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EEI/AGA Taxation Committee Meeting
Sunday, November 08, 2015 - Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
3752 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 UNITED STATES


    If you wish to Register for the EEI/AGA Taxation Committee Meeting,
    please contact Irene Ybadlit at 202-508-5502 or


    Several of the Presentations are now available for printing and/or for downloading to your iPad, Android tablet or laptop. They can be found by clicking on the Presentations tab.


    --Added 11/9/15 - Revised Brian Murphy and Keith Butler presentation
    --Added 11/9/15 - Mike Gaffney presentation

    Please check back often for the most recent version of these files and for new ones.

    As a reminder, copies of speaker presentations will not be available onsite.  Please bring copies with you to the meeting or download them to your device.


    Advance registration is required.  The registration fee is $760.00 per attendee.

    • As is customary, the fee is waived for Retirees.
    • Please register Online by clicking on the above registration button
    • Pre-payment is due by Friday, October 23, 2015.
    • Cancellations received on or before Friday, October 23rd will be refunded in      full. NO REFUNDS will be given after this date, to cover the cost of unfilled function guarantees.  Substitutes are welcome.


    Meeting Location:  Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
                                   3752 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89158
                                   Main Number:  1-702-590-8888

    ACCOMMODATIONS (Hotel cut-off date is Friday, October 16th)

    The group rate is $209 for standard king occupancy.

    • Rooms will be held until Friday, October 16th at the group rate.
    • After the date of October 16, 2015, at 5PM (PST), reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the group rate. 
    • To book—Online:  EEI Reservation Link
    • To book—Call In-house Reservations at 702-590-8881---Refer to "EEI Taxation Cmte Mtg" when booking to receive the group rate.  If you need to extend your stay prior to and after the dates of the event, please contact Cristiana Lungu at or 702-590-3182. You will not be able to do so online.)
    • IMPORTANT: In-house reservations is available Mon-Fri from 8a-7p (PST) and Sat, Sun, and holidays from 9a-5p (PST). If you call outside of these listed hours of operations or if all of the agents are on a call, you will be directed to the hotel’s Central Reservations, whom does not have access to group rates being offered by the hotel so you would have to try calling the hotel again.)
    • Resort Fee:  The daily resort fee is $25 per night. The resort fee includes: unlimited wired and wireless in-room internet access, access to the Fitness Center and scheduled yoga and pilates classes, if available; morning coffee/tea served from 6a-8a, unlimited in-room local and toll-free calls, daily newspaper upon request, and boarding passes printed at Front Desk.
    • Cancellation Policy:  Cancel no later than 48 hours prior to the day of arrival by 5PM (PST) in order to avoid forfeit of one night room and tax.
    • Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 12:00 PM



    • In an effort to be environmentally friendly as possible, we have cut back on the amount of handouts being offered at our conference.  Presentations will be made available prior to the conference on the EEI Taxation Committee Meeting web site.  ALL HANDOUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE BEFORE AND AFTER THE CONFERENCE FOR THOSE WHO NEED A HARD COPY TO PRINT OFF BEFOREHAND OR AFTER THE CONFERENCE.


    Sunday Reception
    ---Sponsored by:  PowerPlan, Inc.

    • Join your fellow members, spouses, and guests at the Reception. The reception is always well-attended and provides an excellent opportunity to connect and network with fellow conference participants and a great opportunity for new members to meet with colleagues in a relaxed environment.

    Recommended Spouse Activities
    ---On your own  

    • For spouses and guests accompanying taxation committee members, attached is a recommended list of  "Activities and Attractions in Las Vegas".   

    Monday Group Dinner at The Mob Museum
    ---Sponsored by:  Regulated Capital Consultants (RCC)

    • The Mob Museum presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mafia’s impact on Las Vegas history. You will walk through a detailed history of mob activity in the U.S. and around the world, from the rise of organized crime families to the intricate gambling scams still perpetrated today. You will see exhibits where murders, infamous robberies and mob criminal activity occurred, learning the truth about the notorious gangster/casino builder Benjamin Siegel, Tony Spilatro, Frank Cullotta, Sam Giancana and many other notorious Mafia figures who ruled Las Vegas.

    McCarran Int’l Airport: Travel time to/from hotel and airport is 10 minutes.  Estimated one way taxi fare is $20. 


    • Discounts are available to delegates of EEI member companies, international affiliates, and associates, as well as to spouses and guests, traveling to EEI-sponsored meetings and conferences: United offers a 5% discount off any published fare or 10% off regular coach fare. Similar discounts are available from Avis.
    • United Airlines--2015 Agreement Code: ZTH4266551---To avoid a service fee and receive an additional 3% discount, book your airline reservation online at On the Advanced Search page, enter the Agreement Code in the Offer Code box.
    • Avis Rent-A-Car, 800-331-1600 [Refer to A775400]


    • Recommended CPE credits:  15 Hours; CPE certificates will be distributed at the end of the meeting.

    MEMBER PROBLEMS (form attached)

    • Please send the member problems form to Mark Agnew at before Monday November 2nd.  All member problems submitted will be summarized and provided to the committee prior to the meeting to facilitate a robust discussion.


    • For federal income tax purposes, $573.00 of your registration fee is allocated to meals and entertainment.  This information is being provided to you to comply with the tax reform law requirements.


    • Business casual to all meeting functions including the Monday group dinner.  

    Irene Ybadlit

    Coordinator, Energy Supply & Finance
    701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW | 4th Fl | Washington DC 20004
    (: 202-508-5502 | 7: 202-508-5504 | *: