2013 Domenici Conference Agenda

PLEASE NOTE: Agenda has changed. Wednesday’s program will begin at 9 a.m. and Joshua Cooper Ramo will now speak on Wednesday. No action is needed for those already registered. All events will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave.

Wednesday, September 18

7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration
The registration desk will be open throughout the two-day conference. Please stop at registration when you arrive to receive your name badge and program.
9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:45 a.m. Session One: Imagining the World of 2020
Speaker: Lowell Catlett, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Dean, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University
10:45 a.m. Session Two: U.S.-China Relations
Speaker: Mr. Joshua Cooper Ramo, Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Former Foreign Editor and Senior Editor of TIME Magazine
11:45 a.m. Lunch is served
1 p.m. Session Three: The Future of American Energy – Strategic Priorities for U.S. Energy Policy
Speaker: Mr. Guy Caruso, former Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration; Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
2 p.m. Session Four: The Future of American Energy – Pros and Cons of Fracking
Speakers: Marianne Walck, Ph.D., Director, Geoscience, Climate and Consequence Effects Center, Sandia National Laboratories and Norm Warpinski, Ph.D., Technology Fellow, Pinnacle – A Halliburton Service
3 p.m. Session Five: The Future of American Energy – North American Energy Security
Speaker: Hon. Ken Salazar, former Cabinet Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
4 p.m. Session Six: NMSU Feature in Energy
Showcasing student and faculty enterprises in energy
4:30 p.m. Reception at Convention Center

Thursday, September 19

7:30 – 1 p.m. Registration
7:30-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. Session Seven: Health Care Reform – Key Challenges and Solutions
Speaker: Hon. Bill Frist, retired U.S. Senator; Physician
10 a.m. Session Eight: White Sands Missile Range – Sustainable Test and Evaluation
Speaker: Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Commanding General, WSMR
11 a.m. Session Nine: U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges in the Middle East
Speaker: Hon. John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
12 p.m. Lunch is served
1 p.m. Session Ten: Remarks on State Issues
Speaker: Hon. Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico
2 p.m. Closing Remarks/Conference Concludes