2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

Where the future of energy meets national security


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 
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Congressman Sean Casten

Illinois 6th District, Scientist, Clean Energy Entrepreneur, Author

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Senator Kelly Ayotte

Senior Adviser, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and Former US 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

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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 US Navy SEAL

 

AGENDA | All times in CST, subject to change

Monday, August 12, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Bunker Brews Energy Entrepreneurship and National Security

Presented by Bunker Labs, Invenergy, and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute

  • Bunker Labs, Invenergy, and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute invite you to an “ice breaker” happy hour on Monday August 12th at Invenergy HQ (1 S Wacker 18th Floor). Drinks and appetizers will be served. Tours of Invenergy Command Center will be available.

Tuesday August 13, 2019

8:30 - 9:30 am

Networking Breakfast

9:30 - 9:40 am

Welcoming Remarks

Presented by MacArthur Foundation

  • Dan Misch, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Founder, Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

9:40 - 10:30 am

What Unites Us? The Veteran Energy Experience

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

  • “The Burden” Film Screening

  • Reflection by Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senior Advisor, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and Former US Senator (R-NH)

10:30 - 10:50 am

Networking Break

Presented by Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

10:50 am - 12:00 pm

How Did We Get There? Why Energy Matters to the Mission

  • Introduction by Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

  • Julia Nesheiwat, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy, Former U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer

  • Michael Toyryla, Director for Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State

  • Moderated by Liz Ramsay Dalton, Executive Director, Clean Energy Leadership Institute

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch (Provided) + Congressional Perspective

  • 12:00 - 12:30 | Lunch (Provided)

  • 12:30 - 1:00 | Conversation with Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL) moderated by Julia Pyper, Host and Producer of the “Political Climate” Podcast

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Where Are We Headed? The Future of Energy Meets National Security

  • Introduction by Akshat Rathi, Senior Reporter, Quartz

  • Chip Cotton, Account Executive, Energy R&D, General Electric Research

  • Nathan Johnson, Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University

  • Susie Spigelman, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Clean Energy Trust

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Networking Break

Presented by American Wind Energy Association | American Wind Week, August 11-17, 2019

3:00 - 3:45 pm

What Can I Do? The Veteran Entrepreneur Perspective

Presented by Truman National Security Project and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

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

  • Troy Van Beek, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ideal Energy Solar; Former US Navy SEAL

3:45 - 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

  • “Call to Action,” by John Castellaw, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception

Presented by Invenergy