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NMSU, UTEP presidents announce inaugural Re-Energize the Americas conference

WHAT: Press conference announcing details of the Re-Energize the Americas conference


WHO: New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture, University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio and Britt Porter of the Paso del Norte Group

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.

WHERE: University of Texas at El Paso, College of Engineering, Hawthorne Street

New Mexico State University President Barbara Couture, University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio and Britt Porter of the Paso del Norte Group will be announcing details of the first Re-Energize the Americas conference. The conference will take place Oct. 26-27 at the El Paso Convention Center.

Re-Energize the Americas seeks to spur economic development of sustainable energy resources and activities within the West Texas, Southern New Mexico and Northern Mexico area known as the "Paso del Norte" by helping to capitalize on the region's abundant natural resources, production capacity and distribution networks.

New Mexico State University's Re-Energizing America energy conferences provided the framework for this new multinational, multi-partner event. Along with NMSU, the Re-Energize the Americas conference is organized by the University of Texas at El Paso and the El Paso-based economic development organization the Paso del Norte Group. This collaboration among NMSU, UTEP and the Paso del Norte Group increases regional competitiveness and showcases the energy-related research activities of both universities.

The Re-Energize the Americas conference coincides with the 18th Annual Border Energy Forum sponsored by the Texas General Land Office, which will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at the same location. The two conferences will hold a joint session on Oct. 27.

Before and after the press conference, UTEP will offer a tour of its energy facilities. Reserved parking will be available for invited off-campus guests and the media. For more information on parking, contact Alberto Lopez at alopez@utep.edu.