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American Association of Blacks in Energy

Third Annual Winter Conference

"Black America: The Energy Depression"

GALLERIA PLAZA HOTEL
HOUSTON, TEXAS
JANUARY 23-25, 1980

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LUDDY HAYDEN
Conference Chairman

The American Association of Blacks in Energy held its Winter Conference at the Galleria Plaza Hotel, Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 23-25 1980.

The conference focused on "Black America: The Energy Depression."  It featured several workshops, panels and major addresses by renowned experts in energy and from the Black Community.

Wednesday, January 23, 1980

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Board Meeting

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Registration (Conference/Membership)

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Hospitality Room

Thursday, January 24, 1980

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Opening Session (Galleria IV)
  -- Official City Welcome (Mayor or Designee)
  -- Keynote: Clarke Watson, "Black America: The Energy Depression"

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Plenary Session (Galleria IV)

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  Workshop A: "Jobs, Careers, Opportunities" (Sage Room)
  Workshop B: "An Examination of the Federal Energy Policy: Its Future and Its Impact" (Westchester Room)

11:45 - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (Galleria III)

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Plenary Session (Galleria IV)

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Workshops
  Workshop C: "Energy Conservation" (Sage Room)
  Workshop D: "Energy and the Black Entrepreneur" (Westchester Room)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hospitality Hour (Galleria III)

5:15 - 7:15 p.m.
Dinner (Galleria III)

Friday, January 25, 1980

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Membership Registration--Coffee

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
General Session
Presiding: Linda C. Taliaferro, Attorney, Advanced Reactors Division, Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Address: Representative Mickey Leland
Address: Edgar Twine, Manager, Federal Relations, Atlantic Richfield Company

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Meet the Experts
Topic: "Black America: The Energy Depression"
Introduction of Panelists: Horace Edwards, Atlantic Richfield
Panel Moderator: Dr. Linneal J. Henderson, Jr., Howard University
Panelists: (Industry Experts)
  Charlie A. Thurston, Division Vice President, Northern Illinois Gas
  Cordell Reed, Assistant Vice President, Commonwealth Edison
  Obra Kernodle III, Department of Energy
  Dr. Thomas Hart, Assistant Vice President, Westinghouse Electric Corporation
  Art Spencer, Southern California Gas Company
  Robert Bates, Manager, Government Relations, Mobil Chemicals and Special Projects, Mobil Oil Corporation
  Roy B. Bracken, Solar Energy Research Institute
  Matthew Holden, Federal Energy Regulatory Comm.
Panelists:  The Press
  Lerone Bennett, Jr., Senior Editor, Ebony
  John Lewis, Black Affairs
  Earl Graves, Black Enterprise
  Ed Shannon, KPRC, Channel 2 (Houston)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon
Presiding: Rufus McKinney, Vice President, Southern California Gas
Invocation: Rev. T. R. Williams, New Faith Missionary Baptist Church
Introduction of Speaker: Patricia Holt, Exxon Company, U.S.A.
Remarks: Clarke Watson, Chairman, American Association of Blacks in Energy
Introduction of Speaker: Rufus McKinney, Vice Pres., Southern California Gas
Address: Charles Duncan, Secretary, Department of Energy (invited)
or
Hazel Rollins, Economic Regulatory Administration
Benediction: Rev. T. R. Williams

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