Note: This is a draft agenda for GEO-Energy Summit 2014 and is subject to change.

Wednesday, November 12th

  Davidson Auditorium ETF - Auditorium ETF Classroom Saturn V Museum
8:00am - 9:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast (Registration area)


Exhibitor Setup time

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome Address: Mayor Tommy Battle

Introductions and kick off: Conference Chairmen, Joe Francica & Jay Newkirk

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Mr. Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and newly appointed director (Oct. 1) National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Panel Discussion w/ Keynote(s)

10:00 am - 10:30am

Mr. Bill Johnson, President & CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority

10:30am - 11:00pm

Networking Break

11:00pm - 12:15pm

Interoperability & Sustainability: A Panel Discussion on Geospatial and Energy Technology

Dr. Deborah Barnhardt, Moderator


Mr. Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium

Joe Hoagland, Exec. Vice President, TVA

Mr. Jim Taylor, Dep. Mgr. Strategic Development Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

COL Robert Ruch, Commander, US Army Corp of Engineers, Huntsville Center

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch Break and Technology Showcase
1:30pm - 2:15 Special Guest Speaker - "The Future of the Grid" TBD TBD  
2:15pm - 3:15pm Energy Panel on "The Future of Energy"
Workshop - GEO - Geospatial Intelligence: Blueprint for Safety Pilot Update and Exemplar City Model
Chris Johnson, Moderator
Workshop - GEO - Educational Opportunities: GIS Certification and Core Curriculum for the Geospatial Profession
Dr. Wubishet Tadesse, Alabama A&M University, Moderator
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break      
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Energy Panel: "The Business of Energy"

Workshop - GEO - TechVet

Workshop - GEO - Local Government & Responder Working Groups - Michael Hughes, Franklin County, Moderator

4:35pm - 5:30pm  Energy Keynote: "How I Built My Energy Business - Marco Krapels
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Joint Social Event in Saturn V Museum

Thursday, November 13th

  Davidson Auditorium ETF - Auditorium ETF Classroom Saturn V Museum
7:30am - 8:25am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:25am - 8:30am

Introductions and kick off: Conference Chairmen

8:30am - 9:30am

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Mark Reichardt, President and CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium.

Workshop - Energy - Distributed Energy Generation and Geolocation - Cole Walker

Workshop  – Energy - Energy Resiliency - Rhonda Mosely


9:30am - 10:00am


9:45am - 10:45am

Plenary Panel

GEO - Opportunities in Earth Observation: Small Sats and the Coming Boom Commercial Remote Sensing

Dan Shumaker, NASA; Ray Perkins, Teledyne Brown; Steve Cook, Dynetics; Brad Skelton, Hexagon Geospatial

Workshop - Energy - Energy Industry Day

Workshop – Energy - Careers in Energy

10:45am - 11:00am Break  
11:00am - 12:00pm

GEO Lightning talks - Antonio Montoya, Rocket Hatch, Moderator

Energy Lightning Talks  
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch Break & Technology Showcase - Dedicated Exhibit & Networking Time

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Small Business and Entrepreneur Session - Dr. John Whitman, UAH, Moderator

2:15pm - 2:30pm


2:30pm - 3:30pm

Joint Opportunities Session - Open Forum for Students & Community


Exhibitor Tear Down

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Networking and Adjourn


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