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2017 EBA Mid-Year Energy Forum

2017-10-16 12:00:00 2017-10-17 20:30:00 America/New_York 2017 EBA Mid-Year Energy Forum- EBA EBA's Mid-Year Energy Forum, Washington DC **For a full listing of events visit Renaissance Downtown Hotel 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, DC 20001 EBA - Energy Bar Association
Dates:  Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:30pm
Location:  Renaissance Downtown Hotel 999 Ninth Street NW Washington, DC 20001

Program Overview

The Energy Bar Association's 2017 Mid-Year Energy Forum brings together a day and one-half of top level sessions on all aspects of energy law. Attendees will include attorneys, non-attorney professionals, and students active in all areas of energy law, including antitrust, international energy transactions, legislation and regulatory reform, electric utility regulation, alternative dispute resolution, finance and transactions, and environment and public lands at federal, state, and international levels. Each year, the EBA Mid-Year Energy Forum welcomes 400 attendees and will be approved for  MCLE credit and ethics credit.

Conference Brochure (PDF)- check back in July

Sponsorships and Exhibiting

Please visit the 2017 Marketing Opportunities page for information about sponsorships and exhibiting.

Conference Agenda Overview

Monday, October 16, 2017 - Session details coming soon

Noon - 6:00 pm


1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Opening Welcome - Note new start time for 2017!

1:15 pm- 2:15 pm

General Session:

2:15 -2:30  pm 

Health & Networking Break

2:30- 3:45 pm

Concurrent Session A:


Concurrent Session B:

3:45 - 4:15 pm

Health & Networking Break

4:15- 5:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions A:


Concurrent Session B:

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Special Event:  The Honorable Chief Judge Curtis J. Wagner Jr Administrative Law Judges Reception

Proceeds support development and publication of the Energy Law Journal.

Separate registration required. For information, visit:  2017 ALJ Reception


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


7:30 am – 8:30 am

Special Event:  Women In Energy Breakfast * *RSVP Required

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

9:00 am - 10:30 am

General Session: 

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Health & Networking Break

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Session A: 


Concurrent Session B: 

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm


2:15 PM - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Session A:


Concurrent Session B:  

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Health & Networking Break

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



5:45 - 8:30 pm






Closing General Session:   


Special Event:   Closing Celebration Dinner with FERC Commissioners

This year's Mid-Year Energy Forum Dinner will featuring lively entertainment by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioners, and will celebrate 40 years of FERC.  This is a "not to be missed" special event dinner. 

Tickets may be purchased separately.  Further details, coming soon.


Special Events

The Honorable Chief Judge Curtis J. Wagner, Jr. Administrative Law Judges Reception - Proceeds support development and publication of the Energy Law Journal. Separate Registration Fee

Monday, October 16, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm, hosted by Duane Morris LLP

Women in Energy Breakfast:  **Special breakfast for women in the energy law practice to enjoy networking.  RSVP Required.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:30 am

►Closing Celebration Dinner:  This year's Closing Dinner will feature lively entertainment by the Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and will celebrate 40 years of FERC.  Separate Ticket Pricing Available

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5:45-8:30 pm, Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St, NW, Washington, DC

Conference Location

The conference will be at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel. Click here to open in Google Maps.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Hotel Information

EBA has secured a block of sleeping rooms at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel at the rate of $329 single/double occupancy.  The room block cut-off is September 20, 2017.  To make your reservation, follow this link or call  (202) 898-9000.

Parking & Transportation Information

Information about daily parking rates and metro transit information are available here:

Registration Fees

2017 Mid-Year Energy Forum Conference Brochure  - available in July
Unless otherwise noted, registration fees includes lunch, networking breaks, WiFi and and meeting handouts.

Type of Registration Early Bird (until 9/29/17) Regular Non-Member
Private (Dinner NOT Included)  $                   750  $               800  $           950
Private - Value Registration (Includes Dinner)  $                   875  $               900  $        1,050
Private - Multi Registration Discount (5 and beyond)* $                    590  $               590            N/A
Gov’t/Academic (Dinner NOT Included)  $                   415  $               485  $           595
Gov"t/Academic  - Value Registration (Includes Dinner)  $                   525  $               585  $           695
ALJ Reception Individual Tickets:      
                             Non-Government    $                  80               $80
                            Government/Students    $                  30               $30
Closing Celebration Dinner (dinner only ticket)    $                150  $           150

NEW -  Multi Registration Discount*

For firms registering 5  people or more, at the same time, EBA will provide you a group discount of $590 per person for person 5 and beyond.  This registration does not include the closing dinner and registration must be done using the PDF registration form by mail or fax.  This discount can not be applied to online registrations.  * Applies to Private and Energy Professional members only.  All attendees in the group must be members. 

NOT YET A Member?

Consider joining EBA now and get member discount on registration. You must purchase your membership first to receive the member registration fee when you register.  Click on the following link for membership information: Join EBA today and save! 

Three Ways to Register:

  1. Online: Register Now
  2. Fax your completed registration form with payment to EBA: (202) 833-5596
  3. Mail your registration form and payment to EBA, 2000 M St. NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036 

EBA's Mid-Year Energy Forum conference pre-registration closes on October 9.  Thereafter, registrations can only be taken on-site at the conference.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

Pending approval for 10-12 hours of MCLE credit, and an additional 1.0-1.5 hours of ethics credit.  EBA has applied to the following states for MCLE and ethics, when appropriate:  AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MN, MO, OH, OK, TX, VA, WA, WI.  MCLE accreditation has been (or will be) requested from states with general MCLE requirements. Each state has its own rules and regulations regarding "CLE".For questions on CLE email TO ASSURE ACCREDITATION, THE NECESSARY CLE INFORMATION MUST APPEAR ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM. IF THIS INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE RECEIPT OF CREDIT.  ONLY REGISTERED ATTENDEES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CLE.

To learn more, please contact:

Please contact EBA,  (202) 223-5625 or by email at

Dress Attire

Attire for the conference is smart business casual. 

Special Accommodations

Persons in need of special accommodation should inquire with Lisa Levine, Executive Director, at the EBA office.

EBA Hardship Policy

EBA offers eligible student, government, and academic members discounts on the rates for most EBA programs which carry CLE credits, including EBA's annual and mid-year meetings. EBA will, on a case-by-case basis, consider requests from members to attend EBA programs at discounted rates.  Discount requests must be made to EBA's office at least fifteen days prior to the close of regular registration for the program in question.  Requests will be considered by EBA if timely and complete.  Discount requests must demonstrate a substantial financial hardship. Please submit your request to

Cancellation and Refund Policy

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS September 29, 2017No registration fee refunds will be granted for cancellations received after October 2, 2017.  In order to receive a refund (less $75 administrative fee), the EBA must receive your written notice of cancellation by October 2, 2017.  Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute for the entire program. Substitutions may be made at any time including on-site registration (non-members substituting for members will be charged the difference between member and non-member fees).  EBA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Send cancellation request in writing to: EBA, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 715, Washington,  DC 20036, or by email to Marlo Brown Carpenter at Please note that regardless of the date the cancellation notice is received, no refunds will be processed until after the program.


By registering for this conference, you authorize EBA the right to use any photographs taken of you during the course of the conference. Photographs may be used in promotional materials or stories that appear in professional publications and websites.

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