Three state governors headline 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium 2017

Thursday October 12, 2017 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium, Bill Ritter, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Maury Dobbie, Gov. Matt Mead, Gov. Steve Bullock, Amory Lovins, Bobi Garrett, Amy Halloran, Laura Nelson, Cathy Woollums, Bryan Willson, Chuck Henry, Tom Bradley

FORT COLLINS -- The governors of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, along with more than 50 experts in academia, government and industry, will take the stage at the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium, Oct. 30-31.21st-century-energy-symposium-2017-logo

All sessions will be in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom at Colorado State University.

For the seventh straight year, speakers from multiple disciplines will gather at CSU to discuss today’s energy challenges, including issues in the natural gas industry.

The symposium is jointly organized by the Center for the New Energy Economy, the Energy Institute, and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

“As in past years, CSU strives to host a balanced event that welcomes diverse thought leaders,” said Maury Dobbie, assistant director of the Center for the New Energy Economy and the symposium’s chief organizer. “That is, and always will be, our mission.”

Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado, Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, and Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming will take part in the keynote lunch panel, Oct. 31, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

The panel will be moderated by Bill Ritter, former Colorado governor and director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at CSU.

The state leaders will discuss how they can inspire nonpartisan collaborations and regional cooperation in a complex world of energy innovations, demands and challenges.

Keynote speaker for Day 1 of the symposium, Oct. 30, will be Amory Lovins, co-founder and chief scientist at the Rocky Mountain Institute. That session will take place from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 30, and will also be moderated by Ritter.

A panel of women executives will share stories and observations from their careers during a Women in Clean Energy lunch panel on Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The moderator will be Bobi Garrett of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Participants will include Amy Halloran of Sandia National Laboratories; Laura Nelson of the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development; and Cathy Woollums of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Men and women in all energy-related fields are encouraged to attend.

On Oct. 31, a session called “The Grand Challenges Facing Ouir Country: Solutions and Innovations,” will be held from 10:30-11:50 a.m.

The session will provide examples of how eight research scientists, including several from CSU, are solving energy challenges. The moderator will be Bryan Willson, director of the CSU Energy institute, and will include Chuck Henry, chair of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences, and Tom Bradley, associate professor of mechanical and systems engineering in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.

To view a detailed agenda and for more information, click here.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

All sessions will be live-streamed, which also requires registration.