Tune in to hear about a variety of #energytransition roles, gain info on educational opportunities, and network with climate champions!
Our friends from The Wharton Energy Network made us aware of this great opportunity, and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you!
About this Event
The Renewable Energy Alliance Houston (“REAL Houston”) and Greentown Labs are collaborating to present Careers in the Energy Transition: Making the Move, an event designed for people interested in a career in the energy transition.
Please join us on Thursday, December 10th at 3:00pm CST for an exciting virtual event focused on providing knowledge and networking opportunities for those interested in a career focused on the energy transition. The goal is to supply information about careers, educational opportunities and other resources to help individuals craft an informed approach to their search. Please note: this event is not a job fair.
The event kicks off with a keynote “fireside chat” with John Berger, CEO of Sunnova Energy International Inc [NOVA: NYSE]. As one of the leading residential solar and storage service providers, its goal is to be the source of clean, affordable and reliable energy, with a simple mission: to power energy independence so that homeowners have the freedom to live life uninterrupted™.
Since the start of 2020, Sunnova has added to its growing team and has attracted many people from the oil and gas industry. John will join the stage to discuss building a solar business in Houston, macro-trends in the residential solar space and why Houston is primed to lead the energy transition.
Breakout sessions (“table talks”) will follow, led by people working in the energy transition, educational institutions and other organizations (see *note below). Participants can move from table to table, learning about roles by talking to people working in those roles. The sessions are self-selected, allowing participants to decide where to spend their time.
Mary Anne Brelinsky, President of EDF North America, is the second keynote speaker, sharing insights about her transition from plant engineer at Exxon to a leadership position in the power and renewable energy industries.
A second round of table talks will follow.
Following a wrap up, Greentown will hold its monthly Energy Bar networking event from 4:30-6:30 PM CST, allowing for conversations to continue, or new connections to be made.
*Note: table talk leaders work in a variety of roles related to the energy transition. In addition, universities will be on-hand to describe their degree and certificate programs, recruiters will offer suggestions on how to present your credentials, and professional development organizations will explain the support they provide. Registrants will receive a list of table talk leaders before the event.
How do I attend the event?
Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. In it you'll find a button that will lead you to a link to the event. We will also be sending you the link on the day of the event.
How will I know which table to choose in the breakout session(s)?
If you registered for the event, you will receive an event program closer to the day of the event with more information on Table Leaders and topics. You can also follow the Renewable Energy Alliance Houston (REAL Houston) on LinkedIn at REAL Houston.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please reach out to Kay McCall with REAL Houston: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it too late to be a table talk leader?
We are still filling out the roster of table talk leaders. Please reach out to Kay McCall with REAL Houston: email@example.com if you are interested in assisting with this or other events.