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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October 26-31, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
NCAI 71st Annual Convention Save the date for the National Congress of American Indians 71st Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

For the latest information, visit the event Web page.

November 3-6, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
Climate, Conservation, and Community in Alaska and Northwest Canada Conference Hosted by Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) and Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC), this three-day conference will provide an opportunity for resource managers, scientists, and other stakeholders to highlight scientific progress to date, reflect on what has been learned, identify opportunities to increase our capacity and effectiveness, and develop strategic synergy for future work.

Register online.

November 4-6, 2014
Green Bay, Wisconsin
HUD Environmental Review The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentā€™s (HUD's) Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (EWONAP), in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center, is presenting an Environmental Review Training. Environmental review allows tribal government and other stakeholders to identify and evaluate alternative project sites and designs that can mitigate adverse impacts and/or lower long-term maintenance costs. In addition to providing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) overview, the workshop will cover procedural mechanics, HUD monitoring, and more.

Register online.

November 4, 2014
Online
EPA Innovative Financing for Green Infrastructure Webinar Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this webinar will cover the steps to finance green infrastructure projects. Attendees will hear from Jennifer Cotting, research associate for Green Infrastructure; Deron Muehring, civil engineer for the City of Dubuque; and Lori Beary, SRF Coordinator for the Iowa Finance Authority. The webinar is from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Register online.

November 4-6, 2014
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development The 2nd Annual International Conference will tackle the difficulties linked to the evaluation of climate change and development. Attendees will hear new and innovative ways to create an enabling environment for the demand and use of climate change and development evaluation in order to improve policy making.

Register online.

November 5-7, 2014
Scottsdale, Arizona
AIGA Southwest Gaming Expo Hosted by the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), this conference will have interactive discussion panels, forums featuring tribal leadership, and more.

Register online.

November 13-15, 2014
Orlando, Florida
AISES National Conference Save the date for the 2014 American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida.

Register online.

November 18, 2014
Online
EPA Measuring Up: How to Track and Evaluate Local Sustainability Projects The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Local Climate and Energy program is pleased to invite you to a webinar on measuring and evaluating the results of local climate, energy, and sustainability projects. Measuring, evaluating, and reporting on progress is an important part of local sustainability projects and programs. Tracking and analyzing results can help local entities assess program performance and success, identify specific areas for improvement or expansion, and make informed decisions about future actions. Attendees will hear from two EPA speakers, Emma Zinsmeister and Ted Cochin, and Alex Ramel, Energy and Policy Director from Sustainable Communities. The webinar is from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Register for the webinar.

November 18, 2014
online
Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment Webinar Hosted by the Landscape Conservation Cooperative, this webinar will cover the vulnerability of natural resources to climate change and how to coordinate responses for ecosystems, species and human communities. This webinar is from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Register online.

November 20, 2014
Online
NPLCC Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Webinar Hosted by the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC) and the Northwest Climate Science Center, this webinar will cover Swinomish Tribal Community's project that focused on the correlation and climate sensitivity of human health and environmental indicators in the Salish Sea. This webinar is from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Register online.

November 20, 2014
Online
CAKEx National Adaptation Webinar Series Hosted by Climate Action Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx), this webinar is on the issues for small agriculture and Indigenous Community/Tribal adaptation with people and groups who are potential collaborators. This webinar is from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Register online.

December 1-5, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
BIA 24th Annual Tribal Providers Conference Hosted by the Alaska Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), this conference will provide opportunities for tribal leaders, native corporations, and rural representatives to connect with federal agencies.

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December 2-4, 2014
Verona, New York
USET Annual Meeting Hosted by the Oneida Indian Nation, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) annual meeting and expo at the Turning Stone Resort.

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December 2, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
AOOS Ocean Acidification Workshop The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is hosting this workshop to bring concerned and/or interested individuals together to hear the latest research, policy implications, community perspectives, and potential impacts along Alaska's coast and oceans.

Register online.

December 2-3, 2014
Eugene, Oregon
UO Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Conference The University of Oregon (UO) will host the 3rd Annual Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Conference and Student Symposium: Environment, Culture and Indigenous Sovereignty in the Americas. The two-day conference will cover decolonized research, cultural values, and historic and current threats to Indigenous Sovereignty.

Register online.

December 3, 2014
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
White House Tribal Nations Conference President Obama will host the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The conference will provide leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Each federally recognized tribe will be invited to send one representative to the conference. Additional details about the conference will be released at a later date.

December 8-11, 2014
Sparks, Nevada
ITCN 49th Annual Conference The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. (ITCN) will be hosting its 49th Annual Convention titled, "Making a Difference for Nevada Tribes." ITCN is a consortia of the 27 tribal communities throughout the state of Nevada. The tribal chairpersons from each community convene each year to hold their annual board meeting. ITCN is also comprised of several state and federally funded programs, such as the; Child Care Development Fund, Native Workforce Development, Administration on Aging, Appellate Court, Head Start, Women Infant & Children, Domestic Violence, Statewide Native American Coalition, Inter-Tribal Emergency Response Commission, and Environmental Protection.

Register online.

December 8-10, 2014
Brunswick, Maine
Wildlife Conservation Society's Training for Climate Adaptation in Conservation The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science are hosting this two-day training for climate adaptation. Attendees will learn how to consider climate change information and identify adaptation actions for conservation planning and activities.

Register online.

December 8-12, 2014
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
ACES Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making Conference A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) is hosting its annual conference that links science, practice, and sustainable decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community from around the United States and the world.

Register online.

December 9-11, 2014
San Diego, California
ITEP Course: Greening Tribal Operations and Facilities Offered by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), this course for employees of federally recognized tribes will provide you with the tools necessary to reduce your waste stream and initiate environmentally sustainable practices in your tribal operations and facilities. Featured presenters include Myla Kelly of the Tribal Pollution Prevention Network and Shannon Judd of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The course will incorporate a variety of small group exercises where attendees will be able to put what they learn to work. Conducted under a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the course is being offered free of charge, and lodging costs will be covered for all selected applicants.

For an application and/or additional details, contact Todd Barnell at todd.barnell@nau.edu.

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.

Register online.

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.

Register online.

January 29-31, 2015
Baltimore , Maryland
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference The New Partners 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."

Register online.

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.

Register online.

February 9-11, 2015
Arlington, Virginia
USET Impact Week Meeting Save the date for Impact Week, hosted by the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET).

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

Register online.

February 23-25, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
NCAI Executive Council Winter Session Save the date for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2015 Executive Council Winter Session.

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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.

Register online.

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

Register online.