Forthcoming USAEE / IAEE Conferences

33rd USAEE North American Conference

"The Dynamic Energy Landscape"

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Oct. 25 - 28, 2015


The theme for our annual conference is the “Dynamic Energy Landscape”, a very appropriate title given the current energy economy.  The Program Committee has done a marvelous job securing speakers that will address the theme and offer insights covering all aspects of energy development and use.

This year's North American Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of the main centers of American energy and an area that has witnessed an industrial resurgence, which will also be one of the planned plenary topics.  In addition, a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) led topic will focus on water at the well-site and explore the challenges around its production, handling and disposal.  Other plenaries plan to  cover a wide range of topics that include Renewable Energy Integration, Climate, the Future of Coal, Geopolitics, Energy Infrastructure and current issues facing North American Energy.

In addition to the conference program, we have several activities that include a reception at the Andy Warhol Museum on Tuesday and two technical tours: the EverPower Wind Farm technical tour takes place on Sunday and a technical tour of the Range Resources’ Marcellus shale gas drilling operations takes place on Thursday.

The dates for our upcoming 33rd annual USAEE/IAEE North American Conference are fast approaching! If you have not registered or made travel plans to Pittsburgh, I encourage you to do so soon.  I look forward to seeing you at the conference! 

-- Troy Thompson, President, USAEE


Please see the conference website for on-line registration and further information:




5th IAEE Asian Conference

"Meeting Asia's Energy Challenges"

Perth, Western Australia

February 14 - 17, 2016


The 5th IAEE Asian Conference to be held in Perth from February 14-17, 2016 will discuss the challenges of meeting what is expected to be continuing enormous growth in Asian energy demand over the next few decades. We have all just experienced the large impacts on world energy markets of the rapid growth in the Chinese economy. India has also recently been undergoing very fast economic growth, and with a population approaching that of China and perhaps surpassing it in the next decade, it is also likely to have a noticeable impact on world energy demand. Fewer people are aware, however, that the ASEAN countries as a group also now have a population of more than 600 million and have been experiencing accelerated economic growth in recent years.
The growth in energy demand in Asia will require the region to import substantial amounts of energy from elsewhere in the world, with impacts on suppliers and other customers of those suppliers, and international and national security. It also will require substantial investments in infrastructure within the region, and policies to cope with the pollution and other externalities associated with ballooning energy consumption. The conference will also discuss the national security and strategic implications of meeting Asian energy demand growth.

For IAEE members from North America, it is also noteworthy that the conference will be held in the late summer and Perth is known for beautiful beaches and a summer with low humidity (like southern California). Hence, make your plans now for escaping to the sunshine and warmth as winter takes hold at home!  
-- Peter Hartley, President, IAEE

Please see the conference website for further information:




 39th IAEE International Conference

"Energy: Expectations and Uncertainty"

Bergen, Norway

June 19 - 22, 2016


The 39th IAEE International Conference takes place in Bergen, Norway, at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), 19 - 22 June 2016, with the main theme Energy: Expectations and Uncertainty - Challenges for analysis, decisions and policy. Energy systems are becoming increasingly interdependent and integrated, raising the importance of changes in resources, markets, technology, policy, environment and climate. Methods, analyses and results that take explicit account of uncertainty and expectations from an economic and decision-making perspective will be highlighted. 

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