Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Conference Alert: Defense Energy Summit

Haven't been this enthused about an energy conference since GovEnergy (RIP).  The line-up of speakers would be hard to beat. Though there's a caveat.

The vast majority of senior DOD and government speakers haven't yet confirmed, most likely due to frozen travel budgets (tagged with * below). Maybe some of them, like Senator Cornyn, even though Texas is a quite large, can simply drive. But the challenge is more significant for Washingtonians.

Listed Speakers
  • Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs US Department of Defense
  • Jonathan Powers, Federal Environmental Executive, The White House
  • Senator John Cornyn, State of Texas*
  • Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense*
  • Richard Kidd IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy & Sustainability, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy & Environment, US Army*
  • General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff*
  • Thomas Hicks, Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy/Deputy Chief Management Officer, US Navy*
  • Kevin Geiss, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, US Air Force*
  • John Lushetsky, Executive Director, Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, US Army*
  • Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment), U.S. Army
  • Chris Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy US Department of Energy
Nevertheless, the program looks very strong with or without the keynotes. I'll be there for sure.*


When: November 11-13, 2013
Where: Austin, TX
For more info and to register: www.defenseenergy.com

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