SPONSORED BY

Shell-Energy
Freepoint-Energy-Solutions-2021
NRG
Enerex
Mantis-Innovation
FirstPoint-Power
Hudson-Energy
POWWR
Summer-Energy

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Held November 2-4, in Austin, Texas at Hotel ZaZa, this year’s TEPA conference will feature respected industry experts with sessions and topics that include the energy evolution, emerging technology trends, current regulatory and legislative actions leading to a carbon neutral market, national electricity trends, discussions between the energy broker community and retail energy providers, and a dynamic CEO roundtable discussion. If there's only one energy industry event you attend this year, make it The Energy Professionals Association's national conference.

TUESDAY, NOV. 2nd

12:30 PM

Shell-Energy

GOLF TOURNAMENT
Join us at Omni Barton Creek located in Austin, Texas, for our annual golf tournament sponsored by Shell Energy. During our annual golf tournament, you’ll enjoy lunch followed by a round of golf in the famous Hill Country of Texas. From knobby oaks and cedars to the rolling hills, creeks and ponds, Omni Barton Greek golf course stands above all others in the area.

12:30 PM : Check-in and lunch
1:30 PM: Shotgun Start

8212 Barton Club Drive | Austin, Texas 78735
Click here for Directions

8:00 PM

POWWR

WELCOME RECEPTION & CASINO NIGHT
Bring your poker face and enjoy some gambling, socializing, and music during our Welcome Reception and Casino Night sponsored by Hudson Energy. Grab your friends and colleagues and capture the night in the photo booth sponsored by POWWR. Then fill your evening with Black Jack, Texas Hold ’em and Craps while enjoying hor d’oeuvres and cocktails. This event is free for with your TEPA conference registration.

Hotel ZaZa Austin | Gold Standard Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3rd

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
To enhance your education experience during our conference, we’re hosting 30-minute breakout sessions featuring a wide range of topics and speakers. These sessions will be held in the at the Hotel ZaZA and are included with your conference registration but space will be limited and available of a first come, first serve basis. Session details coming soon!

9:00 AM

TOP FIVE LESSONS FROM 70 TWH A YEAR
Join Enerex during this breakout session as they will share some of the insights from supporting leading Broker and Supplier customers through COVID and Uri. Come hear unique data on commissions trends, how the Broker-Supplier relationship is changing, and what the future could hold for competitive energy.

– Jason Beck: Vice President, Enerex and TEPA Technology Committee Chair

9:30 AM

EXPANDING ENERGY CHOICE
Competitive energy markets are over twenty years old now, but it has been a decade since we’ve had a new state open. Join TEPA and RESA for a conversation around  competitive market states versus those who are still under a monopoly structure. Find out what you can do to help get involved and promote the advancement of competitive markets throughout the US.

–  Rich Spilky, presenting on behalf of RESA, Constellation
– Michael Grimes, Founder, Commercial Energy Consultants
– Mike Boyd, COO, Alliance for Electrical Restructuring in Oklahoma
– Jake Silverman, President, Olympus Political Consulting

10:00 AM

IT REALLY DOES COME DOWN TO PRICE: PRESENTED BY ENERGY PRICEBOOK
Imagine if every broker was able to afford their own pricing desk that could process an unlimited number of price requests every day for any size account.  Sounds too good to be true?  It’s not.  The technology is called Energy PriceBook, and your peers are already implementing it.

– Mark Nuzzo: Principal, Energy PriceBook

10:30 AM

FINANCING FOR THE FUTURE: HOW ESG AND REGULATION WILL SHAPE A CLEAN AND MODERN GRID
This panel will discuss the innovative regulatory strategies to encourage large-scale clean energy, shifting investments and business strategies by retail energy providers and utilities, and a greater focus by consumers themselves on transparent environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies. Panelists will discuss what these trends mean for the renewable energy industry and your business.

– Zack Livingston: Head of Sales, ClearTrace
– Chris LeVeck: President, Facility Innovations Group
– James McGinniss: CEO & Co-Founder, David Energy

11:00 AM

TEPA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WITH TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
TEPA is excited to announce our partnership with Texas A&M University to offer our TEPA Members access to some of the top interns in the country. During this breakout session, you will learn more about The Trading, Risk and Investments Program (TRIP) at Texas A&M University, engage with students who are currently in the program and hear about opportunities for your company to gain access to a relevant talent pool of future interns and employees.

– Andrew Tharp: Manager, Business Development & Sales, EDF Energy North America and Graduate of TRIP Program
-Jacob Syptak: Current Student
-Denton Apple: Current Student

11:30 AM

#ENERGYTWITTER
It’s clear that Twitter is an impactful social media platform in shaping public opinion. This year, it amplified the online conversation when Winter Storm Uri put Texas in a deep freeze that left much of the state without power. Since that time, Twitter has given a voice to news outlets, businesses, politicians and residents who have flooded timelines with conclusions, solutions and everything in-between related to energy…specifically in Texas. Join some leading #energytwitter influencers to learn more about how #energytwitter helped shape–and continues to evolve–the narrative around the energy transition.

