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Nov. 17-18, 2014 - University Club
The Electric Power Industry Conference at the Swanson School of Engineering continues to lead the way in exploring energy production and delivery potential.

Partners & Sponsors
Swanson School of Engineering
The University of Pittsburgh
The Center For Energy
Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Peoples Natural Gas
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Industry and Technology in Transition

November 17-18, 2014
University Club, Pitt-Oakland Campus
(Parking located in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall Garage)

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 Conference Chair: Gregory Reed, PhD

Director, Electric Power Initiative and Assoc. Director, Center for Energy
Professor of Electric Power Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept.
Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh



Monday November 17


Morning Session 

Welcome: Gregory Reed, PhD
Opening Remarks: Gerald Holder, PhD
Conference Keynote Address: Morgan O’Brien
Graduate Student Research Symposium – Brandon Grainger, PhD


Afternoon Session
Technical Program – concurrent sessions (see Call for Presentations)
Graduate Student Research Poster Session


Evening Session
Student –Industry Networking Event and Exhibit
Evening Keynote address – John Swanson, PhD

Tuesday November 18 

Morning Session
Workshop: Grid Academy Program – “The Intelligent Grid – Responding to Changing Market Forces
The Grid Academy is a partnership between the Allegheny Conference on Community and Economic Development and the National Academies of Engineering Energy Ambassador Program. The workshop will be an interactive dialogue with panel speakers and breakout sessions with attendees on important topics related to grid development.

Afternoon Session
Workshop: “Energy Development Strategies: Why Regions Matter”
In partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh and its Regional Energy Baseline initiative, a workshop will be conducted on the role of regions in energy development strategies, using the four-state regional collaborative Power of 32 as one example.

Post-Conference Happy Hour and Networking
Join us for a social gathering for continued networking at the post-conference happy hour!