SEJ's 19th Annual Conference Independent Hospitality Receptions


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Independent Hospitality Receptions are one of many highlights of SEJ's annual conference. Hospitality Receptions give organizations the opportunity to showcase their mission and services to SEJ attendees and to possibly expand on conference topics. Attendees are encouraged to visit Hospitality Receptions throughout Thursday evening from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., where they can gain insights into relevant issues and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of food and beverage. See also our independent exhibitors and program agenda booklet advertisers.


Independent Hospitality Receptions


1. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP


BW and G logoBracewell & Giuliani LLP is a prominent international law firm with more than 400 lawyers and public policy advisors in Texas, New York, Washington, DC, Connecticut, Dubai, Kazakhstan and London. Our Strategic Communications team serves companies and coalitions by providing a range of services that improve the public position of our clients, including Coalition Support, Crisis Communications, Issues Advocacy, Litigation Support and Media Relations. Unlike other world-class public affairs firms, many of our team members are attorneys. This substantive legal expertise is brought to bear when complex legal developments require a prompt media response on behalf of our clients.


2. Dirty Oil Sands Network



3. Discovery Communications, LLC: Animal Planet and Planet Green


Join representatives at the Animal Planet and Planet Green hospitality suite to hear about our upcoming programming, share your ideas and see how you can get involved with the networks!


4. Hydrogen Energy


Hydrogen Energy logoCan we build power plants that virtually eliminate greenhouse gas emissions? Hydrogen Energy International can. Come glimpse the low-carbon energy future as this innovative company pioneers the world’s first electrical generating station that uses fossil fuel to derive hydrogen to run turbines, buries carbon dioxide underground, and promotes oil field production in the United States. Bring your questions and appetite to room University A at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club to learn more.


5. Organic Valley Family of Farms: Independent and Farmer-Owned


Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and is one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents 1,333 farmers in 32 states and one Canadian province, and achieved $527.8 million in 2008 sales. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, produce and juice, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. The same farmers who produce for Organic Valley also produce a full range of delicious organic meat under the Organic Prairie Family of Farms label. For further information, call 1-888-444-MILK or visit, and the cooperative’s farmer website, Organic Valley is also on Twitter  and Facebook.