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Registration Opens for 2018 Kansas Governor’s Energy Conference

Aug 21, 2018

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Registration is now open for the 2018 Kansas Governor’s Energy Conference, which will be held October 11 and 12 in Manhattan.

Our state’s energy sector has brought billions of dollars of capital investment and thousands of quality jobs to Kansas,” said Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. “We remain committed to supporting energy producers in Kansas and delivering a high-quality workforce to fill these key positions. The Kansas Governor’s Energy Conference brings leaders in the Kansas energy industry together to explore opportunities for expanding oil, gas and renewable energy in Kansas.

WHAT: The day-and-half conference will feature three general sessions and several breakout sessions focusing on wind generation, community initiatives, solar, transportation innovations, biofuels and energy storage. Visit for an overview of the 19th Annual Program including Tim Unruh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy.

WHERE/WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. October 11, and 8 a.m. – noon October 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S. Third Street, Manhattan. Exhibits are open 9:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. October 11 and 8 a.m. – noon October 12. A reception is planned from 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. on October 11.

REGISTRATION INFO: A complete itinerary and online registration is available at Early bird registration is available for $100 per person through September 19. Regular registration is $125 and is effective September 20.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. For more information about reserving a room, call (785) 532-9116 and reference the Kansas Energy Conference. The rate is $112.