Energy Forward 2015

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Energy Group Conference
April 17th, 2015
The University Club, Chicago

Registration Available Soon!

2015 Energy Forward Conference

The University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessApril 17th, 2015 | The University Club, Chicago

Register (coming soon!)


Please join us for the 2015 Energy Forward Conference!

The past year has been a dynamic one for US energy markets.  US oil prices plummeted at the end of 2014 bringing a wave of capital expenditure reductions and industry layoffs, solar power generation expanded rapidly once again, wind power grappled with expiration of the production tax credit in December of 2014, and the power generation sector continued to see coal’s market share decline at the expense of gas.  Join us for Chicago Booth’s Energy Forward 2015 conference as we examine the trends and opportunities that are defining the energy markets this year and beyond.

You’ll gain insights from industry leaders, network with investors and practitioners, and plant yourself firmly in the center of Chicago’s energy community.  Topics and questions addressed will include: the outlook for US oil markets and upstream activity, US midstream activity, outlook for the US power sector, venture capital and private equity activity in energy, energy policy development and the effect on markets, and innovative new energy business models.

Secure your tickets in advance to guarantee participation. See examples from last year and 2013 for what to expect, as well as some photos from the 2014 conference.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, including ChevronFMC Technologies, Marathon CapitalExelon, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact the organizers for more information.

Platinum Sponsor:

CVX Gold

Gold Sponsors:

  FMC Logo

  marathon cap logo 

Bronze Sponsor:

Exelon Corp.


Friday, April 17th, 2015
(Final schedule may change)

  • Check-in: 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Panel Session 1: 10:30 AM – 11: 30 AM
    • TBD
  • Lunch and Keynote: 11:30 – 12:30 PM
    • TBD
  • Panel Session 2: 12:45 – 1:45 PM
    • TBD
  • Keynote: 2:00 – 2:45 PM
    • TBD
  • Panel Session 3: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
    • TBD
  • Keynote: 4:15 – 5:00 PM
    • TBD
  • Cocktail Reception and Networking: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Conference to be held at the University Club, downtown Chicago. See the Location page for more information and logistics. Please note, the University Club enforces a business casual dress code for events held there.


We are currently recruiting speakers for this year’s conference.  Last year speakers from the following companies attended the conference:

Anadarko Petroleum, A.T. Kearney, Baker Hughes, Barclays, BTG Pactual, Cheniere Energy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, EQT Midstream Partners, Exelon, Folsom Labs, Freepoint Commodities, Integrys Energy, Invenergy, Marathon Capital, McKinsey, SoCore Energy, and True North Venture Partners

Past participants include speakers from Tudor Pickering & Holt, First Wind, Exelon, Marathon Capital, Anadarko, Statoil, Pemex, Invenergy, SunEdison, BASF, ANCAP, DTE, FMC Technologies, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ICF International, Edison Mission Energy, HEVT, Clean Urban Energy, Energy Foundry, Phoenician Resources, McNally Capital, Partners Group, Irradia Energia, Wells Fargo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch,  McKinsey, Bain, BCG, A.T. Kearney, Deloitte, Ungaretti & Harris, Akin Gump, Argonne National Laboratory, Barclays, BP, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, City of Chicago Sustainability Office, ClearHedging, E.ON, Folsom Labs, EQT Midstream Partners, Integrys, Nalco, Navigant Consulting, Nothern Trust, and Satori Energy.

Please see the lineup from 2014 and 2013 for representative speakers.


There will be four to five breakout panels on specific topics such as:

  • Energy Policy
  • Midstream Oil and Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Upstream Oil and Gas