The 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium is now under way!

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If you are you registered and need to access the Symposium event platform to watch the live sessions, please follow the steps below:

  1. Check your e-mail associated with your registration: You should have received several emails with information about your registration, as well as a personalized link for you to access the event through our hosting platform, Pathable. If you don’t see any emails from 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam/junk mail.
  2. Get additional help: If you still cannot locate an email or your personalized event link, place a help request here: https://pathable.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

How to watch live event sessions:

Enter the Symposium platform through your personalized link in your email as noted above. You may be prompted to “claim your account” and complete your profile if this is the first time you are accessing the platform. From the main navigation menu, select Schedule > Agenda and then click the plus sign (+) next to any session(s) that you want to add to your agenda.

To join a virtual session, navigate to the specific session’s page (Schedule > Agenda/My Agenda > Click on the session). On the session page, you will be able to join the session (1) minute before the specified start time by clicking “Join Live Meeting”. Learn more here.

NOTE: We strongly recommend using the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser. If you are having difficulties accessing the platform, try switching to one of these browsers and/or clearing your cache and cookies.

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Symposium dates:
May 4, 5, 14, 2021 (You can register for some or all)

Cost:  Free of charge but everyone must register.  Space is limited.

 

100% virtual

Who should attend May 4-5 and 14, 2021 symposium:  Energy industry (all sources of energy), climate advocates, environmental organizations, renewables, researchers, scientists, venture capitalists and philanthropic organizations, energy-related organizations, law firms, entrepreneurs, small/medium/large companies in energy and environmental sectors, NGOs, federal agencies, government, municipalities, elected officials, regulators, policy makers, utilities, academia, students, faculty and community.

Click here to view the agenda at a glance!

Click here to view speakers, bios and pictures for Day 1 — Tuesday May 4, 2021

Click here to view speakers, bios and pictures for Day 2 — Wednesday May 5, 2021

Click here to view speakers, bios and pictures for Day 3 — Friday May 14, 2021

Click here to register!

We are looking forward to seeing you at May 4-5 & 14. This information below contains important information that you will need in order to participate in the Energy Transition Symposium – Please read through the following details carefully, as it contains your unique participation link for the event!
 
Getting Started:
Note: If you’ve already followed the link in a previous confirmation e-mail to “claim your account” in the virtual platform, you can skip to Step 2. If not, or if you aren’t sure, please follow the instructions below starting with Step 1.
Step 1 – Claiming Your Account (Please do this as soon as possible!):
If you haven’t already, click the link sent directly to your email to complete your profile on the conference site. Follow instructions to “claim your account” and complete your profile. This is the same personalized link you will use to access any and all sessions during the live symposium:
Step 2 – Setting Up Your Event Agenda:
Enter the Symposium platform through your personalized link above in Step 1. From the main navigation menu, select Schedule > Agenda and then click the plus sign (+) next to any session(s) that you want to add to your agenda.
Step 3 – Joining Your Sessions:
To join a virtual session, navigate to the specific session’s page (Schedule > Agenda/My Agenda > Click on the session). On the session page, you will be able to join the session (1) minute before the specified start time by clicking “Join Live Meeting”. Learn more here.
 
Step 4 – Enjoy!
We are so glad you will be joining us for the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium. If you have technical issues during the event, please use the support function in the platform to get help or access the FAQ information.
 
(Note: You may have received an email prior thanking you for participating as a speaker. This was sent out in error – if you are not a speaker, please disregard that email.)
 
Resources for Attendees:  If you want to learn more about our Symposium platform (Pathable) and how to use it, please view the Attendee User Guide here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I registered but my organization’s email server has blocked me from accessing the platform link. What can I do?
A: You may need to use a personal e-mail address instead (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) Please email Maury Dobbie (maury.dobbie@colostate.edu) for assistance in updating your e-mail address preferences. You do not need to register again.
Q: I can’t attend one or more sessions. Can I view recorded sessions later?
A: Yes! Following the live sessions, the recorded videos will be available using your personalized link.
Q: If I want to share the recorded videos with others, do they need to register?
A: Yes. Everyone must register to watch recorded videos using this link.
Q: Do I need to download software or use a certain browser to view the live sessions?
A: No, you will not need to download any software. You will only need a computer and a stable internet connection to participate. Below are some recommended Best Practices:
  • Browser: We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser
  • Internet: Ensure you have a strong internet connection to avoid buffering or slow downs
  • Clear Your Browser Cache: If you’re experiencing technical difficulties, try clearing your browser cache first. Learn More Here: Clearing Browser Cache and Cookies
  • Close Unused Browser Tabs or Windows
  • Use headphones or a separate speaker for the best audio quality and experience
Q: Can I use my iPhone/Android/tablet to access the event and watch virtual sessions?
A: Yes, you can use mobile devices to access and participate in the event. Best Practice: Please ensure that your mobile device is connected to a stable internet connection. A connection of 3 Mbps or higher is recommended.
Q: How do I add sessions to my agenda?
A: From the main navigation menu, select Schedule > Agenda and then click the plus sign (+) next to any session(s) that you want to add to your agenda. Best Practice: Some sessions may have limited capacity, so it’s important to sign up as soon as possible!
Q: Can I ask questions during live speaker sessions?
A: Yes! You can use the Chat function and type in your question(s). For sessions with multiple speakers, we suggest including the name of the speaker to whom your question is addressed. Note: Time constraints may not allow for all questions to be answered.
Q: How can I connect to attendees, sponsors, supporting organizations and speakers?
A: You can select “People” within each session and click on the person to whom you’d like to send a message. Or, you can click on “Attendees” in the top navigation bar and select the person you want to reach out to.
 
Q: Can I switch to a different breakout room during a live breakout session?
A: Yes. You can leave the breakout you selected and choose another one from “My Agenda”. Breakout sessions are like Zoom meetings – you’re able to see and hear other attendees and participate in the discussions.
 
We look forward to your participation at the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium!

Please thank all our sponsors who allow us to host this three day event free of charge.  Click here to see the sponsors!

A sincere thank you to our Platinum Sponsor!

 

 

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In the meantime the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory will be steadfast, resilient and focused during this unprecedented time.  Now more than ever we need to bring great minds and organizations together to solve complex systemic energy-related issues.  There is a sense of urgency to connect dots between energy topics and other challenges including climate change, extreme weather events, environmental changes, greenhouse gas emissions, increasing chance of pandemics, and other realities.  These all interconnect and impact each other.

2020-2021 energy-related webinars

The four Collaboratory entities (University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, National Renewable Energy Lab) will be hosting multi-disciplinary energy-related webinars over the course of 2020-2021.  Our goal will be to continue serving our state, country and world by offering non-partisan, timely, thoughtful, educational, research/data based, and balanced webinars focused on specific topics.  Webinars will include discussion around energy transition of electric vehicles, utilities, traditional energy sources, renewable natural gas, policy, regulations, renewable energy, new fuels of the future, hydrogen, diversity/equity/inclusion in the clean energy workforce, and other focused topics.

Our first webinar was held mid-May 2020 followed by 24 other webinars.  These will all lead up to the May 4-5, 2021 energy transition symposium.  An excellent line-up of panelists and moderators will be posted as they come on line.

Cost:  free webinars, registration required

Stay tuned for calendar of events. 

Click here to learn more about 2020-2021 webinar series