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2023 Evolving Energy Agenda

EVOLVING ENERGY CONFERENCE  -  September 20-21, 2023

September 20th Events

3:00 - 4:00pm     Exhibitor Setup 
4:30 - 8:00pm   Registration and Networking Reception
5:30 - 5:50pm   Welcome and Keynote Address - Emily Calandrelli
6:00 - 7:00pm   Pitch Competition                  
7:30pm   Pitch Competition Awards
  Meeting adjourns

September 21st Events: Read about our Panelists

8:30 - 9:00am  Registration
9:00 - 9:30am    Opening Welcome: Erienne Olesh, Executive Director, WVU Office of Student and  Faculty Innovation
9:30 -10:30am   The Race to Making the Clean Hydrogen Economy a Reality in Appalachia: ARCH2 – The    who, what, when & how! 
  Moderated by Arria Hines, CEO Allegheny Science & Technology

 Join us for a session focused on the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2)! Our   discussion will share insights from industry experts and executives spearheading ARCH2.  We will   be sharing where the ARCH2 team is in the race to obtaining a clean hydrogen hub for WV and the   Appalachian region. This session will feature discussions around the clean hydrogen projects in   ARCH2, how the communities can get involved, navigating the National Environmental Policy Act   (NEPA), and economic development in WV.

10:30 - 10:50am  Networking Break
10:50 - 11:50am  Build Back Better: Creating pathways toward mine land reuse 
 Moderated by Eriks Brolis, Director, Economic Development & Strategic Initiatives, The Nature  Conservancy
11:50am - 1:00pm  Lunch
1:00 - 2:00pm  Ensuring Energy Security Through Meeting Workforce Demands
 Moderated by Liz Vitullo, WVU Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives
2:00 - 3:00pm  Building an Effective Energy Ecosystem for the Global Energy Transition
 Moderated by Mike Docherty, Executive Director, Appalachian Energy Future
3:00pm  Closing Remarks