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2024 Conference Agenda 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
8:00 am – 4:30 pm     Pre-Conference Sessions
11:30 am – 12:30 pm     Pre-Conference Participant Lunch
9:00 am – 4:30 pm     Exhibitor Setup
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm     Exhibitor Social (open to the public)
   
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
7:00 am     Check-in and Onsite Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am     Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am     Opening Comments and Keynote: Robert Bryce 
7:00 am – 4:30 pm     Exhibitor Showcase Open (closed during general 
   session)
9:30 am     Vendor/Networking Time Begins
    Sponsor Stage Sessions Begin
10:00 am – 11:50 am     Professional Development Sessions
11:30 am - 12:00 pm  
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
  Vendor Lunch
  Participant Lunch/Vendor Networking Time
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm     Professional Development Sessions
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm     Professional Development Sessions
3:00 pm     Ice Cream Social with Sponsors
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm     Closing Keynote Session with Holly Hoffman
  & Grand Prize Drawing
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm     Networking Reception (Exhibit Hall)
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm     Casino Night – Bismarck Hotel (formerly the
  Ramkota)
   
Thursday, January 25, 2024
7:00 am     Check-in and Onsite Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am     Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am     Opening Comments and Keynote: Robert Bryce 
7:00 am – 2:30 pm     Exhibitor Showcase Open (closed during
  general session)
9:30 am      Vendor/Networking Time Begins
    Sponsor Stage Sessions Begin
10:00 am – 11:50 am     Professional Development Sessions
11:30 am - 12:00 pm  
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
  Vendor Lunch
  Participant Lunch/Vendor Networking Time
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm     Professional Development Sessions
2:30 pm     Exhibit Hall Closes
2:30 pm     Ice Cream Social with Sponsors
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm    Closing Keynote Session with Holly Hoffman
  & Grand Prize Drawing
    
See the full registration brochure below!

 
Robert Bryce, Wed-Thur Keynote

Robert Bryce is an author, podcaster, and film producer. He has been writing about energy, power, politics, and innovation for more than three decades. Bryce is the author of six books including most recently, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations. He has given more than 450 invited or keynote lectures to groups ranging from the Marines Corps War College to the Sydney Institute as well as to a wide variety of associations, universities, and corporations. He is the host of the Power Hungry Podcast and the executive producer of the feature-length documentary: Juice: How Electricity Explains the World, which is available on numerous streaming platforms. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Lorin, who is an art teacher, photographer, and master potter. Follow him on Substack, robertbryce.substack.com, and on Twitter, @pwrhungry
Holly Hoffman, Wed- Thur Closing Keynote

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Marie Robinson
 
 Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of survival.
 
A professional motivational speaker and the author of Your Winner Within and Write Yourself a Note, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so.
 
A native of South Dakota, Holly’s writing and speaking not only offer encouragement and optimism but a roadmap for self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Readers and audience members alike walk away inspired to light the fire of successful living within themselves.
 
Today, Holly is a recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional designation, and travels across the country and internationally, speaking to a wide variety of corporations, associations, universities, schools and women’s organizations.  Holly inspires her audiences to take opportunities and focus on faith, attitude, determination, confidence, desire and perseverance.
 
 
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