VETERAN'S ENERGY SEMINAR PRESENTED BY

 
 

 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

One South Wacker

1 S Wacker Drive Chicago IL

 

 


Featured Speakers

 
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George Crabtree

Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory

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Tom Wolf

Director of External Affairs, BP America

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Kristen Brown

Principal Business Technology Specialist, ComEd, Utility of the Future

 

Program

Agenda Subject to Change (All times in Central)

8:00 am

Participants Arrive

9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

9:30 am

PLENARY SESSION 1

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

EDUCATION TRACK 1

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.

EMPLOYMENT/ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK 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

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm

EDUCATION TRACK 2

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.

EMPLOYMENT/ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK 2

Entrepreneurship Sessions

Panel or lecture on lessons from other energy entrepreneurs and resources available

2:00 pm

EDUCATION TRACK 3

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.

EMPLOYMENT/ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK 3

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.

3:00 pm

Break

3:30 pm

EDUCATION TRACK 4

Energy Policy, Diplomacy, and Education Opportunities

Lecture, panel or poster session on energy policy and education opportunities like higher education, certificates, and fellowships.

EMPLOYMENT/ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK 4

Energy Industry and Start Up Opportunities

Lecture, panel or poster session on energy industry and startup opportunities.

4:30 pm

PLENARY SESSION 2

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

5:30 pm

Reception

 

SPONSORS

 
 
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