9:15 a.m. Registration Opens 
9:50 a.m. Introductions – Jeff Nuttall, Publisher, Bizwest
10:00 a.m. Session I | Regulatory & Safety Updates 

Health and safety remain a top priority for energy companies, regulators and the public. What regulatory changes are energy companies likely to face in 2018, and what are some best practices and case studies that can help shape the industry?

Eric JacobsenSenior Vice President, Extraction Oil & Gas

Julie MurphyExecutive Director, COGCC

Sue CombsPartner, Holland and Hart

Moderated by: Tracee BentleyExecutive Director, Colorado Petroleum Council/API


11:00 a.m. Break: Networking/Exhibitors 
11:15 a.m. Session II | In The Community 

Colorado’s energy sector constitutes a major benefactor to the region’s nonprofits. What is the magnitude of these contributions, what form do they take, and how are the funds used?

Dan HaleyChief Executive Officer, COGA

Ray TschillardDirector, Poudre Learning Center

Bob O’ConnorExecutive Director, Weld Food Bank

Susan FakharzadehPDC Energy/Boys and Girls Club – Chair

Moderated by: Craig RasmusonVice President, Community Relations, SRC Energy Inc.


12:15 p.m. Break: Networking/Exhibitors 
12:30 p.m. Session III | Keynote Speaker 

Ed BuchananSecretary of State, Wyoming

1:30 p.m. Break: Networking/Exhibitors 
1:45 p.m. Session IV | Economic Impact 

Energy production provides millions of dollars to state and local governments and generates $31 billion in total economic impact. How does this money filter into the region’s economy, impacting jobs and income for citizens in a variety of occupations?

Kathleen Staks, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office

Tom ParkoDirector of Planning Services, Weld County

Cathy Shull, Executive Director, Pro 15

Moderated by: Kathleen SgammaPresident, Western Energy Alliance


2:45 p.m. Break: Networking/Exhibitors 
3:00 p.m. Session V | Midstream/Infrastructure 

Colorado’s expanding energy economy requires adequate infrastructure, both in terms of roads and pipelines and companies to provide required services. What is the status the region’s energy infrastructure, and what can midstream providers expect in terms of demand and expansion?

Charles Varnell, Senior Finance Manager Noble Energy

Landon HawkeCommercial Director, DCP Midstream

Bryan McFarland, General Manager – Rockies Midstream, Anadarko

Moderated by: Lee McMainsProfessor, Aims Community College


4:00 p.m. Break: Networking/Exhibitors 
4:15 p.m. Session VI | Innovations & Technology in Energy 

Get an energetic and rapid look at new products, companies and strategies and what’s driving them.

Ron GusekPresident, Liberty Oilfield Services

Mike EberhardChief Operating Officer, SRC Energy

Jon DoucetteTechnology Manager, Rockies, Halliburton

Moderated by: Ken CarlsonDirector, Colorado State University Energy Institute



5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks 
5:20 p.m. Adjourn