Wyoming Energy Summit

May 23, 2018

University of Wyoming

This is a tentative program, subject to change. Check back often as we update the 2018 program.


7 a.m. Registration opens. (Coffee service begins.)

7:30 a.m. Exhibits open, breakfast service begins.

8:25 a.m. Conference welcome by Sharon Fain.

8 30 a.m. Welcome by Gov. Matt Mead. Introduction by Sharon Fain.

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Keynote speaker: Robert Bryce, author and journalist. The Case for Hydrocarbons, Gas Goes Global, and the Future of the Grid

9:45 – 10:05 a.m. – Networking break

10:05 – 10:50  a.m. New approaches for converting domestic coal into high-value carbon products. Christopher Matranga, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy.

10:50 – noon: The outlook for oil, gas, and coal. Moderator: Walter Eggers, Holland and Hart. Panelists: Joe Milczewski, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Rick Curtsinger, Cloud Peak Energy; and Kevin P. Meenan, Wold Companies.

Noon: Lunch service begins.

12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Anastacia Dialynas, U.S. Gas Analyst for Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Panel discussion: Solar, wind and nuclear in Wyoming. Moderator: Britta Beckstead, Energy and Air Policy Adviser, Western Governors Association. Panelists: Nate Hardy, UAMPS; Krista Mann, Invenergy; others TBA.

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. Networking break

 2:50 — 3:50 p.m. Expanding our imagination: Artificial intelligence and the future of energy. Dr. Nick Cheney, visiting professor, University of Wyoming.

3:50 — 4:50 p.m. Imagining and transforming the future of electrons in Wyoming. Dennis Ellis, Microsoft TechSpark Wyoming Manager.

5 p.m. Networking reception.