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2018 Energy Directors Conference

July 10-12, 2018
Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

CoBank presents its 2018 Energy Directors Conference

An Outstanding Program

CoBank’s 2018 Energy Directors Conference will feature presentations from leading experts on the economy, global trends and challenges, as well as the domestic political environment. Our program is designed to give directors of America’s rural energy cooperatives valuable knowledge, insight and information they can use in their business and personal lives. In addition, please join us for a country western dinner and dancing event on Wednesday evening. 


Tom Halverson ~ President and Chief Executive Officer, CoBank
Margaret Heffernan ~ CEO, Entrepreneur, and Author, The Huffington Post and
Carlos Pascual ~ Senior Vice President, Global Energy, IHS Markit
Jeffrey Rosensweig ~ Global and U.S. Economics Forecaster and Director of the Global Perspectives Program, Emory University
Willis Sparks ~ Director of Global Macro, Eurasia Group
Mike Steep ~ Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology
and Digital Cities

Bob Woodward ~ Legendary Reporter and Associate Editor of the Washington Post

New Director Orientation - July 9-10

New Director Orientation is a day-long program designed for directors of electric cooperatives who have served on their cooperative's board for five years or less. This orientation will familiarize directors with CoBank and provide insights on challenges facing electric cooperative boards. For further details and information on how to register, visit the New Director Orientation tab.

Additional Information

Online registration and hotel information can now be accessed under the Hotel and Registration tabs above. There is no charge to attend the conference beyond your travel and hotel expenses.

For further information, contact CoBank’s Corporate Communications Division by email at

Dress code for this meeting is business casual. You may wish to wear a jacket for dinner, but ties are not required.

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