2013 Schedule

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Thursday, February 21


7:30 – 8:30 AM

Registration and Light Refreshments

8:30 – 9:45 AM

Opening Remarks
Keynote: Scott Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology

10:00 – 11:15 AM

Panel: The United States as an Energy Exporter: Advantages, Difficulties, and Risks for Energy Security

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Workshop: 90 Degree Turn: New Challenges and Opportunities in Horizontal Drilling
Workshop: Building The Clean Energy Corridor
Workshop: Methods and Tools for Energy Research
Special Screening: Switch

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch (Provided)

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Panel: Renewable Defense: What do Military Directives Mean for Diffusion of Energy Technology
Panel: Job Creation During the Life-Cycle of Energy Technologies

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Workshop: Entrepreneurship in Clean Energy
Workshop: Influencing and Measuring Campus Energy Use
Workshop: Student Leadership in Energy Education

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Keynote: David Victor, Professor, UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and Co-Director, UC San Diego Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception


Friday, February 22


7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration and Light Refreshments

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Keynote: Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group

9:45 – 11:00 AM

Panel: Advanced Geothermal Systems
Panel: Boom Towns: Evaluating the Economic and Social Challenges of Rapid Development in Rural America

11:15 – 12:15 PM

Faculty Research Spotlights
UT Energy Poll: Results and Discussion
Texas Energy Research Challenge: Award Presentations

12:15 – 1:30 PM

Lunch (Provided)

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Panel: Financial Innovation in Renewable Energy
Panel: Managing the Demand Side of Natural Gas Resource Abundance

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Keynote: Ben “Bud” M. Brigham, Chairman and CEO, Anthem Ventures/Brigham Resources

4:00 – 4:15 PM

Closing Remarks