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This inaugural Media Institute will gather Energy officials and journalists from across the country to share their wealth of knowledge and resources on the ins and outs of the Energy sector – from the impact of Energy practices on various communities to the growing awareness of the Alternative Energy pool.

2/21/2013 to 2/22/2013
When: 2/21/2013
Where: Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner
Houston, Texas  77024
United States
Contact: Jannice Hodge

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Media Institute on Energy

February 21-22, 2013
945 Gessner
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: (281) 501-4308


  • Are you a working journalist ready to explore issues affecting your community?
  • Are you a non-working journalist looking for a new opportunity?
  • Are you a media professional interested in finding out how your field connects with an increasingly important business?
If so, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) invites you to join us in Houston, TX, February 21-22, 2013, for our Media Institute on Energy. Energy officials and journalists from across the country will gather at this inaugural conference to share knowledge ranging from the impact of energy practices on various communities to the growth in alternative energy.
Did you know that business reporters who cover energy acquire specialized expertise that leads to higher salaries?
Join us in Houston for empowering sessions to help you learn more about oil, gas, wind, solar and other alternative fuels and craft a career as a media professional in the energy sector. Our program will include a tour of facilities in Houston’s Energy Corridor. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your career options!

Click HERE to review the preliminary program

Pre-registration Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pre-registration Member: $59 $25
Pre-registration Nonmember: $99 $25


Click HERE for Hotel Reservations

Westin Houston Memorial City
945 Gessner
Houston, TX 77024
Telephone: (281) 501-4308

$159 per night rate is available until January 31, 2013 February 9, 2013



Thursday, February 21, 2013 
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
7:00 AM
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
- Shale play - There is vast new energy being developed in the U.S. and it is coming from America's heartland. Energy exploration and production is familiar to residents of the Midwest, but increasingly this production is coming to states in the north and northeast. What is shale gas and how will it impact communities? Click HERE to download course material.
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
- Offshore production - Economies around the world need energy– and plenty of it – to grow. Increasingly, that energy lies beneath the oceans of the world. Here in the U.S. the Gulf of Mexico is a growing basin for oil, accounting for nearly a third of U.S. daily energy supplies. Learn why offshore production is valuable to energy supply -- and the U.S. Click HERE to download course material.
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
- Supply and Demand on Main Street: The ups and downs of pricing - We've all seen it – a hurricane impacts the Gulf coast. So why does the price of gasoline rise on the East coast? And what are boutique fuels and why do they cause fluctuations in the price of gasoline? Learn how market forces impact the price at the pump.
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
- Economics of Energy – Jobs, environment and the value proposition. In a stagnant economy, the energy sector has been a job creation machine. Why? Find out why the prospects for jobs and continued growth in the sector are bright. API will also unveil an exclusive study that tracks these trends in minority communities. Click HERE to download course material.
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
- Alternative Energy – The current administration has made‘clean energy' the centerpiece its energy strategy. What are the next steps in developing wind, solar, biofuels and other renewable sources. Find out the challenges and opportunities to make this goal a reality from executives making crucial decisions in the field.
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
- Working as a Journalist in Energy - An overview of how break into the field of Energy journalism, what resources are available to current journalists, where the opportunities lie, and how to pitch print and media stories.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6:30 PM
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Keynote Speaker
– Michael Skelly, Founder and President of Clean Line Energy - Mesquite Room; 3rd Floor
Friday, February 22, 2013
BP Energy Facility Site Visit Schedule - Houston, TX
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
(supply trading)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
(production technology)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
(by invitation only)

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