Seminar and Tours
October 12, 2023
The conference's inaugural day features presentations on community transition projects, heritage and recreational tours. Open to conference attendees and the public with prior registration and subject to availability. The program is designed to facilitate interactions and spark new conversations between local leaders and conference attendees concerning future opportunities and lesson learned from the region's 164-year and counting experience with - and environmental recovery from - the early oil and gas Industry.
Throughout the Oil Region National Heritage Area between Titusville, Oil City and Franklin, Pennsylvania
October 13, 2023
In the spirit of Edwin Drake's tenacity and creativity, which produced America's first oil discovery in 1859, global and local experts, practitioners, and leaders will gather to discuss and debate the future of energy security. This includes hybrid interactive presentations ranging from energy production to climate, with panelists giving introductory arguments followed by a free-flowing dialogue, questions and answers. By invitation only.
Drake Well Museum & Park commemorates Edwin Drake's drilling of America's first oil well In 1859. The museum and surrounding grounds chronicle the birth and development of Pennsylvania's petroleum and gas industry and its evolution into today's global enterprise.
Join The Conversation!
Mid-October in Western Pennsylvania features some of the world's most breathtaking autumn foliage, the annual gift from the varied deciduous forest that took the area back from the brink of environmental destruction following the early oil boom.
Who Should Attend?
Energy and climate experts, practitioners, officials and those interested in how America and the World can practically balance their energy and climate goals.
What to Expect?
A full two days of in-depth dialogues, debates and presentations on energy security Issues now facing the United States and the World - as well as a lot of history, great food and even a bit of local moonshine!
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program - Center for Strategies & International Studies (CSIS)
Chief, Energy & Infrastructure, Technical Support Office, Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, USAID
Founding chairman of the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council. Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union
Director, Stakeholder Relations at Seneca Resources Company
Andrew J. Tabler
Author and former Director, National Security Council and Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State
Senior Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and the Council for a Secure America