Events - 14 Nov 17

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation annual Corporate Citizenship Conference

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on November 14-15 in Washington, D.C. to learn how the business community—together with their partners—are taking action and creating solutions today that build greater opportunities and prosperity for all. There will be keynotes and breakout sessions on each of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s issue network areas–circular economy and sustainability, community health and wellness, food security, education, financial inclusion, disaster preparedness and response, and women’s economic empowerment. Register here, and use 20% discount code SAVE20 for savings up to $200.

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Concentration in Agriculture Sector and the Bayer-Monsanto Merger

This event will discuss agriculture consolidation with a focus on the proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger. Panelists will present two new research pieces on the Bayer-Monsanto merger. The first analysis explores the implications of a combined Big Data, chemical and seed platform owned by Bayer and Monsanto and how it may impact competition and farmer choice.

The second analysis examines how the Bayer-Monsanto merger uses the concept of market power called a “tight oligopoly on steroids” to examine the impacts of the Bayer-Monsanto merger on consumers.


Bill Bullard, Chief Executive Officer of the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America. He is a former cow/calf rancher in South Dakota and served as Executive Director of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission.

Ben Burkett, is a fourth generation farmer from Mississippi, Director of the Mississippi Association of Cooperatives and President of the National Family Farm Coalition. He is a recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award.

Mark Cooper, Ph. D, Senior Fellow at Consumer Federation of America and a Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School. He is author of six books (most recently The Political Economy of Electricity), numerous scholarly journal articles and research reports.

Leah Douglas, reporter and policy analyst at Open Markets Institute. She researches power consolidation and monopolization in the food and agriculture industry.

Joe Maxwell, Executive Director at Organization for Competitive Markets. He hails from a family farm in Missouri. He was a Missouri state representative, state senator, and Lt. Governor.

Erich Pica, President at Friends of the Earth and a nationally recognized environmental leader.

Sponsors: ActionAid • Consumer Federation of America • Farm Aid • Friends of the Earth • National Family Farm Coalition • National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association • Open Markets Institute • Organization for Competitive Markets • Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America • SumOfUs

Breakfast provided. RSVP’s required. RSVP here. For more information, call (202) 222-0715.

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Venezuela’s Oil Industry – How Can It Survive?

For more than a century Venezuela’s fortunes have been linked to its vast oil reserves. But amid a profound political and economic crisis, Venezuela’s oil industry is buckling under the intense pressure of heavy financial stress and deteriorating energy infrastructure. Venezuela’s downward spiral has opened doors for international actors like Russia to create an increasingly complex situation.

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WildSpeak 2017 is hosted by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP). This two-day symposium of presentations, discussions, learning, and inspiration includes some of the world’s leading nature and wildlife photographers, filmmakers, scientists, newsmakers, educators, and conservation organizations.  Together, we explore how visual media can best contribute to influential science communications and positive conservation outcomes all around the globe.

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Status & Prospects for U.S. Nuclear Power

Nuclear power provides 20 percent of electricity in the United States and is essentially carbon free. The US has 99 operating nuclear power reactors and two new units are under construction in Georgia. However, the US nuclear industry currently faces important challenges. Some nuclear plants are being shut down because of changing economics from low cost natural gas and energy policies.

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Green Drinks DC + Ipsun Power Grand Opening Celebration & Workshop

Join Green Drinks DC and Ipsun Power for Ipsun Power’s grand opening celebration and a solar ambassador workshop. Grab a free beer, take in the view from the 11th floor of the historic Watergate building, and learn how you can spread the solar love with your family, friends and community.

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Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment Happy Hour

The Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment will host its monthly Happy Hour. Everyone is welcome!

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DC Energy Access Happy Hour

Are you working to increase energy access for the 1.2 billion people in the world who currently lack access to reliable energy?

Please join us for the inaugural DC Energy Access Happy Hour to learn more about DC’s vibrant energy access scene. 

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