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Agenda


Tuesday | January 23, 2018

Tuesday | January 23, 2018

Location: Capitol Hill      Dress Code: Business Attire
4:00PM - 6:00PM | CAPITOL HILL
Congressional Reception



4:00PM 6:00PM

Congressional Reception




Wednesday | January 24, 2018

Wednesday | January 24, 2018

Location: National Press Club      Dress Code: Business Casual
8:00AM - 9:00AM | EAST BALLROOM
ERBA Membership Meeting



8:00AM 9:00AM

ERBA Membership Meeting

8:30AM - 9:30AM | HOLEMAN LOUNGE & WEST BALLROOM
Networking Breakfast



8:30AM 9:30AM

Networking Breakfast

9:30AM - 9:40AM | BALLROOM
Opening Remarks

- Randy Vogel, President, Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Sara Johnson, Executive Director, Ecological Restoration Business Association


9:30AM 9:40AM

Opening Remarks

- Randy Vogel, President, Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Sara Johnson, Executive Director, Ecological Restoration Business Association
9:40AM - 10:40AM | BALLROOM
The Latest In Federal Infrastructure Policy
Part I: Perspectives From The Public Sector

To set the framework for our policy discussions, first hear from senior officials at federal resource agencies on how their agency is responding to the Administration’s regulatory reform and infrastructure focus. This panel will cover recent feedback from public notice and comment periods, agency regulatory reform goals, and opportunities to address federal natural disaster concerns through environmental markets.



9:40AM 10:40AM

The Latest in Federal Infrastructure Policy

Part I: Perspectives from the Public Sector

To set the framework for our policy discussions, first hear from senior officials at federal resource agencies on how their agency is responding to the Administration’s regulatory reform and infrastructure focus. This panel will cover recent feedback from public notice and comment periods, agency regulatory reform goals, and opportunities to address federal natural disaster concerns through environmental markets.

10:40AM - 11:40AM | BALLROOM
The Latest In Federal Infrastructure Policy
Part II: Perspectives From The Private Sector

Adding to the remarks of policymakers, next learn about the policy priorities of the major developers impacted by infrastructure reform and how private sector ecological restoration solutions and policies could better support their development projects. This discussion will include a focus on procurement and mitigation contracting best practices as well as the shared policy goals of ERBA and industry groups.



10:40AM 11:40AM

The Latest in Federal Infrastructure Policy

Part II: Perspectives from the Private Sector

Adding to the remarks of policymakers, next learn about the policy priorities of the major developers impacted by infrastructure reform and how private sector ecological restoration solutions and policies could better support their development projects. This discussion will include a focus on procurement and mitigation contracting best practices as well as the shared policy goals of ERBA and industry groups.

11:40AM - 12:00PM | HOLEMAN LOUNGE
Morning Networking Break

Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while networking with attendees and exploring the exhibit hall.



11:40AM 12:00PM

Morning Networking Break

Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while networking with attendees and exploring the exhibit hall.

12:00PM - 12:45PM | BALLROOM
Investor’S Forum:
Ecological Restoration Markets

What policy environment are investors looking for in the ecological restoration marketplace? Join us for a discussion between current and prospective investors on their policy concerns over the past year, opportunities for greater certainty, and considerations to weigh before investing in a new green infrastructure space.



12:00PM 12:45PM

Investor’s Forum:

Ecological Restoration Markets

What policy environment are investors looking for in the ecological restoration marketplace? Join us for a discussion between current and prospective investors on their policy concerns over the past year, opportunities for greater certainty, and considerations to weigh before investing in a new green infrastructure space.

12:45PM - 1:15PM | BALLROOM
Keynote Speaker



12:45PM 1:15PM

Keynote Speaker

1:15PM - 2:15PM | HOLEMAN LOUNGE & WEST BALLROOM
Networking Lunch

Enjoy a hot lunch buffet while networking with attendees and exploring the exhibit hall.



1:15PM 2:15PM

Networking Lunch

Enjoy a hot lunch buffet while networking with attendees and exploring the exhibit hall.

