The Veteran’s Energy Seminar educates veterans, reservists, and military spouses on global energy security challenges to inspire continued service to the country through careers in the energy industry, policy, and entrepreneurship.
The first-ever Veteran's Energy Seminar took place on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The event was attended by veterans, reservists, and active duty military members from 10 different states across the country. The program consisted of a single track with lectures and panels from experts and veterans in the energy industry, government, and academia. Based on the success of the inaugural event, plans are in motion to repeat the event at multiple locations in 2018. Please subscribe below to receive news and updates.
What are people saying?
"The Veterans Energy Seminar was a great opportunity to hear in-depth, expert opinion on the energy challenges that our nation - and the world - faces. More importantly, it provided specific insight for veterans on how we can look at these challenges as opportunities for service and impact. I left the seminar feeling engaged & motivated and with some fantastic contacts in the energy industry who were willing to share their time with me."
"After leaving the Marine Corps in June 2017, I knew I wanted to go into energy, but had never interacted with the private sector before. The Veteran's Energy Seminar connected me to a host of established veterans-turned-energy professionals who volunteered to help with my resume, talk about their own career paths, and connect me to others in the field. I also learned a tremendous amount about energy security and energy economics. I couldn't recommend the seminar more"
"The Veteran’s Energy Seminar really connected the dots and put the issues of climate change and energy security front and center. I appreciated the in-depth analysis and quality of presenters that shared real world information and current events. I appreciate the no-nonsense, fact-driven dialogue that not only focused on the problem but also the solutions and allowed the audience to engage with the presenters and each other. I'm looking forward to the next Veteran’s Energy Seminar"
"The Veteran’s Energy Seminar provided a great day full of interesting and relevant information for veterans in or interested in the energy industry. As a veteran, it was nice to be around others like me that are engaged in the same type of work. I look forward to next year's event."
Climate change as a national security threat, cyber and physical infrastructure vulnerabilities, US government priorities, military preparedness, strategy, and operational energy analysis
Discussion about the transition from the military to energy industry and what working in energy means to continued service to the country.
Speakers and Panelists
Principal Business Technology Specialist, Utility of the Future, ComEd
Director of External Affairs, BP America