14th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference

June 14-15, 2021

Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Valley Center, CA

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5 Conferences for the Price of 1!
This event is being held in conjunction with our:

When you register for one, you will have access to all five conferences!

The 14th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference will be held on June 14-15, 2021 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center, CA.

Through a variety of panels and interactive discussions, attendees will engage with top experts focusing on economic diversification. For the 14th year in a row, Tribal Leaders will come together to discover new ways to diversify their tribe’s economic ventures and focus on building resilient and sustainable communities that thrive. You’ll hear success stories, case studies and dig deeper into new ways to generate revenue beyond gaming. You’ll also discuss with experts what the economic future may look like in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and how your economy can come back strong. By networking with other tribal leaders, decision makers and industry professionals you can exchange tangible ideas on how to maximize your respective economies.

We ensure our attendees get to know their peers and interact with one another throughout the event by providing a variety of engaging sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and impressive business solutions.

TO SPEAK WITH A REPRESENTATIVE ABOUT ATTENDING, SPEAKING, EXHIBITING OR SPONSORING, PLEASE CALL US AT 201-857-5333 OR EMAIL SALES@NATIVENATIONEVENTS.ORG.

Who Should Attend:

  • Architect Firms
  • CEO’s and CFO’s of Renewable Energy Companies
  • Construction Companies
  • Economic Development Professionals
  • Energy Generators
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Assessment Companies
  • Feasibility Study Companies
  • Finance and Legal Professionals
  • Government and Other Professional Service Firms
  • Investors in Renewable Energy Projects
  • Technology Developers
  • Tribal Leaders
Register

Register Now To Attend

Native Nation Events offers options available for Tribal Council & Tribal Representatives as individuals and groups, as well as non-affiliated Industry Professionals. See below for pricing and availability to attend this event.

For Elected Tribal Council or Tribal Government/Enterprise Representatives

  • Super Early Bird
    $595
    • Elected Tribal Council or Tribal Government/Enterprise Representatives
  • Early Bird
    $695
    • Elected Tribal Council or Tribal Government/Enterprise Representatives

Group Rate (4 or more paid from same tribe or entity)

  • Super Early Bird Group
    $495
    • Elected Tribal Council or Tribal Government/Enterprise Representatives
    • Minimum Purchase of 4 Required For Discount
  • Early Bird Group
    $595
    • Elected Tribal Council or Tribal Government/Enterprise Representatives
    • Minimum Purchase of 4 Required For Discount

For Other Industry Professionals

  • Super Early Bird
    $695
    • For Industry Professionals
  • Early Bird
    $795
    • For Industry Professionals
Hotel & Venue
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Hotel Information

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

777 South Resort Drive
Valley Center, CA 92082
760-751-3100
1-800-HARRAHS

Cut-off Date: Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Group Code: s06ne1

You can book your rooms online or by calling Hotel Reservations at 1-800-HARRAHS.

YOU MUST MENTION GROUP CODE s06ne1  OR NATIVE NATION EVENTS 2021 CONFERENCE TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED RATE!

Agenda
Sponsors

Conference Co-Chairs

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Exhibitors

Media Sponsor

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPEAKING, SPONSORING AND EXHIBITING OPPORTUNITIES, CONTACT DAN O’CONNOR AT 201-857-5333 OR dan@nativenationevents.org. TO REVIEW THE SPONSOR PACKET, CLICK HERE.

This event is being held in conjunction with our:

They will share one exhibit hall so when you sign up for one you will have access to all attendees, giving you the opportunity to network with hundreds of decision makers from throughout the U.S.

Testimonials

Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“There is a great range of topics covered by a broad type of tribal business leader or expert that offers amazing discussion, debate, and knowledge. Continue to have tribal leaders that are innovative and making a considerable impact/change in their communities. Seeing this change is incredibly inspiring and allows for us to see a similar entity succeed.”
-Shelby Leighton, Business Operations Planner, Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise

“Take advantage of the high quality, experience, and knowledgeable speakers who are great resources.”
-Robert Miguel, Chairman, Ak-Chin Indian Community

“It is very informative and a great place to network with other tribes and entities.”
-Nigele Williamson, Business Operations Planner, Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise

“The conference was very informative, well-structured and had great speakers.”
-John Maker, Congressman, Osage

“Provides useful information and it’s very easy to talk to the presenters as well as staff to get questions answered or to learn more information.”
-Karen Derry, Economic Developer/Operations Manager, Karuk Community Development Corporation

