May 7-8, 2018

May 7

2-5 p.m.: Optional tours.

6-9 p.m.: Optional reception and dinner at The Prime Rib Restaurant and Wine Cellar.

May 8

8 a.m.: Registration opens. Coffee service and continental breakfast available. Exhibits open.

9 a.m.: Welcome to Campbell County and overview of what’s happening in the region, Commissioner Mark Christensen.

9:30 a.m.: Policymaker roundtable: What came out of the 2019 session and a look at future state energy policy. Moderator: Matt Micheli, Holland and Hart. Panelists: Sen Michael Von Flatern, Rep. Shelly Duncan, Rep. Sara Burlingame, and Rep. Mike Greear.

10:30 a.m.: Networking break.

11 a.m.: Landon Stropko, energy lobbyist and former legislative director for Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi. Topic: The view from Washington.

  • What does a divided Congress mean for energy policy?
  • What are House Democrats’ oversight priorities? What will they be examining of interest to Wyoming?
  • What is the Trump Administration trying to accomplish in the runup to 2020?
  • Where are we headed on climate policy?

Noon: Lunch service begins.

12:30 p.m.: Richard Horner, Director of Emerging Technology, Energy Innovation Center, University of Wyoming. Energy diversity: Be careful what you wish for.

1:15 p.m.: Dr. Jessica Western, Director, Collaboration Program in Natural Resources; and Kipp Coddington, Director, Energy Innovation Center. Aligning stakeholders: Carbon capture and social license.

2:15 p.m.: Networking break.

2:45 p.m.: The future of wind in Wyoming. Moderator: Cindy Delancey, President, Wyoming Business Alliance. Panelists: Kara Choquette, Power Company of Wyoming; Billy Brenton, Vice President, GSS/TP&L; Richard Garrett, Nature Conservancy; and Rep. Jerry Paxton.

3:45 p.m.: Keynote speaker: Jonathan Weisgall, Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. Topic TBA.

4:30 p.m.: End of conference.