MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Energy Week Will Explore Emerging Trends

Registration is now open for UT Energy Week 2017, a forum for prominent energy experts to provide their insights on emerging energy trends, new technologies and the latest in energy research. Most events for this year’s conference will be held in the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Friday, Feb. 10

Where: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on the UT Austin campus.*

Who May Attend: Energy Week is open to the public, but advance registration is recommended. Complimentary admission is available for credentialed media – use the comp code UTEW-16-press.

UT Energy Week is hosted by UT Austin’s Energy Institute, the KBH Center for Energy, Law & Business, and two student–run organizations – the Longhorn Energy Club and the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Robert Armstrong, director of MIT’s Energy Initiative, will deliver the opening keynote address, followed by what promises to be a lively dialogue on the direction and efficacy of President Donald Trump’s proposed energy policies between UT Energy Institute Deputy Director Dr. Michael Webber and Barry Smitherman, former chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Railroad Commission. Later in the day, panelist will discuss changing supply and demand in the energy sector and entrepreneurship in oil and gas.

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, experts representing varying perspectives will delve into issues related to the integration of renewable energy onto the Texas electric grid.

*On Friday, Feb. 10, the KBH Center will host its second annual symposium, “The Future of the Oil and Gas Industry,” at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin.

UT Energy Week also provides students an opportunity to showcase their energy research in two competitions organized by the Longhorn Energy Club. Winners are awarded cash and other prizes.

View the full program or register.