As we recover from the global recession and the
disastrous Macondo deep water oil spill, concerns
are once again mounting about energy supply,
and especially the environmental and carbon
implications of continued heavy reliance upon
fossil fuels. Will increasing energy demands
once again drive up energy prices? How
should governments and firms react in terms
of developing or facilitating new supplies and
efficiencies? How should resources and alternative
energy sources be developed, regulated, financed,
traded? The clash of interests resounds starkly
here in Washington, at the U.S. government's
door, amid new legislation, evolving energy
technologies, and continuing price uncertainties.
Energy analysts, economists, financiers,
developers, regulators, and students-each must
revisit some basic assumptions about their roles,
methodologies, research and planning focus,
and the information they are using.
This conference will bring together in Washington
key players in the North American energy sector
to address these questions and many others
in plenary and concurrent sessions. Those
interested in organizing sessions should propose
a topic and possible speakers to Wumi Iledare,
Concurrent Session Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This conference will also provide networking
opportunities through workshops, public
outreach and student recruitment.
Energy Company Executives and Managers
Energy Policy Analysts
Governmental Employees in Energy Resource Planning
Academics Specializing in Energy Policy and Analysis
Electricity Pricing and Market Analysts
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
NEW TO USAEE? DON'T EAT ALONE! After the Opening Reception, USAEE Council members and presidential advisors will lead several small groups of newcomers to networking dinners at various restaurants within walking distance of the conference hotel. This will be a great opportunity to meet a number of conference attendees at the outset of the conference. Please note that all attendees will be responsible for paying for their own dinner.
Sign-up will be first-come, first-served either by e-mail prior to the conference or at the conference during the Opening Reception.