2018 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference

2018-05-07 08:00:00 2018-05-08 17:15:00 America/New_York 2018 EBA Annual Meeting & Conference- EBA Join EBA for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference. Check the website for updates: eba-net.org/EBA2018AnnualMeeting **For a full listing of events visit http://eba-net.org/calendar Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 999 Ninth St, NW, Washington, DC EBA - Energy Bar Association admin@eba-net.org
Dates:  Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8:00am to Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:15pm
Location:  Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 999 Ninth St, NW, Washington, DC


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Conference Menu

Program Overview
Conference Brochure - download PDF
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

Program Overview

Mark your calendar for the Energy Bar Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference! The May7-8th event will provide two full days of discussions focused on the legal issues related to 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 Annual Meeting welcomes 600 attendees and is approved for approximately 10-15 hours of MCLE credit, and an additional 1.5 hours of ethics credit.

Sponsorships and Exhibiting

Please visit the 2018 Marketing Opportunities page for information about sponsorships and exhibiting.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

Pending approval for 10-15 hours of MCLE credit, and an additional 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 EBA-CLE@eba-net.org. 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.


Monday, May 7, 2018


Monday, May 7, 2018


Monday, May 7, 2018

8:00 am - 6:00 pm



8:00 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast & Exhibits


9:15 am - 10:30 am

Opening Welcome and General Session
Robert A. Weishaar, Jr., President, Energy Bar Association

General Session: CEO Roundtable; Oil and Gas


10:30 am - 11:00 am 

Coffee Break


11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Session A: Why Diversity is Good for Business


Concurrent Session B: Transmission ROE


12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

VIP Recognition and Luncheon Speaker




2:00 PM - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions A: New Tax Law and its Impact on Rates


Concurrent Session B: Energy M&A (electric-focused)


3:15pm – 3:45 pm

Coffee Break


3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Concurrent Session A:  EPA/Clean Water Act


Concurrent Session B:  Enforcement


5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Special Event:  CFEBA Annual Fundraising Gala "Light & Hope for Puerto Rico"

The CFEBA Annual Fundraising Gala, will be held on May 7, 2018 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington DC, immediately following the first day of the EBA Annual Meeting and Conference. 

Gala Attire:  Business or Festive

*Separate registration required.

For information visit: http://eba-net.org/2018-cfeba-annual-gala-light-hope-puerto-rico




Tuesday, May 8, 2018

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

9:00 am - 10:30 am

General Session:  State Commissioners Panel

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break and "Committee Huddle"

During this break, stop by and visit with leaders of EBA's various committees.  Learn about the goals of each committee and how you can volunteer to help.  Its a great time to mingle and volunteer!

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Concurrent Session A: Environmental Justice/Development on and Near Tribal Lands


Concurrent Session B:  Financial Transactions and Hedging in Energy Industry

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

LUNCHEON - Annual Meeting and Session

EBA Annual Meeting and Luncheon Speaker
During the luncheon, the Energy Bar Association will conduct its annual business meeting including the association elections and recognize EBA leadership.

2:00 PM - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Session A: Antitrust Litigation in Energy Industry


Concurrent Session B:  Ethical [and Other] Issues Posed by Whistleblowers in Internal Investigations [& Compliance Programs]

3:15 pm – 3:45pm

Coffee Break – EBA TED TALK

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing General Session: FERC Former Commissioners Panel

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm                EBA Committee Leadership Orientation




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 reserved a room block at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel.  To make your reservation visit:  https://aws.passkey.com/e/49485728

Parking & Transportation Information

Information about daily parking rates and metro transit information are available here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/wasrb-renaissance-washington-dc-downtown-hotel/

Registration Fees

Unless otherwise noted, registration fees includes two days of programming, meals, networking breaks, and meeting handouts.
 Conference Registration Rates:

Member Early Bird    
(Until April 13, 2018)

Member Non-Member
Private Sector $985 $1035 $1275
Gov't/Student/Academic $475 $510 $600


NOT YET A Member? 

The early bird discount registration rate plus EBA Membership dues = LESS than the non-member rate.  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 

2018 Annual Meeting Registration Form

2018 Annual Meeting Registration Form - COMING SOON

To learn more, please contact:

Please contact EBA,  (202) 223-5625 or by email at Mary@eba-net.org.

Conference Policies

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS APRIL 13, 2018. Conference registrations will only be accepted when accompanied by a check, money order, government purchase order/training form or credit card information and may be limited by the capacity of the facilities. Registrations will not be held without payment.

Dress Attire: 

Attire for the conference is business.  Attire for the CFEBA Gala is business attire or festive. 

Special Accommodations: 

Persons in need of special accommodation should inquire with Lisa Levine, Executive Director, llevine@eba-net.org at the EBA office.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation request to the Energy Bar Association, 2000 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 by April 15, 2018 or by sending a written cancellation request by email to Marlo at marlo@eba-net.org.   Please be advised that there is a $50 administrative fee for cancellations.  No refunds will be given after April 15, 2018.  The cancellation policy also applies to registrations that are received and accepted after the deadline date.  (If cancellation is requested after deadline and accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee).  Substitutions are acceptable at any time (non-members substituting for members will be charged the difference between member and non-member fees). 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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