2017 Annual Meeting
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We hope we’ll see you November 10-11! Below, you’ll find out more about our sessions, keynote speaker, and registration information.
Friday, November 10
|10:30 a.m.||Training: Tell Your Story of Self|
|1:00||Annual Meeting of the Membership|
|6:00||Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council Cowboy Supper|
|8:00||Theatre of the West|
Saturday, November 11
|8:00 a.m.||Registration opens|
|9:00-10:00||Jobs v. the Environment: A False Choice|
|10:15-11:15||Keynote Speech: Tyson Slocum|
|1:15-2:15||Making Clean Energy Accessible to All|
|2:30-3:00||Honoring the Past: Northern Plains History Project|
|3:00-4:00||How to Talk About Climate Change|
|4:00-5:00||What’s the Dirt on the Stuff Under Our Feet?|
|5:45||SECTION ONE OF SILENT AUCTION CLOSES|
|6:00||Northern Plains Rendezvous begins
|7:30||SECTION TWO OF SILENT AUCTION CLOSES|
|7:45||Annual Meeting closing ceremony|
Keynote speaker a clean energy advocate for all
Tyson Slocum is director of Public Citizen’s Energy Program, covering climate change, coal, oil, fracking, nuclear energy, renewables, and commodity market oversight. He advocates for decentralized, affordable renewable energy for working families.
Tyson has expertise on federal subsidies for the energy sector and promotes refocusing such incentives away from the nuclear, oil, and coal industries toward rooftop solar and wind energy, energy efficiency, and mass transit.
He also works with federal legislative efforts to address climate change, particularly the impact such programs will have on the ability of moderate- and low-income households to afford access to sustainable energy.
Tyson is the author of numerous reports on these subjects and has presented his findings in testimony before Congress. Tyson is a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland Honors College, where he teaches energy and climate policy. He appears regularly in print and on radio and television shows, including on PBS NewsHour, The Colbert Report, MSNBC, Fox News and CNBC. He also serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee.