PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute to Host the America First Energy Conference Nov. 9 in Houston, Texas

Published October 3, 2017

The Heartland Institute – known globally for hosting 12 International Conferences on Climate Change since 2008 – has put together the America First Energy Conference to examine the scientific, economic, and political foundations of President Trump’s America First Energy Plan.

WHAT: The America First Energy Conference

WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017

WHERE: J.W. Marriott Galleria Hotel in Houston, Texas



Trump has already turned back years of President Barack Obama’s anti-energy policies, allowing the United States to once again emerge as a global energy leader. This is an amazing turn of events, one that would have been impossible had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election.

To discuss this remarkable moment in history, The Heartland Institute is gathering the country’s best energy policy experts, as well as key players in the industry, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Houston, Texas on Thursday, November 9, 2017, for its America First Energy Conference. It’s an event that will explain what has happened, and more importantly, what comes next.

The program will feature three plenary keynote sessions and 12 panel discussions, which will run concurrently. Speakers will include prominent elected officials (including a member or two from Trump’s administration) and leaders from America’s energy industry. The panel discussions will address:

  • Energy and Prosperity
  • The Cost of Excessive Regulation
  • The Shale Oil and Gas Revolution
  • Energy and Agriculture
  • The Future of Coal
  • National Security and Energy Policy
  • Protecting Human Health
  • Protecting the Environment
  • The Latest Climate Science
  • The “Endangerment Finding”
  • Reforming EPA
  • The Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide

More details about the program, including keynote speakers, will be made available in the days to come. To request media credentials click here. If you have any questions, please contact Heartland Institute Director of Communications Jim Lakely at [email protected] or call/text his cell: 312-731-9364.

The Heartland Institute is a 33-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our website or call 312/377-4000.