2018 National Conference

Bridging Gaps Through Innovation

May 1 – 4  •  Aria Resort & Casino  •  Las Vegas, NV

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About the Conference

Join us at The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) 41st National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 1 - 4, 2018.

This year’s theme is Bridging Gaps Through Innovation. We will explore how technology and innovation have impacted the energy industry and the future landscape of businesses and our communities.

This year’s conference will include a discussion of disruptors that are upsetting apple-carts all over the world and what we can learn from other industries.
Our C-suite panel will explore building organizations for the future. We will hear from tech giants Tesla, IBM and Cisco. We will explore Artificial Intelligence (AI), drone technology and blockchain. Our legislative Crossfire will feature A. Scott Bolden and Tara Setmayer, two national political commentators, power brokers and Washington political experts.

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Tue, May 1 - Fri, May 4



3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158

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Featured Speakers

Tara Setmayer


A. Scott Bolden


Jerome Bettis


Key Conference Events

A look at some of our must-attend sessions!

Implications to Public Policy in New Energy Economy

Wednesday, May 2

Entrepreneur Luncheon Sponsored by EQT

Thursday, May 3

Women in Power – Shaping the World for Change

Thursday, May 3

Legislative Crossfire

Friday, May 4
2017 AABE Conference Highlights
2016 Session Highlight: Energy from the C-Suite

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors