Dear All,


Following up on our recent post regarding the Call for Papers for the conference on "A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE FOR EMERGING AND DEVELOPING ECONOMIES: FOCUS AFRICA", please kindly note that the dates and venue of the conference are:


Date: October 13-14, 2011

Venue: Grand Hyatt Hotel, (17th and Welton), Denver, Colorado, USA.


We look forward to your submissions and/or attendance of the conference.




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 components:

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

·         A short bio (Not more than 150 words)


Send your submission before August 15, 2011 to:  Dr. Luka Powanga at:  [log in to unmask]




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 Etc)

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 faculty.


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



Best regards,


Conference Committee


Marion Philadelphia, Assistant Professor of Clinical, University of Southern California

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 Vegas

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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