EMPOWER

Energizing Bitcoin

March 30-31st, 2022 | Houston, TX

Agenda

March 30th | Day 1

Time: 9:00 AM

Time: 9:30 AM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

This is a crash course on energy as a whole. Chuck Yates and Collin McLelland take you through the different forms of energy and talk about the cheapest, most reliable source to use for bitcoin mining.

Time: 9:45 AM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

Keynote by Cully Cavness

Time: 10:15 AM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

Why should anyone care about bitcoin mining? Is it profitable? How long does it take to become profitable?

In this panel, Chris Halvorson, Adam Ortolf, Frank Holmes, and Ryan Leachman will discuss the economics of bitcoin mining, moderated by Griffin Haby.

Still have questions? They will be answering questions for 15 minutes at the Q&A stage after the discussion.

Time: 10:30 AM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

The energy industry has historically been a proximity and timing game. Find and exploit energy supply that can be transported economically to where/when the demand is needed. This is sounds simple but modern energy industry is staggering in its complexity and vastness. Explore how bitcoin comes into play with Max Gagliardi, Co-founder of Ancova.

Time: 11:00 AM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

Bitcoin experts say Texas is the world’s newest bitcoin mining capital. But why is that?

Laura Pommer, Lee Bratcher, and current Texas Railroad Commission Chairman, Wayne Christian will talk about why Texas is a great place for bitcoin mining to thrive, moderated by Jon McClellan.

Time: 11:15 AM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

This is for all of the energy professionals who are trying to understand why bitcoin is relevant.

Parker Lewis and Lisa Hough, former Enron and natural gas trader, will explain bitcoin fundamentals and its future implications.

Time: 11:50 AM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

In this 5 minute video – Lee Bratcher of Texas Blockchain Council talks to Gov. Abbott about Texas’ role in Bitcoin Mining.

 

Time: 1:15 PM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

What is the difference between mining on-grid or off-grid? Besides the obvious, there are pros and cons to both.

Chris Halvorson, Haley Thomson, Kevin Matcham, and Joel Fulford will talk all about power generation, and which is better for miners, and the grid as a whole. Moderated by Devin Blitzer.

Time: 1:30 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

By now you understand bitcoin, but what is bitcoin mining? Why does it need to happen? How does it happen? How is it helping the energy industry?

Marty Bent, Tom Masiero and Drew Armstrong will spend 30 minutes answering all the questions you may have about bitcoin mining.

Time: 2:00 PM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

In late 2020, Kraken Oil and Gas and Crusoe Energy announced a partnership. Crusoe Energy started with deploying 18 Digital Flare Mitigation (DFM) modules between three different Kraken sites.

Kraken’s DFM projects reduced natural gas flaring by millions of cubic feet per day, significantly curtailed emissions, and provided an innovative beneficial use for otherwise flared natural gas.

In this discussion, Max Gagliardi will talk to Bruce Larsen and Cully Cavness about their project and how they are pioneers in solving the oil and gas industry’s flaring problem.

Time: 2:15 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

The opportunity for job creation and economic growth in rural Texas was the driving force behind Building North America’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Facility. They just didn’t know it at the time – hear Chad Harris’ story.

Time: 2:45 PM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

What are bitcoin mining pools? Edward Evenson, Marshall Long, and Ethan Vera discuss the benefits of joining a mining pool and explain exactly how they work if you are unfamiliar. Moderated by Will Foxley.

Time: 3:00 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

Bitcoin is becoming big business in Washington. From a fringe curio to a widely followed industry, Bitcoin has gone mainstream. But how will legislators react at both the state and Federal levels?

Listen as Amanda Cavaleri, Mandy Gunasekara, and Tom Mapes dive deeper. Moderated by Jon McClellan.

Time: 3:45 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

The oil and gas industry thrives on innovation. Bitcoin mining is a completely new way of monetizing oil and gas assets, enabling new business models and better returns.

With Brent Whitehead, Gideon Powell, Griffin Haby, and Justin Ballard. Moderated by Collin McLelland.

Time: 4:30 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

Bitcoin helps renewable projects get built, ultimately driving cheaper power for consumer and industrial loads while stabilizing the grid. It also offers an off-ramp from the incumbent petrodollar system and a path forward to a more efficient, cleaner, and productive system backed by the electrodollar, with James McGinniss.

March 31st | Day 2

Time: 9:00 AM

 Time: 9:30 AM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

CoinShares’ Bitcoin Mining Report have suggested that bitcoin mining could drive investment in renewables and produce more energy available to the grid.

So how exactly do renewables play into mining? Brock Peteresen, Nick Hansen (CEO of Luxor), Stefano Ratti, and JP Baric will explore the opportunities of bitcoin mining with renewable energy sources.

Time: 9:45 AM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

How can bitcoin mining improve oil and gas asset efficiency?

Joel Fulford, Kat Galloway, Mario Gutierrez, and Marshall Holbrook will discuss improving asset efficiency with flaring, substations, terminals, gathering systems, compressor stations, and drilling rigs. Moderated by Max Gagliardi.

