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2012 ASPO-USA Conference – More Facts, More Fun

Planning continues for the 2012 ASPO-USA Annual Conference, this year held at the University of Texas in Austin. Simply stated, our goal for this year’s conference is “more facts, more fun.”  We hope that you come to Austin to learn and think, but also to get “energized” and build relationships with friends and partners old and new.

This year’s gathering will differ from past conferences in several important ways. In response to your feedback from ASPO-USA members and past conference attendees, the program will feature more in-depth sessions, more interactive discussions, and more opportunities to connect with other conference guests.

Conference attendees at the 2011 ASPO-USA Conference listen to presenters at the Congressional Auditorium, inside the U.S. Capitol.

We are renewing our focus on fundamental oil and gas issues, and the risk factors that may contribute to the prospect of a near-term oil crisis and long-term oil scarcity. Day 1 of the conference will be devoted entirely to discussion and technical analysis of oil and gas issues. A session on the outlook for North American oil production will examine recent oil production increases in the United States and Canada. This session will look beyond the hype to examine whether new oil developments will overcome the continued decline of older oilfields. A session devoted to Natural Gas will examine the surge in shale gas development and discuss the feasibility of using natural gas to help shift us from our dependence on oil.

ASPO-USA Executive Director, Jan Mueller, introduces the first presentations of the 2011 ASPO-USA Conference featuring Jeff Rubin, William Catton, and Chris Skrebowski.

Day 2 will shift focus to the energy, economic, and environmental consequences of oil scarcity – concentrating on factors that will shape future scenarios, and accelerate or obstruct positive action. A session entirely on the role of communications will examine why the media is missing the story of Peak Oil. Is the issue inherently too complex and overwhelming? Are reporters poorly equipped to address the issue? And how can the media play a more constructive role in helping Americans respond to energy-economic-environmental crisis.

A number of optional activities also will be offered before, during, and after the two-day official program, to make your trip to Austin as valuable, productive, and enjoyable as possible.

We hope you are able to attend. And we look forward to hosting you.

Jan Lars Mueller is Executive Director for the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas USA (ASPO-USA), which promotes open dialogue and understanding of Peak Oil, resource depletion, and the role of energy in the economy. ASPO-USA is hosting its annual conference November 30 – December 1 in Austin, Texas.


One Comment on "2012 ASPO-USA Conference – More Facts, More Fun"

  1. Arthur on Mon, 27th Aug 2012 7:18 pm 

    “More Facts, More Fun”. Americans insist on being entertained, even when the (industrial) world goes under and dieoff looms in the distance. The orchestra on the Titanic keeps playing, even after impact.

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