The goal of the 28th USAEE/IAEE North America Conferences is to provide understanding and insights that help lift the veil of uncertainty on important and timely economic and environmental issues related to various aspects of the energy industry. We are beginning to penetrate multiple, interactive frontiers in technology, infrastructure and investment patterns; and we need to illuminate them.
The last several years have witnessed an emergence of relatively strong and sustained economic growth throughout the world. While diversified economic growth creates considerable benefits, this growth puts more pressure on traditional energy resources and supplies that are already challenged by decreasing natural productivity, limits to access, and geopolitical uncertainty.
In addition to greater supply and demand pressures, there are globally expressed concerns that continuing emphasis on carbon-based fuels can have deleterious effects on our environment. Uncertainties about environmental impacts from current resource uses need to be resolved, and we need to discover the best paths to appropriate balances between access to and development of future supply resources and the efficient use of both existing and future resources. We need ways to overcome short-run development challenges while sustaining recent successes in improving the way of life for billions.
The event will provide ample space for technology exhibits, in addition to meaningful intellectual interaction and professional networking.
Realizing these investments requires increased understanding of technical and economic fundamentals and improved communication between the industry, governments and the public. Hence, the conference will address technology, socioeconomic, regulatory and policy challenges and uncertainties for developing necessary energy infrastructure. Conference themes include: supply and access of hydrocarbons (conventional and unconventional); electricity markets and technologies for an efficient, low emissions future; legal and regulatory considerations; alternative energy and efficiency opportunities; human capital needs and constraints; associated science and technology challenges; and energy reporting and education on energy matters.
The conference will also feature technical tours, workshops, public outreach and student recruitment sessions to enhance the understanding of technical underpinnings of the energy industry infrastructure and to expand communication between sector professionals and the public.
Offshore Oil and Gas Development & the Environment
Alternative Energy Development - Onshore and Offshore
Royalty Regimes, Leasing, & Incentives
Twin Goals of Energy Security and Environmental Integrity
Legal, Regulatory & Policy Issues
Infrastructure Requirements and Investment
Workforce Development & Labor Issues
Climate Change and Energy
Energy Company Executives
Energy Policy Analysts
Governmental Employees in
Energy Resource Planning
in Energy Policy and Analysis
Electricity Pricing and
Energy Company Planners
Economic Energy Risk
and Derivatives Specialists
Oil and Natural Gas Executives
Energy Rate Executives
Electric and Utility Supervisors
Energy Environmental Analysts
Geologists and Engineers