“I think NNE selects the best speakers throughout Indian country. If you want to hear the most educated and experienced leaders of the industry, be sure to attend this conference.”
-Gary Loonsfoot, Jr., Director of Cultural Resources, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

“Great source of information.”
-Lynette Graves, General Accountant, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo

“Very important conference for tribal policymakers.”
-David Vialpando, Executive Director, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

“The speakers were expert and you will take back useful good information to your Tribe.”
-Ann McCormack, Economic Development Planner, Nez Perce Tribe

“Attend this event to learn about successful tribal developments particularly non-gaming operations.”
-Sandra K. Begay, Indian Energy Program Lead, Sandia National Laboratories

“If you want to hear the truth and reality behind Tribal Economic Development or just understanding that enterprise development takes hard work and persistence, this is your conference.”
-Jared Hall, Economic Development Director, Klamath Tribes

“Worth it for networking alone, and it has the benefit in getting you out of the day-to-day so you begin thinking broadly again.”
-Mary West, Executive Director of Development, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

“Great panel of speakers and information. It’s always great when we can combine family and business travel into an extended weekend.”
-Ezekiel Bonillas, Director of Economic Development, 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians

“Topics are relevant to the long-term economic success of Tribes.”
-Becky Flores, Gaming Commissioner & Tribal Credit Board of Directors, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians


Sponsors & Exhibitors

“Two thumbs up! The caliber of speakers was exceptional. Topics were timely and relevant. I wanted to highlight that the NNE staff was outstanding! Focused, organized, and got it done! Having run conferences myself, I can say with all confidence that you guys ROCK!”
-Michael G. Anderson, Executive Director, Native American Contractors Association (NACA)

“It’s a good opportunity to connect with Tribal Leaders and to learn more about the issues affecting Tribal Communities in the scope of economic development.”
-Brandon Kiger, Director of Solar Grant Partnerships, All Points North Foundation

“Very organized staff, good exposure to tribes.”
-Roco Gandara, Senior Associate Director, Rice Voelker

“I enjoyed it immensely. Networking was very good and I felt the attendees really enjoyed it. Programs were good.”
-Chief Boyd, Thalden Boyd/Cherokee

“This conference was intimate in nature and provided us with the opportunity to have meaningful dialogue with a number of potential and existing Native Nation Customers.”
-Ira Falk, President, International Treescapes

“Good initial contacts.”
-Sandi Pineault, Office Manager, Mohegan Holding Company LLC

Native Nation Events is committed to delivering the same high-level networking opportunity and educational conference that you’re accustomed to seeing. We are adapting to the new normal, and we will be providing hand sanitizer stations and practicing social distancing at our in-person shows as much as possible, including spacing out all seating. We will continue to evaluate ways to safely accommodate all attendees in accordance with health and safety recommendations. CLICK HERE to review all of Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s event health and safety protocols, and CLICK HERE to learn more about resort operations.

The 14th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference will be held on June 14-15, 2021 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center, CA.

Through a variety of panels and interactive discussions, attendees will engage with top experts focusing on economic diversification. For the 14th year in a row, Tribal Leaders will come together to discover new ways to diversify their tribe’s economic ventures and focus on building resilient and sustainable communities that thrive. You’ll hear success stories, case studies and dig deeper into new ways to generate revenue beyond gaming. You’ll also discuss with experts what the economic future may look like in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and how your economy can come back strong. By networking with other tribal leaders, decision makers and industry professionals you can exchange tangible ideas on how to maximize your respective economies.

We ensure our attendees get to know their peers and interact with one another throughout the event by providing a variety of engaging sessions, numerous networking opportunities, and impressive business solutions.

5 Conferences for the Price of 1!
This event is being held in conjunction with our:

When you register for one, you will have access to all five conferences!

TO SPEAK WITH A REPRESENTATIVE ABOUT ATTENDING, SPEAKING, EXHIBITING OR SPONSORING, PLEASE CALL US AT 201-857-5333 OR EMAIL SALES@NATIVENATIONEVENTS.ORG.

Get our official conference app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova

Native Nation Events is committed to delivering the same high-level networking opportunity and educational conference that you’re accustomed to seeing. We are adapting to the new normal, and we will be providing hand sanitizer stations and practicing social distancing at our in-person shows as much as possible, including spacing out all seating. We will continue to evaluate ways to safely accommodate all attendees in accordance with health and safety recommendations. CLICK HERE to review all of Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s event health and safety protocols, and CLICK HERE to learn more about resort operations.

