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Wednesday June 8, 2011


TIME

DESCRIPTION

5:30-8:30

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

Opening Reception

Remarks:

Rosie Pidcock, Chair, International Student Energy Summit 2011
Emily Brown, Vice-Chair, International Student Energy Summit 2011

WATCH:
ISES Opening Reception - Opening Remarks and Welcome

 

Keynote Presenter:

  • Dr. Mark Jaccard. Professor, School of Resource and Environment Management, Simon Fraser University

WATCH: ISES Opening Reception - Keynote Presentation - Dr. Mark Jaccard

 

 

 

Thursday June 9, 2011


TIME

DESCRIPTION

8:00-8:15

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

Welcome & Introductions

  • Rosie Pidcock, Chair, International Student Energy Summit 2011

WATCH: DAY 1 - Opening Remarks and Welcome Statements

Remarks

  • Dr. James Tansey, Academic Director (Research & Strategic Partnerships), UBC Sustainability Initiative

WATCH: DAY 1 - Opening Remarks - Dr. James Tansey - UBC Sustainability Initiative

 

8:15-9:45

 

Plenary Session

 

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

Economic Outlook of Global Energy Markets

 Overview, outlook, and discussion on how the current fossil and renewable energy markets are performing in Canada and on an international context.

 

Moderator:

  • Bob Elton, Executive Chair, Powertech Labs

 

Speaker(s):

  • John Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer FortisBC
  • Dr. Ralph Sims, Professor of Sustainable Energy, and Director, Centre for Energy Research, Massey University, New Zealand

WATCH: DAY 1 - Economic Outlook of Global Energy Markets

10:00-11:00

 

Concurrent Sessions

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1001

 

 

Pillar: Technology & Innovation: Geothermal Power: What it is, Where it is, and it's potential as a global green energy supply source

The aim of this session is to provide an overview and outlook for the geothermal energy industry, highlighting recent developments as well as discussing policies and initiatives to advance the development of geothermal power from a governmental perspective.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Ross Beaty - Chairman and CEO, Alterra Power Corp
  • Janice Larson, Renewable Energy Development, BC Ministry of Energy

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1003

 


Pillar: Global Energy Dynamics: The Nexus of Energy and Water

The production and consumption of energy puts significant strain on the planets scarce water supply. This session examines the inverse relationship between energy and water.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Emily Grubert M.S., Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
  • Kate Gasner, Prize Manager, Imagine H20

 

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 


Pillar: Global Energy Dynamics: The Nuclear Menace? 

The question of what energy sources developing nations use to grow becomes highly controversial when nuclear power enters the discussion. Will there be a shift in the stigma surrounding nuclear energy?

 

Speaker(s):

  • Christopher Brownfield, A former US Naval Officer and author of My Nuclear Family
  • Dr. Michael A. Levi, Senior Fellow for Energy and Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. Duane Bratt, Department Chair, Policy Studies, Mount Royal University

WATCH: DAY 1 - Global Energy Dynamics: The Nuclear Menace?

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1221


Combined Session Deepwater Drilling: The Aftermath

An assessment and analysis of the viability of offshore oil exploration in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Antonia Juhasz, Author of Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill and Energy Program Director at Global Exchange

 

11:15-12:00

Lunch

12:15-1:00

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

Keynote Presenter:

  • Scott Tudman, President and Co-Founder, Energy in Common

WATCH: DAY 1 - Keynote Speaker - Scott Tudman

1:15-2:30

 

Plenary Session

 

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

 

Middle East Political Unrest: Geopolitical Impact on Energy

 

Speaker(s):

  • Professor Giacomo Luciani, Senior Advisor, Gulf Research Center and Senior Consultant, The Gulf Research Center Foundation, Geneva
  • Professor Michael Byers, Liu Institute for Global Issues & Political Science University of British Columbia
  • Dave Hughes, Fellow, Post Carbon Institute
  • Dr. Mohamed A.Ramady Associate Professor Of Economics KFUPM (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

WATCH: DAY 1 - Middle East Political Unrest: Geopolitical Impact on Energy

3:30-4:15

 

BUSES LEAVE FOR BCIT

4:30-6:00

 

Plenary Session

 

Smarter Grids for Smarter Communities

This session considers how intelligent electricity distribution can accelerate the use of renewable energy technologies and ultimately change the way that buildings,communities, and cities are developed.

