Events

Upcoming Events


Tuesday | Feb. 18, 2020

IndyTalks: A conversation about presidential campaigns and the 2020 Nevada caucus with New York Times reporters Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns

Troesh Studio Theater in the Boman Pavilion
at The Smith Center

Agenda

6:00 p.m. - Pre-event cocktail reception (cash bar — sponsorship available)

7:00 p.m. - Main event (general admission)

8:30 p.m. - Post-event mix & mingle

Editor Jon Ralston and our three panelists will preview the coming caucus, talk about the state of play in the presidential race and discuss whether Nevada matters (and whether they can pronounce it correctly).

To register, please email stasy@thenvindy.com

Sponsorships are available and include VIP seating. Email stasy@thenvindy.com for details.

The Nevada Independent is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Event sponsorships may qualify as charitable donations.

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Wednesday |  Feb. 19, 2020

NBC News & MSNBC will host the ninth Democratic debate in Las Vegas – in partnership with The Nevada Independent.

  • Paris Theater at Paris from 6 to 8 p.m. PST. 
  • Members of the media can apply for media credentials here.
  • The debate will air live in a variety of places including on NBC, MSNBC and IndyTV.

The moderators are:

  • NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC anchor Lester Holt
  • Meet the Press moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd
  • NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and host of MSNBC Live Hallie Jackson
  • Senior correspondent at Noticias Telemundo Vanessa Hauc
  • Nevada Independent Editor Jon Ralston

We do not yet know whether or when tickets will be available. We will post additional information as it becomes available. We also will provide updates in The Daily Indy (subscribe on the Home page, top right).


Thursday  |   Feb. 20, 2020

The Nevada Independent Presents:  The Caucus is Coming

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street | Reno, NV 89501

Held just two days before the battle of the candidates plays out — Nevada's First in the West Democratic Caucus — and nine months before the War for the White House, this will be a night to remember. Dress to the nines in medieval Game of Thrones-inspired garb (optional) or come as you are and prepare to eat, drink and make merry in WESTeros with your House knowledge ready to be put to the test...

Purchase tickets here


Past Events


IndyTalks:  The Future of the Washoe County School District

Wednesday | Oct. 30, 2019 

Grand Sierra Resort - Carson Room
2500 East Second Street |Reno, NV 89595

Jon Ralston and panelists Interim Superintendent Kristen McNeill and Board President Katy Simon Holland sat down for a candid conversation about challenges and real solutions for Nevada's second largest school district.

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Gov. Steve Sisolak asking a question during an event

A student asking a question during the Q & A session

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Sage sponsors:

      

               


First Annual Indy Member Briefing (Northern Nevada)

Wednesday | October 16, 2019 

Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce

449 S. Virginia Street, Ste 300 | Reno, NV 89501

We presented an overview of our reader stats and fundraising status, sharing our recent awards and some changes to our member levels and benefits, announcing exciting things that are afoot.

A member reading over the General Indy information sheets

A gentleman and his baseball hat with The Nevada Independent patch on it

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The Nevada Independent en Español - First Annual Mixer & Fundraiser

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar

3824 Paradise Road |Las Vegas, NV 89119

Sponsored by:

                     


First Annual Indy Member Briefing (Southern Nevada)

September 23, 2019 at Clark County Library Main Theatre

We presented an overview of our reader stats and fundraising status, sharing our recent awards and some changes to our member levels and benefits, announcing exciting things that are afoot.


Post-Third House party and fundraiser:

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

224 S. Carson St. #8 | Carson City, NV 89701

Silver sponsors:

Gail Tuzzolo

Gold sponsors:

Marc McDermont

Blue sponsors:

Sage sponsors:

Pat Hickey
Collins Consulting LLC
Sandy Koch and Tim McFarren
David Goldwater
Ben Graham
Randi Thompson


IndyForum Reno: Development, growth and quality of life

May 8, 2019 at Atlantis Resort in Reno

The Nevada Independent Editor Jon Ralston moderated an in-depth conversation about tech, housing, development and growth — and what can and should be done to balance all of it for the best possible quality of life for Reno-Sparks and regional residents.

Panelists
Jeffrey Berns, CEO, Blockchains
Chip Bowlby, CEO Reno Land
Brian Bonnenfant, project manager for the Center for Regional Studies

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Indy Townhall: A conversation on public education

April 13, 2019 at Sierra Vista High School

Panel One: Principals & Teachers

  • Dave Wilson - Principal of Eldorado High School
  • Dr. Carrie Buck - Executive Director of Pinecrest Academies
  • Jordana McCudden - Consulting teacher in CCSD
  • Richard Knoeppel - Nevada Teacher of the Year/A-Tech

Panel Two: Parents & Students

  • Rebecca Garcia - Parent
  • Julie Vigil - Parent
  • Mykel Broady - Student
  • Sandy Kordi - Student
  • Alexander Bagrensky - Student

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IndyTalks: A conversation with Gov. Steve Sisolak

January 22, 2019 at Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center

Gov. Steve Sisolak and Indy Editor Jon Ralston took the stage to discuss the issues facing Nevada and the coming legislative session.

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(Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)

Sponsored by:

Daniel and Robin Greenspun
Ms. Terry Murphy

Live Election Night Coverage

November 6, 2018 broadcast live on IndyTV from UNLV. Watch the coverage here.

Indy Editor Jon Ralston and Managing Editor Elizabeth Thompson host Live Election Night coverage on November 6, 2018. (screenshot of livestream video)

Indy Fundraiser: Cocktails & Conversation with “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd

October 18, 2018 at Myron's Cabaret at the Smith Center in Las Vegas

NBC Political Director Chuck Todd and Indy Editor Jon Ralston took the stage to discuss the state of media and all things political in the Age of Trump.

