The 37th IAEE International Conference will take place in New York City between June 15 and 18, 2014, and will focus on the relationship between economic growth and energy. This relationship grows ever more important as economies around the world struggle to reinvigorate themselves and to develop energy resources in sensible, sustainable ways. Can economic growth be stimulated even with pressure to reduce if not forego certain forms of energy for environmental or safety reasons? Alternatively, can energy development be a major force that stimulates economic growth? What policy framework would maximize the contribution of energy to growth while encouraging efficient substitution of sustainable for less sustainable sources?
New York City is the financial center of the United States, a place where multi-billion dollar bets are laid on future economic growth and on energy technologies, and therefore a place where analysis of subjects like these is constantly in demand. Some of the very best minds in energy economics in the world will assemble there for what promises to be one of the best and biggest IAEE Conferences ever. Already, the Administrator of the US Energy Information Administration has committed to address the opening session of the Conference on the renaissance in U.S. energy and what it means for the country and the world. Other high level policy makers will talk about the challenges they face, while business professionals and academics will offer practical and analytically-based approaches to meeting such challenges. The agenda will be filled with topnotch speakers plus a number of concurrent sessions, places where the results of specific topical research will be presented and absorbed.
The conference also will offer networking opportunities through informal receptions, breaks between sessions, and student recruitment. These provide opportunities for attendees to renew acquaintances and to forge new ones. There will be special events for students, including paper, poster and case competitions, and side trips to interesting energy-related locations. New York City offers a myriad of cultural attractions from museums to musical, dramatic and athletic performances, not to mention some of the best shopping in the entire world. It's a conference program and a venue not to be missed.