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OU Tackles the Great Energy Disruption at 2019 Energy Symposium

Speakers onstage at Energy Symposium

The Price College of Business Energy Institute at the University of Oklahoma will host the seventh annual Energy Symposium April 25, 2019 at the Baker Hughes, a GE company Energy Innovation Center. 

The focus of this year’s Energy Symposium is “The Great Energy Disruption: Competition for Capital, Customers and Public Sentiment.” The program will include three moderated panel sessions with over a dozen globally-recognized industry leaders.

In addition to the panel sessions, the Energy Symposium will feature keynote addresses from Charlene Russell, Vice President Low Carbon Strategies at Low Carbon Ventures LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum; Joseph Stanislaw, Founder of The JAStanislaw Group LLC; and Mark Zoback, Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative at Stanford University.

The symposium will conclude with a conversation with George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State and the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, that was pre-recorded exclusively for the 2019 Energy Symposium and provides his thoughts and insights on “The Great Energy Disruption.”

“Our Energy Institute board believes the theme for this year’s symposium is both timely and visionary – in terms of the confluence of expanding energy resource options, rapidly emerging technology, changing consumer priorities, environmental policy direction and the potential economic impact for societies in both developed and developing nations,” says Professor Dipankar Ghosh, Executive Director of the Energy Institute. “We are on the verge of the greatest energy disruption since the beginning of the 20th century. The U.S. has more economically viable options and energy resource security than ever in its history.  We can provide an energy resource mix that is reliable, low-cost, abundant and increasingly positive for our environment.”

For more information and to register for the Energy Symposium, please visit

About the Price College of Business Energy Institute:

The Michael F. Price College of Business, established in 1928, ensures the enduring global competitiveness of Oklahoma and the nation. As OU’s second-largest college, the Price College of Business educates more than 4,000 students through undergraduate, graduate, executive and doctoral programs across six academic divisions in Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Finance, Management and International Business, Management Information Systems, and Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

The Price College of Business Energy Institute, established in 2011, provides a community of practitioners and academics to advance innovative and sustainable solutions to the critical energy challenges facing our nation and, more broadly, the global community through education, research and outreach.

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