Join us for three days of insight, ideas, and connections at the Dartmouth Energy Forum: Investing in Our Energy Futures.

MONDAY, MAY 3
 

Introduction and Opening Remarks

1:30–1:45 p.m.

Philip J. Hanlon ’77, President, Dartmouth College
Elizabeth Wilson, Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, and Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth

Conversation: Our Energy and Society Challenge

1:45–2:45 p.m.

This broad-ranging conversation will set the stage for the forum’s focus on the opportunities and challenges facing humankind.

Break and Networking Discussions

2:45–3:00 p.m.

Join small group discussions and/or meetings focusing on sub-themes in energy.

Advancing Bipartisan Energy Policy: A Conversation with Senators Portman and Shaheen

3:00–3:30 p.m.

Rob Portman ’78,  U.S. Senator (R-OH)
Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator (D-NH)
Moderator: Dan Reicher ’78, Founding Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University

Join us for this seminal discussion on building collaborations to advance the investments and policies necessary for a sustainable energy future.

Break and Networking Discussions

3:30–4:00 p.m.

Join small group discussions and/or meetings focusing on sub-themes in energy.

Panel Discussion
The Energy Transformation: Getting from Here to There

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Abby Ross Hopper ’93, President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association
Tom Kiernan ’81, CEO, American Rivers
Darren Peers ’96, Analyst, Capital Group
Brad Plumer ’03, Climate Reporter, The New York Times
Moderator: Alexis Abramson, Dean and Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering

As part of the Great Issues in Energy series at Thayer School of Engineering, panelists will discuss the strategies needed to optimize technological innovation, technology deployment, and social adaptation for a sustainable future. They will explore possible road maps to leverage emerging technologies and achieve a sustainable energy future, the potential for various energy generation and management technologies, and the role of legacy energy resources.

Networking Reception

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Join small group discussions and/or meetings focusing on sub-themes in energy.

TUESDAY, MAY 4

Opening Remarks: Day Two

1:00–1:15 p.m.

Matthew J. Slaughter, Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business

An introduction to the discussion topics and themes on the conference’s second day.

Panel Discussion
Meeting the Challenge: Tripling Clean-Energy Investment Globally

1:15–2:15 p.m.

M. Elyse Allan ’79 TU’84, Director, Brookfield Asset Management; Former CEO, GE Canada
Sebastian Deschler, General Counsel, CrossBoundary
Dan Revers TU’89, Managing Partner and Cofounder, ArcLight Capital Partners
Ray Wood ’84, Managing Director and Head of the Global Power, Utilities and Renewables Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Moderator: Jigar Shah, Director, U.S. Department of Energy Loans Program Office

The world needs to triple its clean-energy investment globally to $2.3 trillion annually. Panelists will discuss pathways to increase the size and rate of investment in clean-energy infrastructure in developed, industrializing, and developing nations, as well as the challenges and opportunities related to risk-reward, alternative types of capital, and policy.

Break and Networking Discussions

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Join small group discussions and/or meetings focusing on sub-themes in energy.

Panel Discussion
Sustainable Energy for All

2:30–3:15 p.m.

Richard Florizone, President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Rose Mutiso ’08 TH’08, Cofounder and CEO, Mawazo Institute
Nicole Poindexter, Cofounder and CEO, Energicity
Narasimha Rao ’91, Associate Professor, Yale School of the Environment
Moderator: Stephen Doig ’82, Research Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth

What are the greatest challenges to increasing access to quality energy service across the world while also ensuring a sustainable climate? This panel of experts will explore how societies can address issues of unmet energy and service quality needs globally through the lenses of culture and demographics, technology, economics, policy, investment, and equity.

Break and Networking Discussions

3:15–3:30 p.m.

Join small group discussions and/or meetings focusing on sub-themes in energy.

Panel Discussion 
Innovation and the New Energy Economy

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Sarah Irving ’10 TU’14, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, Irving Oil
Scott Jacobs ’99, Cofounder and CEO, Generate Capital
Stina Brock ’01 TH’02, Vice President of Business Development for Proterra
Moderator: Andrew Beebe ’93, Managing Director, Obvious Ventures

Panelists will examine the most promising new approaches and technologies in the field, the innovative strategies necessary for companies, nonprofits, and investors to satisfy the changing needs of our society, and how best to prepare future leaders in the energy-and-society sphere.

Networking and Reception

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Join small group discussions and/or meetings focusing on sub-themes in energy.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5

Day Three Opening Remarks

1:00–1:15 p.m.

Scott Fisher ’93 TH’93 TU’98, Partner, Northbridge Group

An introduction to the discussion topics and themes on the conference’s third day.

Conversation: Social and Environmental Justice in the Energy Transformation

1:15–2:00 p.m.

Dan Kalafatas ’96, Cofounder and Chairman, 3Degrees
Gilbert Campbell, Cofounder and CEO, Volt Energy
Rose McKinney-James, Managing Principal, McKinney-James & Associates; Board Chair, Energy Foundation
Moderator: Elizabeth Wilson, Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society; Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth

This open dialogue will focus on strategies to advance a sustainable, inclusive, and just energy future.

Break and Networking Discussions

2:00–2:15 p.m.

Join small group discussions and/or meetings focusing on sub-themes in energy.

Panel Discussion
Driving Progress on Energy and Climate Policy

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Ann McLane Kuster ’78, U.S. Representative (D-NH 2nd District)
Tobias Schmidt, Head, Energy Politics Group, ETH Zurich
Phil Giudice TU’85, the Biden administration's special assistant to the president for climate policy
Marsden Hanna, Head, Sustainability and Climate Policy, Google
Moderator: Norman Bay ’82, Partner, Head of the Energy Regulatory and Enforcement Group; Co-Chair of the Energy Commodities Group, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Panelists will explore policy options for most effectively achieving a sustainable energy future while navigating political challenges, and the roles individuals, NGOs, governments, and businesses can play to effectuate necessary policy.

Break and Networking Discussions

3:15–3:30 p.m.

Join small group discussions and/or meetings focusing on sub-themes in energy.


Special Preview: The Arthur L. Irving Institute’s New Home

3:30–4:15 p.m.

Remarks by:
Philip J. Hanlon ’77, President, Dartmouth College
Arthur L. Irving ’72a H’10, Chairman, Irving Oil
Sandra Irving ’72a, Member, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society Board of Advisors
Sarah Irving ’10 TU’14, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, Irving Oil
Elizabeth Wilson, Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, and Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth

Enjoy an exclusive look into the Arthur L. Irving Institute’s new home at the western end of Tuck Mall, scheduled to open in late 2021. The light-filled building will be the most energy-efficient structure on the Dartmouth campus—the College will seek LEED Platinum certification—and its classrooms, research labs, and public spaces will draw faculty and students from across campus, as well as experts and practitioners from around the world. The building will anchor the reimagined West End and invite the entire Dartmouth community to explore the countless connections between energy and all levels of society.

Break and Networking Discussions

4:15¬4:30 p.m.

Join small group discussions and/or meetings focusing on sub-themes in energy.

Strategies to Address a Changing World

4:30–5:30 p.m.

James Coulter ’82, Co-CEO and Founding Partner, TPG

Join us for an essential discussion framing vital strategies for leaders in the corporate, nonprofit, and policy sectors who want to advance energy access and sustainability.

Concluding Remarks 

5:30–5:45 p.m.