MINOT, N.D., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3nd Annual Bakken Investor Conference connects investors with oil and gas companies and real estate developers to explore investment and development opportunities in the Bakken Shale play. 2013 Bakken Investor Conference April 24-26, 2013Sleep Inn & Suites Minot, North Dakotawww.bakkenconference.comDale Brown - Author, Motivational Speaker, Retired Hall of Fame LSU Basketball Coach and Minot, North Dakota NativeThe conference kicks off with a keynote address from Dale Brown, legendary coach, author, motivational speaker and Minot native. He began his career as a high school coach, teacher and principal in North Dakota. Brown is a member of the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame and the North Dakota Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. As a basketball coach at Louisiana State University, he appeared in 15 straight national tournaments and is the second most winning coach in SEC history, leading teams to 17 consecutive non-losing seasons. Now retired, Coach Brown is a professional speaker working with organizations that want to achieve success and inspire a winning attitude towards work and life. Oil and Gas, and Real Estate IndustriesThe oil and gas industry is driving the economy in the Williston Basin. The real estate developers and investors build out the housing, industrial, commercial and other infrastructure needed to sustain energy and economic development in the Bakken. Bringing together these two key industries and their investors will help each to better understand the other and expand development for their mutual continued success. John Felmy, Ph.D, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute Dr. Felmy is responsible for overseeing economic, statistical and policy analysis of the Institute. He has more than 25 years of experience in energy, economic and environmental analysis. He will present a survey of current conditions and an outlook for oil & gas. Emerging Issues and Market Conditions in the Energy SectorInvestors need to understand the opportunities, challenges, and risks of the market. The speakers and panel presenters will provide the latest information on emerging issues in the Williston Basin including: "Market Access and Development Initiatives" - Eric Schaeffer, Business Services Manager, Enbridge, Inc. Real Estate Investment InformationInvestors want to understand the current market conditions, the future outlook and concrete data to analyze their investment options. The real estate topics will allow investors to make better investment decisions.