Event Calendar and Past Videos

Upcoming Events

Global Energy Future Innovation Forum
November 2, 2023

Join us to hear keynotes from high-profile energy leaders, a panel discussion addressing the most pressing challenges of the energy transition, and presentations from Mines faculty engaged in research on advanced solutions for the energy future. Networking reception following the event!

Event Calendar

Latest Past Events

2nd Annual Global Energy Innovation Forum and Networking Reception

Friedhoff Hall, Green Center 924 16th Street, Golden

Join Colorado School of Mines’ Global Energy Future Initiative as we explore the tremendous challenges facing the energy sector and meet the innovators rising to meet them. Attendees from industry, government, civil […]

Previous Event Videos


Mines Global Energy Future Forum 

Showcase some of the most ground-breaking research that makes Mines the leader in solving the world’s biggest challenges to the global energy future.

September 7, 2022

Click here to watch individual talks from this event.

Overview of Mines’ Global Energy Future Initiative

John Bradford, Vice President for Global Initiatives and Professor of Geophysics

August 18, 2022

Carbon Mineralization for CO2 Removal from Air and Permanent Storage at the Gigaton Scale​

Peter B. Kelemen, Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor, Columbia University

April 8, 2022

Energy Venture Investment Summit

Mines Global Energy Future Initiative, EnerCom and Mines Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center with Keynote speaker Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian

February 16, and February 17, 2022

​Mines Methane Symposium​ – Issues and Opportunities – PM Session

Hosted by Walter Copan, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, and Morgan D. Bazilian, Payne Institute for Public Policy, at the Colorado School of Mines

February 17, 2022

​Mines Methane Symposium​ – Issues and Opportunities – AM Session

Hosted by Walter Copan, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, and Morgan D. Bazilian, Payne Institute for Public Policy, at the Colorado School of Mines

February 17, 2022



Moderators Mark Deinert and Morgan Bazilian with Shannon Bragg-Sitton, John Jackson, Ken Darlington, Cristian Rabiti, Jonathan Hackett, Briana Gunn, Don Strickland, Alice Wong, and Scott Melbye

December 15, 2021

A Conversation on the Clean Energy Transition with Mauricio Gutierrez

Mauricio Gutierrez, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRG Energy, and Mines Alumni

November 16, 2021

Sustainability and the Supply Chain​

Allyson Anderson Book, Vice President of Energy Transition, Baker Hughes

October 14, 2021

The Fossil Future – Where Does Old Fossil Fit in a Low Carbon Future

Matt Gallagher, Mines Alumni, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer, Greenlake Energy Ventures

October 1, 2021

Pathways to Resilient Energy Infrastructures for a Net Zero World

Lawrence Jones, Vice President, International Programs at the Edison Electric Institute

September 16, 2021

The Role of Nuclear Power in Addressing Climate Change

Moderators Mark Deinert and Morgan Bazilian with panelists Daniel Kammen, John Kotek, Allison Macfarlane, Rachel Slaybaugh, and Frank N. von Hippel

August 27, 2021

Powering Progress

Susan Shannon, Vice President Government Relations, International Organizations and Policy, Shell

May 20, 2021

Future of Buildings, Transportation, and Power

Roger Duncan, retired Research Fellow, Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin, and General Manager, Austin Energy
Dr. Michael E. Webber, Chief Science and Technology Officer, ENGIE, and Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, University of Texas, Austin

May 5, 2021

Climate Change and National Security: The Need to Address a Growing Global Threat

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy, Retired

April 22, 2021

Public Policy, Public Utilities and (Regulatory) Pursuit of the Public Interest

Jeffrey Ackermann, former Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

April 15, 2021

Managing Carbon, Growing Economies: Ambition. Innovation. Scale. Collaboration. All Required.

Dr. Paula Gant, PhD., Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

April 8, 2021

Ireland’s Climate Change Strategy

Eamon Ryan, T.D, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications and Minister for Transport, Ireland

April 7, 2021

The Role of Natural Gas in the Clean Energy Economy of the Future

Christopher Smith, Senior Vice President, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Cheniere

February 25, 2021

Climate Justice and Global Decarbonization

Dr. Daniel M. Kammen, Professor of Energy, University of California, Berkeley

February 4, 2021

Mitigating Climate Change with Artificial Intelligence

J.W. Postal, CEO & Founder at Nikola Power

January 28, 2021

The New Map – Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations

Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman at IHS Markit

January 21, 2021