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Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions

ORAU’s Annual Meeting addresses key issues facing higher education

Annual Meeting logoORAU's Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions is held to explore relevant topics in higher education. The meeting not only provides presentations by nationally recognized experts, but also gives our university consortium members the opportunity to partake in valuable discussions with council representatives and ORAU staff in conjunction with the meeting's yearly theme.

ORAU’s 75th Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be held March 9-11, 2020 and is focused on “Smart Cities and Communities.” The meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss key technology, economic and policy challenges and opportunities. Experts and leaders from academia, federal agencies, and national organizations will share their views on critical infrastructure systems and resiliency, as well as transitioning innovative research to practice.

*Location change for 2020* Please join us at the Hilton Knoxville Airport for the 2020 meeting, which will begin on Tuesday, March 10, at 8:30 a.m. and conclude on Wednesday, March 11, at 12 p.m. On Monday, March 9, a special session on the value of membership will be held for our university attendees.

Meeting information

Past meeting archive

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    2019 ORAU Annual Meeting recap

    ORAU's 74th Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions was focused on Ensuring a Robust U.S. Energy Future. Check out the Day 1 recap to learn more about discussions centered on how technology will reduce the global carbon footprint through public policy and financial incentives.

    Meeting Recap

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    2019 ORAU Annual Meeting recap

    "Rapid climate change is a driving force in the global race to develop carbon capture technology. Other countries are investing heavily in this technology, so it is in America’s best interest to be a leader in this research field," emphasized keynote speaker Dan Reicher, an entrepreneur, investor, policymaker and lawyer focused on clean energy and climate change.

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    2019 ORAU Annual Meeting recap

    The meeting addressed key technology, economic and policy challenges and opportunities. Experts and leaders from academia, federal agencies, and national organizations shared their views on transformative science and policies that enable efficient, affordable, and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels.

Contact us

To learn more about the ORAU Annual Meeting, contact the University Partnerships office:

Richard ValentineP.O. Box 117, MS 29
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
Phone: 865.576.1898