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2014 Program

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Gold-level Partners: Northwest Power and Conservation Council


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Program Overview is Now Available

By Paul Storer | March 13, 2014

The preliminary overview of PNREC 2014 is available below. Details will be added over the next few weeks. Our conference theme this year is “Managing Risk and Building for the Future in an Era of Uncertainty”.

Wednesday May 7, 2014

6 – 8 pm Welcome reception

Thursday May 8, 2014

7-8:30 am Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 – 9 am Opening Comments and Welcoming Remarks

9 -10 am Opening Plenary: “The Columbia River Treaty”
Panelists include Kathy Eichenberger, (British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines), Tom Karier, (Northwest Power and Conservation Council), and Paul Lumley, (Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission).

10 -10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 -12 Four breakout sessions.
- 1. North American and European Clusters: Social Capital and the Aerospace Cluster
- 2. Measuring Genuine Progress in the Pacific Northwest
- 3. Trade and Freight Mobility
- 4. Student Careers in Economics
12 – 1:30 Lunch, featuring David Wyss, Brown University,
“U.S. and Global Outlook”
1:30 – 3 Breakout sessions
- 5. San Francisco Fed Symposium & Student FOMC Simulation
- 6. Cluster Concepts: Industry and Cultural Heritage
- 7. Energy Security, Carbon, and the Environment
- 8. Self-Employment and Proprietors Income: Dimensions of Regional Distribution, Growth and Change Across the Pacific Northwest
3 – 3:30 Networking Break
3:30 – 5 Breakout sessions.
- 9. San Francisco Fed Symposium & Student FOMC Simulation
- 10. Spatial Models
- 11. Labor Markets
- 12. Economic and social impacts of legal restrictions on behavior
6 – 8 pm Reception

Friday May 9, 2014

7:30 am Breakfast
7:45 – 8:15 am Breakfast Plenary Speaker, Mike Wilson, Federal Home Loan Bank, “Implications of Recent Financial Reform Regulation for the Pacific Northwest”.
8:15-10:15 State and Province Outlook Session
10:15 – 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 – 12 Four breakout sessions.
- 13. Navigating the Oregon Economy: REAP Analytics and Tools for Understanding Our State and Local Economies
- 14. Finance Panel
- 15. Health and inequality
- 16. Energy Storage and Diffusion of Efficiency

12 – 1:15 Lunch, featuring speaker Elliot Mainzer (Bonneville Power Administration)
1:30 – 3 Four breakout sessions.
- 17. Local and Regional Analysis
- 18. Transportation Models and Road Pricing
- 19. Education and Unions
- 20.Electricity Demand and Supply

3 – 3:30 Networking Break
3:30 – 5 pm Annual Charles M. Tiebout Lecture in honour of PNREC’s founder, featuring Dick Conway (Dick Conway and Associates).
“The Process of Regional Economic Growth: A Case Study of Washington State.”

5 pm Conference close

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