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The annual forum, titled "UT: Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Energy," is a student-led event bringing together leading University researchers and professors, industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and students to explore today’s most pressing energy challenges. The UT Energy Forum will take place on Thursday, February 2nd and Friday February 3rd, 2012 in Austin, Texas. The first day will feature a keynote from a top-level UT Energy leader, an interdisciplinary panel discussion that will tackle some of the Energy industries most pressing issues, and a networking event. On Friday, attendees will hear two keynote speakers and panel discussions on a variety of energy topics, ranging from oil exploration, renewable energy and innovative research that will change the outlook for our global energy portfolio/energy landscape. In parallel, leading research and innovations at the University of Texas at Austin will be showcased in exhibition format and compressed time-frame TED-style talks. Join us for insightful interdisciplinary panel discussions led by students, researchers, professors and industry leaders at the 2012 UT Energy Forum!
Thursday, Feb. 2nd & 3rd, 2012:
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
2110 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78712
THURSDAY, February 2, 2012
8:00 am – 10:50 am : Short Course: Energy Technology & Policy
11:00 am – 12:30 pm : Registration
12:30 pm – 1:20 pm : Welcome and Opening Keynote: Dr. Steven Koonin, Former Undersecretary of Science, DOE
1:20 pm - 1:30 pm : Break
1:30 pm - 2:50 pm : Panel 1: Energy in the Built Environment - Efficiency & Behavior
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm : Break
3:00 pm – 4:20 pm : Panel 2: Who Pays for our Renewable Future?
4:20 pm – 4:30 pm : Break
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm : Debate: U.S. Energy Independence: Myth or Fact?
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm : Networking Reception
FRIDAY, February 3, 2012
7:00 am – 8:30 am : Registration and Networking Breakfast, Energy Research Poster-fair and Competition
8:30 am – 9:20 am : Keynote Address: Stephan Dolezalek, Vantage Point CleanTech Group
9:20 am – 9:30 am : Break
9:30 am – 10:50 am : Panel 3: A National Energy Policy - The Search Continues…10 Minute Energy Idea Talks
10:50 am – 11:00 am : Break
11:00 am – 12:20 pm : Panel 4: Risk and Externalities associated with Energy Production10 Minute Energy IDea Talks
12:20 pm – 1:30 pm : Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm : Keynote Address Michael Bahorich, Apache Corporation
2:20 pm – 2:30 pm : Break
2:30 pm – 3:50 pm : Panel 5: The Future of Energy Storage
Presentation of Results from UT Energy Poll and Hydraulic Fracturing Study
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm : Break
4:00 pm – 5:20 pm : Panel 6: Understanding Oil Prices