Annual Institute News

Annual Institute News

Published Monday, May 1, 2017

Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President for Policy at the Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will speak on “Energy Policy in a Brave New World” at the Foundation’s 38th Annual Institute, May 21-23, in Colonial Williamsburg.

Guith leads the development of the Energy Institute’s policies and messaging relating to oil and natural gas and nuclear energy, and led the Chamber’s "Shale Works for US" campaign, which analyzed and promoted the widespread benefits of shale energy development in America.

The registration fee includes all sessions and meeting materials in electronic format, reception Sunday evening, lunch and reception Monday, continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks. All registrants will receive a copy of Volume 38 of the Energy & Mineral Law Institute publication in electronic format in early 2018. Guest registration fee covers hosted receptions on Sunday and Monday. Sunday’s Welcome Reception will be held outdoors at the Fountain Garden, and features live music by Gallatin Canyon.

Topics include:

  • Regulatory Roundtable – A View from Industry on the Road Ahead in the Trump Administration
  • The Congressional Review Act
  • Drones in the Energy Business
  • Hot Topics in Legal Ethics
  • Are ALJs an Endangered Species?
  • Blockchain:  The Technology Revolution You haven’t Heard of – Yet
  • Recent Developments in the Law of Pipelines
  • Exercising Professional Judgment When Drafting Oil and Gas Documents (ethics)
  • Louisiana Wetlands and Coastal Issues
  • Railroads and Rights-of-Way
  • Liability of Abstractors and Attorneys for Title Claims

You may call the hotel at 800.261.9530 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. EST) for accommodations. Attendees must identify themselves as registrants for the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation or by the title of the meeting which is 38th Annual Institute.  

For the meeting, you can download a PDF version of the e-brochure or register online by going to the EMLF website — www.emlf.org.

While in Williamsburg, spend time visiting the world’s largest living history museum – enjoy Colonial Williamsburg where actors in period costume depict daily colonial life in the streets, stores and workshops. Visit Jamestown and Yorktown, or find your inner child with a trip to Busch Gardens and surrounding areas.