Inaugural Carbon Management Technology Conference Focuses on Reduction, Adaptation

CONTACT: Leigha Burns (+1.972.952.9324, email lburns@spe.org)

RICHARDSON, Texas, USA (28 December 2011)—The first-ever Carbon Management Technology Conference will be held 7–9 February 2012 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Eight engineering societies are sponsoring this conference, bringing together all disciplines to share the latest technologies, strategies and systems related to the management and containment of carbon production.

The three-day technical program will feature more than 200 presentations on key topics such as business risks of carbon counting, innovative approaches to measuring IT system sustainability, research and development, and greenhouse gas quantification and measurement methods.

“At the Carbon Management Technology Conference, engineers from a wide range of engineering disciplines will share their perspectives on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the risks of climate change,” says Haroon Kheshgi, conference chairperson and leader of ExxonMobil’s global climate change science program. “It has been inspiring to work with the program committee of over 60 dedicated professionals, including volunteers from the sponsoring engineering societies, who have developed the program of this inaugural conference and have laid the groundwork for further collaborations of the societies”.

The conference features paper and panel presentations, as well as two keynote addresses. Tuesday’s keynote session, “Climate Change Adaptation in the US,” will feature Katharine Jacobs, assistant director for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Robert Fri, visiting scholar for Resources for the Future, will discuss “America’s Climate Choices” in the Wednesday keynote session.

Attendees can also observe the latest products and services for greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation from industry-leading exhibiting companies.

To learn more about this conference, visit www.carbonmgmt.org. Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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About the Carbon Management Technology Conference

The Carbon Management Technology Conference is sponsored and organized by IEEE-USA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Association for Iron and Steel Technology, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. It is also supported in part by a grant from the United Engineering Foundation.

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