Natural gas symposium will feature Deputy Secretary of the Interior, educational opportunities

By: Steve Wednesday September 26, 2012 0 comments Tags: Bill Ritter, Bryan Willson, David Hayes, Diana Wall, Fort Collins

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FORT COLLINS - U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes and Gov. John Hickenlooper will headline the Colorado State University Natural Gas Symposium Oct. 1-3.

The conference will explore the complexities of the natural gas economy and its impacts on Colorado, the West and around the globe.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at

An agenda is available at

Hayes and Hickenlooper are scheduled to speak during the first full day of the symposium on Oct. 2.

Additional participants include former Gov. Bill Ritter, who now directs CSU's Center for the New Energy Economy; Bryan Willson, director of CSU's Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory; and Diana Wall, director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

Pre-symposium activities on Oct. 1 will focus on "Natural Gas 101," a day of one-hour seminars designed to provide participants with a broad overview of the science and engineering behind natural gas development, extraction, distribution and emissions.

Day two will focus on the need for natural gas, current challenges and uses and international implications.

The final day will examine responsible, environmentally sound solutions to natural gas development.


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