be built atop the infrastructure we erect now. At the Oklahoma Native American Construction Conference for Economic Development & Infrastructure, Tribal Leaders and construction professionals will come together in Oklahoma City on May 7-8, 2012 to create jobs, opportunity, and increase the quality of life for Oklahoma’s Native Nations with economic development and infrastructure construction projects. Discover how becoming a chartered 8(a) corporation can increase business opportunities for your tribe, and how becoming bonded can allow your tribe to undertake lucrative government contracts. Learn how new land-leasing legislation will attract investment to reservations, hear tribal construction project success stories, and network with Tribal Leaders and professionals who share the common goal of building sustainable economies in Indian Country. For speaking and exhibiting opportunities or to register, please call 201-857-5333 .

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    Third Annual Native American Health Care Conference

    The Third Annual Native American Health Care Conference in conjunction with the Native Health Wound Care Symposium will address health care disparities in Native American Communities via the structural causes of health care inequality, the social determinants of health, and their physical effects in an intimate educational and networking forum. The topics of discussion, for this two-day Las Vegas event, will include: financing health care facilities, the effects of pollution and the environment on Native health, the social determinants of health, traditional diet, Native American nursing, dental health, cardiovascular health, and cancer in Indian Country. For speaking and exhibiting opportunities or to register please call 201-857-5333.

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    Fifth Annual National Casino and Hotel Development Conference

    The Fifth Annual National Casino & Hotel Development Conference is the preeminent casino and hotel development event. For two days only in Las Vegas, owners, operators, developers and tribal leaders will come together with the industry's top professionals in the fields of architecture, construction, design, feasibility studies, engineering and financing. If you are looking to build, expand or renovate your casino or hotel, this is a can’t miss event!!! For speaking and exhibiting opportunities or to register, please call 201-857-5330.

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    Southwest Native American Economic Development Conference

    [tab title="Event Details"] The Southwest Native American Economic Development Conference will bring together tribal decision makers and business leaders in an open, educational forum. Our unique networking events facilitate the connection between tribal leaders and professionals and are packed with the most up-to-date information in the diverse field of economic development. The informative panels at this event will explore legislative updates and innovative econ

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