Thursday, September 27, 2018

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Boston University

One Silber Way, Boston MA 02215


Program

Agenda subject to change (All times in Eastern)

8:30 am

Participants Arrive

9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

9:30 am

Global Energy Challenges

Keynote lecture 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

10:30 am

Break

11:00 am

Oil, Gas, Coal, and Nuclear

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

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm

Grid, Electricity, Resilience and Security

Lecture on renewable energy industry trends; overview of domestic and international adoption of wind, solar, hydro, off-shore; sustainability and efficiency principles; technology gaps and investment needs; overview of economic soft power benefits of R&D; R&D investment trends and key research areas.

2:00 pm

Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Efficiency, and Technology

Lecture on renewable energy industry trends; overview of domestic and international adoption of wind, solar, hydro, off-shore; sustainability and efficiency principles; technology gaps and investment needs; overview of economic soft power benefits of R&D; R&D investment trends and key research areas.

3:00 pm

OPTION 1

Military to Energy Transition

Panel or lecture on lessons learned from other veterans working in energy, resources available, and preparation activities like interview tips or resume review

OPTION 2

Hiring a Veteran

Lecture for companies interested in hiring veterans on the benefits of veteran employment and how to retain veteran employees. Discuss the important role business can play in ensuring veterans and military families have the support they need to transition successfully into civilian life.

4:00 pm

Strengthening Our Energy Security Future

Closing remarks or panel 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

5:00 pm

Reception (Off-Site Location)


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