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2014 Program

Click here for the complete PNREC 2014 program.

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PNREC Partners

We would like to express our appreciation for the partners who provided financial support for PNREC in 2013 and in previous years:

Gold-level Partners: Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Silver-level Partners:

Consulate General of Canada - Seattle


NW Natural

Washington State Employees Credit Union

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Past Conference Archives

Click here for the complete PNREC 2013 program.

Click here for an HTML overview of the PNREC 2013 program with links to many presentations.

Click here for the Seattle 2012 program.

Click here for a link to PNREC 2012 presentations.

Click here for the Victoria 2011 program.

PNREC 2014 was held in Portland on May 7-9

Portland Skyline
The highly successful PNREC 2014 was held in Portland on May 7 – 9. The Conference Chair was Professor Tom Potiowsky of Portland State University.

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PNREC 2015 will be held in Bellingham, WA.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMClick here for the complete PNREC 2014 program in PDF format.
CONFERENCE SITEPortland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR.
PLENARY SPEAKERS Plenary session speakers included:

-Columbia River Treaty Opening Panel, Kathy Eichenberger, (British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines), Tom Karier, (Northwest Power and Conservation Council), and Jim Heffernan, (Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission).
- National Outlook, David Wyss, Brown University.

- Friday Breakfast Plenary, Mike Wilson, President and CEO, Seattle Federal Home Loan Bank.
- The annual State and Provincial Outlook Session featuring nine well-known regional economists.
- Lunch Speaker, Elliot Mainzer, CEO and Administrator, Bonneville Power Administration.
- Tiebout Lecture, Dick Conway, Dick Conway & Associates.

FEDERAL RESERVE UNIVERSITY SYMPOSIUM Gary Zimmerman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco held a University Symposium at the conference. The Symposium included a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting simulation where students took on the role of FOMC members to make monetary policy decisions.
CONCURRENT SESSIONSThe 2014 PNREC included 20 breakout sessions on topics related to the regional economy. Members of the business, government, and academic communities were invited to submit proposals for papers, panels, or themed paper sessions.