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AGENDA

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Ground Zero: Why Houston Is Leading The Energy Transition

Ground Zero: Why Houston Is Leading The Energy Transition

As the global energy capital, Houston is positioned to lead the transition to an energy abundant, low-carbon future with its technical workforce, assets and infrastructure, corporate resources, and century of experience powering the world.

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Unleashing US LNG: The Largest Green Initiative On The Planet

Unleashing US LNG: The Largest Green Initiative On The Planet

Unleashing U.S. LNG and replacing international coal with American natural gas is the largest green initiative on the planet and the world's best weapon to address climate change.

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Michael Skelly

Michael Skelly

Michael Skelly is a renewable energy entrepreneur and pioneer in the US wind industry. Skelly is the founder and CEO of Grid United, an early stage transmission development company. Michael was previously the founder and president of Clean Line Energy, a company that successfully permitted some of the longest transmission lines in the U.S. in the last 50 years.

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Conner Prochaska

Conner Prochaska

Conner Prochaska is the Chief of Strategic Partnerships at Bohr Quantum Technologies, developing and deploying technologies for the emerging quantum internet. In 2018, Conner was appointed the first Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy. In this role, he also served as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), the Secretary’s primary technology transitions advisor, and was responsible for coordination of all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research and national security production facilities.

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LandGate | Live Tech Demo
  • 11:45
  • Eric Thompson, Managing Director at LandGate
  • 8th Wonder Backyard

LandGate | Live Tech Demo

LandGate is the leading provider of data solutions, and an online marketplace for US commercial land and its resources: solar, wind, carbon, minerals, and water. The company helps investors, developers, real estate agents, and landowners understand energy & environmental resource values and connect on its online marketplace for land-related transactions.

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Nesh | Live Tech Demo

Nesh | Live Tech Demo

We help companies harness the power of unstructured data like documents, presentations, spreadsheets, emails, and webpages. We achieve this by building deep domain understanding coupled with advanced AI to find answers to natural language questions.

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RedShift Energy | Live Tech Demo

RedShift Energy | Live Tech Demo

RedShift Energy, Inc., is developing Hydrogen and Sulfur Recovery Technology (HSRT), an innovative plasma process that dissociates hydrogen sulfide (H2S) into hydrogen and sulfur, without carbon emissions. Conventional Claus-based Sulfur Recovery Systems miss the opportunity to recover hydrogen. Thermodynamically, H2S is the cheapest source of carbon-free hydrogen when paired with renewable electricity. HSRT employs patented modular and scalable systems that retain their economic advantage from upstream to downstream. Deploying this disruptive technology will effectively and economically process H2S, while reducing emissions of carbon dioxide from Steam Methane Reforming hydrogen production. HSRT will help companies meet environmental goals.

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Geothermal Is Hot, But Is It Ready For Prime Time?

Geothermal Is Hot, But Is It Ready For Prime Time?

Geothermal holds a lot of potential for clean and renewable power, however, there are only a handful of commercial projects live in the U.S. How do we bridge the gap between the R&D of today and the full-scale commercialization of tomorrow?

Speakers:
Danny Rehg, CEO of Criterion Energy Partners
Tim Latimer, CEO of Fervo Energy
Guillermo Sierra, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Nabors
Mike Umbro, Principal at FieldView Capital

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Inflation Reduction Act: Building In America

Inflation Reduction Act: Building In America

Is the IRA a major catalyst for advancing energy tech and manufacturing in the United States?

Speakers:
Michael Reed, DOE
Jason Modglin, President of TAEP
Kyle Wiley, Founding Partner, Connector Labs
Deanna Zhang, Founder of ETM Advisors

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What The Frac? Future Of Completions

What The Frac? Future Of Completions

As the shale completions industry navigates the current economic landscape, it continues to be challenged by two significant and growing requirements: cutting costs while reducing its carbon footprint.

Speakers:
Brett Chell, CEO of Cold Bore Technology
Kyle Haustveit, Head of Devon Energy Ventures
Chris Combs, VP, Electric Fracturing Solutions at NexTier Oilfield Solutions
Tim Marvel, VP, Business Development and Technology, SEF Energy
JP Warren, Founder of Connection Crue

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The Reality Of Carbon Capture

The Reality Of Carbon Capture

Carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) is one of the most controversial and promising ways to reduce emissions. What is needed to scale the technologies and overcome challenges?

Speakers:
Kyle Quackenbush, Segment President - Liquids at Tallgrass Energy
Nikhil Joshi, Director of Innovation and Technology at Talos Energy
Dave Mannon, CEO, IPT Well Solutions
David Mora, VP, Carbon Solutions at NextDecade
Todd Bush, Managing Director, Decarbonfuse

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Decentralization Of The Grid

Decentralization Of The Grid

Does decentralization fast-track the path to a cheaper, more reliable grid?

Speakers:
James McGinniss, CEO of David Energy
Duncan Campbell, VP at Scale Microgrid Solutions
Doug Middleton, Director of BD at Leap
Luke Ashton, Regulatory Economists at HData
Max Gagliardi, Co-founder of the Ancova group

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What We Need To Colonize Space

What We Need To Colonize Space

The rapid advancement of technology has moved space colonization a few steps closer to becoming a reality. But first, we need energy to be able to colonize.

Speakers:
Tim Kopra, President at OneWeb Technologies, Advisor at Blue Bear Capital
John Gibson, CEO of Flotek Industries

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Hope or Hype? The New Hydrogen Economy

Hope or Hype? The New Hydrogen Economy

What does the next generation of hydrogen production look like?

Speakers:
Jorge Lopez, Power Systems Development at Siemens Energy
Deanna Zhang, Founder of ETM Advisors
Matt Dawson, CTO of Utility Global
Howard Nelson, CEO of Redshift Energy
David Carstens, Founding Partner of Connector Labs
Abhinav Charan, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

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In The Money: Where VC’s Are Investing

In The Money: Where VC’s Are Investing

Where are the industry leaders investing their time and money when it comes to energy tech?

Speakers:
Patti Melcher, Managing Partner at EIV Capital
Diana Grauer, Director R&D Programs at NOV
Craig Lawrence, Partner and Co-founder, Energy Transition Ventures
Andrejka Bernatova, CEO of ESGEN Acquisition Corporation
Stacey McDonald, Board Of Directors, Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

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What No One Tells You About Building A Startup

What No One Tells You About Building A Startup

Building a startup is hard. Building an energy tech startup is even harder. Listen as these speakers talk about the ups and downs of building a company from scratch.

Speakers:
Jeremiah Henson, Co-founder and VP of Engage
Sidd Gupta, Co-founder and CEO of Nesh
Moji Karimi, Co-founder and CEO of Cemvita Factory, Inc.
Jason Roe, President and CEO of EcoVapor Recovery Systems
Justin Gauthier, Founder of Wicked Energy

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Clean, Firm Power and Energy Sector's Decarbonization

Clean, Firm Power and Energy Sector's Decarbonization

John co-founded Meridian Clean Energy and serves as its CEO. John has 30+ years of experience as an executive in the energy technology sector, including developing, acquiring, and financing multiple clean power and decarbonization projects.

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Wildcatter World Cup | Pitch Competition

Wildcatter World Cup | Pitch Competition

In honor of the 2022 World Cup starting in November, we wanted to bring the same fun and competition to our pitch competition. Just like the World Cup, the winner takes all the glory…and prize money!

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The Spazzmatics

The Spazzmatics

Come network and enjoy some throw backs with The Spazzmatics, a local favorite!

Day 2

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Drew Bond - Opening Keynote

Drew Bond - Opening Keynote

D. Drew Bond is a mission-driven entrepreneur and thought leader on energy technology commercialization with decades of experience at the highest levels of leadership in business, government, and nonprofits. He has led multiple startup companies, raised millions in seed and venture capital, and led the successful development of multiple patented technologies. Drew is Co-founder, President & CEO of PowerField Energy, a ground mounting solar racking company that dramatically simplifies solar installations of any size. He is also Co-founder, President & CEO of C3 Solutions, a nonprofit public policy educational organization dedicated to accelerating energy innovation and expanding economic freedom to address our world’s greatest climate, energy and environment challenges. C3 Solutions also operates an online newsmagazine called “C3”

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The Future of Production: Adopt and Trust Data Platforms

The Future of Production: Adopt and Trust Data Platforms

Innovation in oil and gas production.

Speakers:
Sustin Irvin, Global Data Platforms Business Development, AWS
Chris Hanton, Director, Digital Transformation Solutions, Ikon Science
Suri Bhat, Global VP of Sales & Marketing, Bluware
Sashi Gunturu, Co-Founder, Director of Data Science, Petrabytes
Nichelle Minix, Intelligent Data Energy Lead, Accenture

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MOAR Power!

MOAR Power!

Building and accessing critical infrastructure that will power our future.

Speakers:
Chris Miller, Executive VP, Power Infrastructure Partners
Trent Stout, Senior Managing Director, Head of Blockchain, Priority Power Management
Luke Ashton, Regulatory Economist, HData
Janice Tran, CEO, Kanin Energy

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The Heat Beneath Our Feet: The Future of Drilling

The Heat Beneath Our Feet: The Future of Drilling

What technological advances in drilling are we seeing that can be applied in both oil and gas and geothermal?

Speakers:
Guillermo Sierra, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives—Energy Transition, Nabors
Jim Grant, Vice President - Subsurface & New Ventures at Chesapeake Energy
Marcus Howell, Director Enterprise Business Development, Patterson-UTI Energy
Mike Umbro, Principal, Fieldview Capital
Nick Cestari, Manager of Business Development and Commercial Strategy - Criterion Energy Partners

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Decarbonization: Energy's Low Carb Diet

Decarbonization: Energy's Low Carb Diet

Decarbonization of the energy sector is no easy task. How do we do it?

Speakers:
Todd Bush, Managing Director, Decarbonfuse
Janice Tran, CEO, Kanin Energy
Ryan Brown, COO, energyRe
Zack Olson, Director Of Business Development, Nexus PMG
Gautam Swami, Manager of Low Carbon Technologies, NOV

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Cracking the Code of CCUS

Cracking the Code of CCUS

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is frequently touted as a solution to climate change. But it remains controversial and elusive. Are we close to cracking the code of CCUS?

Speakers:
Patricia Loria, VP, Business Development, CarbonCapture Inc.
Assaad Mohanna, CCUS Partner at ERM
Chuck Yates, Galactic Viceroy, Digital Wildcatters
Jon Cartlidge, Commercial Sales Director, Battelle
Brandon Stackhouse, Engagement Manager/Solution Leader, McKinsey & Company

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How Corporate And Startups Can Work Together To Drive Innovation

How Corporate And Startups Can Work Together To Drive Innovation

How can energy tech startups and major corporations come together to solve the world's biggest energy problems?

Speakers:
Trey Lowe, CTO at Devon Energy
Tim Latimer, CEO at Fervo Energy
Jeremy Funk, Founder and CEO of Funk Futures
Seth Blackwell, Business Development - New Energy Ventures, Williams
David Forsberg, Managing Partner, Ascent Energy Ventures

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Dan Pickering Keynote

Dan Pickering Keynote

Dan Pickering is the Chief Investment Officer at Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). PEP manages client assets via energy strategies focused primarily on public markets and private equity. Prior to PEP, he served as the President of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., and Chief Investment Officer of TPH Investment Management. He has spent 26 years as an Energy Portfolio Manager, Researcher, and Analyst, first at Fidelity Investments (where he managed ~$1 billion of energy sector funds), then as Head of Research at Simmons & Company and as the founding partner of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

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Can Web3 Accelerate A Stronger Carbon Offset/Credit Marketplace?

Can Web3 Accelerate A Stronger Carbon Offset/Credit Marketplace?

While the carbon offset/credit market is currently booming, it's still young and fragmented. Can we accelerate net zero efforts by leveraging the latest web3 tech?

Speakers:
Patricia Loria, VP, Business Development, CarbonCapture Inc.
Krista Taylor, Metaverse Learning Lead, Accenture
Brad Rossacci, Creative Director, Accenture
Alex Robart, Managing Director at Unconventional Capital

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Funding The Next Wave Of Innovation
  • 1:30 PM
  • Miss Carousel

Funding The Next Wave Of Innovation

When it comes to investing, if you can't see the future, then you're stuck in the past. A new generation of investors are doing just that - looking at the winds of innovation. But what kinds of companies are investors looking to fund?

