AABE 2017 National Conference: Making Energy Work for US

Agenda

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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    10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Community Forum & Environmental Justice Tour
     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Entrepreneurs Session - Supplier Diversity
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Entrepreneurs Session - Empowered to Connect
    Relationship building is a critical component to preparing for business with energy companies. Entrepreneurs are invited to join energy company professionals in a twenty-minute interactive exchange to: • introduce your company's capabilities and value proposition • discuss energy company needs and procurement requirements • generate connections that lead to powerful relationships Appointments will be set based on when the requests are received and the needs of the energy companies. You will be notified of your meetings in advance of March 20.
     Optional  Closed 
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Chapter Presidents Meeting
    Baltimore 3 - 4
     Optional  Closed 
    6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    First-Time Attendees Session
    Baltimore 3 - 4
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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    9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Board of Directors Meeting
    Baltimore 3 - 4
     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  1:20 PM
    Opening Session
    Woodrow Wilson A - D
    This Session will feature welcome and remarks from AABE Leadership and local leaders.
    1:20 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Making Energy Work for US - The Founders' View
    The American Association of Blacks in Energy was established in 1977 to create a structure or mechanism by which Blacks who had knowledge and understanding of U.S. energy matters could bring their thinking to bear on energy policy-making. As the AABE recognizes its 40-year history, this important dialogue, with the organization's founders, will offer the founders' unique perspective on challenges of the past and issues and opportunities facing the industry, our community and the AABE today.
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    2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Making Energy Work for US - Emerging Leaders
    This panel includes three of the industry's emerging leaders, all in their own right, have found a way to make energy work. This conversation will include a discussion concerning their professional journey, lessons learned, advice for aspiring energy leaders and how the work of these emerging leaders impact their community today and in the future.
    Moderators:
    2:45 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Keynote Address with John Watson
    John Watson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation.
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    3:30 PM  -  3:50 PM
    Networking Break
    Take a few minutes to network with fellow conference attendees. You can send meeting requests to fellow conference attendees during the registration process to efficiently plan and maximize your time during these networking breaks.
    3:50 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Fireside Chat with David Velazquez
    David Velazquez is President and Chief Executive Officer for Pepco Holdings.
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    4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    State of Energy in Black America
    In this talk, the AABE Board of Directors Chairman will explore the state of energy in Black America and reaffirm her vision for the organization as it navigates through energy policy in a Trump administration.
    Speakers:
    7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM
    Chairman's Reception
    MGM National Harbor Hotel Shuttle services located at the Woodrow Wilson Bus Loop.
     Optional  Closed 
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
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    9:00 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Keynote Address:   William D. Johnson, President & CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority
    This talk will examine the economic challenges facing nuclear power plants and consider actions the industry, governments and regulatory agencies may take now and in the future to address the vitality of the industry.
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    9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Conversation with the C-Suite

    Sponsored by Fueling US Forward.

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    This panel of accomplished senior executives will discuss their views on issues such as how they balance meeting increased customer demands, with regulators' and governmental expectations given continued regulatory uncertainty; how they address new threats facing their business that were not present just a few years ago; and whether, in their opinion, there is a talent shortage and how their respective companies are managing the shortage while ensuring that they are positioned to attract, retain and engage the talent needed to remain competitive and what employees , at all levels, can do to help ensure they are positioned to create and take advantage of leadership opportunities.




    Moderators:
    10:45 AM  -  11:00 AM
    (Friday, March 24, 2017)
    Networking Break
    Take a few minutes to network with fellow conference attendees. You can send meeting requests to fellow conference attendees during the registration process to efficiently plan and maximize your time during these networking breaks.
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Women in Power

    Sponsored by Fueling US Forward.

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    The journey to the top for each executive on this panel is unique. This group of accomplished women leaders will share lessons from their professional journey to offer insight and advice regarding how executives - both men and women - can make gender parity a reality, while reaping the business benefits.







    Moderators:
    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Entrepreneur Luncheon
    Potomac A, B

    Sponsored by Southern California Edison.

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    While not easy, entrepreneurship remains the best route for accumulating real wealth, but not enough of us choose this path. In this talk, one of America's brightest financial minds and well-known and respected entrepreneur will discuss the rewards and pitfalls of entrepreneurship.



