General Sessions

Mon., Aug. 1, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. G01. Jack Uldrich Vuja De: A Futurist Takes a Backwards Stroll into Your world of Tomorrow
  Jack Uldrich
Course Level: Basic
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
CPE Hours 1.2 CPE
Winston Churchill once said, “The farther back one can look, the farther ahead one can see.”He was right and what better time for any organization to look into the future than when celebrating 25, 50 or 100 years of success? Global futurist and best-selling author Jack Uldrich has the unique ability to use yesterday’s history lessons as a prism for helping his clients and his audiences understand how the world of tomorrow will be transformed. He has created dozens of customized keynote presentations for centennial celebrations as well as diamond, golden and silver anniversaries. From organizations as diverse as the Casualty Actuarial Society and Stiles Machinery to the Cleveland Community College. TD Bank and the International Card Manufacturers Association. Jack always leaves his audience proud of their rich tradition and past accomplishments but poised to confidently create their new future.
   
11:30 a.m. - 12:5o p.m. G02. CFC Sponsored lunch Sheldon Petersen update on the US Economy
  Sheldon Petersen, CEO NRUCFC
Course Level: Basic
Field of Study: Economics
CPE Hours .5 CPE
Sheldon Petersen will offer his unique insights and analysis on the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve policy and the capital markets. Petersen will dig beneath the headlines in the news media to examine what the real implications are for electric cooperatives and CFC..
   
4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. G03. Electric Service for the 21st Century: Power and Energy
  The Honorable Branko Terzic, Ph.D., Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group LLC
Course Level: Basic
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

CPE Hours
1CPE
The 21st Century Electric Cooperative must manage the delivery, and the value, of both electric service components:“power” (watts) and “energy” (watt-hours).  New technology provides electric service customers the ability to take more of one service and less of the other.  Distributed generation, storage and demand side management enable these changes. Mr. Terzic, a former state and federal regulator and utility executive, will discuss the benefits and unintended consequences of this consumer shift.
 
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. G04. Global Economic and Capital Market Outlook
  Mark Griffin CIMA, Managing Principal Institutional investment Services, CLA
Course Level: TBD
Field of Study: TBD
CPE Hours
1CPE
TBD
 
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. G05. Washington Update
  Charlie Garrison, The Garrison Group LLC and Kirk Johnson, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, NRECA
Course Level: TBD
Field of Study: TBD
CPE Hours
TBD
TBD
   
9:10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. G06. ACA Lessons Learned, Developments, and Ongoing Risks
  Tim Goodman, Partner Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Rebecca Smith, CPA, MST CLA
Course Level: TBD
Field of Study: TBD
CPE Hours
TBD
This session will discuss the good, bad, and ugly of the 2015 ACA reporting (Form 1095 and Form 1094). Because the ACA and the rules under it are constantly evolving, we will also look at recent developments. Finally, we will share lessons learned and points not to miss going forward.
   
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. G07. Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure- FBI update
  Allie Schott, FBI
Course Level: TBD
Field of Study: TBD
CPE Hours
TBD
Every day, cyber criminals, foreign threat actors and nation states invade countless offices across the nation -- not by breaking down windows and doors, but by breaking into laptops, personal computers, and wireless devices via hacks and bits of malicious code. The collective impact is staggering. Billions of dollars are lost every year repairing computer systems hit by such attacks. Some attacks are designed to steal sensitive and valuable information from companies' databases. Other attacks take down vital systems, disabling the work of businesses around the country. The FBI aims to stop those behind the most serious computer intrusions and the spread of malicious code. Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Allie Schott will be addressing the growing threat of computer intrusions from foreign threat actors into our States critical infrastructures.