Chuck Todd and Jon Ralston on stage at the Indy Fundraiser on Oct. 18, 2018. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
Sponsored by:

Daniel and Robin Greenspun

Tom and Mary Gallagher Foundation

Shelley Berkley and Dr. Larry Lehrner


Hops off the Press! 

October 10, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at IMBIB Custom Brews in Reno

The Nevada Independent partnered with IMBIB Custom Brews to bring you Happy Hour LIVE with Editor Jon Ralston and reporter Daniel Rothberg.


IndyForums: Question 3

October 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Myron's Cabaret at the Smith Center in Las Vegas

Former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Jon Wellinghoff and Assemblyman Chris Brooks debated the pros and cons of Question 3 in a lively exchange moderated by Jon Ralston and Indy reporter Riley Snyder.

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Live Election Night Coverage

June 12, 2018 broadcast live at 6:30 p.m. on IndyTV from UNLV. Watch the coverage here.

Indy Editor Jon Ralston and Managing Editor Elizabeth Thompson host Live Election Night coverage on June 12, 2018. (screenshot of livestream video)

IndyDebates: Democratic CD-04 Primary

May 25, 2018 broadcast live at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 13 Action News

Democratic Congressional District 4 candidates John Anzalone, state Sen. Pat Spearman, Alison Stephens, former U.S. Representative Steven Horsford and Amy Vilela.

Read the story here. Watch the video here.

Democratic Congressional District 4 candidates John Anzalone, left, state Sen. Pat Spearman, Alison Stephens, former U.S. Representative Steven Horsford and Amy Vilela during a live debate at KTNV on Friday, May 25, 2018. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

IndyDebates: Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

May 24, 2018 broadcast live at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 13 Action News

Chris Giunchigliani and Steve Sisolak

Read the story here. Watch the video here.

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Steve Sisolak, left, and Chris Giunchigliani live debate at KTNV on Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

IndyDebates: Republican CD-03 Primary

May 21, 2018 at the UNLV Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

The four top candidates, state Sen. Scott Hammond, former Clark County Republican Party Chairman David McKeon, former television reporter Michelle Mortensen and businessman Danny Tarkanian, participated in the debate.

Read the story here. Watch the video here.

Scott Hammond, David McKeon, Michelle Mortensen and Danny Tarkanian at IndyDebates on May 21, 2018. Photo by Elizabeth Thompson

IndyTalks: Polling Nevada

April 24, 2018 at Myron's Cabaret at the Smith Center in Las Vegas

We hired pollster Mark Mellman to run a statewide poll for us in April. We rolled out the results and discussed them with Mr. Mellman at our IndyTalks event.

View the poll results and event slideshow here.

Watch the event here!

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(Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

Sponsored by:

PlayNJ


IndyForums: State of Pot

March 26, 2018 at the UNLV Student Union Ballroom

We kicked off with a cocktail hour, followed by a policy overview with Indy Editor Jon Ralston, Indy Reporter Michelle Rindels and Riana Durrett, the head of the pot dispensary association and who broke news at the event, followed by two great discussion panels with more experts!

Panel 1 Discussion - Rules, Regulations, Compliance and Law Enforcement

  • Richard Pocker, former U.S. Attorney, who spoke to the fed vs. state issues and more
  • Melissa Kuipers Blake, who has worked in CO and knows those laws well
  • Will Moschella, former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, who has worked in the Justice Department and knows how Jeff Sessions thinks

Panel 2 Discussion - Trends and troubles in a fast-growing industry

  • John Ritter, a respected Nevada businessman who is in the pot industry
  • Neal Tomlinson, an experienced advocate who gets the cannabis industry and its issues
  • Amanda Connor, who knows the Nevada laws and business inside out

Watch the event here!

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Sponsored by:

CWNevada

Sonny Newman 

Inyo Fine Cannabis

Reef Dispensaries

The+Source 

Oasis Cannabis 

The Grove

Euphoria Wellness


IndyTalks: A Conversation with Mayor Hillary Schieve

February 28, 2018 at the Atlantis Casino and Resort

Indy Editor Jon Ralston sat down with Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve for a candid, one-hour conversation about issues confronting The Biggest Little City, including the challenges of a housing shortage and the sexual harassment allegations against a former city manager now being litigated in court.

They talked about her council colleagues, national issues she has waded into and her political ambitions. Carson City bound?

It’s all here. Enjoy.

(David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)
(David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

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IndyTalks: A Conversation with Governor Brian Sandoval

December 5, 2017 at Myron's Cabaret at the Smith Center in Las Vegas

Nevada Independent Editor Jon Ralston and Gov. Sandoval shared an evening of candid conversation about the past, present and future at our first ever quarterly IndyTalks event.

Read what the governor said (or watch the video) here.

Gov. Sandoval talks with The Nevada Independent Editor Jon Ralston at IndyTalks at Myron's Cabaret Lounge at The Smith Center in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2017. Photo by Myron Martin

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The Indy Fundraiser & Brunch with Major Garrett

October 29, 2017 at Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Nevada Independent's first fundraiser featured our very special guest: CBS White House Correspondent and former Nevada journalist Major Garrett

With 300,000 readers (and growing!) we were already well on the way to becoming Nevada's most trusted source for government, political and business news. Your attendance and support helped us continue to provide truthful, transparent journalism that cuts through the static and makes complex issues clear.

Indy Editor Jon Raston and Major Garrett on stage at the event. (Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)
(Daniel Clark/The Nevada Independent)