33rd USAEE North American Conference
"The Dynamic Energy Landscape"
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Oct. 25 - 28, 2015
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 33rd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, which will be held October 25-28, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of the main centers of American Energy. The theme of the conference is “The Dynamic Energy Landscape,” an appropriate theme because of the challenges facing government and industry decision makers to formulate a clear path forward. Massive transformations are occurring in how and where energy is produced and consumed. These transformations are affecting economies and expected to continue to do so
The conference will bring together business, government, academic, and other professionals to explore the conference theme through a series of plenary, concurrent, and poster sessions. The meeting will also provide networking opportunities for participants through informal receptions, breaks between sessions, public outreach, and student recruitment. The Conference Committee is planning several offsite tours that will be of interest to those wanting a direct and close-up perspective on the region's dynamic energy landscape.
The area around Pittsburgh contains a rich history of the U.S. energy industry, such as the discovery of the Coal Hill seam in 1762, the commercialization of the Drake Oil Well in 1859, and the formation of Westinghouse Electric Company in 1886. Today, the Pittsburgh area is a U.S. leader in energy development and ranks among the top 25 employers in energy-related industries. Among other things, it is the center of one of the most active natural gas plays in North America, the Marcellus Shale, and is the locus of the first U.S. nuclear power plants being built in more than 30 years. As a result, the city of Pittsburgh makes a wonderful setting for our annual conference.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!
33rd USAEE North American Conference Organizing Committee