 

Moderator:

  • Chris Golding, Vice-President, Learning and Technology Services, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Speaker(s):

  • Dr. Ralph Sims, Professor of Sustainable Energy, and Director, Centre for Energy Research, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Dr. Hassan Farhangi, SM-IEEE, Director, Group for Advanced Technology, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Ted S. Singh, Business Development Manager, Co-Founder, Embedded Automation, Inc

WATCH: DAY 1 - BCIT - Smarter Grids for Smarter Communities

6:30-9:00

Gala Dinner (hosted at the British Columbia Institute of Technology)


Remarks:

  • Don Wright, President, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Environment, Province of British Columbia

WATCH: DAY 1 - ISES - BCIT Gala Dinner - Welcome from President and Province of BC

Keynote Presenter:

  • Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Board of Directors at Interface, Inc

WATCH:

DAY 1 - BCIT Gala Dinner - Keynote Presentation - Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

9:15

BUSSES LEAVE FOR UBC

9:30-1:00am

                    Global Lounge


Special Screening of "Powerful: Energy For Everyone" (a film by David Chernushenko) in the Global Lounge

 

 

 

Friday June 10, 2011


TIME

DESCRIPTION

7:15-8:00

Student Energy Breakfast

Student Energy is the umbrella organization that hosts ISES. This breakfast is for delegates interested in where ISES 2013 will be hosted and the overall direction of Student Energy as an organization.

  • Kali Taylor, President, Student Energy
  • Janice Tran, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, Student Energy
  • Sean Collins, Board of Directors, Student Energy

 

8:00-8:30

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

Day 1 "Recap" & looking at solutions

  • Rosie Pidcock, Chair, International Student Energy Summit 2011

Remarks

  • Tyseer Aboulnasr, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia
  • Kali Taylor, President, Student Energy
8:30-10:00

 

Plenary Session

 

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

 

Combined Session: The Future of the Oil Sands

A thorough analysis done by various stakeholders on how the Alberta oil sands will evolve in terms of newmarkets, technologies, and extraction methods over the next decade.

 

Moderator:

  • Dr. Andrew Leach, Assistant Professor, Energy and Environment, Alberta School of Business

Speaker(s):

  • Roger Ramcharita, Director, Clean Energy Branch, Alberta Environment
  • Dr. John Zhou, Executive Director, Environmental Technologies at Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions
  • Jennifer Grant, Oil sands Program Director, Pembina Institute
  • Stephen Kaufmann, Director of Business Development, Suncor Energy

WATCH: DAY 2 - The Future of the Oil Sands

10:15-11:45

 

Concurrent Sessions

 

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

 

Pillar: Markets & Regulation: The Renewable Leap Forward: The Transition from Fossil Fuels

A scenario analysis of how, why, and when the world will make the transition from the current fossil fuel energy system into a sustainable renewable future.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Dr. David Goodstein, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Caltech and Author: Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil
  • Dr. John S. Macdonald, Co-founder of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates and CEO of Day4 Energy Inc
  • Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Stanford University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Moderator:
  • Dr. George Hoberg, Professor, Dept of Forest Resources Management University of British Columbia

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1001

 


Pillar: Technology & Innovation: The Next Generation of Biofuels

This session will discuss the current status of the biofuel industry and explore recent developments such as cellulosic ethanol and the use of algae to produce fuel.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Dr. Ursula Goodenough, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Dr. Ralph Sims, Professor of Sustainable Energy, and Director, Centre for Energy Research, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Dr. Blake Simmons, Vice-President, Deconstruction, Joint BioEnergy Institute Manager, Energy Systems Department, Sandia National Laboratory

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1221

 


Pillar: Markets & Regulation Venture Capital: Where is the Money and Who's in the Game?

Real world insights from industry leaders and ventures on how portfolios are created and managed in a way that is beneficial for all the parties involved.

 

Moderator:

  • Dallas Kachan, Managing Partner, Kachan & Co.

Speaker(s):

  • Richard MacKellar, Managing Director, Chrysalix
  • Timo Mechler, Senior Associate, Pittsburgh Equity Partners and Interim CEO POW Solutions

 

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1005

 

 


Pillar: Global Energy Dynamics: China: The Demand Question

An overview and discussion about the economic, social, political, and environmental impact of growing energy demands from China.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Dr. Wenran Jiang, Chair of the China Institute at the University of Alberta and Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

 

11:45-12:45

Lunch

12:45-1:30

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

Keynote Presenter:

  • David Helliwell, Founder and CEO, Pulse Energy

WATCH: DAY 2 - Keynote Presenter - David Helliwell

1:45-3:15

 

Concurrent Sessions

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1001

 

 

