10th ASPO Conference Program

The 10th International ASPO Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria over the course of three days from May 30 to June 1st 2012. The program nears completion and confirmed speaker details can be found below the fold. The conference will cover a wide range of energy topics including the future availability of fossil energy, geopolitical perspectives on energy and infastructure, economic and societal consequences of the 2nd half of the oil age, peak oil & urban design. To keep updated on conference details and for registration visit the conference website www.aspo2012.at.

10th International ASPO Conference - Palais Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria - May 30 to June 1st, 2011
Early bird registration at a discount of 100 euro ends 16 April 2012.

ASPO 2012 will take place at Palais Niederösterreich, a historic building in the first district of Vienna, close to many sights of Vienna´s inner city. The Palais has had a very eventful history. It was originally the home of the so-called estates, the political representatives of upper classes, knights, prelates and towns. The estates acquired the property in 1513 in order to be near the reigning prince and to hold assemblies in Vienna. Precious interiours such as the “Landhauskapelle” and the “Gotisches Zimmer” have been preserved from this late Gothic building


DAY 1 - 30 May 2012
09:00 - 09:30 Opening of the Conference
Paul Hohnen, Conference Facilitator
09:30 - 10:50 10 Years of ASPO: Lessons learned & Update
Speakers tba
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45 Climate Change and the sustainable use of resources
Helga Kromp-Kolb, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Unconventional oil and gas, a game changer?
Speaker tba
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Shale Gas Perspectives Conventional or Unconventional oil: does the distinction matter?
Learning from US Shale Gas
Arthur Berman, Director Labyrinth Consulting Services, Inc and board of directors ASPO USA
The influence of marginal oil fields
Richard Miller, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre
Shale Gas - European Perspectives
Werner Zittel, Ludwig Bölkow Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany, ASPO Germany
The Future of Unconventional Oil
Steve Mohr, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
New approaches in shale gas exploration
OMV (tbc)
The Influence of Enhanced Oil Recovery
Euan Mearns, University of Aberdeen,The Oil Drum
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 Energy Security & Geopolitical Dimensions of Energy availability
The Geopolitics of Oil & Gas
Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies (tbc)
The Energy Security of DESERTEC
Karen Smith-Stegen, Professor at Bremer Energie Institut & Jacobs University
15:30 - 17:00 Panel Discussion
Daniele Ganser, Director Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research
Karin Kneissl, independent energy analyst
Karen Smith-Stegen, Bremer Energie Institut & Jacobs University
Annika Vergin, Zentrum für Transformation der Bundeswehr (tbc)
Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies (tbc)
17:00 - 17:30 Plenary Closing session

DAY 2 - 31 May 2012
09:00 - 10:40 Lessons Learned: Less oil - more problems?
The Second law of Economics, Energy, Entropy and the Origins of Wealth
Reiner Kümmel, University of Wurzburg, Germany
Economic consequences of Peak Oil
Robert Hirsch (tbc)
Arm Chair Discussion: Panelists tba
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:45 Vulnerability:
Transport in a globalized economy
The Future Costs of Oil & Gas
Peak Oil Mitigation in the Transport Sector
Jeremy Wakeford, Chairman ASPO South Africa
Price Perspectives on Oil & Gas
Oliver Rech, Co-Founder and Director of Energy Funds Advisor
Future Options for Heavy Transport Vehicles
Stefan Hausberger, Technical University Graz
Oil and Financial Markets
Johannes Benigni, JBC Energy (tbc)
Further speakers tba
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:45 Where to invest for a secure and sustainable energy future?
Claudia Kemfert, Professor Hertie School of Governance and Head of the Energy, Transportation and Environment Department at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin
Further Speakers tba
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:45 Peak Oil and Urban Design Towards a new Energy System - Coping with storage as a bottleneck
Ugo Bardi, University of Florence & ASPO Italy Binu Parthan, Deputy Director General REEEP (tbc)
Peter Droege, University of Liechtenstein and President of Eurosolar Wolfgang Streicher, University of Innsbruck
Christoph Chorherr, Member of the City Council Vienna Hermann Pengg, CTO of Solar Fuel
Further Panelist tba Further Panelist tba
17:45 Roundup

DAY 3 - 1 JUNE 2012
09:00 - 10:45 On the verge of an energy transition
Jeremy Leggett, UK Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil & Energy Security, Solarcentury
Panel discussion: Political perspectives
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 13:00 Outlook & Conclusion
Nate Hagens, Institute for Integrated Economic Research
Organisers & ASPO International
Finale Resumee

Does anyone know when the most recent APSO-USA videos will be made public? It looks like only a couple of them are available.

You can download the audio for a couple of speeches from Radio Ecoshock. Jeff Rubin and Charles Maxwell, plus Ugo Bardi. 1 hour of audio mp3:

I’m planning on attending this year for the first time. Does anyone one know who the potential additional speakers might be as there seem to be a lot of speaker to be announced spaces?

I live in Baden about 20min with the train to Vienna. Baden is the birthplace of Sir Roulette the mathematician and inventor of the game. I can arrange hotel or cheap room here in Baden. Also rooms in the city of vienna. Also more support and restaurants etc.

I want to go to this.