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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August 5, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Best Practices in Procurement: Discover Tribal Benefits Through GSA and RFPs That Guarantee Cost Savings Effective procurement of goods and services for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects is a key to achieving cost savings and ensuring quality. Presenter Florence Francis of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will discuss how Tribes are authorized via their P.L.93-638 contracts/compacts or their Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) Indian Housing Block grants to access GSA supply sources and then explore how they can save program dollars by accessing goods and services through the GSA website. Francis will show attendees how the GSA eLibrary provides GSA contractor information and how GSA eBuy can be used to develop and distribute requests for information and requests for quotations that effectively encourage qualified bidders to respond with competitive prices. Attendees will also learn how a customized tribal request for proposals (RFP) can accelerate an energy efficiency or renewable energy project. Kosol Kiatreungwattana of NREL will demonstrate how a tribal request for technical assistance through the DOE Office of Indian Energy resulted in development of an RFP model designed to integrate with the System Advisor Model tool to solicit comparable bids on renewable energy projects. Finally, Todd Hooks of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will discuss how a technical assistance request assisted the band in applying cost-effective procurement practices to execute a successful solar photovoltaic project. This webinar runs from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Register online.

August 6, 2015
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Southeast & Caribbean The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative is hosting a webinar on Southeast and Caribbean impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Speakers include Jayantha Obeysekera, Chief Modeler of South Florida Water Management District, and Camille Coley, Senior Associate Vice President at Florida Atlantic University.

Register online.

August 11-13, 2015
Portland, Oregon
ATNI Energy Summit 2015 The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) is hosting a three-day event and training for tribal, utility, and technology executives featuring premier policy, utility, and technology innovators as well as a showcase of the latest innovations, projects, and emerging opportunities. Technical experts from DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will be presenting on the following topics: Energy Efficiency First for Tribal Energy Programs, How Policies and Incentives Affect Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Land, and Building Consensus for Tribal Energy Plans.

Register online.

August 12-14, 2015
Spokane, Washington
2015 National Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference The Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Counsel is hosting a three-day conference with events built around the theme of "Education, Training, and Interactive Roundtables." Conference participants will have the opportunity to interact directly with tribal, federal, and state and local partners. Session topics include best practices in tribal energy management, the disaster declaration process, and pipeline awareness and emergency response.

Register online.

August 16-19, 2015
Quapaw, Oklahoma
11th Annual Women Empowering Women in Indian Nations National Conference The Women Empowering Women in Indian Nations is hosting their national conference which includes three full days of professional and personal development workshops and trainings. Discounted registration ends July 31. There’s also discounted hotel rates at Downstream Casino Resort.

Register online.

August 17-18, 2015
Seattle, Washington
Energy Exports in the Northwest Law Seminars International is hosting a two-day conference covering various energy topics, including air quality initiatives, federal regulatory structure, the role of tribes in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, and more.

Register online.

August 17-20, 2015
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
ITEP 2015 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum Hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), the annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum will feature special trainings, field trips, and breakout sessions focused on solid/hazardous waste management, brownfields, Superfund sites, emergency response, and tribal water programs.

Register online.

August 17-18, 2015
Salt Lake City, Utah
HUD Grant Writing Workshop The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Utah Office is offering a free two-day grant writing workshop at the Salt Lake City Library. This workshop is intended to assist with constructing a competitive grant application for nonprofits and other organizations. Session times are Monday, Aug. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For workshop content and/or questions, call Pauline Zvonkovic at 801-524-6076 or email pauline.zvonkovic@hud.gov.

Register online.

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.

Register online.

August 26-27, 2015
Solvang, California
Santa Ynez Chumash Greening Facilities Workshop The Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office is hosting a Greening Facilities Workshop featuring sessions on source reduction and pollution prevention strategies implemented by Tribes and tribal entities to reduce the use of energy, water, and toxic cleaning chemicals; improve purchasing practices; and decrease greenhouse gas emissions and waste products.

Register online.

September 1-3, 2015
Golden, Colorado
DOE Colorado Commercial-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is presenting an interactive workshop that will walk participants through the process for developing commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands. The third in a series of tribal renewable energy development and financing workshops DOE is offering this summer, this workshop offers Tribes interested in developing commercial-scale projects a unique opportunity to learn from renewable energy project experts, get hands-on experience using technology resource assessment tools, explore project case studies, and hear about lessons learned from other Tribes. Workshop participants will learn about the five steps necessary to develop and finance commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands. The workshop is designed exclusively for, and limited to, elected tribal leaders, tribal executives, and tribal staff. This workshop will feature a tour of the lab.

RSVP to secure your spot by emailing tribalworkshops@nrel.gov or calling 303-275-3005.

September 2-4, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
EPA/ICMA 2015 Brownfields Conference Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association, the 2015 Brownfields Conference is a three-day conference focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. The conference has educational sessions with expert speakers, networking and business development opportunities, and mobile activities.

Register online.

September 3, 2015
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Alaska The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE) is hosting a webinar on Alaska impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Guest speaker is Sarah Trainor, Director of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.

Register online.

September 9-13, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
10th Annual North American Passive House Conference Hosted by Passive House Institute US, this five-day conference will target both multifamily and single family housing design, engineering, and development along with Passive House certification.

September 24-25, 2015
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
National Tribal Energy Summit 2015 Energy security is of particular concern in many Native American communities, despite the ample resource potential that exists on Indian lands. Charged with promoting the well-being of current and future generations, tribal councils face unique and pressing challenges related to energy self-sufficiency and climate preparedness. To address these challenges, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is participating in a National Tribal Energy Summit September 24–25, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The National Summit supports the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to assist tribal efforts to enhance energy security, increase community resiliency, and cultivate a sustainable energy future.

Additional details about the location and how to register will be provided in the coming weeks. In the meantime, questions may be directed to Ana M. Han or 202-586-9820. 

September 30, 2015
Online
DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series: Working with Utilities: Effective Paths for Tribal Governments 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.

Register online.

September 30, 2015 -
October 2, 2015
Billings, Montana
NCAT Harvesting Clean Energy The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is hosting the 14th Annual Harvesting Clean Energy Conference to help advance rural economic development through clean energy development and to maximize the profits by practicing good stewardship.

Register online.

October 1, 2015
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Midwest The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE) is hosting a webinar on Midwest impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Guest speaker is Sara Pryor, atmospheric scientist.

Register online.

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.

Register online.

November 5, 2015
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Hawaii & Pacific Islands The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative is hosting a webinar on Hawaii and Pacific Islands impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Speakers include Jo-Ann Leong and Victoria Keener. The webinar runs from 1-2:30 Mountain Time.

Register online.

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.

Register online.

December 3, 2015
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Great Plains The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative is hosting a webinar on the Great Plains impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Guest speaker includes Bull Bennett.

Register online.

December 3-4, 2015
Palm Springs, California
Tribal Financial Management Symposium The 3rd Annual Tribal Financial Management Symposium is a two-day event will focus on one of the most important aspects of a tribe's financial management. Attendees will learn about the state of the economy, building a financial constitution, both long- and short-term investments, alternative investment options, and much more.

Register online.

January 7, 2016
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Southwest The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative is hosting a webinar on Southwest impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production. Guest speaker is Hilda Blanco.

Register online.

February 4, 2016
Online
DOE Regional Climate Change Impact Webinar Series: Northwest The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Minorities in Energy Initiative is hosting a webinar on Southwest impacts of climate change on minority and tribal communities featuring presentations by nationally recognized policymakers, researchers, and educators. Speakers will highlight growing opportunities for workforce development, clean energy advancement, and increases in domestic energy production.

Register online.