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APRIL 4-5

OHIO UNIVERSITY, DUBLIN

Integrated Education Center in Dublin, Ohio

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Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and College of Arts & Sciences are hosting the OHIO Shale Policy & Technology Symposium on April 4-5, 2018. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Ohio University Dublin Integrated Education Center (DIEC) in Dublin, Ohio.

The 2018 Symposium builds off of an inaugural event last year in Athens. More than 80 attendees from across the state and region joined our OHIO research team to discuss the changing landscape of shale development for both communities and businesses. The focus of these events, as well as our research work at OHIO, is to identify ways in which communities and businesses can attract, develop, and retain the benefits derived from shale development activity using innovative policies, partnerships and technologies for a stronger energy future.

We are pleased to offer complimentary registration for student, academic, government and nonprofit attendees. Please see the registration page for details.

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DAY 1

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Note: Pre-registration required denoting if transportation is needed.

Roundtrip transportation from Dublin will be provided for our attendees to our university research labs in Athens, Ohio to learn from the faculty, staff and students researching innovative technologies that improve efficiencies in the production, delivery and monitoring of shale gas.

10:00
Check-in & Boarding, meet in front lobby of DIEC
10:30
Depart from DIEC
12:15
Arrive at Ohio University Innovation Center, Athens, OHIO 45701
12:30
Lunch Presentation: Overview of OHIO Research Priorities and Growth Opportunities
 
Dr. David Bayless, Gerald Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering, OHIO Russ College of Engineering and Technology & Director, Ohio Coal Research Center
 
Dr. Roxanne Male'-Brune, Director, Grant Development and Projects, OHIO Research Division
 
Dr. Srdjan Nesic, Professor, OHIO Russ College of Engineering and Technology & Director, OHIO Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology
1:30
Poster Session & Tour of Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology and Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment
3:00
Depart from Athens
5:00
Arrive at DIEC, Tour Concludes
 

DAY 2

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

8:00AM - 4:00PM

8:00
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30
Welcome & Introductions
 
Dr. David Bayless, Gerald Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering, OHIO Russ College of Engineering and Technology & Director, Ohio Coal Research Center
 
Dr. Joseph Shields, OHIO Vice President for Research & Creative Activity & Dean of the Graduate College
8:45
Morning Keynote Speaker
 
Commissioner M. Beth Trombold, Vice-Chair, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)
9:30
Networking, Poster Session & Coffee Break
9:45
Plenary Panel: Managing Risk in Shale Development
 
Moderator: Michael J. Zimmer, Executive in Residence and Senior Fellow, OHIO Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs and Russ College of Engineering and Technology
 
Phil Hopkins, Director, Economics & Country Risk Consulting, IHS Markit
 
Dr. Bill Rish, Principal Engineer, ToxStrategies, Inc.
 
Todd Stephenson (’77), VP Geoscience Technology - Retired, Chesapeake Energy
 
Matt Warnock, Partner, Oil and Gas, Bricker & Eckler, LLP
11:15
Networking, Poster Session & Coffee Break
11:30
Breakout Sessions 1
 
Policy Track 1: Building Regional Wealth
 
Moderator: Jonathan Norris, Research Assistant & MSES Candidate, OHIO Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs
 
Kathiann Kowalski, Journalist, Midwest Energy News
 
Dr. Iryna V. Lendel, Director, Center for Economic Development, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
 
Jeannette Wierzbicki, Executive Director, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association
 
Technology Track 1: Innovations in Shale Production, Development & Recovery
 
Moderator: Dr. David Bayless, OHIO Russ College of Engineering & Technology
 
Dr. Srikanta Mishra, Institute Fellow, Senior Research Leader & Chief Scientist, Energy, Battelle
 
Michael Spencer, ISEE Researcher & PhD Candidate, OHIO Russ College of Engineering and Technology
 
Todd Stephenson (’77), VP Geoscience Technology - Retired, Chesapeake Energy
12:30
Buffet Lunch with Keynote Speaker
 
Edward C. Chow, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies & Glidden Visiting Professor, Ohio University
2:00
Breakout Session 2
 
Policy Track 2: Balancing Regional and Export Industries
 
Moderator: Dr. Daniel Karney, Assistant Professor, OHIO Department of Economics
 
Mike Chadsey, Director of Public Relations, Ohio Oil and Gas Association
 
Gordon Erndt, Senior Market Analyst, Ariel Corporation
 
Phil Hopkins, Director, Economics & Country Risk Consulting, IHS Markit
 
Technology Track 2: Pollution Monitoring & Remediation Related to Shale Development
 
Moderator: Dr. David Bayless, OHIO Russ College of Engineering & Technology
 
Dr. Kevin Crist, Professor, OHIO Russ College of Engineering and Technology & Director, OHIO Center for Air Quality
 
Dr. Jason Trembly, Associate Professor, OHIO Russ College of Engineering and Technology & Director, OHIO Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment
 
Andrew Williams, Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, U.S. Climate and Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
3:00
Breakout Session 3
 
Policy Track 3: Ethane Cracker Update for Eastern Ohio
 
Moderator: Mike Jacoby, VP of Business Development, Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth
 
Jenn Klein, President, Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
 
Larry Merry, Executive Director, Belmont County Port Authority
 
Dana Saucier, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Energy & Petrochemical Industry, Jobs Ohio
 
Technology Track 3: Innovations in Shale Technology from Ohio University
 
Moderator: Dr. David Bayless, OHIO Russ College of Engineering & Technology
 
Ramin Mehrani, ISEE Researcher & PhD Candidate, OHIO Russ College of Engineering and Technology
 
Mohammed Mohtami, ISEE Researcher & PhD Candidate, OHIO Russ College of Engineering and Technology
4:00
Symposium Concludes
 
 

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Questions? Contact Elissa Welch at welche@ohio.edu.

The Shale Innovation Project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology, the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences examining the impact of shale development on businesses and communities in Ohio’s shale region. This project is generously supported by a three-year Innovation Strategy Award from the Ohio University Research Division.