Governors from nine western states are expected to join Colorado Governor Bill Owens at the annual Western Governors' Association meeting in Breckenridge, beginning Sunday afternoon.
Premiers from Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada are also scheduled to attend.
There are rumors that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will attend.
The conference begins Sunday and continues through the following Tuesday with keynote addresses that will focus on economic growth, trade and energy.
Three speakers will address the panel and audience each day, including secretaries from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture and an administrator from the Environmental Protection Agency.