ORISE provides meeting support to DOE clean energy summit and scientific computing advisory committee

August 22, 2022

Nearly 1,800 attend ORISE-facilitated Carbon Negative Shot Summit

Peer reviewer accessing the PAMS system on a tablet

On July 20, 2022, DOE hosted the first ever Carbon Negative Shot Summit, an event that gathered industry innovators, environmental and climate justice organizations, labor unions, academia, government leaders, and many others to increase collaboration and advance deployment of commercially viable, just, and sustainable carbon dioxide removal. The Carbon Negative Shot is the third target within DOE’s Energy Earthshots Initiative, which focuses on the most challenging technical problems across the energy economy.

Nearly 1,800 attendees representing 39 different countries tuned in for the Carbon Negative Shot Summit. Speakers included U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm who helped open the summit and DOE Director for the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity Shalanda H. Baker who discussed how a clean energy transformation can make the energy system safer for all communities.

ORISE was selected to facilitate the virtual meeting, which was also free and open to the public. The ORISE team handled logistical details for the event, including coordinating various speaker and panelist details; creating a custom-branded registration and virtual meeting site; executing tailored emails; assisting with social media campaigns; and providing live, virtual meeting support for the five-hour event. 

Supporting DOE’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee meeting

From July 21-22, 2022, DOE hosted its Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) Meeting. The day and a half meeting—held via Zoom and at Westin Crystal City in Arlington, Va.,—was the first hybrid committee meeting since before the coronavirus pandemic. All presentations were virtual with the exception of Advanced Scientific Computing Research Associate Director Barbara Helland, who provided an update on the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.

To support the hybrid meeting, ORISE managed several logistical tasks such as contracting with the host hotel; coordinating attendee and speaker badging; strategizing appropriate event signage; and managing travel accommodations. In addition to providing on-site support and virtual meeting support, ORISE also provided an on-site science writer for capturing meeting discussion for the committee’s final report. 

Established in 1999, ASCAC provides valuable, independent advice to DOE on a variety of complex scientific and technical issues related to its Advanced Scientific Computing Research program.

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