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On August 7, The Heartland Institute will host its second America First Energy Conference (AFEC 2018) in New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the key states for America’s energy and refinery industry. The conference will feature approximately 30 speakers from government, industry, academia, and other think tanks speaking on 10 panels and three plenary sessions. We expect between 300 and 400 people to attend (INCLUDING YOU!), and we aim to attract state legislators, congressional staff, state think tank leaders, and private sector government relations and policy analysts.

The purpose of this event is to promote and expand energy freedom in the United States, as outlined in President Donald Trump’s bold America First Energy Plan, a proposal first released during the 2016 presidential campaign. The president’s plan marks a decisive change in direction from the Obama administration’s “war on fossil fuels” and focus on the theory of catastrophic man-caused climate change.