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Agenda for the Evolving Energy Conference-Draft


October 6th Events

  Opening Welcome :Erienne Olesh, Executive Director, WVU Office of Faculty and Student
  E. Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University
  Special recorded message from U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Senator 
  Shelley Moore Capito
9:45-10:00am   Efficient, Orderly, and Responsible Deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage in the 
  United States
Sarah Forbes, Director, Carbon Capture Utilization and Sequestration, White House Council on 
  Environmental Quality
10:00-10:45am     Panel Discussion: Federal Perspectives on Energy Resilience and Demands
  Mike Holland, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Research Strategies, University of Pittsburgh
  Bill Bissett, State Director, Office of U.S. Senator Shelly Moore Capito
  Andrew Robinson, Director of Economic Develoipment, Office of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin
  Anna Siefken, Commercialization Executive, C3E Ambassador at the U.S. Department of Energy
10:45-11:00am     Break
11:00-11:40am   Panel Discussion: Industry Partners Contributing to the Energy Transtition
  Chuck Zelek, Founder/Principal, Climate Smart Business Solutions
  Jacque line Fidler, Vice President, Environmental and Sustainability, CONSOL Energy 
  Shawn Bennett, Energy and Resilience Division Manager,Battelle
  Mike Docherty, Executive Director, Appalachian Energy Future
11:40-12:00pm   Hope/Hearthstone Energy Welcome to WV
  Morgan O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Hearthstone Energy
12:00-12:30pm   Buffet Lunch -attendees will return to their seats for lunch presentation          
12:30-12:45pm    WVU Energy Institute
  Sam Taylor, Assistant Director, West Virginia Universty Energy Institute
12:45-1:15pm   Build Back Better RC Celebration
  Sam Taylor, Assistant Director, West Virginia University Energy Institute
  Erienne Olesh, Director, WVU Office of Faculty and Student Innovation
  Katherine Garvey, Director, Land Use and Sustainable Development Clinic, WVU
  MIke Strager, Associate Professor, Resource Economics, West Virginia University
  Dan Twilley, Assistant Vice President, Economic, Community and Asset Development, WVU
  Elizabeth Vitullo, Assistant Vice President, Economic Innovation, West Virginia University
1:15-2:00pm         Panel Discussion: Securing Energy Infrastructure
   Rob Cunningham, Vice Chancellor for Research Infrastructure, University of Pittsburgh
   Anurag Srivastava, Lane Professor and Chair, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering,
   West Virginia University
   Dan Cole, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences, University of
   Tim Mcnulty, Associate Vice President for Government Relations, Carnegie Mellon University
2:00-2:15pm   Break
2:15-3:00-pm        Panel Discussion: Financing the Future of Energy
   Matt Harbaugh, Managing Director,Mountain State Capital and Executive Director, U.S. Research 
   Impact Alliance
   Seth Brown  Director, Quantified Ventures
   Reggie Smith, Research Analyst, Eventide Asset Management
   Chris Vandervort, Technology-to-Market Advisor, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy 
3:00-3:45pm    Panel Discussion: Decarbonization
  Valerie Karplus, Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  Amanda Harker-Steele, Research Economist, National Energy Technology Laboratory 
  Shikha Sharma, Professor, Dept. of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University
  Michael Valore, Senior Director, Advanced Reactor Commercialization, Westinghouse Electric Co.  
3:45-5:30pm   Exhibits and Networking - Cocktail Reception

October 7th Events

9:00-9:15am            Opening Welcome: Erienne Olesh, Executive Director, WVU Office of Faculty and Student Innovation
9:15-9:45am   Keynote: Valerie Karplus, Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy,
   Carnegie Mellon University
9:45-10:15am     Panel Discussion: How Universities and Not-for-Profits are Driving Innovation in the Energy    Sector
   Erienne Olesh, Executive Director, Office of Faculty and Student Innovation,
   West Virginia University 
   Matthew Harbaugh, Managing Director,Mountian State Capital and Executive Director, 
   U.S. Research Impact Alliance
   Alec Schulberg, Contract Administrator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
   Ryan Watson, Sr. AssociateGeneral Counsel, West Virginia University
10:15-10:30am     Break
10:30-11:30am     Technology Showcase - Session One
  Moderator: Anne Jones, Business Advisor, Morris L.Hayhurt LaunchLab, West Virginia University
  •   Carbon Blade Corporation, Daniel Soeder, Co-Founder, Pittsburgh, PA
  •   EcoTone Renewables, Kyle Wyche, COO, Pittsburgh, PA
  •   FlowCellutions, Becca Segel, CEO, Pittsburgh, PA
  •   InceptEV, Matthew Guttenberg, CEO, Pittsburgh,PA
  •   Lumishield, Hunaid Nuwala, CEO, Pittsburgh, PA
11:30-12:00   Lunch
  Presentation: American-Made Overview - Alec Schulberg, American-Made Challenges Prize         Lead and Contract Administrator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
12:00-12:45am        Panel Discussion: Perspectives from an Energy Start-up
   Tara St. Clair, Operations Program Director, Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
   August Chico, Founder, Parthian Battery Solutions
   Greg Henthorn, COO, AmeriCarbon, LLC, and Partner, Flat Rock Development   
   Paul Ohodnicki, Chief Technology Officer, CorePower Magnetics and Associate Professor,           Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
12:45-1:45pm     Technology Showcase -Session Two
  Moderator: Carrie White, Executive Director, Morris L.Hayhurst LaunchLab and Teaching Associate    Professor, Entrepreneurship, West Virginia University
  • NETL-Distributed Sensor Network, Ruishu Wright, Lead Researcher, Morgantown, WV
  • Nexceris/Adena Power, Neil Kidner, Director, Battery Business Unit, Lewis Center, OH
  • Sensible Photonics, Leah Ohodnicki, Co-Founder, Allison Park, PA
  • Solar Wind Storage, LLC, Tom Barczak, Vice President, Morgantown, WV
  • Viaduct, Brandon Robinson, CEO, Morgantown, WV
  PLAGEN in West Virginia
  John Kyung, President
2:00-2:30pm   Exhibits open and Judges Conven e
2:30-2:45pm   Closing remarks and awards