Events

This calendar lists upcoming events in Indian Country sponsored by DOE and a variety of government agencies, associations, and organizations.

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January 1, 2015 -
March 31, 2015
online
UNEP MOOC Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disasters and Ecosystems. The course is an outcome of the long-standing collaboration between UNEP and the Center for Natural Resources and Development. It features ecosystem-based solutions for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, case studies, guest speakers, etc.

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January 27-29, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment The 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change will develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world to a new "low carbon" and "climate resilient" energy system. It will emphasize putting ideas into action - moving forward on policy and practice.

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January 29-31, 2015
Baltimore , Maryland
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is the nation's largest smart growth and sustainability conference. The three-day conference is themed, "Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities."

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January 29, 2015
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webinar: How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a webinar on how to apply for ENERGY STAR certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award. This webinar runs from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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January 29, 2015
Online
Antioch University and EPA Webinar: Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency Webinar - Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment Hosted by the Antioch University and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this webinar, which is part of a series, will address assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding and stormwater to maintain human health and a local economy. Attendees will learn the latest innovative approaches to understanding the effects of inland flooding and apply low-impact development, site design, and smart growth practices at different scales of implementation. This webinar runs from 12-1:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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February 3-5, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
Developing Alaskan Sustainable Housing Training Hosted by the Association of Alaska Housing Authorities (AAHA), this three-day training event covers strategies and technical issues related to sustainable housing development. AAHA members and partners will share their stories and experiences on housing design, building materials, construction methods, project financing, and more.

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February 9-13, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Forum on the Environment Hosted at the Dena'ina Convention Center, the Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) will feature 80 technical breakout sessions developed specifically for the Indian General Assistance Program; keynote events on climate change, energy, environmental regulations, cleanup and remeditation; and more. The AFE is Alaska's largest statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, nonprofits and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders.

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February 9-12, 2015
Arlington, Virginia
USET 2015 Impact Week—Honoring Our Past, Engaging in the Present, Empowering Our Youth for a Bright Future The United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) is hosting a three-day conference to cover a variety of topics, including economic development strategies, grant opportunities, White House Intergovernmental Affairs updates, and more.

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February 10-11, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tribal Energy NEPA Fundamentals Workshop The Tribal Energy NEPA Fundamentals Workshop is a three-day workshop for tribes to understand how to manage the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and implement the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations. Attendees will also hear lessons learned, skills, and strategies from NEPA veterans.

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February 12, 2015
Online
National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series - Q&A Session: Walk through FAQ's The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting the National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series to foster awareness about the National Disaster Resilience Competition. The webinar will answer questions about the competition, cover requirements, and talk about climate resilience. The webinar is from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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February 16-20, 2015
Tucson, Arizona
Solar Energy International Solar PV 101 Training Solar Energy International is offering a five-day training that provides an overview of the three basic PV system applications, primarily focusing on grid-direct systems. The goal of the course is to create a fundamental understanding of the core concepts necessary to work with all PV systems, including system components, site analysis, PV module criteria, mounting solutions, safety, and commissioning. The cost of the course is $995.

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February 16, 2015 -
March 1, 2015
Online
Native American Environmental Management Training Hosted by Northern Arizona University, this online course will show participants how to develop their strategic plans and outline key performance indicators as they relate to intermediate and long-term goals. Ondrea Barber, Executive Director of the Gila River Indian Community's Department of Environmental Quality, will instruct the online course. Register by Jan. 31, 2015.

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February 17-19, 2015
Boise , Idaho
Great Basin Consortium Boise State University is hosting the Great Basin Consortium Conference, featuring presentations on research projects and emerging natural resources issues.

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February 23-26, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
NCAI Executive Council Winter Session The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is hosting the 114th Conference Executive Council Winter Session. The three-day conference will cover the White House Initiative on Indian and Alaska Nation education, housing improvements, transportation, and more.

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February 23-25, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
ACCO C2ES Climate Leadership Conference Hosted by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the Climate Leadership Conference is addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.

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February 23, 2015 -
March 30, 2015
Online
Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region Webinar This four-week course will feature a new season each week through short lectures and activities covering Great Lakes weather, observed changes in the climate, and societal impacts of climate change.

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February 24-25, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
EUCI Tribal and Indian Country Energy Development: Collaborating for Successful Transactions Hosted by the Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI), this conference will provide practical tips for mutually beneficial collaboration between tribes and utility companies. The conference will focus on the fundamental concepts on how to network and collaborate in renewable energy such as solar, wind, biomass, and natural gas in Indian Country.

