Yale Alumni in Energy Conference 2011

New Haven, Connecticut
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Yale Alumni in Energy Conference
Thursday, April 7th and Friday, April 8th, 2011

Thursday, April 7th

7:00 p.m.

Optional Thursday Night Dinner (additional $50 charge; not included in conference registration fee)

  The Graduate Club
155 Elm Street, New Haven, CT
   
Friday, April 8th

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
  Morning activities venue:
Yale West Campus Conference Center
137-141 Frontage Road, Orange, CT
   
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Tom Weil ’70
2011 Conference Co-Chair
General Counsel, WaterHealth International, Inc.

Scott Strobel
Vice President for West Campus Planning and Program Development
   
9:15 Plenary Session I
  Energy Data, Energy Analysis and Energy Policy: Connections Made and Missed
  Howard Gruenspecht ’82 Ph.D.
Deputy Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
   
10:00 Break
   
10:20    Plenary Session II
  Energy Trading
 

MODERATOR
Will Goetzmann ’78, ’86 MPPM, ’90 Ph.D.
Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and Director of the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management

PANELISTS
Elliot Mainzer ’98 MBA, ’98 MES
Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy, Bonneville Power Administration

Eric Rubenstein ’04
Vice President, Global Commodities Group, Citigroup

Dave Sobotka ’78
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Commodities and Proprietary Trading, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
 
11:45    Lunch and Keynote Address
  Reducing Climate Change by Using More Coal
  Alex Wormser ’54
Founder and President, Wormser Energy Solutions, Inc.
   
1:30 p.m. Travel to central campus
  Afternoon activities venue:
The Loria Center
190 York Street, New Haven, CT
   
2:00   Breakout Session I
  A: Oil & Gas Exploration
 

MODERATOR
Joseph Greenberg ’83
President and CEO, Alta Resources, LLC

PANELISTS
Alan Bigman ’89
CFO, VistaTex Energy

Chip Johnson P ’12
President and CEO, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.

Chris Usher ’83
CTO and Senior Vice President of Data Processing, Analysis, and Interpretation, Global Geophysical Services

   
  B: Renewable Financing
 

MODERATOR
Dan Pullman ’80, ’87 MBA
Partner, McNamee Lawrence and Co., LLC

PANELISTS
Daniel Gross ’92, ’97 MEM, ’98 MBA
Partner, Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Chuck McDermott ’73
General Partner, RockPort Capital Partners

Matt Nordan ’97
Vice President, Venrock

Walter Schindler ’73, ’77 Ph.D.
Managing Partner, SAIL Venture Partners LLC
Chairman and CEO, SAIL Holdings LLC

   
3:00   Breakout Session II
  A: Technology Developments
  MODERATOR
Dan Fisher ’04 MSL
Senior Editor, Forbes

PANELISTS
Bob Ames ’03 MBA
Vice President of Renewable Fuels, Tyson Foods

Doug Pfeister ’00 MEM
Senior Vice President, Offshore Wind Development Coalition
   
  B: Water: Needs and Energy
  MODERATOR
Greg Quist ’78
Chief Scientist, Hadronex, Inc.

PANELISTS
Peter Ullman ’69
Chairman and CEO, Tidal Electric

Tom Weil ’70
General Counsel, WaterHealth International, Inc.
   
  C: Energy Economics and Policy
  MODERATOR
Garry Brewer ’70 Ph.D.
Frederick K. Weyerhaueser Professor of Resource Policy and Management,
Yale School of Management

PANELISTS
Bob Blue ’94 J.D.
Senior Vice President for Law, Public Policy and Environment, Dominion

Anthony Corridore ’03 MBA
Director of Marketing, Lafarge North America
   
4:00  Break
   
4:15     Plenary Session III
  Regulation
  MODERATOR
Russell Frisby ’75 J.D.
Partner, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

PANELISTS
Bob Anthony ’73 M.A.
Chairman and Commissioner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Scott Hempling ’78
Executive Director, National Regulatory Research Institute
   
5:15 Closing Remarks
  Ed Hirs ’79, ’79 M.A., ’81 MBA
2011 Conference Co-Chair
Managing Director, Hillhouse Resources, LLC
   
5:30  Reception
  L&B Room, Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street, New Haven, CT
   
6:30   Joint Plenary Session with the Yale Climate & Energy Institute Conference
  Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School
127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT
  David Lawrence ’84 Ph.D.
Executive Vice President Exploration & Commercial, Shell Upstream Americas
   
  The Yale Climate & Energy Institute’s 2011 conference has been planned to begin immediately following this year’s Yale Alumni in Energy gathering. Information on how to register is provided on this registration site.

 

 

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