Posted on: Jul , 2021

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than halfway through summer – at least for those of us with kids on the countdown clock to resuming school.

And, even better news is that two of our big annual conferences are back and in-person.

I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to see many of you in person this year as we return to in-person events for some of our main industry associations.

Now, here’s the big decision for you, which do you attend? Yep, I said “which” as they are on the same dates this year and on opposite sides of the US.

My tip: both are stellar events for education and networking so you won’t make a wrong decision either way. I’d look at what agenda speaks more to your current role and which location is best for your travel situation as well.


NADOA – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Sept 8-10
48th Annual Institute: Sun, Sand & Success in 2021
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spas

As you will see below, I’m keynoting and presenting 2 breakout sessions this year….

Earth, Wind & Fire: Environmental Laws for Land Professionals
September 10th | 11:35 AM – 1:00 PM | Grand Ballroom

The Exxon Valdez, Love Canal, the Great London Fog, the Cuyahuga River Fire – what do these disasters have to do with the oil and gas industry? Answer:  They were all man-made disasters that are the impetus for today’s U.S. environmental laws.

Our industry often gets a bad rap when it comes to the environment, and I think unfairly so. That’s why it’s smart for land professionals to understand U.S. environmental law. In this fascinating, humorous and informative look at th20e origin, history and impact of environmental laws, you’ll learn how the laws affect our industry and the critical role we all play to protect our earth and make our industry stronger and better.

Top 12 Lease Provisions for DO Analysts
September 9th | 8:50-10:05 AM | Grand Ballroom AB
September 10th | 1:10-2:25 PM | Grand Ballroom AB

View the agenda & register today!

NALTA – Bellevue, Washington, Sept 8-10
2021 – A Year of Hope – Looking Towards the Future
Hyatt Regency Bellevue

I’ve been a regular speaker and attendee at this conference over the years. This year’s lineup looks strong as always.

View the agenda & register today!


As we are starting to find our new, normal in our COVID world, I hope you are able to join in person at one of the conferences this year if you feel comfortable