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Oil & Gas Public Relations & New Media Conference

May 7-8, 2015 | Gaylord National - National Harbor, MD

The Oil & Gas Public Relations & New Media Conference addressed social media’s vital role in changing current public opinion of the oil and gas industry. With numerous networking opportunities, superb speakers, and customized working groups, this event began closing the gap in the oil and gas industry’s communication efforts.



  • Thursday - May 07, 2015
    • Insights in New Media and Public Relations
      - Richard Levick, LEVICK
    • Energy Policy Panel
      - Max Hamel, Agenda
      - Michael Pawlowski, Committee on Energy and Natural Resource
      - U.S. Senate Kate MacGregor, Committee on Natural Resources
      - Congressman Henry Cuellar, 28th District of Texas
    • Networking Break
    • Panel of Association Executives
      - Tim Wigley, Western Energy Alliance
      - Dan Whitten, America’s Natural Gas Alliance
      - Wally Drangmeister, New Mexico Oil & Gas Association
    • Panel on Public Relations and Social Media
      - Jim McQueeny, Winning Strategies
      - Gerges Scott, Agenda Global
      - Edward Kim, SimpleReach
      - Jeff Pyatt, Outbrain
    • Networking Lunch
    • Conversations
      - Jeff Presberg, Petroleum Connection
    • Technology Tools for Communications and Building Media Relationship
      - Greg Galant, Sawhorse Media
    • Networking Break
    • Panel on Public Outreach Initiatives
      - Michael Zehr, Consumer Energy Alliance
      - Dave Spigelmyer, Marcellus Shale Coalition
      - Matt Letourneau, Institute for 21st Century Energy, US Chamber of Commerce
      - Nelson Balido, Energy Council of the Americas
      - Michelle Smith, The Quiat Company and NARO Colorado
    • The Rise of Activism
      - Matt Wagner, Edelman
    • Networking Reception
  • Friday - May 08, 2015
    • Shifting Paradigms: Broadening the Discussion on O&G Development
      - David Holt, Consumer Energy Alliance
    • Lessons from Other Industries
      - Kathy Cripps, PR Council
      - Gerry Gunster, Goddard Gunster
      - Michael Kehs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
      - Steve Halsey, G&S Business Communications
      - Mike Hotra, APCO Worldwide
    • Roundtable Working Groups
      See below

Roundtable Discussions


  • Driving Positive World of Mouth
    - Suzanne Fanning, The Word of Mouth Marketing Association
  • Advocacy 101
    - Rob Leggat, Goddard Gunster
  • Understanding Data Mining and PR Technologies
    - Natalia Dykyj, Cision
  • Social Media Adoption for the Oil & Gas Industry
    - Winnie Hart & Lorrie Lee, TwinEngine
Silver Sponsors

Agenda Edelman Muck Rack TwinEngine
Bronze Sponsors

Goddard Gunster
Media Partners

American Oil & Gas Reporter Argus Media PR Council Shale Markets Shale Oil & Gas Business Magazine
Supporting Organizations

AOGA Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development Consumer Energy Alliance Energy Council of the Americas Kioga PinkPetro Samuel Erasmus Institute WOMMA