The 2021 Texas Energy Summit is hosted by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL). The ESL is a division of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), a member of the Texas A&M University System.
The Summit, now in its 18th year, continues to focus on the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, and in particular air quality and public health improvements from energy efficiency, renewable energy, electrification, and other clean energy technologies and strategies. The Texas Energy Summit has long emphasized the importance of energy management, with special attention on the public sector. The Summit provides attendees the opportunity to network and engage with industry experts, state and local policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, facility and energy managers, utility and energy service experts, and more in conversation about cleaner air, a better built environment, and the Texas economy.
Keynote talks, plenary panels, and breakout sessions will occur on the first two days (Nov 16-17) with workshops on the final day, Thursday, November 18. Plenary panels and breakout sessions are around one hour with 30 minutes each for presentations and discussion/Q&A. Workshops can go much deeper lasting 2-3 hours and usually with smaller groups.
*We plan to hold the Summit in the Texas Capitol, using the Auditorium, the Legislative Conference Center, and hearing rooms as we did in 2019, however, due to COVID’s resurgence, that may not be possible. Ideally, this will be a hybrid event where we will offer in-person only breakouts and workshops, with keynotes and plenary sessions offered both in-person and through the virtual event platform. We’ll hope for the best and plan for an in-person/hybrid Summit, but we’ll also be prepared to shift to fully virtual if that proves necessary.
For questions or to get involved, please contact Summit Director Doug Lewin at firstname.lastname@example.org