2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

Where the future of energy meets national security


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

8:30 am - 6:00 pm CST

1 N Wacker Drive, Chicago IL

2nd Floor Conference Center

 

Followed by a networking reception and Happy Hour, 4:00-6:00 pm

A limited number of travel scholarships are available for veterans, active duty, reservists, and military spouses. Click here to apply.

 
 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 
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Congressman Sean Casten

Illinois 6th District (D-IL), Scientist, Clean Energy Entrepreneur, Author

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Senator Kelly Ayotte

Senior Advisor, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and Former U.S. Senator (R-NH)

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Dennis McGinn

Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired), Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment

John Castellaw

Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

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Julia Nesheiwat

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy, Former U.S. Army Military Intelligence officer

 
 
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Morgan Bazilian

Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

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Chip Cotton

Account Executive, Energy R&D, General Electric Research; U.S. Navy Veteran

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Liz Ramsay Dalton

Executive Director, Clean Energy Leadership Institute

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Nathan Johnson

Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University

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Jon Powers

Co-founder & President, Clean Capital, U.S. Army Veteran

 
 
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Julia Pyper

Contributing Editor at Greentech Media; Host and Producer of the “Political Climate” Podcast; Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

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Akshat Rathi

Senior Reporter, Quartz; Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

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Susie Spigelman

Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Clean Energy Trust

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Michael Toyryla

Director for Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State; U.S. Navy Veteran

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Troy Van Beek

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ideal Energy Solar; Former U.S. Navy SEAL

 

TESTIMONIALS

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One of the best ways to leave the military is to transition to an industry that is accomplishing some of the same goals. The energy industry can help protect our national security in more ways than one, and the Veterans Advanced Energy Summit is an avenue to bring those two worlds together.”

- Brad Purtell, U.S. Navy Veteran

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After leaving the Marine Corps, I wanted to go into energy but had never interacted with the private sector before. The Veterans Advanced Energy Summit connected me to a host of established veterans-turned-energy professionals who volunteered to help with my resume, talk about their own career paths, and connect me to others in the field. I couldn't recommend the summit more"

- Jon Gillis, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

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As a veteran, I was very impressed with the summit preparation, the speakers, and the content. I would say that any energy professional, prior military or not, interested in the subject matter would have been just as impressed.”

- Sean Whiting, U.S. Air Force Veteran


SPONSORS

 
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PARTNERS

 
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Please contact info@vetsenergysummit.org for more information about sponsorship opportunities