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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April 22-23, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tribes and the New Energy Economy Conference Hosted by the COTA Holdings, this two-day conference brings tribes, government, and industry together to discuss the new energy economy. Attendees will hear speakers from the U.S. Department of Interiors' Indian Affairs, Southern Ute Tribe, and more. Registration fee is $350 before March 13.

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April 23, 2015
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webcast: Portfolio Manager Office Hours, Focus Topic: Responding to a Data Request Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR, this is a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA in an open forum. The hosts will plan to spend the first 20-30 minutes of each session discussing a specific focus topic. The remaining hour will be used to answer any questions you have about Portfolio Manager. This webinar is from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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April 23, 2015
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USDA Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Webinar for Tribes Hosted by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, this webinar will cover details on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) established in the 2014 Farm Bill. It will specifically discuss the implications of ACEP for tribes and tribal owners. The webinar runs from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time.

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April 28, 2015
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webcast: Portfolio Manager 101 Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR, this webinar will introduce and demonstrate the EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to navigate the new Portfolio Manager, add a property and enter details about it, enter energy and water consumption data, and more. This webinar runs from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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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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April 29, 2015
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webcast: Portfolio Manager 201 This webinar continues on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn the more advanced functionalities, such as managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time, using spreadsheet templates to update property data, setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties, generating and using custom reports, and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist. This webinar runs from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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April 30, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Solar Energy Workshop The Alaska Solar Energy Workshop is a forum to exchange ideas and information about best practices, performance of systems in the arctic, project development and financing, and lessons learned about solar energy. Attendees will explore the uses and benefits of solar energy.

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April 30, 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 Daylight Time.

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April 30, 2015
Online
DOE TAP Webinar: Benchmarking Data Cleansing: A Rite of Passage Along the Benchmarking Journey Hosted by DOE’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP), this webinar will train analysts, energy planners, and community officials on the principles used for identifying potential problems associated with benchmarking data, and a methodology for cleaning the data prior to analysis. This training session is intended for cities, communities, schools, and states that have implemented an internal or community-wide building benchmarking program and are working to better understand energy use trends and design targeted and effective energy efficiency programs. This webinar runs from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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April 30, 2015
Online
Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network Webinar: Community-Based Sea Level Rise Projections Washington Sea Grant has partnered with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and Adaptation International to develop local sea level rise projections and sea level scenario maps for the Jamestown S'Klallam community. The assessments are being used to identify tribal areas or resources that are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise and priority adaptation actions and are already being integrated into long-term community planning. This webinar will present a process for developing community-based sea level rise projections and facilitating their use. It runs from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Daylight 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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May 27-29, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
2015 Better Buildings Summit The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcase solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20% over the next ten years. This Summit is designed for partners and stakeholders to exchange best practices and highlight demonstrated market solutions with an equal emphasis on discussing future opportunities for greater energy efficiency in America’s homes and buildings.

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May 31, 2015 -
June 5, 2015
Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Green Business Development in Indian Country Hosted by Trees, Water, and People, this five-day course is based on the Indianpreneurship curriculum developed by Our Native Business Network. The workshop walks attendees through the process of creating a draft business plan, a start-up budget, and an operating budget. Tuition is $1,000.

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June 8-11, 2015
North Bend, Oregon
2015 National Indian Timber Symposium The Intertribal Timber Council is hosting the Annual National Indian Timber Symposium to facilitate communication from the perspective of Tribes, the BIA, private industry, legislative bodies, and academia on issues and concerns of current forestry management practices.

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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 15-18, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
RES D.C. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is hosting Reservation Economic Summit (RES), a four-day event that provides Native American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to be successful. Early bird registration ends April 24, 2015.

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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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June 29, 2015 -
July 1, 2015
Boulder, Colorado
Rising Voices 3: Learning and Doing - Education and Adaptation through Diverse Ways of Knowing The Rising Voices workshop, in collaboration with the Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership, will cover how to improve methods of incorporating resilience and cultural values explicitly in future planning programs. Attendees will hear about scientific-indigenous partnerships in response to climate variability and change, education curricula and student engagement on climate issues, and ways to further a more inclusive understanding of natural resources and ecosystem services.

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July 28, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tribal Leader Forum on Tribal Energy and Economic Development: Tribal Utility Formation The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting the 11th in a series of planned strategic energy development forums for tribal leaders and interested staff on “Tribal Energy and Economic Development: Tribal Utility Formation.” The forum will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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 17-18, 2015
Seattle, Washington
Energy Exports in the Northwest The Law Seminars International is hosting a two-day conference covering different energy topics, including air quality initiatives, federal regulatory structure, NEPA, role of tribes in the process and more.

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August 17-20, 2015
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
2015 Tribal Lands and Environment Forum The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) are hosting the annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum. The four-day forum will feature special trainings, field trips, and breakout sessions focused on tribal water programs.

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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 2-4, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
2015 Brownfields Conference The 2015 Brownsfield 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.

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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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