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Famed college football coach Lou Holtz named speaker for petroleum conference

BISMARCK - Famed college football coach Lou Holtz will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck in May, organizers announced Wednesday.Holtz led Notre Dame to a 1988 national championship and is 11t...

BISMARCK – Famed college football coach Lou Holtz will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck in May, organizers announced Wednesday.
Holtz led Notre Dame to a 1988 national championship and is 11th on the NCAA’s all-time win list for Division I-A coaches, according to Notre Dame’s website. He is now a college football analyst for ESPN and a motivational speaker.
Registration opens Tuesday for the 24th annual petroleum conference May 24-26 at the Bismarck Event Center.
Bismarck hosts the conference every other year. More than 4,250 people from 49 U.S. states, seven Canadian provinces and nine countries registered for the 2014 event, according to the North Dakota Petroleum Council.
More than two dozen industry leaders are confirmed to speak at this year’s conference, including Continental Resources president and CEO Harold Hamm and Whiting Petroleum president and CEO Jim Volker, the council said.

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