The Seminole Tribe of Florida
The Seminole Tribe of Florida presents its second annual Renewable Energy and Sustainability Conference from Tuesday, February 5 through Thursday, February 7, 2019. The Conference is a prelude to the Seminole Tribe’s 49th Annual Tribal Fair and Pow Wow, which is schedule for Friday through Sunday, February 8‐10, 2019.
New for the Conference in 2019 is the “Chairman of the Greens” Charity Golf Tournament, chaired by Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. It is scheduled for the morning of Friday, Feb. 8 at the Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The Conference is slated to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Native Learning Center, 6363 Taft Street, Hollywood. It will focus on the newly‐changing landscape for Tribal energy development and sustainability, including best practices, federal leadership, policy, regulatory changes, funding a project and project planning/development trends.
Leaders of Tribes and First Nations throughout North America will come together with representatives from corporate and nongovernmental organizations for presentations on a wide range of topics, including energy self‐sufficiency, funding sources, energy savings methods, Tribal and private partnership opportunities and Tribal case studies.
Registration for the Conference is free for representatives of Tribes and First Nations and those working with Indian Country. Registration is required by Jan. 4, 2019, and is capped at the first 100 participants.
About the Seminole Tribe of Florida
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a sovereign, self‐governing Indian Tribe with 4,200 members living on and off reservations in many regions of Florida. It is governed by an elected 5‐person Tribal Council and a 5‐person Board of Directors according to a Constitution adopted in 1957. Its Seminole Gaming operation manages seven Florida casinos, including the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla. Seminole Gaming has long been recognized for its industry innovations and success. In 1979, it opened a high‐stakes bingo hall and casino, which became the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement. The Seminole Tribe of Florida also owns Hard Rock International, with venues in 74 countries, including 183 cafes, 27 hotels and 12 casinos and the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, with much of it displayed at its locations around the globe.