The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

The Tenth Annual Symposium
on Energy in the 21st Century

Fabulous success – Over 400 attendees packed hall!

Thank you to our outstanding speakers and impressive attendees.

Links to speaker’s presentations will be available soon. Please check back.

Eleventh Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century:
April 17, 2015

Rhea Jezer

Rhea Jezer, Ph.D
Director & Chair.
Eleventh Annual
Symposium on Energy
in the 21st Century

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Welcome to The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century website.

Over 400 people packed the hall on April 4, 2014 for our Tenth Annual Symposium, which provided an extremely important, educational and visionary look at the future of renewable energy for the next ten years. The speakers were international, national and statewide experts and decision makers. The excitement and warmth in the audience as well as among the speakers was palpable and “electric”. My hope is that this Symposium is an impetus to keep the excitement for the promotion of renewable energy in our country not only one day a year, but way into the future.

This Symposium has been noted as one of the most important energy conferences in the North East which is why it draws 400 attendees each year. It is held at “The Links” in E. Syracuse, NY. The Symposium provides a venue for a diverse population to join together in a non-partisan multi-disciplinary conversation and learning experience on sustainability and renewable energy. The attendees range from students to highly professionals, all interested in the future of renewable energy. CEOs of corporations, top leaders of environmental organizations, engineers, architects, city planners, representatives from the offices of elected official both on the federal, state and local levels, farmers, town supervisors, mayors, municipal planners, college faculty and students as well as interested citizens come together to share and learn from each other as well as from the outstanding group of speakers.

This year, 2015, will be the eleventh year I will be organizing and directing The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century. Last year’s Symposium was awesome, with top experts from all over the country. The Symposium has been chosen to be produced as a documentary by WRVO, NPR affiliate. The speaker’s presentations from the 2014 Symposium will be a link, which will be available in a short time. Check back! If you would like to hear the speakers’ presentations and panel discussion from 2013, go to this WRVO link:

We are hoping to keep registration fee low so that all can attend so we invite patrons and sponsors on a yearly basis, and thank those who sponsored this past year see sponsors for helping to produce this important event. We send a renewable energy update periodically and our sponsors are included in the emailing which reaches close to 5,000 people. Please feel free to email me for further information

As usual, it is always a pleasure hearing from all of you and we look forward to seeing you on April 17, 2015, if not before.


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Listen To What People Have To Say About the Symposium

...I was personally taken by the immense amount of planning that goes into such an event...every detail, working a timeline, remaining firm and true to your goals and your vision, and of course remaining a top-notch host throughout the event. I also learned a lot about public speaking. Thank you Dr. Jezer for your hard work and diligence in putting this together. You have done a great service in environmental education for the community, and most definitely our class. I am eager to attend (and hopefully volunteer) at next year's Symposium.

Student, Cazenovia College

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WRVO, NPR affiliate, has included major excerpts of the 2013 Symposium on their website. To hear excerpts from speakers and discussions at Symposium, go to WRVO link: