2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

Where the future of energy meets national security


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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John Eber

Senior Advisor to Blackstone, Board of Directors of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Former CEO/President JPM Capital Corporation

 
 
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Shay Bahramirad

Vice President, Engineering and Smart Grid, ComEd

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Sarah Nielsen

Director of Corporate Strategy, Consumer’s Energy; U.S. Army Veteran

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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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Jon Gensler

Founder and CEO Revive Energy LLC; U.S. Army veteran

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Nathan Johnson

Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School, Arizona State University

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Kevin Johnson

President, GlidePath Federal Solutions; 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

 
 

Ted Romaine

Senior Vice President, Origination, Invenergy; U.S. Air Force Veteran

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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

5:30 - 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” reception 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 - 9:20 am

Networking Breakfast

Presented by McCormick Foundation

9:20 - 9:30 am

Welcoming Remarks

Presented by MacArthur Foundation

  • David Livingston, Deputy Director, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

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

9:30 - 10:15 am

What Unites Us? The Veteran Energy Experience

Presented by American Resilience Project

  • 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

10:15 - 10:30 am

Networking Break

Presented by Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

  • Moderated by David Livingston, Deputy Director, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

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

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

  • Liz Ramsay Dalton, Executive Director, Clean Energy Leadership Institute; Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Congressional Perspective: Conversation with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

  • Moderated by Julia Pyper, Host and Producer of the “Political Climate” Podcast; Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Lunch (Provided)

Presented by Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum

12:30 - 1:00 pm

Congressional Perspective: Conversation with Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL)

  • Moderated by Julia Pyper, Host and Producer of the “Political Climate” Podcast; Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

1:00 - 3:00 pm

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

  • Moderated 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

  • Shay Bahramirad, Vice President, Engineering and Smart Grid, ComEd

  • Ted Romaine, Senior Vice President, Origination, Invenergy

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

  • John Eber, Senior Advisor to Blackstone, Board of Directors of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Former CEO/President JPM Capital Corporation

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Networking Break

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

3:30 - 4:15 pm

What Can I Do? The Veteran Entrepreneur Perspective

Presented by Truman National Security Project’s Operation Free and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

  • Moderated by Sarah Nielsen, Director of Corporate Strategy, Consumers Energy, U.S. Army Veteran

  • Kevin Johnson, President, GlidePath Federal Solutions, Co-Founder Clean Capital, U.S. Army Veteran

  • Jon Gensler, Founder and CEO Revive Energy LLC, U.S. Army Veteran

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

4:15 - 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

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

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception

Presented by Invenergy