6th Annual Energy & Environment Symposium

Registration Open!

Early Bird rates now available.

April 18-19, 2018

Grand River Medical Center Conference Facility
501 Airport Road
Rifle, CO 81650

Registration (Early Bird Rates end 2/20/18):
Early Bird - Governement Rate: $105
Early Bird - Non-Government:  $225

Join us for the 6th Annual Energy & Environment Symposium April 18-19, 2018. This popular event was attended by 220 of your peers last year and provides oil and gas education developed specifically for Colorado's county and municipal officials. Come join the discussion and engage our expert speakers.

Our target audience includes those who navigate energy industry issues on behalf of local governments including municipal and county planners, city and county elected officials and managers, finance officers, and other local leaders and consultants to local government.

A Few of Our Program Topics...

  • County and state mineral revenue projections
  • Global and Colorado energy market: pricing, production and demand forecasts
  • Oil & gas development in the urban landscape:
  • Regulatory controls at state and local levels
  • Anatomy of citizen activism: priority issues, financing and organization
  • Survey Says! Pew Research Center analysis of public views on energy and climate issues in the United States and around the world
  • Field trip to an active drilling and fracking site
  • Anatomy well pad infrastructure: What is all that stuff?
  • Bradenhead, Flowline, Separator, Surface Casing...
  • Air Quality impacts of oil & gas extraction and production
  • Legal landscape for local versus state control of oil & gas
  • Elasticity of local economic impacts of oil and gas during price and production surges and slumps
  • The shifting federal land, mineral, and environmental regulatory/policy landscape
  • What we know and don't know about the health and environmental impacts of O&G operations
  • When the well runs dry: Regulatory oversight for plugging and abandoning nonproductive wells
  • State agency alphabet soup: Executive Director updates and Q&A from COGCC, DOLA, CDPHE, APCD, DNR
  • Industry Innovations: Best mitigation practices local governments can require to minimize nuisance impacts
  • Back by popular demand! Opening night Steak Fry in the Gas Patch
  • Networking event on a cattle ranch out in the gas patch

We look forward to seeing you April 18 & 19 in Rifle!

Scholarships for local government representatives are available. Contact Garfield County oil and gas liaison Kirby Wynn immediately at or (970) 625-5905 for more information.

CLICK HERE for more information and to REGISTER


Kirby Wynn, on behalf of Garfield County Commissioners and Colorado Mesa University



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