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Energy Forum to Address Energy Issues Feb. 3-4

Energy Forum to Address Energy Issues Feb. 3-4
Forum will bring together leading researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, along with industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and students to explore today's most pressing energy challenges.Event: UT Energy Forum. This student-led event will bring together leading researchers from The University of Texas at Austin, along with industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and students to explore today's most pressing energy challenges, from oil exploration to renewable energy and alternative sources, to innovative energy ventures.

When: Thursday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Thursday, Feb. 3, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave.
Friday, Feb. 4, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd.

Registration: Open to the public. Registration prices are $100 for professionals; $75 for academics, government and NGOs; $50 for non-UT students; $25 for UT students. For more information and to register, visit UT Energy Forum.

Background: The first Energy Forum will gather energy professionals, academics and other experts to explore today's most pressing energy challenges.

"The University of Texas at Austin has a long history of leadership in energy, and we are proud of the effort our students have shown to continue this tradition," said university President William Powers Jr. "We are looking forward to the first UT Energy Forum and the opportunity to showcase our world-renowned research and expertise in a broad range of energy-related fields."

Keynote speakers include Michael Webber, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Arun Majumdar, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E).

Eight panels during the two-day event will address the following topics:

  • Energy Resources for the Next 20 Years

  • The Utility of the Future

  • Buildings and the Nega-Watt Revolution

  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration

  • New Developments in Oil and Gas Resources

  • Powering Transportation

  • Bringing Energy Storage to Market Policy

  • Tools to Advance New Energy Technology


The College of Natural Sciences' Jerry Brand will speak on algae biofuels on the Powering Transportation panel.

The conference agenda and a list of speakers are available at University of Texas Energy Forum.

Sponsors include the College of Natural Sciences, Cockrell School of Engineering, the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, Energy Management and Innovation Center, School of Law, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, School of Architecture, Jackson School for Geosciences, Apache Energy, Booz&Co., Schlumberger, GE, CLEAResult Consulting, Good Company, Cameron, Waste Management and Vinson and Elkins LLP.
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