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Hotel Accommodations

Make your room reservations directly with the hotel. Specify you are with the convention to gain the special room rate of $99.95 for a standard room.

Location:
Holiday Inn Conference Center
110 2nd St
Kearney, NE  68848

Call for reservations toll-free: 855-444-5769 or local: 308-237-5971

Deadline to make reservations: October 21, 2021

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Exhibitor Set-Up (Rooms ABC)
7:00 PM NSIA Board of Directors Meeting

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Exhibitor Set-Up (Rooms ABC)
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM NSIA Annual Members Meeting
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM OPENING SESSION – Welcome from Kearney Mayor Stanley Clouse
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM MORNING 1ST SESSION – “Infrastructure Needs and
Solutions for Surface Water Projects” Panel: Jeff Buettner, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District; Dennis Strauch, Pathfinder Irrigation District; and LeRoy Sievers, Nebraska State Irrigation Association
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM BREAK – Tour Exhibits
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM MORNING 2ND SESSION – “The State of Nebraska’s Water” Presented by Tom Riley, Director, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MORNING 3RD SESSION – “Broadband” Presented by Roric Paulman, Silver Spur Ranch; Julie Bushell, Paige Wireless; and Senator Curt Friesen, District 34
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCHEON PROGRAM – “NDEE Update” presented by Jim Macy, Director, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (Continued)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM AFTERNOON 1ST SESSION – “State of the State and Infrastructure Planning” Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM BREAK – Tour Exhibits
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM AFTERNOON 2ND SESSION – “Federal Water Infrastructure Funding” presented by Jim Macy, Director, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, and Aaron Thompson, NKAO Area Manager, US Bureau of Reclamation
4:45 PM – 7:00 PM RECEPTION AND VISIT EXHIBITS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM Registration
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM NeWRA Annual Members Meeting
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM NeWRA Board Meeting
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM MORNING 1ST SESSION – “2022 Weather and Beyond” presented by State Climatologist Martha Shulski
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM MORNING 2ND SESSION – “Carbon Initiative” presented by Chad Podolak, Stakeholder and Advocacy Manager, NPPD
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM BREAK – Tour Exhibits
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM MORNING 3RD SESSION – “Update on LB 406” presented by Senators Mike McDonnell and John Lowe
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCH – “Federal Funding for Infrastructure ” presented by Kris Polly, Water Strategies, LLC
1:30 PM ADJOURN

Exhibitors

Sponsors

Monday Morning Break

Monday Lunch

Monday Afternoon Break

Monday Evening Social

Tuesday Morning Break

Tuesday Lunch