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After changes in the original dates, FREPA is hosting   its Third Annual Sunshine State Renewable Energy Expo in Orlando Florida at the  Rosen Plaza Hotel on July 14th-15th.
The meetings focus will be on policy and renewable energy project financing strategies. There will also be a  focus on the newly formed non partisan organization "Florida Green Energy Initiative's" renewable energy ballot measure for Florida. This is your opportunity to learn  more, meet the team and get involved. 
 If you are interested in giving a presentation at this meeting, please send an outline to


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July 14, 2010 
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

July 15, 2010
Registration Sign In -7am-9:30 
8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. - (Reservations Only) -Breakfast session
About Florida Renewable Energy Statewide Ballot Initiative: What it is, an overview of the plan, introduction to the team and how you can help . E-mail to reserve a place for this special session
Robin Rorapaugh
Initiative Campaign Manager
John V
John Van Gieson -pending schedule
Initiative Communications Director
Vangieson Media 

9:10 a.m.-9:35
Welcome and Opening Remarks-Michael Dobson - FREPA President 
Introduce guest speaker (s) and acknowledge FREPA members in attendance that are current members of the legislature and also candidates 
Note:Speakers will provide  comments on key place renewable energy will need to play into Florida's economy in the future and to outline challenges policy makers need help with from renewable energy community as the days agenda is pursued
 Keith Fitzgerald
 Florida State Representative Keith Fitzgerald -Invited

Florida State Senator Lee Constantine - Invited

Florida State Representative  Geraldine Thompson-Invited
9:40 a.m.- 10:10 a.m. - Announcement of joint policy goals in the form of a joint statement and discussion  of mutual public policy goals of Florida's key renewable energy associations and advocacy groups 
Michael Dobson
Mike Antheil
Mike Anteil-Invited
Craig Williams- Confirmed
 10:20- 11:00- Update on federal and state policy: renewable electric generation, biofuels, green building, sustainable communities, energy efficient materials 
susan glickman
Susan Glickman-Invited
Robin Rorapaugh 
Florida Green Building - Representative (TBA)
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.- Renewable project financing, PPA's ,contracting and its intersection with public policy
Wanda Whigham, Esq
 Partner, Hogan Lovells
11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m.  - Lunch session and keynote Address
Project Financing and overview of current Grant opportunities:
An overview of current trends, opportunities and strategies to overcoming obstacles for project financing. Project finance ins and outs. Overview of State and Federal grant opportunities

