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Rice Global E&C Forum
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Rice University MS 318
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Email: globalforum@rice.edu

August 2017 Roundtable

Date / Time:

Friday, August 4, 2017

11:15 am – 12:00 pm    Registration & Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch & Program
   1:00 pm – 1:45 pm     Networking

Topic:

“Energy and the environment and the Trump administration.  What can we expect and hope for?”

A perspective of new regulations, new key leaders in EPA, DOE and other key positions, and comparisons and contrasts of impacts to states in the US and to foreign relations. This presentation will discuss what the future has in store and what impacts to industries and citizens can we expect.

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Speaker:
Charles D. McConnell
Executive Director – Energy and Environment Initiative, Rice University

Charles D. McConnell is Executive Director of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative, a university-wide effort to address the diverse issues associated with energy and the environment. The Initiative is designed to partner with industry and external stakeholders to position Rice as an impartial broker that combines technology and policy to create a sustainable energy platform in resource utilization and environmental stewardship.

A 35-year veteran of the energy industry, McConnell joined Rice in August 2013 after serving two years as the Assistant Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. At DOE, McConnell was responsible for the strategic policy leadership, budgets, project management, and research and development of the department’s coal, oil and gas, and advanced technologies programs, as well as for the operations and management of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the National Energy Technologies Laboratories.

Prior to joining DOE, McConnell served as Vice President of Carbon Management at Battelle Energy Technology in Columbus, Ohio and also spent 31 years with Praxair, Inc.

McConnell is currently a board member of the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Foundation in North Dakota and has held a number of board positions including chairmanships of the Gasification Technologies Council and the Clean Carbon Technology Foundation of Texas. McConnell holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (1977) and an MBA in finance from Cleveland State University (1984).

Location & Parking:

Grand Hall in the Rice Ley Student Center Detailed campus maps are available on the web at http://www.rice.edu/maps/ or download the map here here. The Ley Student Center, located in the central part of Rice campus, is building number 45 on the campus map. The Central Campus Garage, which is the closest parking facility, is located at building number 53, to the left of the Ley Student Center across the street.

Rice University is a popular meeting location. In the remote possibly the underground parking is full, the second closest parking is the West Lot. Continue down the Laboratory Loop Road to the stop sign. Cross the street and the gate will be on the left. Be sure to bring an umbrella if the weather seems inclement.

The campus also offers a bus shuttle that runs about every 15 minutes as it loops the campus. Look for the bus stop signs to use or enjoy a short brisk walk!

Registration:

$25 per person for online registration and $35 per person for on-site registration – a boxed lunch will be served. $ 0 for Rice Students and $15 for Rice Faculty – registration required in advance. Online registration will close at Noon on Thursday, August 3, 2017. On-site registration is available on the day of the event for $35 per person.

Payment accepted online by credit card at time of registration.

In order to protect the privacy of the luncheon attendees, the list of attendees is not published or distributed.

This Roundtable qualifies for one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH). Your email confirmation at completion of registration serves as your PDH and payment receipts. Paper receipts may be picked up at the registration desk at time of check-in.

Registration

$25 for online registration
$35 for on-site registration
$0 for Rice students
$15 for Rice faculty

August 4th Registration

Box lunch provided
NOTE: Online registration closes at Noon on Thursday before the Roundtable.

Need to Earn a PDH?

This Roundtable qualifies for one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH). Your email confirmation at completion of registration serves as your PDH and payment receipts. Paper receipts may be picked up at the registration desk at time of check-in.

Cancellation or Substitution Policies

If you need to cancel your reservation, cancellations must be received at globalforum@rice.edu prior to NOON, Thursday, before the Friday Roundtable luncheon to qualify for a full refund.

Substitutes are welcomed . . . we encourage potential No-Shows to send substitutes in their place and have them let us know at the door. Substitutes can be from member and non-member companies.