Are You Ready for an Oil “Change”?
Get the information and insights you need to navigate the future…for your business, your family, your community, your country.
Our economy, national security, and environment are all linked to oil. It touches every aspect of modern life. But oil is changing, and your world is changing with it.
The ASPO-USA Conference, co-hosted with The University of Texas, will help you understand and adapt to a new energy reality, where oil is becoming more costly and difficult to extract from the Earth, and oil supply may not meet soaring global demand.
More Facts, More Fun
We’ve planned this year’s conference to be more informative, more engaging, and more enjoyable than ever.
- Cutting-Edge Speakers, Diverse Perspectives
- More In-depth Analysis
- More Debate and Interactive Discussions
- More Social Events and Networking
- More Organizing Opportunities
- New! “Open Space” Forums & Mini-Presentations by Attendees
Austin is All About “Energy”
For a conference about energy, it’s hard to beat Austin. Whether it's oil and gas, renewables, technology and innovation, or culture and nightlife… it’s happening here. We’ll tackle serious issues, but we’ll also have a good time in “The Live Music Capital of the World.”
Program at a Glance
Thursday, Nov. 29
- Pre-Conference Workshop
- Pre-Conference Dinner and Drinks (informal)
Friday, Nov. 30
- Oil and Gas Technical Sessions
- Featured Debate
- "Open Space" Forums
- Dinner Meet-Ups
Saturday, Dec. 1
- Economic-Geopolitical-Environmental Scenarios
- Media Session
- "Open Space" Forums
- Pioneers Reception (optional)
- Post-Conference Dinner (informal)
Sunday, Dec. 2
- Leadership Brunch (optional)
Jim Baldauf – President and Co-Founder, ASPO-USA
Raymond Orbach - Executive Director, UT Energy Institute
Tadeusz Patzek – Chair, UT Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
James Galbraith- Professor of Economics and Chair of Business-Government Relation,Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas
Jason Schenker - President and Chief Economist, Prestige Economics; Guest Host of Bloomberg Television's 'Street Smart'
Scott Tinker - Texas State Geologist; Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas
Charles A.S. Hall - Professor, College of Environmental Science and Forestry,State University of New York; Co-author, Energy and the Wealth of Nations
Arthur Berman - Independent Geologist and Principal, Labryrinth Consulting Services
Tadeusz Patzek - Chair, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas
Laura Atkins - Director of Global Research, Hart Energy
Robert Hirsch - Senior Energy Advisor, Management Information Systems Inc.
Bill Powers - Editor, Powers Energy Investor
Michael Kumhof - Senior Researcher and Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund
Mark Lewis - Managing Director for Commodities Research and Head of Energy Research, Deutsche Bank
Jeffrey J. Brown - Independent Geologist; Vice-President, ASPO-USA
Robert Rapier - Chief Technology Officer, Merica International
Steven Kopits - Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood
David Hughes - Geoscientist Fellow, Post-Carbon Institute; Former Research Manager, Geological Survey of Canada
Loren Steffy - Business Editor and Columnist, Houston Chronicle
Greg Gordon - Investigative Reporter, McClatchy Newspapers
Robert Jensen - Professor, School of Journalism, The University of Texas
Sonia Yeh - Research Professor, Institute for Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis
Louis Powers - Independent Petroleum Engineer; Former Chief Petroleum Engineer, ARAMCO
Kyriacos Zygourakis - Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University
Mukul Sharma - Professor, Dept. of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. The University of Texas
Jon Olson- Associate Professor, Dept. of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. The University of Texas
Tom Whipple - Former Senior Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency; Editor, Peak Oil News and Peak Oil Review
Carey King - Research Associate, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas
Will Martin - Author, "Investing for the End of Cheap Oil"