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UH Energy brings critical issues in energy to the Houston community in our annual symposium series. We invite leading experts in academia, government and industry to participate in a panel discussion, hosted four times annually. For more information on upcoming symposia, explore the sections below.


By the Numbers

  • 6thAnnual Symposium Series
  • 2,834Number of Attendees for the 2017-2018 Energy Symposium Series
  • LIVENow Hosted on Facebook Live
  • 20Number of Topics Covered
  • 92Guest Panelists
  • 5,000+YouTube Hits
  • MEDIASupported by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Public Media

Watch Past Events

  • 09.27.18 | Future of the Electric Grid: Renewed or Gridlocked?

    The first event in the 2018-2019 UH Energy Symposium series addressed the future of the electric grid.  This symposium’s panel of expert speakers included:  John Berger, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sunnova; Jesse Grossman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Soltage; Kenny Mercado, Senior Vice President of Electric Operations for CenterPoint Energy.  Matt Rogers, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co served as moderator.

  • 03.22.2018 | Energy, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics: The Future of People in Energy

    The last installment of the 2017-2018 UH Energy Symposium focused on Artificial Intelligence and the effects it might have on the energy industry and those that work in it. Our panel features: Julia Badger, Project Manager, Robotics and Intelligence for Human Spacecraft Lab NASA; Mickey Frish, Manager, Industrial Sensors at Physical Sciences, Inc; Rashed Haq, Global Lead for Artificial Intelligence & Group VP at Sapient Consulting; David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer at National Oilwell Varco
  • 02.28.2018 | Renewable Energy: Should Government Subsidies Continue

    The third UH Energy Symposium of the 2017-2018 series covered Renewable Energy and if the government subsidies for them should continue. Our distinguished panelists for this symposium included Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, Richard Heinberg, Research Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Dr. Dev Millstein, the Founder & President of Clean Line Energy, Michael Skelly, and a Policy Analyst at the Center for International Trade and Economics at the Davis Institute, Katie Tubb. This was held on February 22 at the UH Student center and was moderated by Bill Maloney, Director of Trident Energy and Energy Advisor for Warburg Pincus.

UH Energy hosted a provocative panel discussion about the future of the ever-changing oil & gas industry.

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