Native American Economic Development & Diversification Conference

September 19-20, 2022

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – Prior Lake, MN

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The Native American Economic Development & Diversification Conference will be held on September 19-20, 2022 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.

Through a variety of panels and interactive discussions, attendees will engage with experts focusing on economic diversification.  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.

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

For Professionals, Executives & Leaders from Tribal Government or Tribal-Owned Enterprises

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

For Other Industry Professionals

Hotel & Venue

Hotel Information

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
(800) 262-7799

Room Rate: $159 per night

The group cutoff date is August 17, 2022

In addition to booking online, you may also call the hotel’s Reservation Center 24/7 at 952-445-9000. Please mention the Native American Economic Development room block.

Agenda
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Sponsors

Conference Co-Chair

Platinum Sponsors

Keynote Sponsor

Product Demonstration

Gold Sponsors

Exhibitors

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

Details

The Native American Economic Development & Diversification Conference will be held on September 19-20, 2022 at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, MN.

Through a variety of panels and interactive discussions, attendees will engage with experts focusing on economic diversification.  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.

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

For Professionals, Executives & Leaders from Tribal Government or Tribal-Owned Enterprises

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

For Other Industry Professionals

Hotel

Hotel Information

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
(800) 262-7799

Room Rate: $159 per night

The group cutoff date is August 17, 2022

In addition to booking online, you may also call the hotel’s Reservation Center 24/7 at 952-445-9000. Please mention the Native American Economic Development room block.

Agenda
Sponsors

Keynote Sponsor

Conference Co-Chair

Product Demonstration

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Exhibitors

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