2011 Conference

Student Organizers

Robert Hallenbeck – Conference Chair
Joshua Stillman – Steering Committee Chair

Leadership
Alanna Gino, Jordan Hobfoll, Shannon Strank, Jacob Cottingham, David Wogan, Jeffrey Sabins, Chris Wolf, Daniel Noll, Chad Blevins, John Shaddix, Rachel Denton, Craig Carter, Kavita Joshi, Blakeley McCracken, Pete Conrad

Volunteers
Ami Maguwah, Erik Norwood, Alexander Melzer, Mike Worth, Philip Hatchett, Aniket Srivastava, Kevin Kowalski, Peter Thompson, Teri Houle, Bradley Robertson, Jane George, Whit Wolman, Darcey Kennedy, Vivek Ponnada, Joel Goering, Xihao (Jarren) Xie, Brent Stephens, Xiaoyan Shi, Cassandra Telenko, Ben Picone, George Farish, Julia Burch, Jolene Litzman, Shannon Hunter, Sudamsh Bai Reddy, Chris Yanek, Kevin White, Rheagan Coffey, Julie Corvo, Max Brodsky, Reed Malin, Oliver Meek, Kristine McAndrews, Carlos Puerta, Bret Malsnee

Sponsors

Apache Corporation, Cameron, Vinson & Elkins, Waste Management, Vestas, GE, Booz & Co., Schlumberger, CLEAResult, Wells Fargo, Good Company Associates, McCombs School of Business, Cockrell School of Engineering, Energy Management Innovation Center, Energy Institute, School of Law, LBJ School of Public Affairs, School of Architecture, Graduate Student Assembly, Jackson School of Geosciences, College of Natural Sciences, McCombs Cleantech Group, Texas Tribune, Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, saleamp!

Speakers

*Note: Due to an untimely February blizzard, the 2011 program was not completed in its entirety. The speakers listed below are the speakers as they were scheduled to appear*

Keynote Presentations
Michael Webber, Assistant Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering
Arun Majumdar, Director, U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy
Jim Mulva, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips
Arun Banskota, President, NRG Energy’s Electric Vehicle Services

Panel 1 – Energy Resources in 20 Years
Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director, The Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Tad Patzek, Professor and Chair, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Scott Tinker,Director, Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Carey King, Research Associate, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at The University of Texas at Austin
Juan Garza, President of Advance Technology Initiatives for NRG Energy
Louis Baldwin, Consultant, XTO Energy
Dr. Carsten Hein Westergaard, Global Technology Director, Vestas

Panel 2 – Utility of the Future
Roger Duncan, Former General Manager, Austin Energy
Dr. Jay Zarnikau, Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
Jim Marston, Director of the Texas Regional Office and Director of the Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund
Don Dawson, Vice President, Booz & Company
Brian Tulloh, VP, Public Affairs for TXU Energy
John Orr, VP, Energy Policy for Constellation Energy

Panel 3 – Policy Tools to Advance New Energy Technology
Glenn L. Pinkerton, Lawyer, Vinson & Elkins
Charles Cooke, Deputy Director, The Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin
Mark Strama, Texas State Representative, District 50
Monty Humble, Adjunct Professor, School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin
Jimmy Glotfelty, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, CleanLine Energy
Kari Smith, Director of Regulatory Affairs, SunPower Corporation

Panel 4 – Buildings and the Nega-Watt Revolution
Dr. Michael Garrison, Gilbert Cass Centennial Teaching Fellow in Architecture and Professor at The University of Texas at Austin
Glenn Garland, President, CLEAResult Consulting
Dr. Steven Moore, Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable Design and Bartlett Cocke Regents Professor in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin
Don Moseley, Walmart, Director of Sustainable Facilities
Dr. Peter Ward, Ph.D.Adviser; C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations and Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin
Steven Meyers, President and Founder, Rational Energy Network

Panel 5 – Bringing Energy Storage To Market
Dr. Robert Hebner, Director, Center for Electromechanics
Darrell Hayslip, Chief Development Officer, Xtreme Power
Robert King, President, Good Company
Dr. Jeremy Meyers, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering / Material Science & Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Marianne Wu, Partner, Mohr Davidow

Panel 6 – Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Dr. Varun Rai, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Gary Rochelle, Professor of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Sue Hovorka, Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin
Dwight Peters, North America Business Manager, Schlumberger Carbon Services
Joe Jones, Founder, President, CEO of Skyonic Corporation

Panel 7 – New Developments in Oil & Gas
Sheridan Titman, Professor, McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Charles Groat, Associate Director, The Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Mukul Sharma, Professor of Petroleum Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
Brian A. Matusek, Vice President of Business Development, Cameron
Rachel Goydan, Senior Manager, Energy and Resources, Deloitte Consulting

Panel 8 – Powering Transportation
Dr. Shama Gamkhar, Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Jerry Brand, Professor of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Leigh Boske, Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Sharpe Centennial Faculty Fellow, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
Stephan Dolezalek, Managing Director and Group Leader, CleanTech, Vantage Point Venture Partners
Dr. Kara Kockelman, Professor of Transportation Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
John Viera, Director of Sustainability & Environmental Policy, Ford

10-Minute Energy Idea Talks
Jay Bouisseau, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Jeffrey Siegel, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Juan Ontiveros, Utilities and Management, The University of Texas at Austin
Rebecca Ward, Cockrell School of Engineering
Jim Walker, Office of Sustainability at The University of Texas at Austin
Mike Kotschenreuther, Institute for Fusion Studies
Amanda Berens, Foundation Communities
Bob Gibb, Navigant Consulting’s Energy Practice
Ashlynn Stillwell, Cockrell School of Engineering
Richard Donnelly, GRIDbot LLC.