Agenda Announced for Energy & Technology Showcase

The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority and the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources are hosting a two-day Showcase event that will highlight current energy trends, up and coming technology, and include local facility tours.


Cheyenne, Wyoming – This spring, the Energy & Technology Showcase will bring together industry leaders, researchers, and energy experts to network and discuss what’s next for Wyoming’s energy economy. The event will be held March 23 and 24, 2017 at the University of Wyoming Conference Center in Laramie.

“Our goal with this event and with our partnership with the School of Energy Resources is to create a space where we can discuss what’s next for Wyoming’s energy economy,” said Jason Begger, Executive Director for the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority. “This includes conversations on what new technology is being developed and brought to market, as well as what economic factors foster growth.”

Sessions at the conference include:

  • State Treasurer Mark Gordon, along with panel members from XPRIZE, Black Hills Corporation, and the University of Wyoming will discuss What’s New & What’s Next in Energy from their industry perspective
  • Kip Coddington, Director of UW’s Carbon Management Institute, discussing the opportunities with carbon capture, utilization, and storage
  • Jon Benson, CEO of Wyoming Technology Business Center discussing the important role of entrepreneurship in economic development and hosting a panel of four Wyoming energy start-up companies
  • Panelists from the Wyoming Business Council, Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, and Wyoming Governor’s Office discussing Wyoming Solutions for Engaging with the Future of Technology
  • University of Wyoming facility tours: High Bay Research Facility, School of Energy Resources – Energy Innovation Center, and the Enzi STEM Building

“Many stakeholders who are involved in the future of Wyoming energy understand that making the right decisions is not a trivial matter, and needs to consider markets, policy, industry needs and technology in unison. This forum is a great opportunity to further this dialogue, and achieve a reality check on current thinking and further develop the pathways for research and development imperatives,” said Richard Horner, Deputy Director of Emerging Projects and Technology at the School of Energy Resources.

“What we’ve been able to do with this conference is bring together some of the main features and imperatives that need to be tabled and debated as part of the decision making  to sustain prosperity and well-being and capture Wyoming’s energy wealth.”

To view the full conference agenda visit The conference is free to attend. Registration is available online.


About the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority
The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA), is an instrumentality of the State of Wyoming whose purpose is to advance Wyoming’s Energy Strategy by promoting the value of Wyoming’s energy resources, supporting expanded infrastructure, enhancing resource development and operation, and ensuring a credible and objective voice for Wyoming. $1 billion in bonding authority was given to the WIA for financing of infrastructure relative to facilities within its legislative purview. The authority was created by the State Legislature in 2004 and is governed by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Wyoming State Senate.

For more information on the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, visit

About the School of Energy Resources – At the Forefront of Energy Innovation, Discovery, and Collaboration
The University of Wyoming (UW), School of Energy Resources (SER) was created in 2006 to enhance the university’s energy-related education, research, and outreach. SER directs and integrates cutting-edge energy research and academic programs at UW and bridges academics and industry through targeted outreach programs. In the ten years that SER has existed, it has worked to maintain flexibility in its focus and structure to meet the changing needs of Wyoming’s energy industries. Along with funding from the State of Wyoming, SER’s partnerships with UW faculty and industry representatives ensure the capability to be reactive and help keep energy a viable industry in Wyoming.