Energy and the Economy: Markets in Transition

October 18, 2019


About this event

The Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and Dallas will hold their fourth joint energy conference on October 18 in Denver. The conference will focus on the outlook for the global crude oil market, renewable and energy transitions with the U.S. generation mix, energy finance and more.

Event details

Date Time Location
October 18, 2019 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1020 16th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202


If you are interested in attending the Energy Conference, please contact Pam Campbell.

Contact Information

Pam Campbell
Public Affairs
(405) 270-8617


  • 7:30 AM Energy Conference Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM Welcome Alison Felix
    Denver Branch Executive
    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • 8:05 AM Opening Keynote Esther George
    President & CEO
    Kansas City Fed
  • 8:50 AM Session I: Outlook for Global Crude Oil Markets

     Session Chair: Mine Yucel, Senior Vice President, Dallas Fed

        - General: Jim Burkhard, IHS Markit
        - Geopolitics: Kevin Book, Clearview Energy Partners, LLC
        - Global Economic Outlook: Torsten Slok, Deutsche Bank

  • 10:05 AM Break
  • 10:15 AM Session II: Renewable Transitions and the U.S. Power Generation Mix

    Session Chair: Jason Brown, Assistant Vice President, Kansas City Fed

     - General Renewables: Matt DePrato, Wood Mackenzie
     - Utility: Alice Jackson, Xcel Energy
     - Renewable Technology: Jill Engel-Cox, NREL/JISEA

  • 11:30 AM Lunch
  • 12:00 PM Luncheon Keynote Bill Ritter
    Center for the New Energy Economy
  • 12:45 PM Break
  • 12:55 PM Session III: Transitions in Energy Finance Session Chair: Jill Cetina, Vice President, Dallas Fed

        - Oil and Gas: Bobby Tudor, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
        - Derivatives: Christopher Edmonds, ICE
        - Renewable: Jim Hughes, Prisma Energy
  • 2:10 PM Break
  • 2:20 PM Panel Discussion with Energy Executives Moderator: Chad Wilkerson, OKC Branch Executive, Kansas City Fed

        - Exploration & Production:
    Brad Holly, Whiting Petroleum
        - Oilfield Services: Chris Wright, Liberty Oilfield Services
        - Utility: Mary Kipp, Puget Sound Energy
  • 3:10 PM Moderated Q & A

    Rob Kaplan, President & CEO, Dallas Fed
    Moderator: Cindy Taylor, Oil States International

  • 3:55 PM Closing Remarks by Conference Organizers

    Chad Wilkerson, Kansas City Fed
    Mine Yucel, Dallas Fed

  • 4:00 PM Adjourn