Amy Wilson had the opportunity to represent our graduate program at the recent Vail Global Energy Forum held in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Amy had the following to say about her experience:
The speakers at the Forum included some of the top leaders in energy like the Governor of Colorado, professors from some of the most prestigious universities in the country and industry professionals. As in the classroom, it was interesting to be challenged and encouraged to look at natural resource and energy development from multiple perspectives.
My favorite of the speakers, former Secretary of Labor George P. Shultz, provided insight on the need for leadership in the natural resources and energy arena. His thoughtful and genuine presentation made it clear what a special time it is to be a student and a practitioner. To be a part of a shift in culture and social thought is huge. People around the globe are truly recognizing the need for clean and alternative energy; they are beginning to recognize the latent effects of our actions on the world. Being a part of the DU Environmental and Natural Resource Law and Policy Program, I feel my peers and I will contribute to these issues in a meaningful and impactful way, we will be apart of the change.
I truly value the experience and the opportunity to attend one of the premier energy events of the year. It is exciting to see so many great minds coming together to discuss our energy problems, and future and potential solutions.
I extend my thanks to the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law and the Sponsors and Donors of the Vail Global Energy Forum for funding and supporting my attendance.
For more information about the Forum, visit their page here.