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Agenda - 2013

 

The Natural Gas Symposium took place over two days at the Fort Collins Hilton, October    15–16, 2013.  A pre-symposium day of events took place in the CSU Lory Student Center on October 14.

Monday, October 14, 2013: Pre-Symposium Activities

Student-focused multidisciplinary Workforce & Career Networking session

4:30  –  7:30pm in the CSU Lory Student Center North Ballroom (map)

Click here for more information and the session agenda.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Focus: Risks, uncertainties, benefits, and opportunities in the natural gas industry and markets.

7:30 10:00 am
Registration and Breakfast  

8:30  –  8:45
Symposium Chair and Emcee
Maury Dobbie
, Assistant Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University

Welcoming Remarks     Sponsored by: Wells Fargo
Presented by: Dr. Tony Frank, President, Colorado State University

8:45  –  9:45
Executive Roundtable Discussion   Sponsored by: MWH Global
Role that natural gas is playing and will continue to play in America in developing a clean energy economy  
Moderator: Bill Ritter, former Colo Governor, now Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, CSU

Featuring:

10:00  –  11:05

Panel #1: Environment, Air & Water
Co-Moderators: 

  • Ken Carlson,Associate Professor-Environmental Engineering, Director of Energy & Environmental Systems Center, CSU Energy Institute
  • Bryan Willson, Co-Director of Energy Institute at Colorado State University

Panelists: 

  • Jeff Collett, Department Head, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 
  • Gary Graham, Director, Lands Program, Western Resource Advocates
  • Bob Bemis, Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety, Noble Energy 

11:15  –  12:25

Panel #2: Climate
Moderator: Diana Wall, Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU 

Panelists: 

  • James Bradbury, Sr. Associate, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute 
  • Doug Arent, acting Center Director, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, NREL 
  • Scott Denning, Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University 

12:25  –  1:00

Lunch served

1:00 - 1:45

Lunch Keynote       Sponsored by: Noble Energy

Mark Brownstein, Associate Vice President & Chief Counsel, US Climate and Energy Program, Environmental Defense Fund 

2:00  –  3:05

Panel #3: Community & Public Health       Sponsored by: BP Ameica 
Moderator: Bill Farland, Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President, CSU 

Panelists: 

  • John Adgate, Environmental & Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health 
  • Sarah Landry, Community Outreach Advisor, Colorado Oil and Gas Association 
  • Rich Wobbekind, Senior Associate Dean, LEEDS Business, CU Boulder 

3:15  –  4:20

Panel #4: Ecosystem & Conservation
Moderator: Mark Paschke, Shell Endowed Chair of Restoration Ecology Forest & Rangeland Stewadship, Warner College of Natural Resources, CSU 

Panelists: 

  • Bob Randall, Deputy Director, Dept. of Natural Resources, State of Colorado 
  • Romeo Perez, Operations Engineering Manager, XTO Energy 
  • Michael Powelson, Director of Energy Programs, The Nature Conservancy 

4:30  –  5:00

Wrap–up: Reacting to Day 1 discussions, connecting Day 1 with Day 2 solutions 

Presented by: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

5:00   Adjourn Day 1

 


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Focus: Solutions in the natural gas industry

7:30 - 10:00 
Registration and Breakfast served until 10:00. Registration held all day. 

8:30  –  8:35

Symposium Chair and Emcee
Maury Dobbie
, Assistant Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University

Welcoming Remarks
Michael Martin, Chancellor, Colorado State University 

8:35  –  9:15

Breakfast Keynote
Presented by:  John Minge', President and Chairman, BP America

9:25  –  10:45

Session #1:  Protecting Our Atmosphere 
Introduction of Bryan Willson:  Todd Headley, President of CSU Ventures
Moderator: Bryan Willson, Energy Institute, CSU
Panelists: 

  • Bill Liss, Manager of End Use Solutions, Gas Technology Institute 
  • Joel Swisher, Professor, Energy & Sustainability, Stanford University 
  • Curtis Rueter, Manager, LNG Program, Noble Energy 

10:55  –  noon 

Session #2: Community Engagement and Policy Solutions 
Moderator: Bill Ritter, former Colorado Governor, now Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, CSU 
Panelists: 

  • A.J. Krieger, Town Administrator, Erie, Colorado 
  • Scott Hall, CEO of Prospect Energy, Fort Collins, Colorado 
  • Ginny Brannon, Assistant Director for Water and Energy, Colorado Department of Natural Resources 

12:00  –  12:30

Lunch served

12:30  –  1:15

Lunch Keynote   Sponsored by:  Norton Rose Fulbright 
Presented by: U.S. Senator Michael Bennet  (Unfortunately Senator Bennet was unable to attend due to the U.S. Government shutdown issues.  In his place was a panel described below)

Moderator:  Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, CSU
Panelists:

  • Pam Kiely, Principal, PK Strategies
  • Tisha Schuller, President, Colorado Oil and Gas Association
  • David Neslin, Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs

1:30  –  2:15

Session #3: State Legislative Efforts 
Moderator: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, CSU 
Panelists: 

2:30  –  3:40

Session #4: Approaches for Minimizing Impacts to Water 
Moderator: Ken Carlson, Associate Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Director of the Center for Energy Water Sustainability within the CSU Energy Institute, CSU 
Panelists: 

3:40  –  4:00

Symposium Wrap–up
Presented by: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy