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Main Stage | 8th Wonder Brewery

In front of the Beatles Statue.

Day 1
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.

Day 1
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.

Day 1
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.

Day 1
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.

Day 1
Inflation Reduction Act: Building In America
  • 1:00 PM
  • Main Stage

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

Day 1
What We Need To Colonize Space
  • 2:00 PM
  • Main Stage

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

Day 1
What No One Tells You About Building A Startup
  • 3:00 PM
  • Main Stage

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

Day 1
Wildcatter World Cup | Pitch Competition
  • 4:30 PM
  • Main Stage

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!

Day 2 | October 27th

Day 2
Michael Reed - Opening Keynote

Michael Reed - Opening Keynote

Michael Reed is the Director of the Technical and Project Management Division (TPMD) for the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO). In this role, he provides technical management and performance monitoring of LPO’s $30 billion portfolio of clean energy projects. This portfolio includes projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency, advanced technology vehicle manufacturing, advanced fossil, nuclear, and related transmission infrastructure. Mr. Reed also oversees the technology evaluations of new applications submitted under open LPO solicitations.

Day 2
Better Barrels
  • 10:15 AM
  • Main Stage

Better Barrels

Innovation in oil and gas production.

Speakers:
Sid Bhattacharya, Worldwide Head of Strategic Deals - Energy and Utilities, AWS

Day 2
Hydrogen: Fueling the Future
  • 11:15 AM
  • Main Stage

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
Nikhil Ati, Partner at McKinsey & Company
Lara Cottingham, Chief of Staff, Greentown Labs

Day 2
Funding The Next Wave Of Innovation
  • 1:30 PM
  • Main Stage

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

Day 2
Artificial Intelligence : Hype or Nah?
  • 2:30 PM
  • Main Stage

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, Senior Director of Membership, Greentown Labs

Day 2
Energy Addition: The Future Is Renewable
  • 3:30 PM
  • Main Stage

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
Neal Dikeman, Partner, Energy Transition Ventures
Lara Cottingham, Chief of Staff, Greentown Labs

Day 2
Closing Keynote
  • 4:30 PM
  • Main Stage

Closing Keynote

TBA Soon!