Native Nation Events offers options available for Tribal Council & Tribal Representatives as individuals and groups, as well as non-affiliated Industry Professionals. See below for pricing and availability to attend this event.

For Elected Tribal Council or Tribal Government/Enterprise Representatives

Group Rate (4 or more paid from same tribe or entity)

For Other Industry Professionals

Hotel Information

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

777 South Resort Drive
Valley Center, CA 92082
760-751-3100
1-800-HARRAHS

Cut-off Date: Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Group Code: s06ne1

You can book your rooms online or by calling Hotel Reservations at 1-800-HARRAHS.

YOU MUST MENTION GROUP CODE s06ne1  OR NATIVE NATION EVENTS 2021 CONFERENCE TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED RATE!

Conference Co-Chairs

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Exhibitors

Media Sponsor

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SPEAKING, SPONSORING AND EXHIBITING OPPORTUNITIES, CONTACT DAN O’CONNOR AT 201-857-5333 OR dan@nativenationevents.org. TO REVIEW THE SPONSOR PACKET, CLICK HERE.

This event is being held in conjunction with our:

They will share one exhibit hall so when you sign up for one you will have access to all attendees, giving you the opportunity to network with hundreds of decision makers from throughout the U.S.

Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“There is a great range of topics covered by a broad type of tribal business leader or expert that offers amazing discussion, debate, and knowledge. Continue to have tribal leaders that are innovative and making a considerable impact/change in their communities. Seeing this change is incredibly inspiring and allows for us to see a similar entity succeed.”
-Shelby Leighton, Business Operations Planner, Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise

“Take advantage of the high quality, experience, and knowledgeable speakers who are great resources.”
-Robert Miguel, Chairman, Ak-Chin Indian Community

“It is very informative and a great place to network with other tribes and entities.”
-Nigele Williamson, Business Operations Planner, Nez Perce Tribal Enterprise

“The conference was very informative, well-structured and had great speakers.”
-John Maker, Congressman, Osage

“Provides useful information and it’s very easy to talk to the presenters as well as staff to get questions answered or to learn more information.”
-Karen Derry, Economic Developer/Operations Manager, Karuk Community Development Corporation

“I think NNE selects the best speakers throughout Indian country. If you want to hear the most educated and experienced leaders of the industry, be sure to attend this conference.”
-Gary Loonsfoot, Jr., Director of Cultural Resources, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

“Great source of information.”
-Lynette Graves, General Accountant, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo

“Very important conference for tribal policymakers.”
-David Vialpando, Executive Director, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

“The speakers were expert and you will take back useful good information to your Tribe.”
-Ann McCormack, Economic Development Planner, Nez Perce Tribe

“Attend this event to learn about successful tribal developments particularly non-gaming operations.”
-Sandra K. Begay, Indian Energy Program Lead, Sandia National Laboratories

“If you want to hear the truth and reality behind Tribal Economic Development or just understanding that enterprise development takes hard work and persistence, this is your conference.”
-Jared Hall, Economic Development Director, Klamath Tribes

“Worth it for networking alone, and it has the benefit in getting you out of the day-to-day so you begin thinking broadly again.”
-Mary West, Executive Director of Development, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

“Great panel of speakers and information. It’s always great when we can combine family and business travel into an extended weekend.”
-Ezekiel Bonillas, Director of Economic Development, 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians

“Topics are relevant to the long-term economic success of Tribes.”
-Becky Flores, Gaming Commissioner & Tribal Credit Board of Directors, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians


Sponsors & Exhibitors

“Two thumbs up! The caliber of speakers was exceptional. Topics were timely and relevant. I wanted to highlight that the NNE staff was outstanding! Focused, organized, and got it done! Having run conferences myself, I can say with all confidence that you guys ROCK!”
-Michael G. Anderson, Executive Director, Native American Contractors Association (NACA)

“It’s a good opportunity to connect with Tribal Leaders and to learn more about the issues affecting Tribal Communities in the scope of economic development.”
-Brandon Kiger, Director of Solar Grant Partnerships, All Points North Foundation

“Very organized staff, good exposure to tribes.”
-Roco Gandara, Senior Associate Director, Rice Voelker

“I enjoyed it immensely. Networking was very good and I felt the attendees really enjoyed it. Programs were good.”
-Chief Boyd, Thalden Boyd/Cherokee

“This conference was intimate in nature and provided us with the opportunity to have meaningful dialogue with a number of potential and existing Native Nation Customers.”
-Ira Falk, President, International Treescapes

“Good initial contacts.”
-Sandi Pineault, Office Manager, Mohegan Holding Company LLC