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AWEA Wind Power on Capitol Hill 2017

February 15 - 16, 2017

Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, February 15

12:30 PM - 12:35 PM

Welcome & Overview 

Location: Atrium Ballroom, Washington Court Hotel 

Nancy Sopko, Manager, Advocacy & Federal Legislative
Affairs, AWEA

12:35 PM - 12:50 PM

Setting the Stage

Jim Reilly, Senior VP, Federal Legislative Affairs, AWEA

12:50 PM – 1:10 PM

Wind Energy Market Update

John Hensley, Manager, Industry Data & Analysis, AWEA

1:10 PM – 1:40 PM 

Honing in on the Wind Industry's Message

Aleix Jarvis, Fierce Government Relations

Maggie Lemmerman, Director, Federal Legislative & Political Affairs, AWEA

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

Amplifying the Wind Industry's Message 

Peter Kelley, Vice President, Public Affairs, AWEA

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Hill Meeting Strategy and Preparation  

Christopher Kush, CEO, Soapbox Consulting

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Practice Groups

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Breaks

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wind Works for America Rally

Location: Grand Ballroom, Washington Court Hotel           

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Networking Reception 

Location: Grand Ballroom, Washington Court Hotel    

Special Guest, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-ME)      

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fundraiser for U.S. Senator Angus King (I-ME) 

For more information, please contact Jackie Beckwith at      

Thursday, February 16

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM 

Breakfast and Schedule Pickup

Location: Atrium Ballroom, Washington Court Hotel

Special Guest, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03)  

9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Congressional Meetings

Location: Senate and House Office Buildings

4:30 PM–6:30 PM

Capitol Hill Reception, sponsored by Siemens

Location: 901 Hart Senate Office Building