Matt Mead at 2016 Wyoming Energy Summit

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead opening the 2016 Wyoming Energy Summit.

The fifth annual Wyoming Energy Summit, to be held on May 23 at the UW Events Center in Laramie from 8 a.m. to 6 pm., has tickets available for just a couple more days. Registration will end at the close of business this Thursday, May 17. Please order your tickets today by clicking here or going to

This is the final program for 2018. With the help of our steering committee, we have come up with a robust and compelling event, and we hope to see you there!

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.

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