2019 SPEER Clean Energy Exchange

SPEER’s Annual Conference, now known as the Clean Energy Exchange, is the premier energy efficiency event for Texas & Oklahoma. In addition to excellent keynote presentations, our format includes breakout sessions for deeper dives into many efficiency topic areas such as, utility programs, building energy codes, financing, distributed generation, efficiency in electric markets, demand response, local government initiatives and more. We hope to see you at this year’s Conference! Mark your calendars now for April 8-9!

Where:
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave, Austin TX 78705
There is a small room block for overnight rooms at $209/night so book today!

Agenda: 2019 CEE Agenda is here!

Panel & Breakout Session Topics

Registration: Now Open! Do you like saving money? Take advantage of Early Bird pricing before it increases.

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This year we will be offering a morning activity on Tuesday, April 9th – day 2 of the conference!

We will be taking a tour of the LEED for Healthcare Gold certified Dell Seton Medical Center located at 1500 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701. If you would like to join us, we will walking from the hotel and you can meet us in the general session room at 7:45 am, otherwise meet us at the main entrance of the medical center on Red River St. More details to follow soon.

Keynote Speakers:

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on developing and applying high-resolution climate projections to understand what climate change means for people and the natural environment. She is a professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois. Her work has resulted in over 120 peer-reviewed publications that evaluate global climate model performance, develop and compare downscaling approaches, and quantify the impacts of climate change on cities, states, ecosystems, and sectors over the coming century.  She has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and the Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers, as well as one of POLITICO’s 50 thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics. Jeff Butler is a speaker, author and passionate millennial who helps organizations improve their relationships with millennial employees. He does this through helping organizations retain and engage their millennial workforce. You may have seen him on Forbes, USA Weekly, or on the TED stage. A native Californian and raised in Silicon Valley, he graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science. During his time in college, he was training for the Olympics under 3 time Olympian Tore Gustafsson, but left that pursuit because software engineering paid more. Unlike other experts on millennials, Jeff has been in the trenches of what it means to be a millennial and what it takes to retain and keep them engaged. With Jeff ‘s versatile background, he has addressed companies like Amazon and Google as well as thousands of professionals across the North America.                                                                            

Keynote Topics: 

Mitigate, Adapt or Suffer: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts and Solutions

Climate is changing throughout the South-Central region, across the United States, and for the planet as a whole. Temperatures are increasing, rainfall patterns are shifting, and extreme precipitation and heat wave events are becoming more frequent. 

As Dr. Hayhoe will discuss, climate change isn’t just a problem for polar bears or future generations any more – it’s affecting us, here and now. Not only that, but the choices we make today will have a profound impact on our future: the faster we cut our carbon emissions, the less adaptation will be needed, and the more suffering we can avert.
In such a politically charged environment, are we still able to act on climate? Or is it too late? Join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts, and highlights the actions that are being taken to combat this critical issue today.

The Ins and Outs of Managing 4 Generations in the Workforce

Jeff will share his research and insights into the four generations motivations, differences, and communication styles. You will learn how organizations across various industries are thriving with a multigenerational workforce. And you’ll gain specific actionable strategies to manage your cross-generational challenges and turn your multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage.

Today, an unbelievable four different generations are sharing the workplace today – Traditional Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials. With each generation having its own culture and beliefs how do you successfully manage each one so that you are able to optimize their performance but also addressing their differences? The answer is crucial to your organization’s culture and long-term strategic success.

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