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Unfortunately due to the uncertainty around hosting large in-person events, the May 4-5 and 14, 2021 will be 100% virtual.

Title:               21st Century Energy Transition (9th annual)
Theme:           Ideas. Innovation. Impact.
Logistics:      100% virtual
Cost:               Free to attend, everyone must register, space is limited.  You can register for one or all three symposium days.
Co-Hosts:      Collaboratory organizations (Colorado School of Mines, Univ of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State Univ, National Renewable Energy Lab)

Day one  — Tuesday May 4, 2021

100% virtual

See Day 1 full agenda and speaker bios

9:00am MDT Welcome
9:05am MDT General Session  “Setting the stage for symposium”
9:15am MDT General Session Moderated Discussion  “The Biden-Harris Administration and the Return to the Paris Accord”
9:45am MDT General Session Moderated Discussion “A utility perspective:  How does the shifting focus of federal and regional regulatory drivers affect company strategy on climate goals?”
10:15am MDT BREAK and NETWORKING
11:15am MDT General Session Panel “Powering Women in Energy”
12:15pm MDT BREAK and NETWORKING
12:45 pm MDT General Session Panel “Clean Energy Investment:  How Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is Playing a Big Role”
1:45pm MDT BREAK and NETWORKING
2:00pm MDT General Session Panel  “How states are moving the needle in the clean energy transition”
2:50pm MDT BREAK and NETWORKING
3:00pm MDT General Session Keynote  “A cooperative approach to addressing carbon”
3:30pm MDT General Session Keynote  “Three Revolutions:  Steering automated, shared, and electric vehicles to a better future”
4:00pm MDT BREAK, NETWORKING, VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR
5:00pm MDT Adjourn Day 1

 Day two — Wednesday May 5, 2021

100% virtual

See Day 2 full agenda and speaker bios

9:00am MDT Welcome
9:05am MDT General Session Panel “The future of combustion in a zero carbon world”
10:05am MDT BREAK and NETWORKING
10:45am MDT General Session Panel  “Technology breakthroughs:  Electrification approaches”
11:35am MDT BREAK and NETWORKING
Noon MDT General Session Panel “Envisioning the building of the future”
1:00pm MDT BREAK and NETWORKING
1:10pm MDT General Session Panel  “Environmental and Energy Justice”
2:20pm MDT General Session Panel  “CO2 Mitigation:   Carbon sequestration/reuse/storage, soils, waste mitigation of plastics”
3:30pm MDT General Session Moderated Discussion “Meeting the challenges of the climate crisis”
4:00pm MDT General Session Moderated Discussion  “The importance of national lab collaboration with research universities and industry”
4:30pm MDT Adjourn Day 2

Day three — Friday May 14, 2021

                      See Day 3 full agenda and speaker bios

100% virtual
10:00am MDT Welcome
General Session PanelDecarbonization Solutions”  5-minute rapid-fire pre-recorded or live videos by researchers on variety of technical solutions for a low carbon future.  Followed by live moderated discussion for 40 minutes with researchers.  May 14 is tied to May 4-5 symposium topics.  Focus is on research solutions and technological advances.
10:05am MDT Group A
Panelist 1:  (Electrochemical Energy Conversion)

Panelist 2: (Energy Efficient Systems & Materials)

Panelist 3:  (Decarbonizing Industrial Heat)

Panelist 4:  (Energy Cybersecurity)

Panelist 5:  (Building-to-Grid Interactions)

Panelist 6:  (NREL’s Electrification Futures Study)

Panelist 7:  (Hydrogen)

11:30am MDT BREAKOUT SESSIONS (with attendees and researchers from Group A)
Noon MDT 30-minute BREAK and NETWORKING
12:30pm MDT GROUP B
Panelist 8:   (Bioenergy & CBI)

Panelist 9:    (CO2 Capture from Dilute Sources)

Panelist 10:  (Hydrogen Storage & Carriers)

Panelist 11:  (Air & Human Impacts)

Panelist 12:  (Autonomous Controls for Power Grids)

Panelist 13:  (Carbon Storage)

Panelist 14:  (Supply Chain Transparency)

1:45pm MDT BREAKOUT SESSIONS (with attendees and researchers from Group B)
2:15pm MDT Wrap up Day 3 technical presentations
2:30pm MDT Adjourn Day 3

Register Here for one or all symposium days!

Free to register.  Space is limited.

Want to be a sponsor?  Click here for more information     or      Download sponsorship levels Please contact Maury Dobbie, Symposium Chair, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory Maury.Dobbie@ColoradoCollaboratory.org or call 970-682-5707

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