2019 Mid-Year Energy Forum


Forum Program Overview

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tuesday, October 15, 2019 

11:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration All Day

11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Regional Chapter Caucus - All are welcome

Stop by and learn what your regional chapter is doing to provide you with outstanding membership benefits, meet others from your chapter and consider raising your hand to volunteer. 

12:00 pm -1:00 pm  Special Events:

New Member Meet Up

In-House Counsel Meet Up

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Opening Welcome and General Session

Schneider,_Jon_2019    Jonathan Schneider, President, EBA                                                                            





General Session:  

2:30pm – 2:45 pm:  Coffee Break

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2:45pm - 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Session A: 

Session B: 

4:00pm – 4:15 pm:  Coffee Break

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm:  Concurrent Sessions

Session A:

Session B: 

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Special Event: 

DSC_0124_v2 2019 Honorable Chief Judge Curtis L.Wagner Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) Reception 

* Separate Ticket Required

The Honorable Chief Judge Curtis L. Wagner, Jr., ALJ Reception is hosted by the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal, a not-for-profit corporation established by the Energy Bar Association (EBA).  The mission of the Foundation is to promote understanding of energy law through various activities such as funding and publishing the Energy Law Journal.

Location: Offices of Greenberg Traurig, 2101 L Street, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:00 am - 5:00 pm:  Registration Open All Day

7:30 am- 8:30 am:  Special Event: Women In Energy Breakfast

EBA will host the 4rd Annual Women in Energy BreakfastThe breakfast is included in the Forum registration but a separate RSVP is required to attend as space is limited. 

8:00 am - 9:00 am:  Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

9:00 am - 10:30 am:  General Session:

10:30 am - 11:00 am:  Coffee Break

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm:  Concurrent Sessions

Session A: Ethics Session:

Session B: 

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Luncheon 

Presentation of the Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award


2:00 PM - 3:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions

Session A: 

Session B: 

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm: Coffee Break 

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3:45 pm - 5:15 pm: Closing General Session:

5:45 pm - 8:30 pm - Special Event: Closing Reception and Celebration Dinner, 

Don't miss this last chance to visit with colleagues and new friends during this lively dinner which is always a crowd favorite!  Your full conference registration includes dinner.  For those only interested in attending the dinner, separate tickets are available for purchase.

The Mid-Year Energy Forum's Closing Celebration Dinner will feature a speaker as the closing night entertainment.The Closing Dinner and Reception is a great opportunity to "mix and mingle" in an informal setting with the Commissioners and fellow EBA members.

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Speaker_iconAbout the Speakers

EBA is pleased to present an outstanding, experienced line-up of panel and general session speakers.  Learn more about them by viewing the Speaker Biographies

networkofpeopleSpecial Events

Tuesday, Oct 15 - Regional Chapter Caucus

Tuesday, Oct 15 - New Member Meet Up  and In House Counsel Meet Up

Tuesday, Oct 15  - Honorable Chief Judge Curtis L. Wagner ALJ Reception

Wednesday, Oct 16 - Women In Energy Breakfast

Wednesday, Oct 16 - Closing Reception and Celebration Dinne


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

hotelHotel Information

EBA has reserved a room block at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel for $____ per night. The block cut off is September 20th. Please reserve your room soon. To make your reservation visit: https://book.passkey.com/go/EBAMeeting18 

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/

cleapprovedContinuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

Pending approval for 6-10 hours of MCLE credit, and an additional 1 hour of ethics credit.  EBA has applied to the following states for MCLE and ethics, when appropriate: CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MN, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, VA, 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

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feesRegistration Fees*

Registration fees include meals, Women In Energy Breakfast with RSVP and the Closing Reception and Dinner with RSVP, networking breaks, conference material and MCLE credit. Early bird registration fees end September 25.


Register Online


Registration Types

  Early Member Rate  

By September 25

  Member Rate  

  Nonmember Rate  





Energy Professional




Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Attorney  




Young Lawyer









Attorney/Energy Professional employed at government or academic institution.




Multi-Registration Discount

Applies to EBA Private Attorney members only. Register 3 or more at $885, and additional registrations will be $595. Email rkelly@eba-net.org for details.




Closing Dinner Only Ticket

Click here to purchase tickets.





Click here to register online.

To pay by check, download and complete a REGISTRATION FORM (coming soon). Mail form and payment to: EBA, 2000 M St. NW, Suite 715, Washington, DC 20036. 

policy_iconConference Policies

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS September 25, 2019. 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. 

Special Accommodations

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

Cancellation AND REFUND Policy

Cancellations submitted by October 1, 2019 will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. Our policy is to not approve refund requests submitted after Oct 1, 2019, however we will review and consider these requests case by case post conference. If approved, cancellation requests submitted after the deadline will be charged a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions can be made at any time (difference between member/non-member fees apply). ALL refunds are processed post conference. 

Submit written cancellation requests to the Energy Bar Association, 2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 715 Washington, DC 20036 by October 1, or by sending a written cancellation request by email to llevine@eba-net.org. 


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.

championSponsorships and Exhibiting

Please visit the 2019 Marketing Opportunities page for information about sponsorships and exhibiting. For information on sponsoring and exhibiting please contact: Jordan Weiss, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, JWeiss@EBA-Net.org 

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 llevine@eba-net.org.


The Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) is committed to the goals of fostering an inclusive and diverse membership and increasing diversity across all levels of the Association.  Attorneys and energy professionals in the energy field are welcome to join our ranks, regardless of race, creed, color, gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientation, family and marital status (including pregnancy), family responsibilities, religion, national origin, age, personal appearance, political affiliation, veterans status, disability, source of income (government, solo, corporate, firm practice), or place of residence or business (geographic diversity) and are encouraged to become active participants in the Association’s activities.


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