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February 25, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Models for Tribal Energy Development Organizations Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar is about available business models such as the Section 17 corporation and the tribal utility. Also, get tips on how to determine which is the optimal model for establishing strategic partnerships with private industry to support tribal goals of energy self-sufficiency and self-determination. The webinar will run from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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February 26, 2015
Online
National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series - Q&A Session: Review Completeness Requirements The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting the National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series to foster awareness about the National Disaster Resilience Competition. The webinar will answer questions about the competition, cover requirements, and talk about climate resilience. The webinar is from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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March 9-12, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
RES Las Vegas The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is hosting RES Las Vegas. This four-day conference includes events, tradeshow, business expo, procurement, and more.

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March 25, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Tribal Energy Development Operation and Management Best Practices Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar is on how energy development organizations have helped hone and revise strategic energy plans, foster and grow management capabilities, create cloud services to store historical data and ensure that succeeding councils have access to key information, and serve as a resource for tribal leaders. This webinar will run from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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April 9, 2015
Flagstaff, Arizona
CAIED Tribal Economic Development Outlook Conference The Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) is hosting a conference on the impact that business and the economy will have on the next year for tribes. The conference is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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April 16-17, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tribal Economic Development in the Southwest Hosted by Law Seminars International, this two-day conference will cover the basic factors involved with Tribal economic development and provide recent updates in jurisdiction and sovereignty issues.

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April 29, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Innovative Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Grid Technology Update Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will cover the latest developments in biomass, geothermal, low-head hydro, solar, and wind. Explore each technology’s unique characteristics, find out how they are competing in the marketplace, and understand how to use them separately or in combination to realize the greatest benefit to the tribal community. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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May 12-14, 2015
Monterey, California
2015 Energy Symposium The Energy Symposium 2015 training event will provide a forum to obtain valuable training, provide CEUs, facilitate the application of best practices, cover topics related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, CHP, water efficiency, and more. Attendees will hear real case studies, presented by the people involved, and learn what has worked well and what has been a challenge.

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May 20-22, 2015
Fort Collins, Colorado
2015 NC CSC Open Science Conference This three-day conference will bring the regional climate research community (North Central region universities, DOI agencies, and other research institutions) and stakeholders, including local, federal, and tribal resource managers and leaders, to foster productive engagement, interactions, and involvement with the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC). The conference will strive to identify emerging research issues and topics.

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May 27, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Models and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project Opportunities Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar is about the models and tools developed by DOE and its partners to assist Tribes in assessing renewable energy and energy efficiency project potential. Presenters will explore the use of publicly available energy data and maps, analysis tools, software, and calculators in developing tribal energy projects. The webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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June 15-16, 2015
Buena Vista, Florida
Ninth Annual Native American Economic Development, Diversification, & Energy Projects Conference The 9th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference in conjunction with the Environmental Programs and Energy Projects Symposium will host two conferences, Native American Economic Development Conference and The Inaugural Leaders of Tomorrow Workshop. The Economic Development Conference feature a series of panels, round-table discussions, and speakers. Attendees will hear from top experts focusing on economic diversification. The Leaders of Tomorrow Workshop is for Native youth (16-20 year olds) who strive to make an impact in their communities.

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June 24, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Regulatory Impacts on Indian Lands Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will show how Tribes play an increasing and critical role in regulating activities on Indian lands. Presenters will describe the latest developments surrounding the HEARTH Act and discuss how it can help tribal communities create a bright future by supporting tribal self-determination, encouraging economic growth, and promoting community development in Indian Country. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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July 29, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Best Practices for Developing and Implementing a Request for Proposal Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will cover how to develop RFPs that effectively reflect the tribal strategic plan and encourage qualified bidders to respond. In addition, get tips for ensuring that your RFP gets wide distribution and response and learn how responses are judged using structured evaluation and selection procedures. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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August 26, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Successful Tribal Renewable Energy Projects Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will show attendees how Tribes have been able to identify, qualify, and develop successful facility-, community-, and utility-scale renewable energy projects, which cover the gamut of renewable energy technologies. Speakers will explore the keys to successful project implementation, including strategic planning, financing, overcoming barriers, reducing risks, and producing measurable results. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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September 30, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Effective Ways for Tribal Governments to Work with Utilities Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will cover how to work with utilities serving Indian Country to help improve the tribal economy, create local jobs, and enhance the lifestyle of the community. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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October 28, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Advanced Financing Models Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will provide details about renewable project financing, presenters will cover federal and state incentives, local resources, and partnerships that can help develop creative project financing terms and structures. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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November 18, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Putting It All Together Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), this webinar will review information from the previous webinars and learn about the tremendous energy development opportunities that continue to await Tribes. In revisiting the five-step project development process, speakers will discuss tribal experiences and collaborations that have revealed obstacles as well as opportunities for energy and infrastructure development and capacity building in Indian Country. During the final question-and-answer session, stakeholders will have an opportunity to weigh in on topics for the 2016 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

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