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Energy Moving Forward Forum
Tuesday June 9, 2015 | Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Forum Agenda


Event Moderator:
Greg Dobbs, speaker, author and veteran television journalist ​

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 – 1:10 p.m. Welcome
  • Sueann Ambron, Dean, University of Colorado Denver Business School
  • Christopher Valdez, Vice President, Planning, Encana Services Company Ltd.
1:10 – 2:00 PM Opening Keynote: The Energy Independence Mirage, the Shale Gale, and the Second American Century
  • Robert Bryce, Author & Journalist. Books: Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong (2014) and Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future (2010)
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Panel I: Tug of war ‐ The economic and political forces impacting North America’s goal of energy independence
  • Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; Senior Advisor, Government Relations, Office of the President, University of Regina
  • Chris Hansen, Senior Advisor, Janys Analytics; Candidate for the Colorado House of Representatives, District 6​
  • Andrew Spielman, Partner, Co‐chair Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Practice, and Partner‐in‐charge of WilmerHale’s Denver office, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP
  • Hector Castro Vizcarra, Representative, Ministry of Energy, Embassy of Mexico to the United States
2:50 – 3:05 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:05-3:55 p.m. Panel II: Pipe dreams—How regulatory and infrastructure challenges affect the quest for energy independence 
  • Michael F. Farina, Director, Market Development, Global Gas to Power, GE International
  • Alice Jackson, Regional Vice President, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Xcel Energy
  • Eric Lantz, Senior Energy Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Nils Nichols, Director, Division of Pipeline Regulation, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
3:55 – 4:45 p.m. Closing Keynote: Technology Drivers Behind the Energy Revolution
4:45 - 4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks
  • Jim Marchiori, Executive Director, Global Energy Management Program
4:50 - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
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