2020 Draft Agenda

Draft updated October 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • 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, January 23, 2020
  • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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, January 24,2020
  • Optional Morning Skiing at Steamboat 

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

  • Strategic Dialogues #4

    • 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

    • 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 Joseph Campbell of Mambo Italiano and Bésame

  • Hosted Nightcap

Saturday, January 25, 2020

First Tracks Downhill Skiing (before the Resort opens to the public) & Breakfast*

*Optional activity

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