2017 Schedule

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Monday, October 2

12:30-1:45 pm: Lecture on Environment, Oil, and Africa, 202 LaFortune, Notre Dame Room

  • Johnny Auestad was Senior Advisor to the Norwegian Government's Pollution Control Authority and has worked extensively on the development of environmental regulations for the emerging oil and gas industry in Uganda. Auestad has also worked on the development of environmental regulations in Mozambique and Sudan. He will be speaking about the opportunities and challenges involved for western countries attempting to promote sustainable development in a context that includes exctractivist industries. All are invited to this special meeting of Professor Julia Thomas' class Green Japan. A light lunch will be served beginning at noon. Sponsored by the Department of History and the Minor in Sustainability

7-8 pm: Presentation on Wind, Solar, and the Grid: The Future of Renewable Energy by Joni Hamson, Director of Business Development, EDF Renewable Energy, 129 DeBartolo Hall

  • When Joni Hamson graduated with a degree in electrical engineering, she never expected to end up where she is today. She will share her personal story about finding her place in an energy career and talk about the present and future of renewable energy in the United States. Read more

Tuesday, October 3

8:30 am-1:30 pm:  EDF Energy Conference, Conference Center/McKenna Hall

  • EDF Energy Services is partnering with ND Energy this year to offer Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in their annual conference here on campus. EDF Energy Services delivers customized single and multi-product energy solutions for large commercial and industrial consumers, power generation and retail energy providers. The following three events will be occurring throughout the day:

8:30 am-1:30 pm: EDF Energy Corridor 
A networking opportunity with the following entities:  * EDF Energy Services, Electricity * EDF Renewable Energy * EDF Research and Development * Citelum * groSolar * Groom Energy * ND Energy smoothie bike -- free smoothies!

9:30 am-12 pm:  Conference Presentations (registration required)
        9:30-10:15 am: Natural Gas Supply and Demand Fundamentals, presented by Richard Meyer of the American Gas Association (Register)
        10:30-11:15 am: 2017 Weather Update, presented by Dr. S Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University (Register)
        11:15 am-12 pm: U.S. LNG Exports and Markets, presented by Ross Wyeno, S&P Global Platts (Register)

12:30-1:30 pm:  Networking Lunch (registration required) 
Join members of the EDF team for lunch. EDF employs a very broad range of career paths, including business, communications, and technical. This event is limited to the first 35 registrants. (Register)

7-9 pm:  From the Ashes National Geographic Documentary101 DeBartolo Hall

  • This film captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often-heartbreaking stories about what is at stake for our economy, health and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives. Sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns

Wednesday, October 4

11:30 am and 12:30 pm:  Power Plant Tours

  • Participants will tour Notre Dame’s power plant on the north side of campus and learn about changes and efficiency upgrades that have been made over the years. One-hour tours will be given on Oct. 4 and 5 at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. These tours are given in small groups. Registration and an ND ID are required.

5:15 pm: Feast of St. Francis Mass, Basilica of the Sacred Heart

  • Celebrate the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi as we strive to follow in his footsteps in caring for creation and the poor. Since 2010, St. Francis' Feast Day has been recognized at Notre Dame with a special Mass, followed by festive nature-themed desserts at North and South Dining Hall. 

  • Sponsored by the Minor in Sustainability, Campus Ministry, Center for Social Concerns, Campus Dining, and ND Energy

7-8 pm: Presentation on Resources for Your Career Search in Energy by Victoria Trauger, Career Counselor and Industry Specialist, ND Career Center, 138 DeBartolo Hall

  • The Career Center has many job-search tools that students may use for free. Victoria Trauger will explain how to find energy career options on line along with tips on how to network effectively. Read more

Thursday, October 5

11:30 am and 12:30 pm: Power Plant Tours

  • Participants will tour Notre Dame’s power plant on the north side of campus and learn about changes and efficiency upgrades that have been made over the years. One-hour tours will be given on Oct. 4 and 5 at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. These tours are given in small groups. Registration and an ND ID are required.

12:30 pm:  LEED Certified: Tour of Jenkins/Nanovic Halls

  • Join Mike Daly, Senior Director, Project Management of Notre Dame’s Facilities Design and Operations Department, on a tour of the new Jenkins and Nanovic Halls as he points out the features that make them LEED certified. The size of the tour is limited. Registration and an ND ID are required.

7-8 pm: Presentation on Building a Brilliant Tomorrow: Growing Solar by TJ Kanczuzewski, founding member and President of Inovateus Solar, 161 Mendoza College of Business

  • TJ Kanczuzewski will talk about his recently published book, Building a Brilliant Tomorrow: The Transformation of Inovateus Solar and the Energy Revolution. From a history of solar to his view of the future, he will offer insights into how his company is competing on the world stage in an ever-evolving environment. Read more

9 pm: Energy BrainBlast Trivia Night at Legends

  • Form a team and prepare to win some solar-powered prizes at Legend’s energy-themed trivia night! No registration is required -- just show up ready for a good time!
Friday, October 6

10:40 am-12:10 pm:  Energy & Science Policy in Practice: Working on Local Solutions to Global Problems with Anthony Ingraffea and Adam Briggle, 214 DeBartolo Hall

  • This forum looks at the complexity of science and energy policy at the local level, focusing on responses to fracking in the states of Texas and New York. The event features first-hand accounts by scholars who made a conscious decision to apply their expertise in the contentious arena of fracking policy and regulation. Read more

3:30-5:30 pm: Sustainability Festival, North Quad

  • ND Energy will once again partner with GreeND to provide an afternoon of fun and learning about sustainability and energy issues on the Notre Dame campus and in the local community. This event traditionally includes local vendors, music, games, information about participating groups, and the Smoothie Bike (free smoothies!). Everyone from campus and the surrounding community is welcome to join us. 

  • Rain location: Jordan Hall of Science Galleria

Sponsors:  Career Center, Center for Social Concerns, Department of History, EDF Energy Services, Facilities Design and Operations, GreeND, Mendoza Energy and Resources Club, Minor in Sustainability, Office of Sustainability, Reilly Center.

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