Speakers:
Elizabeth DeStephens, CSSO, Black Knight Energy LLC
Nancy Zakhour, Associate, Energy & Power, Piper Sandler
Eric Rubenstein, Managing Partner at New Climate Ventures
Joey Bernica, Investment Principal, OGCI Climate Investments
Allison Piper Kimball, Partner, Wave 27 Ventures and President, Houston Angel Network

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Hydrogen: Fueling the Future
  • 2:30 PM
  • Truck Yard

Hydrogen: Fueling the Future

Hydrogen production has historically had many obstacles, but according to Hydrogen Insights Updates, by 2030, the hydrogen economy could be worth $500 billion.

Learn how these hydrogen experts are creating the fuel of our future.

Speakers:
Moji Karimi, Co-founder and CEO at Cemvita Factory
Jorge Lopez, Power Systems Development at Siemens Energy
Erin Bobicki, Co-founder and CTO, Aurora Hydrogen
Murtuza Marfani, VP, Finance and Corporate Development, Syzygy Plasmonics

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Will Energy Storage Make Renewables Irresistible?

Will Energy Storage Make Renewables Irresistible?

The transition to a low-carbon energy system often centers around solar and wind energy, but there's another key piece of the puzzle. Energy storage is what will enable renewables to generate on-demand power.

Speakers:
Kay McCall, Executive Director, REAL Houston
Hong Zhang Durandal, Senior Manager, Energy Storage Business Development and M&A. EDPR
Manoj Reddy, Head, Power Markets & Analytics, ibV Energy Partners
Nancy Zakhour, Associate, Energy & Power, Piper Sandler

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Artificial Intelligence : Hype or Nah?

Artificial Intelligence : Hype or Nah?

Artificial intelligence is all of a sudden the hottest topic in the energy industry…again. Excitement about the possibility of AI has been brewing for more than 20 years, but it wasn't until recently that people started to take it seriously — and even now, people remain divided on whether or not AI will be able to live up to its hype.

Speakers:
Reishin Toolsi, Senior Solutions Architect, Databricks
Garrett Fultz, SMD - Global Lead Asset Lifecycle Management, FTI Consulting
Reynaldo Gomez, Energy Partner Ecosystem Manager, NVIDIA
Andrew Hinz, South Central Regional Manager, Stratus Technologies
Jason Ethier, Co-host, Energy Tech Startups Podcast
Sidd Gupta, Founder and CEO, Nesh

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Energy's Got 99 Problems And These Are Just Some

Energy's Got 99 Problems And These Are Just Some

The energy industry is changing. New technologies, new developments, and a changing climate are all forcing our sector to think differently. As we work through this transformation, many challenges remain, but we have the opportunity to lead innovation and solve new problems.

Speakers:
David Forsberg, Managing Partner, Ascent Energy Ventures
Jason Word, Managing Director of Oilfield Marketplace
Leslie Beyer, CEO of Energy Workforce and Technology Council
Jason Olbekson, Global Industry Director - Energy, Salesforce
Diana Grauer, Director R&D Programs, NOV

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Energy Addition: The Future Is Renewable

Energy Addition: The Future Is Renewable

The world is facing an energy problem. As the population rises, the demand for energy we use is growing, however, our global energy supply is not keeping up. While fossil fuels have been burned for decades, they are finite resources. What will happen to energy in the next decade?

Speakers:
Jennifer Gallegos, Director of Strategic Sales & Communications, Yotta Energy
Michael Belote, Director, GE Renewable Energy
Neal Dikeman, Partner, Energy Transition Ventures
Lara Cottingham, Co-host, Energy Tech Startups Podcast

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The Future of EVs in Energy

The Future of EVs in Energy

EVs will play an important role in the coming years, but how will they play into fixing our energy problems?

Speakers:
Victor Atlasman, Director of Engineering, Charging Ecosystems and Energy Storage Solutions, Atlis Motor Vehicles
Anup Parikh, Head Honcho, Pangea Charging
Stacy Carraway, Director, Alternative Energy Development | Global Marketing, Phillips 66
Jamey Prock, National Account Sales, Motiv Power Systems
Glen Stancil, CEO, Merge Electric Fleet Solutions
Jason Cortes, Director of Business Development, Guardian EVI