–  Dr. Joshua Rhodes, Research Associate at The University of Texas at Austin, and a Founding partner of IdeaSmiths, @joshdr83
– Doug Lewin, Founder, Stoic Energy @douglewinenergy

1:00 PM

TOUR THE STATE CAPITOL
Join Jared Patterson, TEPA’s National Board Vice-President and Texas House Member- District 106, for a tour of the Texas State Capitol. Immerse yourself in Texas history as you explore the Capitol and discover the natural beauty of the Capitol Grounds.

 

SWEAT WITH TEPA!
Work off all the fun you had during our Welcome Reception and Casino Night with TEPA during a fun workout session! Of course, all fitness levels are welcome! Workout type and location details coming soon.

3:00 PM

POWER WOMEN OF TEPA
Join TEPA for the Power Women Mixer at our 16th Annual TEPA Conference. Power Women of TEPA was created to focus on fortifying and empowering the development of women in the industry through unique and targeted networking, leadership, mentoring and educational opportunities. Come network with your female colleagues and learn more about the future of this group!

5:00 PM

WINE TASTING
This year’s TEPA Wine Tasting, sponsored by NRG, is one of the most anticipated social events of the conference! Enjoy fine wines from local vineyards and around the world while mingling and networking with top energy professionals from across the country. Space is limited for this event and it will sell out so act fast!

Hotel ZaZa Austin | Gold Standard Ballroom

THURSDAY, NOV. 4th | ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA
Hotel ZaZa Austin | 7th Floor, The Gold Standard Ballroom

8:00 AM

BREAKFAST
CHECK-IN
LATE REGISTRATION

9:00 AM

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
– Emcee | Aaron Cook: Partner, TimePiece PR & Marketing
– Javier Barrios: President, National TEPA Board | Founding Member & Managing Partner, Good Energy

9:15 AM

PLATINUM SPONSOR MESSAGE
– David Visneau: Chief Commercial Officer, Shell Energy Solutions

9:30 AM

RESTORING TRUST
– Brad Jones: Interim CEO and President, ERCOT

10:15 AM

PANEL: THE ART OF THE DEAL
– Moderator | Justin Courtney: Executive V.P., Priority Power Management
– Dan Marzuola: CEO, Mantis Innovation
– Chris Gersch: Principal, Verde Energy

11:00 AM

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK

11:15 AM

A Rollercoaster Ride into 2022 – Know What I Meme?
– Matt Smith: Lead Oil Analyst, Kpler Americas
A snapshot of current global energy markets via real-time data (and memes) and a forward view of what to expect in 2022

12:00 PM

CONFERENCE LUNCH
Sponsored by Mantis Innovation

1:15 PM

PANEL: EMERGING TECH LEADING THE ENERGY TRANSITION
– Moderator | Sean Kelly: CEO, Amperon
– Renee Sampson: Dir. of Regulatory Affairs, FreeWire Technologies
– Ben Skinner: Global VP, Markets, AMP Energy

2:00 PM

SPEAKER PRESENTATION
– Peter Kelly-Detwiler: Author & Energy Industry Expert

3:00 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK
Sponsored by SmartestEnergy

3:15 PM

PANEL: THE FUTURE OF BROKER AND SUPPLIER ENERGY SOLUTIONS
The leadership from several executives of energy solutions companies will discuss the latest breakthroughs, what to expect for future advancements in energy solutions, and what that means for your business.

– Moderator | Andreya Shaak: Director of Product, EC Infosystems
– Benji Coomer, Co-Founder & VP of Sales, Broker Online Exchange
– Brett Jurishi, Founder and CEO, BrokerX
– Nate Richards, Co-Founder and CEO, Enerex
– Stephen King, Sr. VP Global Sales and Initiatives, POWWR

3:55 PM

EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE
– Moderator | David Roylance: Principal, Prism Energy Solutions | Past President, TEPA National Board
– Andy Cormie: CEO, SmartestEnergy
– Scott Hart: V.P., NRG Business – Texas
– Deb Merril: President, Retail, EDF Trading
– David Visneau: Chief Commercial Officer, Shell Energy Solutions
– Jackson Vo: President, Freepoint Energy Solutions

4:45 PM

TEPA AWARDS PRESENTATION & CLOSING REMARKS
– Shannon McGriff: Executive Director, TEPA

5:00 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION & HAPPY HOUR

Stay at the Hotel ZaZa Austin

TEPA has a room block at the rate of $299/night during our event. Click “Book Now” by October 8, 2021 to take advantage of this special TEPA Conference rate.

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COVID-19 Liability Waiver

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public area where people are present. Please review our COVID liability policy for all TEPA in-person events.