NCEW Announces High-Profile Symposium Speakers
September 22, 2017

NCEW has announced an updated Symposium run of show following a slight of high-profile speaker confirmations. It’s comprised of a number of experienced elected leaders and energy industry advocates.

The Symposium & Demonstration Fair serves as the centerpiece of NCEW’s week-long activity in Washington. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Senator Lindsey Graham, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Congressman Derek Kilmer, and former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte will address participants on public policy and engage in conversation during morning (AM) and afternoon (PM) sessions.

The symposium, which will be livestreamed on NCEW’s YouTube page here, will also include three panel discussions with participants representing NCEW’s Steering Committee that will expand on how to advance support of our nation’s energy sector through new methods of market development, policy change, and technological innovation.


Morning Symposium Session Agenda

Subject to change

7:30 AM Symposium Registration & Demonstration Fair Open


8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Welcome Remarks

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Managing Director Heather Reams 

CRES Senior Advisor and former Senator Kelly Ayotte 


8:10 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Discussion: Harnessing the Potential of Clean Energy in the 21st Century

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry
Moderator: CRES Senior Advisor and former Senator Kelly Ayotte 


9:00 AM – 10:10 AM Morning Panel 1: Infrastructure and Modernization

Energy Storage Association (ESA) 
American Gas Association (AGA) 
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
 Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG) Moderator: Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)


10:10 AM – 11:15 AM Morning Panel 2: Innovation, Tech and R&D

Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) 
Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
 National Hydropower Association (NHA)
 Moderator: Charles Hernick, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum)


11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Morning Remarks

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer


11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Morning Remarks

U.S. House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers


Afternoon Symposium Session

Subject to change

12:30 PM – 1:40 PM Afternoon Panel 3: Tax and Trade

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
 American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Biomass Power Association (BPA)
 Moderator: Charles Hernick, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum)


2:30 PM – 2:55 PM Afternoon Remarks

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham


2:55 PM Closing Remarks

CRES Senior Advisor and former Senator Kelly Ayotte


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