The Youngstown State University Sustainable Energy Forum will be held on June 4-5, 2012 in Kilcawley Center on the YSU Campus.The conference website is www.ysu.edu/sef.
The fourth annual Forum will host more than 200 academicians, energy industry leaders, government officials, and entrepreneurs. The Forum focus is on technology that is imminently ready for commercialization, especially those technologies which will have a near-term positive impact on commercial, industrial and residential energy savings.
The YSU Sustainable Energy Forum places a particular focus on sustainable and other clean energy technologies that are being successfully implemented within the region. The planned Tuesday conference technical sessions include such topics as renewables, waste-to-energy, natural gas, water resources, vehicle electrification, energy management, small nuclear, and grid/ storage.
A key objective of the YSU Sustainable Energy Forum is collaboration building amongst attendees. In past years, entrepreneurs have teamed up with students/faculty to successfully pursue sponsored research funding. Researchers have also engaged large energy companies for insights and opportunities. And all attendees gain a clearer picture of national and state energy priorities, as well as the strategic direction of the energy industry.
The Sustainable Energy Forum will also include an interactive discussion on Youngstown Urban Agriculture in conjunction with Global Green USA, featuring leaders in the urban agriculture movement who will share lessons learned and effective practices for transforming blight into beautiful, useful and economically viable spaces.
- Congressman Bill Johnson
- Marc Gerken, President of American Municipal Power
- Jason Walsh, Senior Advisor, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
- Daniel Frakes, GM Manager of Vehicle, fuels, and advanced technology policy
- Ruston Seaman, Executive Director of New Vision
- Daniel Sawmiller, Senior Campaign Representative, Sierra Club
- Mike Schiller, Director of the Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance
- Sam Randazzo, Industrial Energy Users of Ohio
- Rhonda Reda, Executive Director, Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program
- David Mordan, Dominion Transfer
- Scott Hallam, Manger of Development and Operations, Chesapeake Midstream Management
We invite relevant technical abstracts from attendees for our planned technology focus sessions on Tuesday, June 5, in which technical and industry experts will engage in discussion with entrepreneurs and researchers.