    1:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Networking Break
    Take a few minutes to network with fellow conference attendees. You can send meeting requests to fellow conference attendees during the registration process to efficiently plan and maximize your time during these networking breaks.
    1:45 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Fireside Chat: Energy Innovation
    In May 2016, MGM Resorts filed to leave Nevada Power and set off to buy wholesale electricity on its own. What was the motivation behind this move? What has this move meant for MGM? If other large corporations follow suit, what will it mean for the utility industry ... What have been the early signs of this move? These and other questions will be tackled in this fireside chat.
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    2:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Networking Break
    Take a few minutes to network with fellow conference attendees. You can send meeting requests to fellow conference attendees during the registration process to efficiently plan and maximize your time during these networking breaks.
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Concurrent Session A - “Energy Innovation and Technology: The Consumer Influence”
    Baltimore 3 - 5

    Our world is complex and interconnected; our communities are increasingly diverse and technologically savvy - and so too are the systems needed to meet consumers' electricity needs. This session will focus on the rapidly evolving innovations and technologies that are changing and influencing the electricity industry and consumers of electricity.

    Panelists:
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Concurrent Session B - The Energy Infrastructure Evolution
    Woodrow Wilson C, D

    This panel will explore the next evolution of energy infrastructure, including the impacts of policy decisions on transmission, pipeline, and water infrastructure. This will also explore the impact to 'US' given the high potential for disproportionate allocation of costs unequal. This panel will discuss how policy-makers and energy companies can work together to assure a robust system while appropriately considering the collective costs to consumers.

    Moderators:
    3:45 PM  -  5:15 PM
    AABE Members Only Executive Coaching
    Annapolis 1 - 4

    Sponsored by National Grid. 

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    Have you ever wanted to have an intimate conversation with industry leaders in a small group session with other like-minded professionals? This AABE members-only, executive coaching session offers you the opportunity to converse with industry executives concerning topics of importance to you. Space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration ahead of the conference is required.



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     Optional  Closed 
    6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Networking Reception at Grace's Mandarin

    Sponsored by American Petroleum Institute, Duke Energy, and Trans Canada.

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     Grace's Mandarin is at National Harbor. The restaurant is across the street from the front entrance of the hotel next to the Residence Inn to the left. It is within walking distance of the Gaylord Hotel.

     




     Optional  Closed 
     

    Reception

    6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Millennial Discussion and Networking Reception at Local Motors (by invitation only)
    Moderators:
     Optional  Closed 
  • Friday, March 24, 2017
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    9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Keynote: State of American Energy
    Woodrow Wilson A - D
    This talk will serve as an update on federal and state regulatory and legislative policies that are currently impacting or likely to have a profound impact on the energy and environmental industries, focusing on emerging issues, including those likely to disproportionately impact communities of color.
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    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Legislative Crossfire

    Sponsored by Public Service Enterprise Group. 

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    This year's Legislative Crossfire will feature a robust debate and exchange of idea over the public policy issues of the day. This dialogue will be between two junior United States Senators whose popularity and influence continues to grow: one a democrat from New Jersey and the other, a Republican from South Carolina. You are sure to find the thinking of Corey Booker and Tim Scott forthright, thought provoking and genuine.


    Moderators:
    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Concurrent Session C - Building the Pipeline: What’s the Problem and What’s Next?
    Baltimore 3 - 5

    It is not enough for two-year and four-year collegiate institutions to matriculate young, aspiring minds through their educational programs; Their actions must be targeted and strategic. Like-wise, it is not enough for energy companies to say there is a talent crisis if they don't do much beyond attending career fairs and do the work needed to attract, retain and promote the right people. This session will examine how energy companies and educational institutions - at all levels - can more effectively and strategically partner to ensure that students graduate with specific skills energy companies need to meet their workforce demands and what companies can do to attract and retain talent.

    Moderators:
    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Concurrent Session D - “Energy, Equity and Environmental Justice"
    Woodrow Wilson
    This session will address how the industry and communities can partner to identify opportunities for developing environmentally and economically sustainable communities.
    Moderators:
    11:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Take a few minutes to network with fellow conference attendees. You can send meeting requests to fellow conference attendees during the registration process to efficiently plan and maximize your time during these networking breaks.
    12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM
    Keynote: Accelerating Your Imagination
    Woodrow Wilson
    Advancing in corporate America is not purely based upon merit; some of it has to do with who you know (your relationships), what you know (your skill-set) and being in the right place at the right time (your luck). Even with these three things under your belt, there is still no guarantee that one makes it to the top. This talk will explore how to climb the corporate ladder through the succession management process and how to move from mentorship to sponsorship.
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    12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Scholarship Luncheon
    Potomac Ballroom A

    Sponsored by Consolidated Edison of New York, Inc. 

    The scholarship luncheon is a time when the AABE recognizes the academic achievements of the best and the brightest graduating high school seniors across the country. This talk is intended to encourage and inspire young people to dream BIG - and pursue careers in STEM, with an emphasis on energy.


    Hosts:
    2:10 PM  -  2:45 PM
    AABE General Body Meeting
    7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM
    James E. Stewart Awards Gala
    Woodrow Wilson
    Sponsored by BP.
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
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