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EBA Annual Meeting & Conference

2014-04-08 08:00:00 2014-04-09 22:00:00 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference- EBA **For a full listing of events visit April 8-9, 2014 Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC EBA - Energy Bar Association
Dates:  Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 8:00am to Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:00pm
Location:  April 8-9, 2014 Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC

Conference Overview

The challenges of generating and delivering energy securely are changing. From extreme weather events and concerns of climate change, to physical and cyber attacks, electric utilities and pipelines face risks of increasing frequency and severity, while an increasing number of energy consumers are producing their own electricity. The Energy Bar Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference will provide two full days of discussions focused on the legal issues that stem from these changes. Day One will feature our keynote speaker, Ambassador R. James Woolsey (Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Former Director of Central Intelligence), who will discuss energy and national security, followed by panels examining how our energy industry will evolve by the year 2025 and exploring the pace of permitting new energy infrastructure in the U.S. Day Two will feature panels exploring the challenges of preserving energy infrastructure security and resiliency and providing an update on the latest efforts to improve gas-electric coordination. Breakout session panels will cover a wide variety of topics. From distributed generation to oil pipelines, from energy trading enforcement to hydropower, every energy lawyer will gain something informative for his or her practice. And don't miss the networking opportunities, from receptions and coffee breaks to lunch and the Annual Meeting Dinner. We look forward to seeing you in April!


Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – 8:30 am

Keynote Speaker:  Ambassador R. James Woolsey, Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies Former Director of Central Intelligence Agency (1993-95). 

Tuesday Luncheon Speaker:  Frank Sesno, Internationally recognized journalist and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University.

Wednesday Luncheon Speaker:  Patrick J. McCormick III, Republican Chief Counsel, Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, United States Senate

Closing Night Entertainment:  The Capitol Steps



For more information about Ambassador Woolsey visit:

Please link on each session for a detailed description and speakers.   Complete seminar descriptions and speakers available here.

General Sessions

I:  The Energy Industry 2025: Rise of the You-tility?

II: Too Fast or Too Slow? Politics and the Pace of Permitting U.S. Energy Infrastructure

Concurrent Sessions:

Networking Events:  Administrative Law Judge Reception – 5:30-7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

General Sessions

I:  Infrastructure Security and Resiliency

        II: Gas-Electric Coordination:  Where are we now?


EBA Business Meeting and Board Elections

Annual Meeting Reception and Dinner – 5:30 – 9:00 pm



Overflow Rooms
Overflow sleeping rooms are available at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel under the "EBA Room" block for $279 per night.  Please make your reservations by contacting the hotel directly:  The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20036-4301, (202) 347-3000.  Or make your reservation online at:

EBA has reserved a block of sleeping rooms at the conference hotel, Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington DC.  The room rate of $325 per night.  Hotel reservations may be made online at:

Sponsorship Details

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Registration Fees & Information (Online Registration is now closed, however you may register on-site at the meeting.)



                     Private                                    Government/Student

Regular Fee          $1,050                                             $450

Non-Member        $1,275                                              $550



                   Private                                     Government/Student

Regular Fee          $650                                                 $300

Non-Member        $900                                                  $330