8th annual 2019 Energy Symposium was a great success!

Date: April 1-2, 2019

Theme:  Driving Innovations

Location: Grand Hyatt Denver 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202

Press Kit_April 1-2 2019 — 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium

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2019 EnergyTransition Symposium — PRINTABLE AGENDA

Co-hosts:  Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory energy research partners — University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Who attended:  Energy industry (all sources of energy), environmental, renewables, researchers, scientists, venture capitalists and philanthropic organizations, energy-related organizations, law firms, entrepreneurs, small/medium/large companies in energy and environmental sectors, federal agencies, government, municipalities, elected officials, regulators, policy makers, utilities, academia, students, faculty and community.

In the past, the annual symposia was held in the fall.  The 8th annual 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium 2019 was held in the spring approximately 18 months since the 7th annual symposia.  Click here for Monday April 1 agenda, speakers and bios      Click here for Tuesday April 2 agenda, speakers and bios

Have questions?  Email us at   info@cercsymposium.org

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Past symposia

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In 2017, the Energy Institute and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability hosted the seventh annual 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium at CSU on October 30-31, 2017. The two day event encapsulated an ever-broadening dialogue around the U.S. and world’s energy transition and the topics surrounding those complex issues. The Women in Clean Energy lunch kicked off the event, which in the past two years, has inspired an audience of men and women on energy-related topics while discussing how to stimulate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers) and “unleash the power of women in an ever-changing energy landscape”.

At the 2017 event, we heard from experts on “energy’s grand challenges” including how innovation, research and policy can lead to national and global impact. Speakers discussed how clean energy leadership is being taken up by cities, states and corporations, how effective cyber and energy security impacts the U.S. interlinked networks as well as how decarbonizing fossil fuels can be accomplished. Participants heard how understanding human behavior is critical to achieving energy and climate goals. In addition, researchers shared actual solutions and innovations that are in the marketplace helping to solve complex energy issues our world is facing today.

A panel of sitting Governors (Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper) shared how they believe they can inspire non-partisan collaborations and regional cooperation. This session was moderated by former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. A panel discussed the key issues facing electric utilities, state policy makers, cities and corporations as part of the transition to a low-carbon electric grid. Another session discussed megatrends and associated challenges related to energy security and the impending transition to a low carbon energy future on a global scale. A high powered, experienced and diverse capstone panel ended the two day event while recapping what was shared at the symposium with forward-thinking insights. As in the past seven years, Colorado State University hosted the symposia and strived to host a balanced event that welcomes diverse thought leaders.

The 8th annual symposia will be broadened by being co-hosted by the four Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory energy research partners which include University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.