September 29, 2016

5:00-9:00 PM

Nicollet Island Pavilion - Minneapolis, MN


JOIN US - and the Better Energy Community - to celebrate progress and energize for the future

at the 2016 Great Plains Institute Energy Innovation Celebration!


At the Great Plains Institute, we see that society has never been closer to creating a future powered by better energy. Years of effort by a broad community of dedicated leaders combined with recent accomplishments have created momentum in the effort to bring about environmentally and economically sustainable energy. We are proud to have played our part by bringing together diverse interests to develop pragmatic solutions to our energy and climate challenges. Watch the video to learn more about GPI and the Better Energy community.

The Great Plains Institute's Energy Innovation Celebration brings together an incredible diversity of people, from industry and entrepreneurs to government and non-profits, to join together in the spirit of celebrating advancement of positive change on energy and climate from the local to international level. This event is a platform to celebrate not only our work but that of other innovators and leaders in the Better Energy Community.

We're thrilled to announce Nancy E. PfundFounder and Manager of DBL Partners, as our 2016 keynote speaker!

Ms. Pfund is a nationally recognized innovator whose venture capital firm, DBL Partners, is a leading player in the growing field of "impact investing," combining top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic, and environmental returns in the regions and sectors in which it invests.

Click here to learn more about Ms. Pfund.

Bob Inglis, Executive Director of and former South Carolina Congressman will join Ms. Pfund for a conversation on harnessing market forces for a better energy future. To learn more about Mr. Inglis, click here.



For more information, contact Amanda Dutcher at (612) 278-7159 or
Thanks to these organizations for their support of the 2016 Celebration: