‘Revolutions in Energy’ at Rice’s Baker Institute Oct. 11


Jeff Falk

‘Revolutions in Energy’ at Rice’s Baker Institute Oct. 11

HOUSTON – (Sept. 25, 2018) – Key market players and decision-makers will gather at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 11 for the second Global Energy Transitions Summit, which will focus on the future of the energy industry, ranging from oil and gas to electricity, renewables and technology.

The event, hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts LLP, is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Who: Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, the honorary chair of the Baker Institute, and John Gibson, chairman of energy technology at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., will be the featured keynote speakers. Kenneth Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, and Steven Miles, partner at Baker Botts, are the program chairmen.

For the agenda and complete list of speakers, go to www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1966.

What: Global Energy Transitions Summit on “Revolutions in Energy? The Roles of Markets, Technology and Policy.”

When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

The summit will feature more than a dozen speakers from the oil, gas and power industries, including prominent corporate leaders and energy industry experts from finance, investment and law. The program will include three panels, two keynote speeches and an armchair session that will address revolutions in energy and how economics, policy and technology are driving change across all energy markets, according to event organizers.

The public must RSVP for the event at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1966. A live webcast will be available at the event page. The social media hashtag for the event is #Baker25th.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.