Domenici Public Policy Conference 2020

Pete V. Domenici Hall

The Domenici Public Policy Conference held at New Mexico State University will resume this fall and will be Sept. 16-17 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Ticket sales will begin in early April.

“We are really excited about this upcoming conference,” said NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu. “The focus will be on two topics that are widely discussed across New Mexico and the nation: energy and education. We expect to land a solid lineup of speakers as in previous years.”

The 2020 conference will be the 12th event, which is a two-day regional conference that attracts more than 1,000 attendees annually and focuses on significant issues facing the state, nation and world. A list of speakers and topics will be announced when they are confirmed.

The Domenici Institute for Public Policy at NMSU is named after Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico’s longest-serving U.S. Senator who died in 2017. The institute at NMSU was created to continue Domenici’s legacy of service to both the state and the country.

Conference speakers have included the country’s top experts from a variety of sectors such as government and elected officials, including former United States senators; U.S. representatives; U.S. cabinet members; U.S. ambassadors and governors; military personnel; scholars; journalists; policy directors; business executives; and political consultants.

For more information on the Domenici Institute visit


Phone: 575-646-2035

Past Conferences

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 |2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2020 Domenici Conference

Dates: Sept. 16-17, 2020

Key Topics: Energy and Education

Location: Las Cruces Convention Center

Secured Speakers: Dr. Martha Kanter – former Under Secretary of Education, Chancellor of Foothills/DeAnza Community College and presently Executive Director of College Promise at NYU; Mr. George Miller — former longtime U.S. Representative from California, and Chair of the House Committe on Education and Labor (2007-2011).

Planned agenda includes*:

  • Energy Technologies and Geopolitics
  • The Energy Opportunities Before Us
  • Making Energy Policy Today
  • Energy: New Mexico’s Road Ahead
  • The Case for Early Childhood Education
  • The Importance of Investing in Education
  • Contributions of Community Colleges to Our Social Fabric and Civic Future
  • Improving First Generation Access and Success in Higher Ed
  • Education: New Mexico’s Road Ahead

*Topics are subject to change depending upon speaker availability

Additional Speakers will be announced and posted here upon confirmation.

Ticket sales will begin in early April.

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