CHECK-IN: 12:30-1 PM

WELCOME: 1-1:05 PM

PROGRAM COMMENCEMENT & FRAMING: Senator Chris Brooks 1:10-1:20 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Jan Jones Blackhurst 1:20 – 1:40 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Treasurer Zach Conine 1:40-2 PM

SOCIAL PANEL: “Building on Our Social Sustainability Momentum” 2 – 3 PM

ECONOMIC PANEL:  “Building on Our Economic Sustainability Momentum” 3 – 4 PM


ENVIRONMENT PANEL: “Building on Our Environmental Sustainability Momentum” 4:10 – 5:10 PM

IMPACTNV: Trustee Video  5:10 – 5:20 PM

CLOSING: Senator Chris Brooks 5:20 – 5:30 PM

RECEPTION: Networking and continuing the conversation 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Panel Information:

Social Panel:

Leaders from the public, private, and NGO sectors who have tackled our biggest social sector issues will share with attendees our state’s significant successes in the 3 Hs: Healthcare, Housing, and Human Trafficking and how we can continue to build momentum while being responsive to the changing social fabric of the Silver State (the influx and increase of professional sports teams and large sporting events, affordable housing crises in the North and South, the social determinants of health, and more.) How do we continue to be a welcoming state with a spirit of hospitality for our visitors that is accountable to our residents and businesses by offering a good quality of life?

Moderator: Dale Erquiaga, Executive Director, The Guinn Center
Eric Golebiewski, Co-Chair CSR Coalition Anti-Trafficking Working Group, Nevada Resorts Association
Nicholas Fritz, Impact Investing Director, Intermountain Health
Christine Hess, Nevada Housing Coalition

Economic Panel:

Economic roundtable exploring how Nevada has weathered COVID – a health crisis that became an economic crisis – in a state so heavily reliant on tourism and gaming. Speakers will discuss high-level lessons learned from how the state responded and recovered so quickly as well as the unique challenges we continue to tackle. This panel will pose several questions of our panelists; including: Will we ever have a truly diverse economy and how do we get there? How much money is coming in to the state, what is earmarked versus available, how can it best be accessed for sustainability needs? How do we best explore deepening connections between the north and south for better statewide collaboration, especially in the growing energy and tech industries? What are the opportunities for working towards a circular economy? And how do we continue to best leverage public/private collaboration?

Moderator: John Restrepo, Principal, RCG Economics
Tina Quigley, President & CEO, LVGEA
Bob Potts, Deputy Director at the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN )

Environmental Panel:

The panel will discuss in-depth climate action imperatives, the need for more renewable energy generation, warming (i.e. Las Vegas being the fastest warming city), prolonged drought, Colorado River demands, etc. What does this mean for Nevada to be able to continue to attract recreational visitors, a competitive workforce looking for good quality of life, as well as considering the environmental justice issues facing our most vulnerable populations? We seek to celebrate Nevada’s national energy (gas & electric) leadership (grid infrastructure, reliability, electrification) while exploring a balance of needs and resources in the years to come while also applauding Nevada’s water conservation leadership and exploring innovative solutions for continued momentum to address climate action.

Moderator: Rose McKinney-James
Doug Cannon, President & CEO NV Energy
Laura Nelson, Vice President of Sustainability and Public Policy, Southwest Gas
David Johnson, Deputy General Manager, SNWA

Parking and Location Information:

ConveneNV 2022 will take place at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Skyview rooms 5 & 6.
Registration begins at 12:30pm (please allow yourself ample time to park and make your way through the casino).
The Bally’s/Paris Parking Garage is located between the properties. Once in the garage, proceed to the Casino Entrance. At the bottom of the escalator and elevator, turn right to enter Bally’s. Once in Bally’s, proceed to the right, enter the Resort Tower elevators and go up to the 26th Floor where the Skyview Rooms are located.