68th Annual Natural Resources and Energy Law Institute

  • The Hythe, Vail, Colorado
  • July 21-23, 2022


July 21-23, 2022 | Vail, Colorado | The Hythe

Join us this summer in Vail, Colorado, a location that has routinely attracted over 1,000 registrants and their families. Registration rates for members remain extremely low, and we have negotiated discounted accommodation rates at numerous properties in Vail for everything from basic hotel rooms to luxury condos. All sessions will be held at The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort by Marriott (formerly the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort) which recently underwent a $40 million renovation. Excitement is high for our first in-person annual institute since 2019 at our most popular location!
Chaired by Professor Bruce M. Kramer, the 68th Annual Institute will feature 34 talks with 57 speakers from private practice, academia, government, industry, associations, and other organizations. After opening with a general session on Thursday morning, the institute will offer attendees choices among separate sessions focusing on oil and gas and landman’s issues, mining law, public lands and Indian law, water law, environmental law, corporate counsel legal issues, international resources issues, and a NEW session on renewable energy and electricity. 

Vail in July is a stunningly beautiful alpine setting with amazing weather for high-elevation golf, wildflower hikes, backpacking, cycling and mountain biking, tubing and whitewater rafting, canoeing, gondola rides, nature walks, jeep tours, and so much more. Shopping, excellent restaurants, and spas abound. The entire family can enjoy numerous activities, including Epic Discovery at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola.

Registration includes a huge reception for registrants and families on Thursday evening at the base of the mountain. Other events include separate receptions for young professionals and in-house counsel, a babysitting option on Friday night for enjoying the town or private events, and various lunches with guest speakers, including Portia’s Lunch for women, a natural resources law teachers lunch, an international practitioners lunch, and a lunch for oil and gas practitioners. We look forward to seeing you in July!

We look forward to seeing you next summer for an excellent Annual Institute!


Pricing – Early bird registration ends June 30, 2022

Foundation Member $445/$545 | Nonmember $975/$1095 | Government/Nonprofit $595/$695 | New Professional Member $100/$200| Foundation Student Member $45/$55