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Imperial Valley Economic & Energy Summit

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The Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation invites you to join us at the annual Imperial Valley Economic & Energy Summit, which will take place from June 12th - June 14th 2024 at Imperial Valley College.

Every year, the Summit brings together experts and leaders from top industries and the region. This year, a three-day event will cover an array of crucial topics, including geothermal, solar energy, Lithium Valley developments, transmission advancements, and clean transportation.

Attendees will have ample opportunities to network and join conversations that will continue to shape Imperial Valley’s future.

Attendees may request a list of conference attendees who have opted in to share their contact information. Please email oscar@dementeviajera.com for more information.

Download the IVEES Agenda Here:

Day 1: June 12th at Brawley Elk's Lodge
  1. June 12, 2024 at 3:00PM — 5:30PM
    Economic Forum

    Sponsored by County of Imperial

    Jason Jackson, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

    Ryan Kelley, County of Imperial Board of Supervisors

    Eric Reyes, Los Amigos de la Comunidad

    Elizabeth Espinoza, EnergySource Minerals

    Roy DiBernerdini, Clean Water Ventures

    Roque Barros, Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation

    Timothy Kelley, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

    @ Brawley Elk's Lodge - 161 S Plaza St, Brawley, CA 92227

  2. June 12, 2024 at 5:30PM — 7:30PM
    Reception

    Sponsored by CalEthos

Day 2: June 13th at Imperial Valley College
  1. June 13, 2024 at 7:30AM
    Registration & Breakfast

    Sponsored by Southwest Security

  2. 8:30AM — 9:00AM
    Welcome Speaker

    Jason Jackson, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

    Timothy Kelley, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

    Dr. Lennor Johnson, Imperial Valley College

    Luis Plancarte, County of Imperial

  3. 9:00AM — 9:30AM
    Opening Speaker

    Sponsored by RWE Clean Energy

    Rosibel Ochoa, University of California, Riverside

  4. 9:30AM — 10:45AM
    Innovations in Energy

    Sponsored by Sunrise Strategies Group

    Laura McDonald, Sunrise Strategies Group, Moderator

    Steve Lawrence, Secure Energy Sources

    Justina Gamboa-Arce, Imperial Irrigation District

    Karen Mathis, NSAI Energy

    Eric Oesterling, Horizon West Transmission

    Shayne Ferber, Nightpeak Energy

  5. 10:45AM — 11:30AM
    Lithium Valley Specific Plan Area Formation

    Brian Mooney, RICK Engineering

    Shannon Baer, RICK Engineering

    Shavgar Reknai, RICK Water Resources

    Matt Valerio, Dudek

  6. 11:30AM — 12:30PM
    Lithium & Geothermal

    Sponsored by EnergySource Minerals

    Charlene Wardlow, Moderator

    Michael McKibben, University of California, Riverside

    Alissa Sanchez, ORMAT Technologies

    Jim Turner, Controlled Thermal Resources

    Carmen Rene, EnergySource Minerals

  7. 12:30PM — 2:00PM
    Lunch

    Sponsored by Sun Community Federal Credit Union

    Patrick Carey, Sun Community Federal Credit Union

  8. 2:00PM — 2:45PM
    Green Fleets, Policy, and Compliance

    Sponsored by Procopio

    John Lormon, Procopio, Moderator

    Patricia Monahan, California Energy Commission

    Hannon Rasool, California Energy Commission

    Jose Marquez, California Department of Transportation

  9. 2:45PM — 3:30PM
    Zero & Near Zero Emission Vehicles

    Sponsored by SoCal Gas

    Deborah McGarrey, SoCal Gas, Moderator

    Roy DiBenerdini, Clean Water Ventures

    Walter Watcher, Sunline

    Geoff Hirson, Indaba

  10. 3:30PM — 4:30PM
    Meeting of the Moderators

    Sponsored by Sheppard Mullin

    Laura McDonald, Sunrise Strategies Group, Moderator

    Charlene Wardlow, Moderator

    Shannon Baer, RICK Engineering, Moderator

    John Lormon, Procopio, Moderator

    Deborah McGarrey, SoCal Gas, Moderator

  11. 4:30PM — 6:30PM
    Reception

    Sponsored by BHE Renewables and Rick Engineering

Day 3: June 14th at Imperial Valley College
  1. June 14, 2024 at 8:00AM — 8:30AM
    Breakfast

    Sponsored by Intersect Power

  2. 8:30AM — 9:00AM
    Imperial Valley's New Economy

    John McMillan, San Diego State University

  3. 9:00AM — 9:30AM
    Recompete Pilot Program

    Karen Connolly, San Diego Regional Policy Innovation Center

  4. 9:30AM — 10:00AM
    K-16 Collaborative

    Sally Cox, Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges

  5. 10:00AM — 11:15AM
    Lithium Valley Workforce Study

    Sponsored by Employment Training Panel

    Erik Freeman, Northwestern Mutual

    Priscilla Lopez, County of Imperial

    Ryan Kelley, County of Imperial

    Efrain Silva, Imperial Valley College

  6. 11:15AM — 12:00PM
    California Jobs First

    Roque Barros, Imperial Valley Wellness Foundation, Moderator

    Timothy Kelley, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

    Sher Cowie, Imperial Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Bobby Brock, Imperial Valley Community Foundation

    Alma Silva, Imperial Regional Alliance

    Gil Rebollar, County of Imperial

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Sponsors

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