Nicole Walker Esq, Verte Advisors-confirmed
S. Haseed Quadri, Novasol Energy-confirmed
Michael Dobson, FREPA
 Lunch Presentation
John May 
John May -Invited
Stern Brothers
Joe Mueller
Joe Mueller-Invited
USDA Rural Development 
Keynote Address
Alex Sink 
Florida CFO, Alex Sink-Invited/pending schedule review
Candidate for Governor of the State of Florida
Charlie Crist 
 Governor Charlie Crist- Pending
 Keynote and Guest Speaker
State Representative, Michelle Rewhinkle Vasalinda -confirmed
FREPA Member
Prime sponsor of key renewable energy policy in 2010 legislative session
12:30 -1:30 Post Lunch Candidate Forum
Moderated by Orange County League of Women Voters. The league is moderating  in partnership with Orange County Sierra Club and FREPA. The forum is in the form of a Q&A whereby candidates will not directly or indirectly engage each other. Participants will be asked questions provided from attendees. All questions must be submitted in writing.
 Invited Participants
CFO Alex Sink
Attoney General Bill McCullom
Bud Chiles
Rick Scott
US Senator
Governor Charlie Crist
Former Florida Speaker,Marco Rubio
Congressman Kendrick Meek
Jeff Green
Agriculture Commisioner
Congressman Adam Putman
Scott Maddox
Attorney General
Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp
Pam Bondi
State Senator Dan Gelber
State Senator Dave Arenberg
Holly Benson
1:45. - 2:30 p.m.  (Session A)
Messaging specific to communicating with Florida lawmakers and fighting NIMBY.  
Also, how do you prepare for organized NIMBY  when it occurs with your project
Honey Rand-Invited
Environmental PR  
Alisa Snow-confirmed
Snow Strategies,LLC
Other presenter TBA
1:45-2:30 (Session B) Commercial and residential Solar Installation and lessons learned: marketing, financing,project development in commercial sector and installment tips in commercial and residential
Presenters -TBA  
-Still accepting proposals 
2:40- 3:50 (Session A) Biofuels (ethanol, biodiesel) , waste to fuels, its infrastructure, cost  and research update : Give overview of status on energy crop production in US and Florida, project opportunities and challenges, overview on specific research to commercialization  in biofuels business space and up date on transportation fuels infrastructure coupled with discussion of policy  needs  
Dr.  Tawainga Katsvairo- confirmed
Dr. Anne Wilkie
University of Florida
Firstcoast Biofuels- Invited
Steven Webster  and Peggy Mathews - Invited
Principals, MW Consulting 
Tex Carter  or David King -confirmed Rep particiant
Ethnergy International- Invited
2:40 - 3:40 (Session B) The power of wind in Florida, various wind technologies being pursued specific to Florida, update on Florida wind projects, policies that promote it  and where it fits unto our renewable energy portfolio. 
Jamie Schlinkmann- Inerjy (invited)
Sebastian Studer- World wide Wind Development (invited)
3:15- 4:45-  When public and private sector lead by example: Corporate sustainability,  local government sustainability and renewable energy efforts and opportunities to partner, when utilities lead
Nichole Walker, Esq LEED ED - Verte Advisors-confirmed
Lori Cunnif - Confirmed
Orange County Government
Environmental protection
Jennifer Szaro - Invited
Orange County Utilities Commission
Progress Energy-Invited/pending
University of Central Florida Venture  Lab- pending confirmation
4:50 Closing remarks by Michael Dobson, President
****5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Candidate Interviews by FREPA PAC members
Rosen Plaza Hotel 
9700 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Toll Free 1 (800) 627-8258
(407) 996-9700
Fax: (407) 354-5774

All FREPA members
receive an additional 25% off attendance/registration fee 
  Exhibit Booth Space $275
  Attendee Registration $175
  Student Attendee $25
Fee includes:
All Sessions
We also encourage you to consider purchasing add space in our program booklet. The purchasing of add space entitles you to have your logo and a link to your candidate website to be placed on our conference website as a supporter.
Quarter Page    $250.00
Half Page         $500.00
Full Page          $750.00
Deadline for inclusion is June 30, 2010. We urge you to do so early
 *Event managed by DCA&FREPA
Special room rate is $99.00 
Visit this page to become a sponsor  
Priority placement of name and logo on conference website, conference and promotional materials.
Recognition at all meals
Dignified and appropriate signage recognizing sponsorship
Complimentary exhibit table & registration
Opening reference in all media advisories
Two (2) complimentary exhibit booths (for car dealers: two spaces to exhibit flexfuel, hybrid vehicles)
Two complimentary attendee passes for all event activities
Priority placement of company name and logo displayed on sponsor banner
during conference and on FREPA website with link
Full page ad in program booklet which will be available statewide
Name listed in all event advertising
Name and logo listed on event display board at entrance of event
Recognition at all meals and event advertising
Company insert in event registration bag
One (1) complimentary exhibit booth (for car dealers: One space to exhibit flexfuel, hybrid vehicles)
One (1) complimentary attendee passes for all event activities
Company logo displayed on a sponsor banner during event
Half page ad in program booklet
Company insert in event registration bag
One (1) complimentary exhibit booth (subject to availability)
For car dealers, one space to exhibit flexfuel, hybrid vehicles
One (1) complimentary attendee passes for all event activities
Company logo displayed on a sponsor banner
Quarter page ad in program booklet
Company insert in event registration bag
One (1) complimentary exhibit booth (subject to availability)
Company logo displayed on a sponsor banner during event
Company name displayed on a sponsor banner during the event

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Michael Dobson
Florida Renewable Energy Producers Association