Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

August 13, 2019 - 8:30 am

1 North Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Please join us on Tuesday, August 13 at 1 North Upper Wacker Drive (downtown Chicago) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m CST for the 2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit. The Veterans Advanced Energy Summit is designed to address the trends, technologies, and policies that are shaping the energy sector and to develop a community of veterans and allies committed to advancing US energy leadership. The Summit will feature business and military leaders, policymakers, and others with insights into where energy markets and energy technologies are heading, and how this impacts the economic competitiveness and national security of the United States. It will also highlight the role of veterans in energy and open doors to new career opportunities. We welcome any and all interested individuals to attend the Summit.


A reception will take place after the Summit on August 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Additionally, a networking reception will also take place on the eve of the Summit, August 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 1 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois (18th Floor). Click here to register for the Bunker Brews Networking Reception on the evening of August 12.



On Twitter? Follow us @vets_energy and @ACGlobalEnergy and use the hashtag #ACEnergy and #VetsEnergySummit.




Agenda


August 12, 2019

1 South Wacker (18th Floor)

Chicago, Illinois


Bunker Brews Networking Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


August 13, 2019

1 North Upper Wacker

Chicago, Illinois


Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.


Welcome Remarks

9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


David Livingston

Deputy Director for Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council


Dan Misch

Founder

Veterans Advanced Energy Summit;

Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council


What Unites Us? The Veteran Energy Experience

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Introduced by:

Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, USN (Ret.)

Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment


Film Screening:

"The Burden"


NetworkingBreak

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


How Did We Get Here? Why Energy Matters to the Mission

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Introduced by:

Morgan Bazilian

Director of Payne Institute, Professor of Public Policy

Colorado School of Mines


Participants:

Liz Ramsay Dalton

Executive Director

Clean Energy Leadership Institute


Michael Toyryla

Director for Policy, Analysis, and Public Diplomacy,

Bureau of Energy Resources

US Department of State


Moderated by:

David Livingston

Deputy Director for Climate and Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council


A Congressional Perspective

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


A conversation with:

Senator Kelly Ayotte

Senior Adviser

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions;

Former US Senator (R-NH)


Moderated by:

Julia Pyper

Senior Editor

Greentech Media;

Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council


Lunch (Provided)

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


A Congressional Perspective

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


A conversation with:

The Honorable Sean Casten

US Congressional Representative 

6th District of Illinois


Moderated by:

Julia Pyper

Senior Editor

Greentech Media;

Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council


Where Are We Headed? The Future of Energy Meets National Security

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Participants:

Shay Bahramirad

Vice President, Engineering and Smart Grid

Commonwealth Edison


Chip Cotton

Account Executive, Energy Research and Development

 General Electric Research


John Eber

Senior Adviser

Blackstone;

Former President and Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Capital Corporation


Nathan Johnson

Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School

Arizona State University


Ted Romaine

Senior Vice President, Origination

Invenergy;

US Air Force Veteran


Susie Spigelman 

Director of Business Development and Partnerships

Clean Energy Trust


Moderated by:

Akshat Rathi

Senior Reporter

Quartz;

Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council


Networking Break

3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.


What Can I Do? The Veteran Entrepreneur Perspective

3:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m.


Participants:

Jon Gensler

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Revive Energy LLC;

US Army Veteran


Kevin Johnson

Co-founder

 CleanCapital;

President

GlidePath Federal Solutions;

US Army Veteran


Troy Van Beek

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ideal Energy Solar;

Former US Navy SEAL


Moderated by:

Sarah Nielsen

Director, Corporate Strategy

Consumers Energy;

US Army Veteran


Closing Remarks: "A Call to Action"

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Lieutenant General John G. Castellaw, USMC (Ret.)

Former Deputy Commandant for Aviation


Networking Reception

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


To learn more, check out the Summit website here


For information regarding Summit parking, click here



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