Mark your calendars for the third annual UT Energy Week, a gathering of experts from academia, industry, regulatory agencies, and non-profit organizations to explore and debate some of society’s most vital energy issues. The conference will be held February 7 – 10, 2017.
UT Energy Week 2017 will be co-hosted by UT Austin’s Energy Institute, the KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business, and two student-run organizations – the Longhorn Energy Club and the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law. Schools and colleges across the UT Austin campus engaged in energy-related research also support the conference, in collaboration with several on- and off-campus partners.
Most of the events held during UT Energy week will again be held in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, across the street from the Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium at 2110 San Jacinto Boulevard, on the UT Austin campus.
Some of the topics that will be examined during this year’s UT Energy Week include:
- Energy security and grid resilience
- Distributed generation and the evolving utility / consumer relationship
- After fracking: what’s the next big thing in energy production?
- Trends in changing global energy supply and demand
On Friday, February 10, the KBH Center will hold its Second Annual Symposium, entitled “The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry: Peak Oil or Peak Demand – What’s the Horizon?” The event, which will be held in the Four Seasons Hotel Austin Ballroom, will feature a keynote address from ExxonMobil Chairman Rex Tillerson.
More than 850 people attended last year’s UT Energy Week, which included an eclectic array of speakers and panelists on a wide variety of energy issues.
UT Energy Week 2017 will also feature two competitions organized by the Longhorn Energy Club – a poster contest showcasing students’ energy research and a startup competition that will award cash and prizes for winning entrants.
Stay tuned for more information about UT Energy Week 2017 in the weeks to come and check the conference website for updates.