Pillar: Markets & Regulation: Power to the People

A discussion on how end users of energy can change their behavior and service technology preferences in order to reduce demand and make renewable forms of energy more viable.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Lisa Coltart, Director of Power Smart, BC Hydro
  • Dr. Dale Griffin, Advisory Council Chair in Consumer Behaviour Professor

 

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1221


Pillar: Technology & Innovation: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean

Learn about the emerging ocean energy sector and innovative methods for harnessing power from the ocean.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Dr. Ana Brito Melo, WaveEnergy Centre, Portugal Executive Secretary of the Implementing Agreement on Ocean Energy Systems of the International Energy Agency (OES-IA)
  • Glen Darou, President and CEO, Clean Current

Moderator:

Reuben Bhuyan: Technology and Innovation Program Lead

 

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1003


Combined Session: TheNorthern Gateway Pipeline – Stakeholder Negotiation

A stakeholder negotiation simulation that will ask students to develop their standpoint on a highly controversial Canadian energy issue with global implications, and ultimately try to come to a sustainable solution.

 

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 


Combined Session: The Future of Transportation

 This session will explore the direction of the transportation sector and address the questions about infrastructure and market feasibility for adopting fossil fuel alternatives.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Al Cormier, Founding Executive Director of Electric Mobility Canada
  • Doug Stout, Vice President, Energy Solutions and External Relations, FortisBC
  • John W. Tak, President and CEO, Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

WATCH: DAY 2 - Combined Session: The Future of Transportation

3:30-5:00

 

Concurrent Sessions

 

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

Post-Secondary Institutions: Fostering Innovation in the Energy Ecosystem

This session will discuss how we can effectively engage students and researchers to coordinate with the energy industry so that localized innovation can be realized on an international level.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Jonathon Rhone, CEO, Nexterra
  • Janice Larson, Renewable Energy Development, BC Ministry of Energy
  • Gary Killack Chief Operating Engineer, Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (SEFC NEU)

Moderator:

  • Dallas Kachan, Managing Partner, Kachan & Co.

WATCH: DAY 2 - Post-Secondary Institutions: Fostering Innovation in the Energy Ecosystem

3:30-5:00

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 3

 

Cenovus Innovation Jam 

This session, presented and moderated by one of ISES’s founding partners, Cenovus Energy, explores the critical partnership between public research facilities and private businesses that allows great ideas the opportunity to truly affect peoples’ lives for the better.

Speaker(s):

  • Malcolm Shield, PhD Student(Engineering), University of British Columbia
  • Alberto Cayuela, Associate Director, University Sustainability Initiative, University of British Columbia
  • Erik Kyeang, Professor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University
  • Michael Delage, VP Business Development at General Fusion
  • Joshua Zoshi, President and Co-Founder of Saltworks Technnologies

Moderator:

  • Alexander Munro, Environmental Opportunity Fund Advisor at Cenovus Energy

 

3:30-5:00

 

Life Sciences Centre

East Atrium

 

Office Hours:

Office hours allow student attendees to directly connect with representatives fromindustry and academia and engage in more focused discussions. They are limited to15 students per session, and enable attendees to gain insight and guidance from theseexperts through an open Q&A format.

 

Office Hours A:  Stephen Kaufman and Kali Taylor from ICO2N (Integrated CO2 Network - a network of Canadian companies dedicated to the deployment of CCS)

Carbon Capture and Storage has potential for large-scale reductions of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel sources and can enable a transition to a sustainable energy future. CCS needs to widely deployed globally to meet necessary reductions but faces cost challenges and public perception issues.
 Ask Stephen Kaufman and Kali Taylor about the technology, economics, challenges and potential of CCS. 

 

Office Hours B: Dr. Mehrzad Tabatabaian, Instructor and Program Head - at the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Energy at BCIT

In addition to teaching courses in the fields of thermodynamics, energy systems management and modeling

Dr.Tabatabaian also does research on renewable energy systems and modeling. Dr. Tabatabaian is also the School Research Committee Chair and actively involved in theenergy-initiative activities. He has a great passion and interest in teaching, academia, research on energy related subjects, and modeling alternative/green technology systems and applied mechanics problems. He has published several papers in various scientific journals and conferences, and also holds several patents in the energy field. Ask Dr. Tabatabaian’s about his recent focus is on wind and solar power which has resulted in registered and pending patents!

 

Office Hours CRobert Abenante, Managing Director at International Eco Endeavor

Robert Abenante has worked with many groups internationally to promote Green Energy, including the National Hydro Association and the American Council on Renewable Energy. Rob has written numerous reports on Renewable Energy, ask him about how he is working to develop Renewable Energy Curriculum for Universities in North America.


