Call for Papers







Fossil-fuel energy has fostered industrialization, economic growth and
prosperity in the developed world. In fact, developed nations exist largely
because fossil fuels have allowed for affordable and reliable energy.  But
today, environmental concerns are driving developed nations to invest large
sums of money to change their energy sources and infrastructure to support a
clean environment. The question is, "Should emerging and developing nations
develop their energy infrastructure from these same traditional energy
sources, or are there now other, better options available to them?" 


This conference brings together scholars, scientists, researchers and
business executives from the renewable energy and natural gas industries,
representatives from non-governmental and governmental organizations, and
officials from developed, developing and emerging countries, especially
African countries. Together we will explore ways to implement a new paradigm
for sustainably supplying the energy needed for economic growth in
economies-particularly in Africa-where the energy infrastructure has not
been fully developed. 


This new paradigm is driven by advances in renewable energy technologies,
combined with technological improvements that are now making available vast
unconventional natural gas supplies in shale formations ubiquitously
dispersed throughout the world. This paradigm is taking hold in the
developed world today as natural gas, complemented by wind and solar power,
gains traction as the preferred approach to economically competitive,
cleaner and safer central electric power generation. 

Combining renewable energy and natural gas offers tremendous potential for
rural areas where a centralized electrical grid power system does not
currently exist and may, now, never need to be developed. The possibility of
an indigenous natural gas supply and the vibrant industrial activity that it
can support on a large scale in the not-too-distant future can transform
developing and emerging economies



Scholars and practitioners are cordially invited to attend and or submit:

*         Papers (maximum 25 pages) 

*         Positioning, Case or Interactive Papers (Maximum 10 pages)

*         Panels and Posters (Maximum 4 pages with a 100 word abstract) 

*         Abstracts

Abstracts for papers should not exceed two pages and must have the following

(1)     Overview of the topic to be covered, (2) methodology, (3) Results,
(4) conclusions, and (5) references.  

(2)     A short bio (Not more than 150 words)


Send your submission before August 15, 2011 to:  Dr. Luka Powanga at:
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Alternative Energy Technologies and Innovation

Business Communication and Entrepreneurship

Changing Geography of Energy Demand

Climate Change and Environmental Issues

Conventional and Unconventional Gas and Oil Supplies

Corporate Governance, Ethics and Values

Deepwater Exploration and Production

Emerging Markets and Economic Development

Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles

Energy and Water Issues

Energy Capital Investment and Allocation

Energy Costs and Effects on Economic Development and Growth

Energy Efficiency and Application

Energy Infrastructure, Efficiency, Development, and Exploration

Global Economic Crisis and Energy Demand

Global Economic Landscape and Outlook

Global Petroleum Security and Pricing

Globalization of Financial Markets

Global, Regional and Country Specific Co-Operation Programs

Marketing in Developing Countries

Natural Gas the Bridge Fuel 

Project Financing Models

Relationship between the Energy Sector and Other Sectors 

Role of Energy Supply in Economic Development 

Markets and Drivers of Renewable Energy

Economic Analysis Methods (Energy, Natural Resources, Economic Development

Role of Government as a Catalyst for Sustainable Economic Development



Student participation is highly encouraged. Students may submit an abstract,
a poster or a paper to present the results of their recent academic work
relevant to the conference or the work in progress for input from peers and


For more information, please Dr. Luka Powanga at:  [log in to unmask]



Best regards,


Conference Committee 


Marion Philadelphia, Assistant Professor of Clinical, University of Southern

Dr. Luka Powanga, Professor, Regis University 

Dr. Ramon Corona, National University 

Dr Nazrul Islam, Professor, East West University 

Dr. Xiaolin Li, Assistant Professor, Towson University 

Patricia Kalita, Scientist and PhD candidate, University of Nevada at Las

Dr. SUDIP GHOSH, Assistant Professor, Penn State University 

Chei Hwee CHUA, Ph.D Candidate, University of South Carolina 

Jo-Hui Chen, Professor of Finance, Chung Yuan Christian University 

Michael Pelken, Assistant Professor, Syracuse

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