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Conference Schedule

All times are in Mountain Daylight Time.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

8:00 AMRegistration and Coffee Social Hour
8:15 AMWelcome
Dr. Angie Bos, Dean, School of Public Service, Boise State University
Emcee: Emily Wakild, Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for the Environment and Public Lands, Andrus Center for Public Policy
8:30 AMPanel: The Changing Energy Landscape of the Western Interconnection
Moderator: Dr. Kathy Araujo, Energy Policy Institute
Emily Her, Energy Program Manager, Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy and Mineral Resources
Nancy Hirsh, Executive Director, Northwest Energy Coalition
Stephanie Lenhart, Senior Research Associate, Energy Policy Institute, Associate Research Professor, Boise State University
9:15 AMKeynote Address
Adam Richins, Chief Operating Officer, Idaho Power
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AMPanel: Toward Energy Security and Shared Benefits
Moderator: Justin Hayes, Idaho Conservation League
Wyatt Peterson, Tribal Department of Energy Director, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
Alana Edmo, Energy Resource Coordinator, Shoshone Bannock Tribes
Rebecca Wood, Lincoln County Commissioner
11:45 AMBreak
12:00 PM Lunch & network!
1:30 PMPanel: Optimizing Siting and Transmission
Moderator: Tom Michael, Boise State Public Radio
Peter Gower, Climate and Renewable Energy Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
June Shoemaker, Idaho Associate State Director, Bureau of Land Management
Kristine Raper, Vice President of Strategic Engagement & External Affairs, Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)
2:45 PMBreak
3:00 PMKeynote Address
Janea Scott, senior counselor to Assistant Secretary for Land and Mineral Management, Department of the Interior
4:00 PMBreak
4:15 PMClosing Remarks