Thursday, September 27, 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Boston University

595 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215

Questrom School of Business | Classroom 414/419


FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Dorothy Robyn

Senior Fellow, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations & Environment

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Dennis McGinn

Vice Admiral U.S. Navy (Retired), Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment

Frank O'Sullivan

Director of Research, MIT Energy Initiative

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Jacqueline Ashmore

Executive Director and Research Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

 
 

Laura Bartsch

Vice President, Membership and Corporate Development, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

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Sean Becker

President, Sparkplug Power (U.S. Navy Veteran)

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Chris Colbert

Chief Strategy Officer, NuScale Power

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Tamika Jacques

Director of Workforce Development, MassCEC

 
 

Erik Limpaecher

Group Leader, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Joshua May

Co-Founder and President, ReVenture (U.S. Army Veteran)

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Roger Sorkin

Executive Director & Producer, American Resilience Project

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Norman Sproehnle

Manager - Outage Coordination, ISO New England (U.S. Navy Veteran)

 

Program

Agenda subject to change (All times in Eastern)

10:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

  • Dr. Jacqueline Ashmore, Executive Director and Research Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

10:10 am

Global Energy Challenges

Opening remarks on global energy challenges including, but not limited to: climate change as a national security threat; cyber and physical infrastructure vulnerabilities; US government priorities and diplomacy; military preparedness, strategy, and operational energy analysis

  • Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Senior Fellow, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations & Environment

10:30 am

The Burden Film Screening and Discussion

The Burden tells the story of fossil fuel dependence as our greatest long-term national security threat, and why the military is leading the transition to clean energy. The film is the centerpiece of a strategic media engagement campaign to inspire a movement that strengthens our energy security and harnesses the power of American innovation to make us leaders in the 21st century global clean energy economy. Learn more at http://www.theburdenfilm.com

  • Roger Sorkin, Executive Director and Producer, American Resilience Project

  • Joshua May, Co-Founder and President, ReVenture, Climate Reality Project

  • Sean Becker, President, Sparkplug Power

11:30 am

Lunch (Provided)

12:00 pm

Global Energy: World in Transition

Lecture on domestic and international trends in oil, gas, coal, nuclear, and renewable industries: impacts on energy dependence and international market; environmental, economic, political, and regulatory considerations..

  • Dr. Frank O'Sullivan, Director of Research, MIT Energy Initiative

1:00 pm

Fuel Security

  • Norman Sproehnle, Manager, Outage Coordination, ISO New England

1:20 pm

Energy R&D and Grid Resilience

  • Erik Limpaecher, Group Leader, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

1:40 pm

The Future of Nuclear

  • Chris Colbert, Chief Strategy Officer, NuScale Power

2:00 pm

Break

2:20 pm

Northeastern Policy and Programs

  • Mike Judge, Director of Renewable and Alternative Energy, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

2:40 pm

Workforce Development

  • Laura Bartsch, Vice President, Membership and Corporate Development, Advanced Energy Economy

  • Tamika Jacques, Director of Workforce Development, MassCEC

3:00 pm

Strengthening Our Energy Security Future

Closing remarks on the military influence and veteran’s role in adopting advanced energy solutions to diversify the U.S. economy, increase resilience & reliability, and mitigate the global impacts of climate change

  • Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy (Retired), Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment

4:00 pm

Informal Reception

Please join for an informal reception courtesy of our sponsors at Audobon Boston (838 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215)

 

SPONSORS

 
 
 
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