2:15PM - 3:15PM | BALLROOM
“Beyond Banking” Policy Think Tank

In this three-part session, hear from policy experts on three major industry issues: i) the role of In Lieu Fees in the broader mitigation market, ii) the threat of government competition, and iii) opportunities and strategy for beneficial tax changes.



2:15PM 3:15PM

“Beyond Banking” Policy Think Tank

In this three-part session, hear from policy experts on three major industry issues: i) the role of In Lieu Fees in the broader mitigation market, ii) the threat of government competition, and iii) opportunities and strategy for beneficial tax changes.

3:15PM - 4:00PM | BALLROOM
Restoration Opportunities:
Take-Aways From Leaders In Louisiana

With a delicate but resource rich coast, Louisiana is a national leader in policy and legislative efforts to mobilize government programs and funding for restoration projects. This segment will explore how the private restoration economy can accelerate government spending for natural resources, through lessons learned from Louisiana’s own coastal protection efforts and pilot programs.



3:15PM 4:00PM

Restoration Opportunities:

Take-Aways from Leaders in Louisiana

With a delicate but resource rich coast, Louisiana is a national leader in policy and legislative efforts to mobilize government programs and funding for restoration projects. This segment will explore how the private restoration economy can accelerate government spending for natural resources, through lessons learned from Louisiana’s own coastal protection efforts and pilot programs.

4:00PM - 4:45PM | BALLROOM
The Future Of Species Mitigation Policies

Following the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)’s comment period on mitigation policy goals, join senior FWS officials and long-time species practitioners for a review of the recent comments, insight on the direction of FWS, and recommendations for clarity in species mitigation policies.



4:00PM 4:45PM

The Future of Species Mitigation Policies

Following the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)’s comment period on mitigation policy goals, join senior FWS officials and long-time species practitioners for a review of the recent comments, insight on the direction of FWS, and recommendations for clarity in species mitigation policies.

5:00PM - 6:00PM | LOCATION TBD
Evening Networking Reception



5:00PM 6:00PM

Evening Networking Reception




Thursday | January 25, 2018

Thursday | January 25, 2018

Location: National Press Club      Dress Code: Business Casual
8:30AM - 9:30PM | HOLEMAN LOUNGE & WEST BALLROOM
Networking Breakfast



8:30AM 9:30PM

Networking Breakfast

9:30AM - 10:15AM | BALLROOM
The Practical Impact Of Regulatory Reform On Major Developers

Kick off with a review of the practical business impacts of major species, stream, wetland and environmental permitting federal register notices, EOs, and SOs issued under the new Administration.



9:30AM 10:15AM

The Practical Impact of Regulatory Reform on Major Developers

Kick off with a review of the practical business impacts of major species, stream, wetland and environmental permitting federal register notices, EOs, and SOs issued under the new Administration.

10:15AM - 10:45AM | BALLROOM
Keynote Speaker



10:15AM 10:45AM

Keynote Speaker

10:45AM - 11:15AM | HOLEMAN LOUNGE
Networking Break

Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while networking with attendees and exploring the exhibit hall.



10:45AM 11:15AM

Networking Break

Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while networking with attendees and exploring the exhibit hall.

11:15AM - 12:30PM | BALLROOM
A View From The Hill

In this closing session, hear insightful remarks from senior policy staff of important committees, including Senate Environment & Public Works, Senate Energy and Natural Resources, House Natural Resources, and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.



11:15AM 12:30PM

A View from the Hill

In this closing session, hear insightful remarks from senior policy staff of important committees, including Senate Environment & Public Works, Senate Energy and Natural Resources, House Natural Resources, and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.

12:30PM | WEST BALLROOM
Boxed Lunches Available

Grab a boxed lunch on your way up to the Hill!



12:30PM

Boxed Lunches Available

Grab a boxed lunch on your way up to the Hill!

12:30PM - 5:00PM | CAPITOL HILL
Individually-Scheduled Hill Visits

Please reach out to hillvisits@ecologicalrestoration.org for assistance with coordinating Congressional Office visits.



12:30PM 5:00PM

Individually-Scheduled Hill Visits

Please reach out to hillvisits@ecologicalrestoration.org for assistance with coordinating Congressional Office visits.


*Please note that the agenda is still subject to change, pending policy developments and speakers.