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November 9, Day 2

looking ahead and new models

MORNING KEYNOTE: ENDOW's 20 Year Vision for Wyoming

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Michael Von Flatern, Vice President, Wyoming State Senate; Executive Council, Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW)

Perspectives from Coal Communities

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Wyoming and other global coal communities are focused on achieving new economic diversification and growth.  What is working, what hasn’t, and what are those stories?


Moderator - Jason Walsh, Former Domestic Policy Council, the White House


Zhiyu Tian, Associate Professor, Energy Research Institute, National Development Reform Commission, People's Republic of China

Prof. Jürgen Kretschmann, Chairman, Society of Mining Professors

Lars Hallstrom, McCalla Professor, University of Alberta

Michael Von Flatern, Vice President, Wyoming State Senate, ENDOW Executive Council Member



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Coffee Break

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Investing in Climate

10:45 - 11:45 PM

Investors increasingly see acting on climate change as a being more than just a moral imperative, but also as a great business opportunity,  What and where are those opportunities?


Moderator - Val Smith, Managing Director and Global Head, Corporate Sustainability, Citigroup


Doug Cameron, Senior Managing Director, U.S.-China Green Fund

Joel Moxley, Founder, Moxley Holdings

Mark Northam, Director, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming

Fred Beach, Assistant Director for Energy and Technology, The Energy Institute, University of Texas-Austin

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Lunch Speaker - Jackson Hole’s Efforts to Manage Emissions at a Local Level

11:45 - 12:45 PM

Phil Cameron, Executive Director, Energy Conservation Works

Wind and Economic Diversification

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Just as Wyoming is the U.S.’s largest producer of coal, it also has the best quality wind.  If the resource is developed how will it benefit the communities that have the wind farms in their sightline?  How can wind be an economic growth catalyst that brings new jobs, new revenue, and new industries?


Moderator - Loyd Drain, Former Executive Director, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority


Kenneth G. Lay, Senior Managing Director, Rock Creek Group

Chris Rothfuss, Minority Floor Leader, Wyoming State Senate

Kate Ringness, Director, American Jobs Project

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Coffee Break

1:45 - 2:00 PM

Blockchain as an Economic Growth Driver?

2:00 - 3:00 PM

During the 2018 Wyoming State Legislature Session, five bills were made law promoting the advancement of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology - effectively making Wyoming one of the nation’s most attractive destinations for blockchain technologies.  Can blockchain and tech play a meaningful role in bringing new jobs and economic growth to Wyoming and beyond?


Moderator - Matt Higginson, Partner, Mckinsey and Company

Stina Brock, Senior Vice President, Electron

Jared Olsen, Wyoming Representative, House District 11

David Halligan, Founder, Data Watt Energy

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