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Sample Agenda
Wednesday
  • Optional Pre-Conference Workshops (12-4pm)
     

  • Opening Reception - Event Sponsored by Western States Water Partnership (5:30PM)
     

  • Opening Dinner & Keynote
     

  • Hosted Nightcap - Event Sponsored by Consulate General of Canada in Denver

Thursday
  • Small Group Breakfast Sessions (7:30AM)

    • Innovation Showcase

    • LNG and Western Energy Exports

    • Energy/Water Desalination
       

  • Opening Plenary: Innovation to Stay One Step Ahead of the Regulators
     

  • Networking Break
     

  • Strategic Dialogues #1 | Choose Your Session

    • Managing Western Wildfire Risk In An Era of Extreme Weather

    • Transportation Electrification: How Far and How Fast?

    • State Policy Sprints Ahead

    • Energy Investment: Coping With Nonstop Uncertainty
       

  • Lunch Keynote Panel: Managing Through Transition for Western Utilities
     

  • Strategic Dialogues #2 | Choose Your Session

    • Making Sense of the Western Grid: Is A Regional Solution Possible?

    • Is Net Zero-Carbon Possible in Oil & Gas?

    • Deja Vu: Water Reuse and Recycling 

    • From the Desert to the Living Room: What's New in Storage?
       

  • Networking Break
     

  • Strategic Dialogues #3 | Choose Your Session

    • Everyone Hates Everything: Effective Engagement in an Increasingly Hostile World

    • Is the Future Nuclear?

    • Driving Change: The Role of Corporate Procurement for Renewable
       

  • Closing Plenary: Managing Policy Volatility at the Federal Level
     

  • Reception Sponsored by WilmerHale and Group Dinners
     

  • Hosted Nightcap - Event Sponsored by Waste Management

Friday
  • Optional Morning Skiing 
     

  • Lunch Keynote: Keeping Up: Rapid Currents of Change and the Western PUC 
     

  • Strategic Dialogues #4 | Choose Your Session

    • Scarcity Management: Water for Western Ag

    • Change Management: Keeping Up With The Rapidly Evolving Policy and Regulatory Landscape

    • COOPs: Meeting the New Customer Demands
       

  • Networking Break
     

  • Strategic Dialogues #5 | Choose Your Session

    • Effective Water Management Strategies for the Energy Sector

    • Making Lemonade: Renewable Natural Gas

    • Beneficial Electrification: How Much Can We Achieve?
       

  • Reception - Event Sponsored by WilmerHale
     

  • Closing Keynote PanelEvolving Energy Markets in the West

    • Norman Bay, Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    • Tony Clark, Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    • Suedeen Kelly, Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    • Moderated by Brian Murray, Duke University Energy Initiative
       

  • On-Mountain Closing Dinner​ featuring guest chef 
     

  • Hosted Nightcap

Saturday

First Tracks Skiing & Breakfast*

*Optional activity