Tulsa to host national energy conference Oct. 23-26, 2016

In October, Tulsa will welcome business, government, academic and other professionals for the 34th annual United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) North American Conference. Plenary, concurrent and poster sessions will explore the evolution of the North American energy sector as well as the potential for and implications of energy self-sufficiency.

The Collins College of Business is sponsoring the event and Ron Ripple, Mervin Bovaird Professor of Energy and Finance, serves as concurrent session chair and technical tour coordinator. Ripple and Mike Troilo, Wellspring Associate Professor of International Business, also are part of the conference program committee.

Students are encouraged to submit research papers for the Best Student Paper Award Competition, participate in the Student Poster Session and apply for a scholarship that covers registration fees.

Conference organizers are seeking submissions from those interested in speaking about current topics or presenting research. The deadline to submit abstracts is May 19.

Professor Ripple notes, “This year’s conference is being held just two weeks prior to the presidential election, and the conference will delve into the full range of energy economics and policy related issues that we face locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.”

The USAEE was founded in 1994 to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and issues among professionals interested in energy economics. It is the largest affiliate of the International Association for Energy Economics, a worldwide organization founded in 1977 comprising over 4,200 corporate, academic, scientific and government professionals concerned with energy and related issues in the international community.

Visit www.usaee.org/usaee2016 for more information.