Time: 10:15 AM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

Problem: The grid is unstable. Solution: Bitcoin fixes this.

Crypto enthusiasts believe that the solution to the unreliable grid is adding a new electricity consumer into the mix – a buyer who will take as much power as they are given, whenever it is available and just as willing to have their connection go offline with only seconds notice.

GP Manalac, Trent Stout, and James McGinniss will talk about how bitcoin miners are using demand response to stabilize the grid. Moderated by Lee Bratcher.

Time: 10:30 AM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

Compass Mining filmed a day in the life of owning a bitcoin mine. 

 A petroleum engineer and a landman start a natural gas powered bitcoin mine. Watch this 5-minute documentary about Ryan Leachman and Justin Ballard, co-founders of JAI Energy. 

 After you get a glimpse into their lives, Will Foxley of Compass Mining, will host a 20 minute Q&A with Justin and Ryan.

Time: 11:00 AM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

In a space as new as bitcoin mining, one of the best things you can do to make sure your business is successful is to constantly evaluate the risks. The mining industry has been around long enough that there are people who have run into many different problems and know what works when it comes to mitigating risk.

Longtime miners Dan DiLella, Jared Melillo, Kyle Textor, and Alex Jelenevsky share their expertise on risk assessment of Bitcoin mining. Moderated by Colin Harper.

Time: 11:15 AM

Where: Big Tent

Description: 

With Pete Sessions, Chad Harris, and Dennis Porter.

Time: 1:15 PM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

Most bitcoin miners have fairly limited experience in optimizing capital structures.

In this panel, Greg Beard (former Apollo/Riverstone exec), Jake Boaz, Kristin Boggiano, and Trevor Smyth will discuss asset-backed debt vs. corporate debt vs. convertible debt vs equity to get started with mining. Moderated by Chuck Yates.

Time: 1:30 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

This panel will be exploring best practices that allow companies to maximize their investment while managing risk when deploying crypto mining facilities.  We will be focusing on optimization strategies that not only reduce operating costs of facilities but also increase system uptime and power quality while providing protection for your assets on location.  In addition, we will be sharing our streamlined process when working with Utilities to secure load for future operations. 

With Chris Miller, Brett Fenner, Ivan Zalles, and David Renfro. Moderated by Petra Reyes.

Time: 2:00 PM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

In today’s social media-driven world, brands that are savvy about their online presence have the luxury of being a part of the conversation. Not only do they have a direct line to community, they also enjoy an opportunity to establish themselves as industry experts through helpful and informative content.

Jake Corley, JP Baric, and Marty Bent will dive into how to use content and community to build strong brand loyalty.

Time: 2:15 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

With Irene Gao.

Time: 2:45 PM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

Should your business hold bitcoin on the balance sheet?

Parker Lewis, Fred Thiel, and Raina Casbon-Kelts make a case for holding bitcoin as a company, and how to do it safely. Moderated by Mario Gutierrez.

Time: 3:00 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

Learn how to turn a shipping container into a data center.

Adam Ortolf, John Rabon, Artem Nadikta discuss the ins and outs of mobile data centers. Moderated by Matt Lohstroh.

Plus! We will have a couple of these on display at the event.

Time: 3:30 PM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

Jose Ortega, Marshall Long, and Peter Wall will explain the process of liquid immersion cooling and how it can increase your hashrate when mining. Moderated by Devin Blitzer.

Time: 3:45 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

Should mineral owners get a cut of the bitcoin mining operation?

Justin Ballard and Jonathan Kohn dive into this complex topic.

Time: 4:15 PM

  • Where: Beatles

Description:

Bitcoin mining is the new gold rush. As everyone rushes onto the bandwagon of this extremely capital intensive industry, it’s important to know how to get in and survive, as well as thrive.

With Brian Wright, Marty Bent, and Phil McPherson, moderated by Mario Gutierrez.

Time: 4:30 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

Ryan Nuckolls discusses how crypto miners can get connected to the ERCOT grid and operate with maximum power efficiency.

The main topics of conversation will include: Strategic Land Sourcing, The Connection Process, Wholesale Power Supply, Power Portfolio Management.

Time: 5:00 PM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

The debate over who should power the Bitcoin network continues to divide the industry, with some saying that the growing number of large mining companies is too vulnerable and centralized.

With Bob Burnett, John Sostak, Jose Ortega, and Will Foxley. Moderated by Dennis Porter.

Time: 5:15 PM

Where: Big Tent

Description:

Are you curious about the cost to keep up with your mining equipment?

Matt Lohstroh, Artem Bespaloff, andDaniel Rafuse will talk about how they maintain their equipment and share lessons they’ve learned along the way. Moderated by Devin Blitzer.

Time: 8:00 PM

Where: Beatles Stage

Description:

With Ted Cruz.

Time: 9:00 PM

Description:

DJ Vanilla Trill will be in the Big Tent.

Bitcoin Pizza sponsored by Hive Blockchain, will be served!

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