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
9:00-9:30AM Keynote Address Responsible policy for increasing domestic energy production Scott Anderson (EDF)
9:30-9:45AM Powerpoint Presentation What is unconventional oil and gas development and what do we know so far? Zacariah Hildenbrand (CLEAR)
9:45-10:05AM Coffee Break & Exposition
10:05-10:50AM Powerpoint Presentation Understanding the human health implications of shale exploration Anne Epstein (Texas Tech),
Paula Stigler-Granados (UTHSC)
10:50-11:40AM 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)
11:40AM-12:10PM Keynote Presentation & Lunch Shale Development: Seeking the Radical Middle Ground Scott Tinker (UT-BEG)
12:10-1:10PM Lunch
1:10-1:30PM Powerpoint Presentation Proliferation of pathogens: understanding the implications of shale exploration on the groundwater microbiome Ines Santos (CLEAR)
1:30-2:20PM Roundtable Discussion Detection and remediation: Using science to understand air, soil, and water contamination events Rich Haut PhD (HARC),
Rob Jackson (Stanford),
Bryce Payne (CLEAR),
Doug Carlton (CLEAR),
Moderated by: Jim Malewitz (The Texas Tribune)
2:20-3:40PM Break - Snacks, Technology Demonstrations &
Exposition
Remote detection equipment to improve widespread monitoring capabilities Eosense (methane sensor)
3:40-4:30PM Roundtable Discussion Environmental stewardship in the 'Alpine High' Brian Bohm (Apache),
Bill Wren (UT-McDonald Observatory),
Zacariah Hildenbrand (CLEAR),
Sabrina Habib-Williams (Winthrop/CLEAR),
Moderated by: David Hunn (Houston Chronicle)
4:30-5:20PM Roundtable Discussion Water use in the west Texas shale fields John Durand (WaterBridge Resources),
Richard Morton (Odessa Deputy City Manager),
Toby Darden (Wolfcamp Water Partners),
Richard Seline (Accelerate H20)
Moderated by: Kevin Schug (CLEAR)

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 Where Shale Energy Extraction fits into Climate Change Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University)
9:30-10:00AM Powerpoint Presentation The state of chemical disclosures for hydraulic fracturing operations Dusty Horwitt (PFPI)
10:00-10:50AM 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)
10:50-11:20AM Coffee Break & Exposition
11:20-11:50AM Technology Demonstration Monitoring air quality while going 70 mph Guido Verbeck (UNT)
11:50AM-12:10pm Lunch Reception Closing remarks & invitation to 2nd annual RSEE event Kevin Schug (CLEAR),
Zacariah Hildenbrand (CLEAR)
12:10-12:50PM Adjorn Lunch, networking, and exhibition open