5:00-6:00

 

Life Sciences Centre

West Atrium

 

Academic Social:

This session is targeted at students interested in further academic career options such as a masters or PHD. Our Academic Partners will be invited to make short 2-3 minute presentations on their school, areas of research expertise and graduate studies opportunities. This will be followed up by an unstructured meet and mingle to allow the ISES delegates to chat with reps from the faculty that interests them.


5:00-6:00

 

Life Sciences Centre

West Atrium

 

Cenovus Innovation Space:

This session will adhere to the concept of “Open Spaces” whereby students have no structure or requirements places upon them. The purpose of this session is to provide a forum for students inspired during ISES to brainstorm on projects or ideas they want to action when they return home. Cenovus representatives will be able to float around and assist in defining how you can take brainstormed ideas and turn them into something real.

6:00-8:30

Museum of Anthropology

          Great Hall


Evening Keynote and Garden Party

 

Presenter(s):

  • Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman, Co-Founders of the sOccket

 

9:00-1:00am

 

Evening Garden Party at the Museum of Anthropology

 

 

 

Saturday June 11, 2011


TIME

DESCRIPTION

8:00-8:20

 

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

Day 2 "Recap" & looking at implementation

  • Rosie Pidcock, Chair, International Student Energy Summit 2011

 

8:30-10:00

 

Concurrent Sessions

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1001

 

Pillar: Markets & Regulation: The German Experience

A showcase on how economic growth can successfully be paired with an aggressive climate policy on a large scale.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Svend Andersen, GHG Accountant and Carbon Credits and Carbon Management Consultant
  • Dr. José Etcheverry, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1003

 


Pillar: Markets & Regulation: Creating a Carbon Trading Reality

An introduction to the basics of carbon trading followed by a hands-on permit trading simulation where delegates will experience the intricacies of the carbon market.

 

Moderator:

  • Dr. James Tansey, Director, ISIS Research Centre & CEO and Founder of Offsetters

 

 

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1


Pillar: Global Energy Dynamics: Carbon X: Lighting up Rural Tanzania

 Naeem Mawji will showcase his Carbon X project and his mission to provide electricity to rural Tanzania.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Naeem Mawji, Fourth Year UBC Chemical Engineering student and recipient of UBC's prestigious: International Leader of Tomorrow award

WATCH: DAY 3 - Global Energy Dynamics: Carbon X: Lighting up Rural Tanzania

 

Forest Sciences Centre

Room 1221


Pillar: Technology & Innovation: Nuclear Fission and the Future of Fusion

The panel session aims to provide delegates with a clear understanding of where the nuclear industry is now and where it is going. Addressing the nuclear crisis in Japan, but also highlighting recent innovations in the industry and the global initiative that aims to commercialize nuclear fusion

 

Speaker(s):

  • Dr. Chris Edwards, HiPERFusion Project Director
  • Doug Richardson, CEO, General Fusion
  • Dr. Don Witt, Senior Instructor, Theoretical Physics / Particle & Subatomic & String Theory, University of British Columbia

 

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-12:00

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

Keynote Address:

  •  Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and    Director-General of TERI (Tata Energy Research Institute)

Host:

  • Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondant CBC News

WATCH: DAY 3 - Keynote Address - Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri - Nobel Peace Prize winner

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:30

 

Plenary Session

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

 

FortisBC Community Energy Challenge 

The aim of this competition is to give students and competitors a high-level overview of urban planning, energy systems and their emerging role in our society.

 

WATCH: DAY 3 - FortisBC Community Energy Challenge

2:30-3:00

Coffee Break

Closing Plenary

 

3:00-4:00

Life Sciences Centre

Lecture Theatre 1

 

 

Future Energy Leaders: Students in the Evolving Energy Ecosystem

Hear from organizers, ISES student assembly, and current student leaders and learn how they were inspired and what they have accomplished around the world in the hopes of inspiring ISES 2011 delegates to do the same.

 

Speaker(s):

  • Richard MacKellar, Managing Director, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital
  • Janice Larson, Renewable Energy Development, BC Ministry of Energy
  • Bob Elton, Executive Chair, Powertech Labs
  • Timo Mechler, Senior Associate, Pittsburgh Equity Partners and Interim CEO POW Solutions
  • ISES Student Assembly

WATCH: DAY 3 - Future Energy Leaders: Students in the Evolving Energy Ecosystem

4:00-4:30

Closing Remarks

  • Rosie Pidcock, Chair, International Student Energy Summit 2011
  • Emily Brown, Vice-Chair, International Student Energy Summit 2011

WATCH: DAY 3 - Closing Remarks and Thanks

 

 

 

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