SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

The preliminary schedule for the first annual Responsible Shale Energy Extraction Symposium will continually be updated as additional speakers are confirmed.  Please make sure to regularly check the website for updates regarding the schedule and confirmed speakers.

More information and speaker biographies are available on the SPEAKERS page or go to a specific speaker's bio by clicking on their individual name in the following schedule.

A printable version of the schedules available HERE.
 
All lectures, presentations, and roundtable discussions will be held in the Hall of State on the grounds of Fair Park in Dallas.  Directions and more information about the venue is available on the VENUE page.  Thank you!

FRIDAY - APRIL 21ST, 2017

TIME SLOT TYPE OF PRESENTATION TOPIC CONFIRMED SPEAKER(S)
8:30-9:00AM Registration; Coffee & Pastries
9:00-9:10AM Welcome Kevin Schug (CLEAR)
Zacariah Hildenbrand (CLEAR)
9:10-9:30AM Keynote Address Rick Perry (Secretary of Energy)
9:30-10:00AM Keynote Address Responsible policy for increasing domestic energy production Scott Anderson (EDF)
10:00-10:15AM Powerpoint Presentation What is unconventional oil and gas development and what do we know so far? Zacariah Hildenbrand (CLEAR)
10:15-11:00AM Powerpoint Presentation Understanding the human health implications of shale exploration Anne Epstein (Texas Tech),
Paula Stigler-Granados (UTHSC)
11:00-11:20AM Powerpoint Presentation Roundtable, Consortium, and Demonstration Hub on the Economics of Innovating Water in the Oil and Gas Sector Richard Seline (AccelerateH20)
11:30AM-1:30PM Lunch Break - Lunch, Exposition, and Posters
1:30PM-2:00PM Keynote Presentation & Lunch Shale Development: Seeking the Radical Middle Ground Scott Tinker (UT-BEG)
2:00-2:45PM Roundtable Discussion Responsible shale energy extraction: Perspectives from operators, regulators, ranchers, scientists, and concerned citizens Ryan Sitton (TRRC),
Laura Buchanan (TLMA),
Kevin Schug (CLEAR),
Jim Schermbeck (Downwinders at Risk)
Moderated by: Jennifer Hiller (The San Antonio Express News)
2:45-3:30PM Roundtable Discussion Detection and remediation: Using science to understand air, soil, and water contamination events Rich Haut (HARC),
Rob Jackson (Stanford),
Bryce Payne (CLEAR),
Doug Carlton (CLEAR),
Moderated by: Jim Malewitz (The Texas Tribune)
3:30-4:00PM Coffee Break Remote detection equipment to improve widespread monitoring capabilities Eosense (methane sensor)
4:00-4:45PM Roundtable Discussion Environmental stewardship in the 'Alpine High' Brian Bohm (Apache Corporation),
Marcus Bruton (Apache Corporation),
Bill Wren (UT-McDonald Observatory),
Zacariah Hildenbrand (CLEAR),
Sabrina Habib-Williams (Winthrop/CLEAR),
Moderated by: David Hunn (Houston Chronicle)
4:45-5:30PM Roundtable Discussion Water use in the west Texas shale fields John Durand (WaterBridge Resources),
Richard Morton (Odessa City Manager),
Moderated by: Kevin Schug (CLEAR)
5:30-5:45PM Closing Remarks Marilu Hastings (The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation)

SATURDAY - APRIL 22ND, 2017

TIME SLOT TYPE OF PRESENTATION TOPIC CONFIRMED SPEAKER(S)
8:30-9:00AM Registration; Coffee & Pastries
9:00-9:30AM Keynote Address The future of energy Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University)
9:30-9:50AM Powerpoint Presentation EPA's regulation of fracking chemicals and the state of chemical disclosures Dusty Horwitt (PFPI)
9:50-10:35AM Roundtable Discussion Shale exploration and increased seismicity Peter Hennings (UT-BEG),
Brian Stump (Southern Methodist University),
Alexandros Savvaidis (UT-BEG)
Moderated by: Brett Shipp (WFAA News)
10:35-11:00AM Coffee Break
11:00-11:20AM Powerpoint Presentation Remote sensors for greenhouse gases Colleen Gosse (Eosense)
11:20-11:40AM Powerpoint Presentation Monitoring air quality while going 70 mph Guido Verbeck (UNT)
11:40AM-12:00PM Powerpoint Presentation Proliferation of pathogens: Understanding the implications of shale exploration on the groundwater microbiome Ines Santos (CLEAR)
12:00 - 12:15PM Closing Closing remarks & invitation to 2nd annual RSEE event Kevin Schug (CLEAR),
Zacariah Hildenbrand (CLEAR)
12:00-4:00PM Adjourn Networking & Exhibition open