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The Vail Global Energy Forum 2016 will present a fifth year of energy-focused discussions January 29-31, 2016 at venues across the beautiful Vail Valley, with Beaver Creek’s Vilar Performing Arts Center serving as the main venue.

Presented by the Vail Global Energy Forum Foundation in partnership with the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy and the Stanford Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, the fifth annual forum will engage speakers and participants in a thought-provoking examination of “The Rise of North America and the Future of Energy". Areas of focus will include energy efficiency, sustainability, clean energy technologies, public perceptions of energy and climate, energy security, carbon capture and storage, the water and energy nexus, and supply. The Vail Global Energy Forum will take place on January 29-31, 2016 in Beaver Creek, Colorado, at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.

Featured speakers, panelists, and attendees include a roster of distinguished government officials, corporate energy executives, leading research scientists, venture capitalists, investors, entrepreneurs and journalists. Confirmed speakers and panelists include:

  • Sally Benson, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, and Director, Global Climate & Energy Project, Stanford University
  • David Carroll, President and CEO, Gas Technology Institute
  • Ahmad Chatila, President & CEO, SunEdison
  • Michael Dimock, President, Pew Research Center
  • Tom Fanning, Chairman, President & CEO, Southern Company
  • Michael Farina, Market Development Director, GE Global Gas to Power
  • Julio Friedmann, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Dept. of Energy
  • Dian Grueneich, Senior Research Scholar, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford University
  • General Michael Hayden, USAF (Ret.), former Director of the NSA and former Director of the CIA
  • Stefan Heck, Consulting Professor, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
  • John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado
  • Marianne Kah, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips
  • Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy & Finance, State of New York
  • Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Arun Majumdar, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Michael McQuade, CTO, United Technologies
  • Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
  • Gary Roughead, US Navy (Ret.), Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • James Sweeney, Director, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford University
  • Peter Trelenberg, Manager of Environmental Policy and Planning, ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Mark Zoback, Professor, Geophysics, and Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

The Forum will also host more than 125 students from top North American colleges and universities, underwritten by generous sponsors to the Vail Global Energy Forum Foundation.

Register for the event on the Vail Global Energy Forum website.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 8:30am
End Date and Time: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 1:00pm
Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, Colorado