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Renewable Energy Action Summit, Monday, Bismarck: The Renewable Energy Action Summit Monday at Bismarck State College's new National Energy Center of Excellence building will emphasize reducing the country's dependence on foreign oil, energy effi...

Renewable Energy Action Summit, Monday, Bismarck: The Renewable Energy Action Summit Monday at Bismarck State College's new National Energy Center of Excellence building will emphasize reducing the country's dependence on foreign oil, energy efficiency and job creation. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner will be the keynote speaker.

The cost is only $30. To register, log on to www.bismarckstate.edu.energysummit , e-mail BSC.CETI@bsc.nodak.edu or call (877) 846-9387.

Anne Carlsen Center Conference on Autism, Thursday and Friday, Jamestown, N.D.: Dr. Caroline Musselwhite, who has spent more than 25 years in assistive technology and has worked with children and teens with disabilities in a wide range of settings, headlines the Anne Carlsen Center Conference on Autism from Thursday and Friday at Quality Inn and Suites, 507 25th St. S.W. in Jamestown, N.D.

To contact the hotel, call (701) 252-3611.

"It's a Balancing Act" is the second of several major autism-based conferences ACC is hosting in 2009. Registration is $125 per parent of a child with autism, $270 for individuals, and $260 per person for groups of four or more. A limited number of scholarships are available for parents or guardians of a child with autism.


Mid-America Credit Union Association summit, June 11-13, Grand Forks: The Mid-America Credit Union Association will hold their annual summit conference, June 11-13, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

Headquartered in Bismarck, the professional trade association serves 86 credit unions in North and South Dakota, and more than 422,000 credit union members with assets in excess of $3.8 billion.

One of the highlights from this year's meeting will be keynote speaker and former bank robber, Troy Evans. For 15 years, Evans pursued a career as a self-employed addict, drug dealer, gambler and thief. Following a six-month crime spree, which included five armed bank robberies in three states, Evans was sentenced to 13 years in Federal prison in Florence, Colo. Evans shares his stories of failure and success at 10 a.m. June 12 in the Alerus Center.

For more information, call (800) 279-6328, ext. 3954, or log on to www.midamericacua.coop .

North Dakota League of Cities Making Meetings Work seminar, June 25, Mayville, N.D.: Registration begins at noon June 25 for the North Dakota League of Cities Making Meetings Work seminar in the Luckasen Room, Campus Center, Mayville State University. Registration fee is $75. Log on to www.ndlc.com . For more information, call (800) 472-2692.

Biomass '09: Power, Fuels and Chemicals Workshop, July 14-15, Grand Forks: The Biomass '09: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop will be held July 14-15 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

The Biomass '09 Workshop, the seventh of its kind, offers an intense two-day technical program focused on the opportunities for the utilization of biomass for power, transportation fuels and chemicals. An expanded exhibit show will accompany the workshop sessions. Fees are $275 a person and include access to all of the technical sessions, the exhibit floor, workshop materials and food. For more information on registering or becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor, log on to www.undeerc.org/biomass09 .

North Dakota Jaycees 75th anniversary, Aug. 14-16, Minot: Early registrations are due July 17 for the North Dakota Jaycees 75th Anniversary Celebration Aug. 14-16 at the Grand International Inn in Minot. All past, present and future Jaycees are invited to participate.


For more information, call (701) 572-0661 or log on to ndjc75.usjcisenate.org.

North Country Trail Conference, July 30 to Aug. 2, Valley City, N.D.: The focus of the conference is educational workshops, tours and a full slate of outdoor activities including 16 planned hiking opportunities and canoeing the Sheyenne River. The conference is being hosted by the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association and will be held on the campus of Valley City State University.

Birders will find outstanding opportunities at the conference. The trail is located on a major flyway, and the Sheyenne River valley is estimated to be home to more than 300 bird species. For more information on other species and birding opportunities, log on to www.hellovalley.com/BirdingintheSheyenneRiverValley.pdf .

Additional information is available at www.northcountrytrail.org/srv .

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