|12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
|1:00 – 1:10 p.m.
- 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.
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.
- Jim Marchiori, Executive Director, Global Energy Management Program
|4:50 - 6:30 p.m.