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2024 USET Tribal Best Practices Conference

August 13 - August 15

2024 USET Tribal Best Practices Conference
The Braided Path: Weaving together Wisdom, Innovation, and Community
August 13-15, 2024
Nashville, TN

Our Why: USET member Tribal Nations have cared for their communities and environments since time immemorial. This wisdom and these invaluable best practices have been passed down through the generations fostering a unique relationship among each other and all living things. This advances a deep connection with the environment, providing holistic health approaches, and cultivates sustainable economic development.

Conference Definition: USET presents an integrated approach to Tribal Sovereignty and Self-determination through the programmatic lens of our Offices of Environmental Resource Management, Economic Development, and Tribal Health Program Support. This conference hosts learning sessions for Tribal Leadership and staff to engage in a collaborative setting to share knowledge, wisdom, and innovation to enhance our collective strength and impact


  1. To provide collaborative spaces for USET member Tribal Nation Leaders and staff to share knowledge, skills, resources, and fortify relationships.
  2. To promote USET foundational pillars, which support USET member Tribal Nations in strengthening communities of practice.
  3. To provide innovative support service through cross-sectional tracks.
  4. To ensure the health, well-being, and self-determination of present and future generations.

When: August 13-15, 2024

Where: Nashville, TN

Sheraton Music City Nashville Airport Hotel
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Make your hotel reservation by July 10th, 2024, to receive the group rate of $149. 
If you make your hotel reservation by July 10, 2024, you will be entered into a raffle for an amazing prize! 

Who should attend:

USET member Tribal Nation Leaders, staff, committee members, volunteers, and citizens who can benefit in the exchange of information, such as:

  • USET Member Tribal Nation Leaders 
  • USET Member Tribal Health Staff: Health directors, clinic staff, diabetes coordinators, behavioral health, social services personnel, emergency services personnel, and public health professionals. 
  • USET Member Tribal Economic Development Staff: Development Directors, Enterprise leaders, Community Development professionals 
  • USET Member Tribal Program Staff: Natural resource managers, water and wastewater utility professionals, agriculture program staff and producers, cultural resource managers, climate adaptation and resiliency staff, school and childcare facilities managers, and infrastructure and community development planners.  


The USET Office of Environmental Resource Management, the Office of Economic Development, and the Tribal Health Program Support department will present across these four domains:

  • Our Homelands
  • Our Resources
  • Our People
  • Our Future

Registration: Registration information is coming soon.

Travel Stipends: Travel stipends information is coming soon.


For inquiries on speaker opportunities at the USET 2024 Tribal Best Practices Conference, please contact us at


Exhibitor information is coming soon.

Meeting App:

Download the USET/USET SPF Events app from your app store. Then within the app search for 2024 USET Tribal Best Practices Conference. Download the event to the app. You can use it to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, create your personal schedule, view all agendas, and connect with attendees.

If you have used the app for a previous USET meeting, you will need to exit that event. Click on your profile, go to settings, and click “exit the event” at the bottom of the screen. Then search for 2024 USET Tribal Best Practices Conference and download the event to your app.

What to Do in Nashville:

Creativity is the heart and soul of Nashville, the “Music City,” and there’s never a shortage of inspiring things to do. From music, culture, and the arts to food, sports, and shopping, there is an “only in Nashville” experience waiting for you. Learn about things to do in Nashville.

COVID Protocols: 

The USET Tribal Epidemiology Center (USET TEC) is a recognized public health authority supported by the Tribal Nations within the USET region. Throughout the course of the COVID pandemic, we have relied on their expertise to guide us to ensure for the overall safety, health, and wellness for our members, staff, and event attendees. As the impacts of COVID have evolved, we have continued to assess our protocols to ensure that they remain reflective of the current status of the pandemic.

Currently (as of 04/17/2023, subject to change), USET is no longer requiring proof of vaccination to attend USET-sponsored meetings. A supply of masks and tests will be made available for attendees to use at their discretion.