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Native American Economic Development & Diversification Conference: Sponsorship Information

September 19-20, 2022

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – Prior Lake, MN
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Event Details

The Native American Economic Development & Diversification Conference will be held on September 19-20, 2022 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.

Through a variety of panels and interactive discussions, attendees will engage with experts focusing on economic diversification. Tribal leaders will come together to discover new ways to diversify their tribe’s economic ventures and focus on building resilient and sustainable communities that thrive.

This is where you come in. Native Nation Events wants to partner with companies that can play a proactive role in helping tribes diversify their economic ventures. Partnering with Native Nation Events is more than just a conference sponsorship; we offer ample exhibiting space, exciting speaking opportunities to help assert your thought leadership, and marketing incentives to keep your brand top of mind long after the conference concludes.



Attendees We Attract

  • 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




Become a Conference Sponsor

At Native Nation Events, our mission is simple – to create and execute unique, timely, and lively educational networking forums within the Native American marketplace. We program events that provide information on the topics of utmost importance to tribes and their leadership. We need sponsors who can provide the solutions and guidance our attendees need to build thriving enterprises.

Below are some of the perks of sponsoring and exhibiting with us:

  • 10×10 exhibit space
  • Branded gift opportunities for raffle prizes and swag bag inserts
  • Pre-and post-conference attendee lists
  • Print advertisements in the conference booklet
  • Complimentary company passes
  • Speaking opportunities on conference panels
  • Company logo on all premium conference signage (print and digital)
  • Marketing incentives
    • Pre or post-conference email blasts
    • Social media and blog posts to support the sponsorship
    • Company logo displayed throughout NNE’s website and email blasts

Dan O’Connor, Sponsorship Sales Manager


To become a sponsor, email Dan O’Connor at or by clicking the button below. He will be able to help guide you into creating the best plan for your unique business to ensure our events provide you with ROI beyond your expectations.



2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372

(800) 262-7799

Room Rate: $159 per night

The group cutoff date is August 17, 2022

In addition to booking online, you may also call the hotel’s Reservation Center 24/7 at 952-445-9000. Please mention Native Nation Events or the Native American Economic Development and Diversification Conference.

Book Your Room Now

Native American Economic Development And Diversification Conference

September 19-20, 2022

Agenda at a Glance

Monday, September 19

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30-8:45 AM

Welcoming Remarks

8:45-9:00 AM

Conference Co-Chair Remarks

9:00-10:15 AM

Tribal Leaders Roundtable: Creating Opportunities for Tribal Members With a Goal of Self-Preservation for Tribes

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:45 - 11:45 AM

8-Track to Emoji

11:45-12:30 PM

How Can Tribes Find Capital To Pay for Diversification Projects With Rising Costs, Inflation, and Interest Rates in Today’s Economy?

12:30-1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30-2:30 PM

Non-Gaming Amenities With a Proven Track Record For Tribal Casinos

2:30-3:15 PM

Diversification by Investing What You Know: How Tribes Are Creating Opportunities by Investing Off-Reservation Within the Hospitality Industry

3:15-3:45 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

3:45-5:00 PM


5:00 PM

Monday's Sessions Conclude

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Monday Night Reception: Sponsored by ImagineThis

Tuesday, September 20

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Are Labor Shortages Within the Hospitality Industry Here To Stay?

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Inter-Tribal Project Development: Diversification While Paying It Forward

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Morning Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Opportunities for Tribal Communities To Diversify With Cannabis and Hemp

12:00-12:45 PM

Are There Benefits for Tribes To Invest in Energy?

12:45 PM

Conference Concludes

Gold Sponsors

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Monday Night Reception Sponsor

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Sponsors & Exhibitors