Register to Attend IPAA’s 88th Midyear Meeting | June 25-26, Austin, TX

Register to Attend IPAA’s 88th Midyear Meeting | June 25-26, Austin, TX

JOIN IPAA in the beautiful Texas Hill Country outside of Austin to share ideas and learn the latest issues impacting the domestic oil and natural gas industry. Read about our impressive line-up of speakers here.

Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa are extremely limited, so be sure to secure your room reservation today by using the hotel reservation link.



7:30 am – 8:45 am

Finance Committee Breakfast  Committee Members Only

7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Resort Activities on your own

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Glen Hegar, Texas Comptroller
This presentation will focus on Texas’ perspective on state wildlife conservation.  It will outline the Comptrollers’ role in helping to revise and improve the Texas Conservation Plan and how the Lone Star State can balance the evolving challenges of protecting native species with the need to keep the state’s economy vibrant and growing.

Kathleen C. Schroder, Partner, Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP
Hear the latest update on the ongoing Western Energy Alliance litigation effort on the Obama-era Venting and Flaring Rule. Other legal challenges in the federal lands space and a forecast of future issues also will be the highlight of this presentation.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Board of Directors’ Meeting  Open to All Attendees and Board Members

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

General Session
Association Update and Award Presentation
Barry Russell, President & CEO, IPAA




IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center Teacher of the Year Award 

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Concurrent Committee Meetings: Capital Markets  Wildcatters Fund PAC  Natural Gas

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Concurrent Committee Meetings: Membership  Crude Oil & Tax

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Welcome to Austin Reception

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Roustabout Dinner Roustabout Members and Spouse/Guest Only
Hobson is one of the most in-demand comedy magicians working today. His refreshing and clever mix of comedy and magic has brought him back for repeat performances all over the world. His most recent award is “Best Comedy Magic” given by the International Magic Awards Association.


8:00 am – 9:00 am

Midterm Election Outlook
MODERATOR | Dan Naatz, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Affairs, IPAA
SPEAKER | The Honorable Jim Gerlach, President & CEO, BIPAC

9:00 am – 9:45 am

A Bipartisan View From Capitol Hill
MODERATOR | Ron Whitmire, Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, EnerVest, Ltd.
The Honorable Will Hurd (R-TX)
The Honorable Vincente Gonzales (D-TX)

10:00 am – 10:45 am

The Future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
MODERATOR | Lee O. Fuller, Executive Vice President, IPAA
SPEAKER | Guillermo Malpica Soto, Head of the Trade and NAFTA Office, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy, Washington, D.C.

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Energy Outlook

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Membership Luncheon

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Advocacy, Storytelling, and Crisis in a Digital Age
In the age of digital media and citizen activism, companies face a fast-moving communications and policy environment. Political and brand strategists Vincent Harris and Michael Shannon will share how companies can identify and mobilize supporters, define and tell their stories, and prevent and manage crises. You’ll learn about the latest strategies and tools through examples from the campaign trail and Corporate America.
Vincent Harris, Founder & CEO, Harris Media
Mike Shannon, Partner, Vianovo

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

CEO Roundtable
Leading U.S. oil and natural gas executives will participate in an informative, yet informal, Q&A discussion on pressing issues facing the industry regarding operational, political, financial and environmental concerns. Audience members are encouraged to come prepared to ask questions of the participants.
MODERATOR | Mike Watford, IPAA Chairman
Tim Leach, Chairman & CEO, Concho Resources Inc.
Doug Suttles, President & CEO, Encana Corporation

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Cooperating Associations’ Meeting

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Former IPAA Chairmen Meeting  Former IPAA Chairmen Only

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Program Committee Meeting

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BBQ on the River Bank
Enjoy a BBQ dinner and live music on the Colorado River!

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