NEC Schedule and Agenda

NEC Schedule and Agenda 

Events subject to change


Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024


4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration Open


Monday, Feb. 19, 2024


7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Registration Open

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits; buses start departing the hotel at 6:45 am 

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Networking Tour: Whale Watching

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Women's Leadership Reception, sponsored by Advario North America, LLC

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

RFA PAC Auction (RFA Members Only)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception


Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024


6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast, sponsored by Phibro Ethanol

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

General Session

8:00 am – 8:10 am

Welcome Remarks

8:10 am - 8:45 am

State of the Industry Report

8:45 am - 9:45 am

Partnering for Progress: Hear directly from some of RFA’s key partners about the policy collaborations, marketing endeavors, and technology opportunities that are driving the industry forward.

9:45 am - 10:15 am

Feature Presentation on the Future of Renewable Fuels

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Refreshment Break, sponsored by CoBank

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Bringing Truth to the Energy Transition

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Ethanol and Electricity: The Best of Both Worlds. Learn more about how low-carbon ethanol and electric drivetrain technology can work together to decarbonize our automobiles. 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Policy, Politics, and the 2024 Election: Charlie Cook, one of the nation’s leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends and a frequent contributor to ABC and CBS News, provides his expert insights. Sponsored by state corn grower organizations and Vault 44.01

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Collaborating for Carbon Reduction: Panelists highlight the power of partnerships across the supply chain to lower carbon intensity.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Refreshment Break, sponsored by CHS Inc.

3:30 pm - 4:130 pm

Heavy Lift: Ethanol’s Role in Decarbonizing Heavy Duty Markets. Experts present cost-effective solutions for hard-to-abate transportation supply chains.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

What’s Happening with Renewable Diesel and Why it Matters to Ethanol Producers

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Networking Reception

All day

Spouse/Guest Outing


Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024


7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast, sponsored by Mole Master Services Corp.

8:15 am – 11:30 am

General Session

8:15 am – 9:15 am

Intel and Opportunities: the Inflation Reduction Act and Beyond: Learn how to best position yourself for new tax credits and funding opportunities and hear the latest on IRA implementation.

9:15 am - 9:25 am

RFA Industry Award

9:25 am - 10:30 am

How the West was Won: California’s E85 Success Story. Learn how West Coast partnerships have successfully positioned E85 to meet consumer demand and satisfy low carbon fuel requirements.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Working with World Partners: The International Outlook. A discussion on the growth and impact of international alliances and partnerships promoting the expansion of ethanol use for vehicles and other important uses in emerging economies.

11:30 am

Conference Concludes

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Veterans for Renewable Fuels Private Event