Vail Global Energy Forum at Beaver Creek


Fifth Annual Event will continue focus on the Rise of North America and the Future of Energy

Presented by the Vail Global Energy Forum Foundation in partnership with the Stanford University Precourt Institute for Energy and the Stanford University Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, the fifth annual forum will host leaders from around the world in an engaging and thought-provoking examination of the rise of North America and the future of energy. Areas of focus will include creating improvements in energy efficiency, sustainability, clean energy technologies, energy security and supply.

The Forum takes place on January 29-31, 2016 at the base of Beaver Creek Resort, providing an intimate setting for networking and conversation just steps away from breathtaking views and one of the country's best winter outdoor sport destinations. Beaver Creek’s spectacular Vilar Performing Arts Center will once again serve as the event’s headquarters. 

Featured speakers, panelists, and attendees will again include an exciting roster of distinguished government officials, corporate energy executives, leading research scientists, venture capitalists, investors, entrepreneurs and world-renowned journalists. Confirmed speakers and panelists already 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, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, and Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, 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 our generous sponsors. 

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Recent Coverage From VGEF 2015:

Assessing Our Rapidly Changing World of Energy
By Allen Best, The Denver Post

Clean Mountain Air Brings Clarity to Energy Debate at Vail Global Energy Forum
By Andy Darrell, Environmental Defense Fund

Oil Production in Colorado and North America is Changing the Balance of Power Worldwide
By Cathy Proctor, Energy Inc, Denver Business Journal

At Vail Conference, Bid to Lift Export Ban is Emphasized
By Susan Klann, Hart Energy

Co-operation on Energy Should be Continental Priority
By Colin Robertson, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Zach Mahone