2. An Eye on the Horizon
The conference is designed to highlight what we already know or have recently learned, but discussions will also prompt exploration of issues “over the horizon” that researchers, policymakers, industry representatives, public sector organizations, and the funding community should have on their respective radars.
This convening will take place just three weeks after the US midterm elections, the outcome of which will undoubtedly have significant import for energy and climate policy in the United States. Will states and cities continue to lead? Will Congress act? How can insights from the research community foster stronger decisionmaking processes under any outcome?
3. A Commitment to Diversity
The conference has been planned with diversity in mind, in terms not only of gender and race but also with regard to sectoral representation, political ideology, and geography. Solutions to today's energy and climate challenges—and the creativity required to unearth, develop, and manifest feasible options—require bringing all minds and perspectives to the table.
Given space limitations, the conference itself is by invitation only—but we are also planning for opportunities for a wider audience to engage with various speakers from this event and to continue dialogue sparked from different sessions. For questions about the conference, please contact Kristin Hayes, RFF’s Energy and Climate Program Director, at email@example.com.