Limited Seating Still Available at the Mansfield Asia-Montana Energy Summit

April 16, 2015

MISSOULA – The 2015 Asia-Montana Energy Summit will take place Wednesday and Thursday, April 29-30, at the University of Montana Dennison Theatre and Gallagher Business Building. 

Organized by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, this international conference will host nearly 100 thought-leaders and speakers from across Asia, the United States and Montana to discuss the future of global, national and Montana energy.  

Participation is free and open to the public, but interested participants should pre-register for the conference to reserve a spot at one of the 20 different panels and receive a complimentary UM parking pass. To register or to find out more about the conference speakers and agenda, visit the event website at http://mansfieldconference.org.

Participants will listen to and engage with distinguished thought-leaders, discussing topics including the international energy market, prospects for U.S.-Asia natural resource trade, advancements in renewable energy and the current troubles with global carbon emissions.  

The central goals of this milestone conference are to raise public awareness on critical energy development across Montana, the U.S. and internationally, and to promote much-needed balanced and constructive dialogue among energy-related communities.   

Keynote speakers for the event include Norman Bay, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Adam Sieminski, head of the Energy Informational Administration; Montana Gov. Steve Bullock; former Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer; and Northwestern Energy CEO Robert Rowe.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM promotes better understanding of Asia, U.S. relations with Asia and ethics in public affairs in the spirit of Sen. Mike Mansfield (1903-2001) and his wife and life partner, Maureen Hayes Mansfield. The center houses programs that focus on the people and cultures of modern Asia and ethics in public affairs – the core interests and hallmarks of Mansfield’s career.

Contact: Abraham Kim, director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, 406-243-2988, abraham.kim@umontana.edu.