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2016 Energy and Water Executive Forum

August 31 - September 02, 2016
The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Featured Speakers

CoBank presents its

2016 Energy and Water Executive Forum

An Outstanding Program

CoBank’s 2016 Energy and Water Executive Forum will bring together some of the nation’s leading experts on the economy, renewable energy, policy and politics. Through a series of thought-provoking and informative sessions, the leaders of America’s rural energy and water providers will gain invaluable insight into the current economic climate of our nation and our industry as well as a glimpse into their futures. Participants will leave the forum with knowledge they can immediately put to work in both their professional and personal lives.


Tom Halverson ~ President and Chief Executive Officer, CoBank
Rick Allen ~ Director, Oil and Gas Consulting Services, S&P Global Platts
David Bissell ~ President and Chief Executive Officer, Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative
Donna Brazile ~ Democratic Political Strategist and Commentator
Jay Famiglietti ~ Hydrologist, UC Irvine Professor and JPL Senior Water Scientist
John Hewa ~ Chief Executive Officer, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Alexander Kliment ~ Director of Emerging Markets Strategy, The Eurasia Group
Amory Lovins ~ Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
Ana Navarro ~ Republican Political Strategist and Commentator
Darron Scott ~ President and Chief Executive Officer, Kodiak Electric Association
Matthew Slaughter ~ Dean, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

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. Nights in the Colorado Rockies can be cool, so you may want to bring a jacket or sweater. For outdoor activities, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.

The Broadmoor requires that all guests are properly attired while on their championship golf courses. Men are required to wear a shirt with a collar. Ladies are required to wear a blouse with a collar or sleeves. Ladies’ and men’s shorts are to be a Bermuda length. Soft spikes are required.


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