The inaugural Energize UT was hosted on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
Technology and policy changes over the next decade will determine the course of our energy future—and here in Texas, where we have an unparalleled concentration of energy infrastructure and expertise, we’re at ground zero for many of those changes.
UT students will play an enormous role in shaping our energy future through research and discovery, policy leadership, entrepreneurship, community engagement and advocacy, and public outreach and education (from journalism to PR to graphic design).
The UT Energy Institute, Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, Longhorn Energy Club, and UT Texas Entrepreneurship Exchange for Energy (UT TEX-E) hosted this unique event bringing together students and professionals across disciplines to co-create a vision for a vibrant, cross-disciplinary student community that will shape Texas’ innovation ecosystem at this key juncture to ensure a sustainable, thriving future.
All presentations took place in the Crum Auditorium on the ground floor of Robert B. Rowling Hall, located at 300 West Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Austin, TX 78705.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Keynote: A Vision for a Thriving Innovation Ecosystem
Student Panel: The UT Energy Scene
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Industry Panel: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Innovation
Featuring special guests:
Plus: The Energy Journalism Table, hosted by award-winning public radio correspondent Andy Uhler; and a special exhibit, hosted by Pliny Fisk, co-founder of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems