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Agenda - 2012

The 2012 Natural Gas Symposium took place over three days at the Colorado State University Lory Student Center.

Monday, October 1, 2012: Pre-Symposium Day

Focus: How we currently produce natural gas

7:00 – 10:00am
Registration Opens and Hot Breakfast Buffett served in main ballroom until 10:00am

8:00  –  8:10am
Welcoming Remarks

Presented by: Rick Miranda, Provost & Executive Vice President

8:10  –  8:55am
Natural Gas 101 --Session #1:  “Geology of natural gas”

Presented by: Sally Sutton, Department of Geosciences

9:00  –  9:45am
Natural Gas 101 – Session #2:  “Drilling and completion”

Presented by: Tom Sale, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

9:45  –  10:00am Networking/Break

10:00  –  10:50am
Natural Gas 101 – Session #3: “Processing, transport & distribution”

Presented by: Scott Neil, DCP Midstream

11:00  –  12:00pm
Natural Gas 101 – Session #4: “Air and Greenhouse gasses”

Presented by: Allen Robinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

12:00 - 1:00
Student & Industry career panel session (Room 228)

As part of CSU’s commitment to creating a premier 2012 Natural Gas Symposium, the Career Center at Colorado State University is proud to host the Career Panel Forum. The Career Panel Forum is specifically designed to educate and inform students of the complex issues surrounding oil and natural gas. Students will learn about job and career opportunities directly in oil and natural gas as well as opportunities in other supporting industries. There will also be information provided about natural gas-related curriculum being offered at CSU. The hour-long session will present panelists representing industry, environmental, and academic perspectives of natural gas issues and careers. Students from all disciplines of study are invited and are eligible to receive a certificate of completion for attending.

12:00  –  12:45pm Lunch, network, exhibit

12:45 - 1:00pm
Introduction of keynote speaker

Presented by: Joyce Berry, Dean of Warner College of Natural Resources

1:00  –  1:50pm
Lunch Keynote - "The Energy Outlook and Natural Gas"

Presented by: Rob Gardner, Exxon Mobil

2:00  –  2:50pm
Natural Gas 101 – Session #5: “The role of water”

Presented by: Ken Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

3:00  –  4:00pm
Natural Gas 101 – Session #6: “Community impact” (panel)

Moderator: Michele Betsill, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science  

4:00  –  4:15pm Networking/break

4:15  –  5:15pm
Natural Gas 101 – Session #7: “Natural Gas and how it interfaces in the world” (panel)

Moderator: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

5:15  –  5:20pm
Wrap up

Presented by: Bryan Willson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

5:30  –  7:30pm
Reception at CSU Engines Lab (Map)

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Focus: Why we need natural gas; what are the current challenges and uses; what are the international implications.

7:00  -  10:00am
Registration Opens and Hot Breakfast Buffett

8:00  -   8:10am
Welcoming remarks, introduction of Vickie Patton

Presented by: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

8:10  -  8:50am
Breakfast Keynote: Perspective from the environmental community

Presented by: Vickie Patton, Environmental Defense Fund
Sponsored by Western Resource Advocates

9:00  -  10:00am
Panel #1:  Perspective from the environmental community

Moderator: Gene Kelly, Associate Director for Research and Development, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

10:00  -  10:30am Networking/Exhibits

10:30  -  10:45am
CSU research and Technologies, Introduce Governor Hickenlooper

Presented by: Rick Miranda, Provost & Executive Vice President
Sponsored by Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

10:45 - 11:30am
Colorado Perspective

Presented by: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

11:30 - 12:15pm Break/Networking

12:15 - 12:30pm
CSU's Role, Introduction of Keynote

Presented by: CSU President Tony Frank

12:30  -  1:30pm
Lunch Keynote/Q&A: Perspective from Government

Presented by: David Hayes, Secretary Salizar's Deputy Secretary
Sponsored by Ward Petroleum Corporation

1:30  -  2:00pm Networking/Break

2:00  -   3:00pm
Panel #2:  Perspective from Government Regulations

Moderator: Karin Sheldon, CEO of Western Resource Advocates

3:00  -   3:30pm Break/Networking

3:30  -  3:35pm
Introduction of Keynote speaker

Presented by: Bryan Willson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

3:35  -  4:20pm
Afternoon Keynote/Q&A: Natural Gas Industry Perspectives

Presented by David McCurdy, CEO of American Gas Association

4:30  -  5:30pm
Panel #3: Industry perspective

Moderator: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy
Sponsored by WPX Energy

5:30  -  5:45pm
Closing remarks

Presented by: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

5:45  -  7:00pm
Reception for all participants (in ballroom)

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Focus: What are the responsible environmentally sound solutions (CSU solutions, CSU research going on, new uses, innovative and emerging technology).

7:00  –  10:00am
Registration Opens and Hot Breakfast Buffett

8:00  – 8:05am
Welcoming Remarks & Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Presented by: Diana Wall, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

8:05  – 8:30am
Breakfast Keynote: Reclamation in the Western United States

Presented by: Peter Stahl, University of Wyoming Reclamation & Restoration

8:30  – 9:30am
Panel #1: Issues surrounding land reclamation and habitat protection

Moderator:  Mark Paschke, Research Associate Dean, Warner College of Natural Resources

9:30  – 9:45am Break/Networking

9:45  – 11:45am
Panel #2: Showcase solutions and projects

Moderated by Tim Reeser, CENERGY
Seven groups will each give a 15 minute presentation

11:45  – 12:00pm Networking/Break

11:55  – 12:00pm
Introduction of keynote lunch panel

Presented by Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

12:00  – 1:00pm
Lunch Keynote Panel:  Successful Collaborations: Doing Energy Right

Moderated by Jeni Cross, Department of Sociology, CSU

1:00  – 1:15pm
Wrap up and explanation of breakout sessions

Presented by Ken Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CSU

1:15  – 1:30pm Choosing networking/ discussion groups

1:30  – 3:30pm
Visioning Afternoon with Working Group #1

Four topics for participants to choose from

  • Topic #1: Air (LSC Ballroom West)
    Facilitator: Allen Robinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Topic #2: Community Interface (Room 230)
    Facilitator: Jeni Cross, Department of Sociology
  • Topic #3: Water (Room 228)
    Facilitator: Ken Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Topic #4: Policy and Social License to Operate (LSC Ballroom East)
    Facilitator: Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy

3:30pm 
Wrap up & adjourn 2012 Natural Gas Symposium