Early-bird Registration for Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment ends today

Environment and energy experts from Kentucky and the nation will convene in Lexington later this month to discuss the latest developments in environmental protection and energy. The 35th Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment takes place Sept. 26-27, 2011, at the Lexington Convention Center, 430 W. Vine Street.

“This year’s conference showcases a broad array of perspectives and expertise in environmental protection, energy development and conservation with representatives from academia, government, nonprofit, and business,” said Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters. “Conference attendees will learn about significant developments in technologies, policies and programs that have an impact on all the citizens of Kentucky.”

Highlighted speakers include Gwen Keyes Fleming, Region Four Administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency; former Colorado governor Bill Ritter, Jr., director of Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy; Dave Adkisson, president and CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Lee T. Todd, Jr., former president of the University of Kentucky and an expert in technology and innovation.

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear is scheduled to speak and present the annual environment and energy awards during the Sept. 27 Awards Luncheon.

For a complete agenda and to register, visit the conference website. Before Sept. 16, 2011, full conference fees total $175 per registrant. For attendance on Sept. 26 only, the cost is $110; for Sept. 27 only, the cost is $85.

The conference includes an exhibit hall for vendors wishing to display energy- and environment-related products and services. Vendors also may register and pay online The cost of a booth is $300 and includes one full conference registration.

Registrations made after Sept. 16 increase to $200 for the full conference; $125 for Sept. 26 only and $100 for Sept. 27 only. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after Sept. 16, 2011.

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