Due to the COVID-19 issues we have been forced to reschedule the symposium until next year on May 4-5, 2021

Title:               21st Century Energy Transition (9th annual)
Theme:           Ideas. Innovation. Impact.
Location:       Embassy Suites, 1420 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado
Co-Hosts:      Collaboratory organizations (Colorado School of Mines, Univ of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State Univ, National Renewable Energy Lab)

2020 EnergyTransition Symposium — AGENDA    We will revisit this agenda for the May 4-5, 2021 symposium.

Our symposium steering committee will assess this previously planned schedule and make necessary edits or additions based on what is happening in the country and world.

 May4, 2021Day one 

7:00am-7:00pm Registration and Information Desk
7:00-8:00am Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00-8:15am Welcome
8:15-8:45am General Session Keynote “Setting the stage for symposium: A global, national, state big picture. Climate goal setting is a disruptive driver of the energy sector – how will states, cities and corporations achieve their goals? Overview of terminology and definitions so we are all ‘speaking the same language’. How will Colorado reach their climate goals?”
8:45-9:15am General Session Keynote  “Climate goals and energy transition projections:  What did we get right, what did we get wrong over the years, what is the case for disruption, where do we go from here?”
9:15-9:30am BREAK
9:30-10:00am General Session Keynote  “Modeling, metrics and measurements: How are we going to achieve the climate goals states, cities and corporations are setting? How can we predict the future and then measure our progress?”
10:00-10:30am General Session Keynote “Achieving a carbon-free vision”
10:30-11:00am Moderated fireside chat with the three previous keynote speakers
11:00-noon General Session Panel  “Powering Women in Energy—Jobs and Careers”
12:00-12:45 LUNCH
12:45-1:15pm General Session Keynote and Moderated Fireside Chat    “Colorado’s climate and clean energy goals. Our one year report card.”   Colorado Governor Jared Polis (invited)
1:15-2:15pm General Session Panel   “How are states planning to meet their climate goals?”
2:15-3:00pm General Session Keynote and Moderated Fireside Chat “The role of natural gas and natural gas infrastructure in the energy transition”
3:00-3:15pm BREAK
3:15-4:15pm General Session Keynotes and Moderated Fireside Chat “Commercialization opportunities in a low carbon energy future”


General Session Panel   “Decarbonization Solutions” Five minute lightening rounds by 14 researchers & scientists on a variety of technical solutions for a low carbon future.
5:30-6:15pm PUBLIC RECEPTION (appetizers served, cash bar)
6:15-7:00pm General Session Keynote and Moderated Fireside Chat     “Three Revolutions: Steering automated, shared, and electric vehicles to a better future”
7:00pm Adjourn Day 1

 May 5, 2021Day two

7:00am-1:00pm Registration and Information Desk
7:00-8:00am Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00-8:10am Welcome
8:10-8:40am General Session Keynote and Moderated Fireside Chat “Decarbonization strategies for Colorado from a legislator’s perspective”
8:40-9:15am General Session Keynote and Moderated Fireside Chat  “How can utilities transform their energy plans to advance clean energy?”
9:15-10:15am General Session Panel   “How fast can we/should we electrify?”
10:15-11:15am General Session Panel   “Electrification approaches”
11:15-11:50am General Session Keynote and Moderated Fireside Chat “Outsider’s view of the Colorado energy ecosystem”
11:50-12:00pm Adjourn 1.5 day symposium. Symposium wrap up by Bill Ritter, Honorary Chair


Colorado Transportation Electrification Forum

The State of Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission has recently ruled to adopt a Zero Emissions Vehicle Rule. This rule will accelerate the availability of ZEV options for Colorado consumers beginning in January 2020. Colorado already ranks 5th in the US in terms of electric vehicle adoption due in large part to the notable success in the domains of public policy, commerce, public-private partnerships, local initiatives, and public demand for these technologies. This forum seeks to engage national leadership in these domains to discuss the opportunities and challenges to the future of zero emissions transportation in Colorado. Stakeholders from across the spectrum of industry, government, and academia will be present to communicate:

— lessons learned on ZEV program implementation from across the US,
— technical and policy solutions to Colorado-centric ZEV adoption challenges,
— projections & guidance on how to maximize the benefits of accelerated ZEV adoption for consumers & industry.

1:00-2:00pm General Session Panel   ”How do we get more zero emission EVs on the road?”
2:00-3:00pm General Session Panel   “Innovating technologies for electrified transportation”  (Roadway/IT integration, battery second use, hydrogen)
3:00-3:15pm BREAK
3:15-4:15pm General Session Panel   ”Electrifying heavy-duty transportation”  (Roadway integration, battery second use, hydrogen)
4:15-4:45pm General Session ”Future vision of Colorado’s electric transportation”