Livecast: 8th Annual U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Women in Clean Energy Symposium, November 14, 9 am - 5 pm CT

  • 14 November 2019
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 05:00 PM
  • Event Host : Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy
Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy
Event Description

The Eighth Annual U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium is approaching, on November 14. Be a part of the Symposium by watching the live (free!) webcast and joining the conversation on social media.

The theme of this year’s U.S. C3E Symposium is Achieving a Clean Energy Future Together. Throughout the Symposium, the following speakers will discuss key energy topics (listed in agenda order):

Valentini Pappa, Texas A&M Energy Institute
Karan L. Watson, Texas A&M University
Paula Glover, American Association of Blacks in Energy
Karen Butler-Purry, Texas A&M University
Nicole Ardoin, Stanford University
Antje Danielson, MIT Energy Initiative
Zarath Summers, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Maria T. Vargas, U.S. Department of Energy
Landi Spearman, Organized Shift
Daniele La Porta, World Bank
Britt Ide, NorthWestern Energy
Joan Hutchinson, Marathon Capital
Lene Hviid, Shell Global Solutions
Colleen Scholl, HDR and Lean In Energy
Marianne Walck, Idaho National Laboratory
Judy Perkins, Prairie View A&M University
Patricia Vega, Quantum New Energy
Jessica Lim, Southern California Edison
Katie Mehnert, Pink Petro
Martha Broad, MIT Energy Initiative

The U.S. C3E Awards recognize the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of women working to advance clean energy. Eight mid-career winners will be announced throughout the day-long event. A Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to Denise Gray, President of LG Chem Michigan Inc. Tech Center.

Join the Symposium live November 14th starting at 10:00am ET/9:00am CT, and be a part of this inspiring event working to advance women’s leadership in clean energy. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy
  • Agenda
    • 9:00 am Welcome

      Dr. Valentini Pappa
      Academic Program Leader, Texas A&M Energy Institute

      9:05 am Welcome and Presentations

      Dr. Karan L. Watson Provost Emeritus
      Regents Senior Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
      U.S. Department of Energy Representative

      9:35 am C3E Mid-Career Award Presentations

      9:55 am Coffee Break: Poster Session and Networking

      10:30 am Presentation

      Paula Glover, President and CEO
      American Association of Blacks in Energy

      10:50 am Panel: Inspiring the Next Generation for Clean Energy Transformation

      To make significant progress toward a clean energy future, collective efforts are needed now to empower and encourage clean energy adoption and technology innovations in our own generations and in the next generation. Those who become early adopters, trailblazers, and risktakers are often seen as inspiring figures whose impacts lead to years of transformation. Panelists will share how they captured the spark of innovation, creativity, inclusivity and knowledge and chose to pursue and advocate clean energy adoption, solutions, and advancements in their careers or organizations.

      Moderator: Dr. Karen Butler-Purry
      Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University
      Nicole Ardoin, Director
      Emmett Interdisciplinary Program on Environment & Resources (E-IPER), Stanford University
      Antje Danielson
      Director of Education, MIT Energy Initiative
      Zarath Summers
      Section Head, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
      Maria T. Vargas
      Senior Program Advisor and Director of the Better Buildings Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy

      11:40 am Presentation

      Landi Spearman
      Multi-Generational Change Expert | Organizational Culture Consultant

      12:00 pm Lunch

      1:00 pm C3E Mid-Career Award Presentations

      1:20 pm Presentation

      Daniele La Porta
      Senior Mining Specialist, World Bank

      1:40 pm Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation

      2:10 pm C3E Mid-Career Award Presentations

      2:30 pm Coffee Break: Poster Session and Networking

      2:50 pm Panel: Learning the Route

      A common strategy for expediting solutions is to identify the path of least resistance toward certain goals. Such a route, however, may not fully consider the needs, alternatives, trade-offs, or impacts of decisions or actions at that time or into the future. Clean energy solutions are proving to often require creative and ingenious solutions with routes not previously pursued. Therefore,
      an essential part of Achieving a Clean Energy Future Together in an effective way is inclusivity in leadership, in team formation, in stakeholder participation, and in evaluation of potential solutions. Panelists will share how diverse teams led the panelists or their organizations to realize clean energy solutions and innovations despite challenges and obstacles.

      Moderator: Britt Ide
      Director, NorthWestern Energy
      Joan Hutchinson
      Managing Director, Marathon Capital
      Lene Hviid
      Global Manager, Shell Research Connect & GameChanger, Shell Global Solutions
      Colleen Scholl
      Senior Vice President of HDR and President, Lean In Energy
      Dr. Marianne Walck
      Deputy Laboratory Director for Science & Technology & Chief Research Officer,
      Idaho National Lab

      3:35 pm Student Poster Winner Presentations

      3:50 pm C3E Mid-Career Award Presentations

      4:10 pm Panel: Carrying and Passing the Baton

      Working as a female leader in the clean energy sector can present both unique challenges and opportunities. Successful teams and organizations have established formal strategies to foster experience, idea, and encouragement sharing among their members or employees. Panelists will share how their organizations have employed mentorship programs for women in clean energy and STEM applications—specifically when the panelists themselves were mentors or mentees.

      Moderator: Dr. Judy Perkins
      Professor and Texas A&M University Regents Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental
      Engineering, Prairie View A&M University
      Patricia Vega
      Founder and CEO, Quantum New Energy
      Jessica Lim
      Principal manager of product management, Southern California Edison
      Katie Mehnert
      Founder and Executive Director, Pink Petro
      Jennifer Rockwood
      Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

      4:55 pm Closing

      Martha Broad
      Executive Director, MIT Energy Initiative

      5:15 pm Closing Reception: Poster Session and Networking

      6:30 pm Adjourn
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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