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.


Listen To What People Have To Say About the Symposium

I attended my first symposium by Rhea Jezer in 2008. I missed last year's due to health issues (I take better care of buildings than myself.) I hope to make the next 36. These days are truly inspirational. When you leave you know that you can make a difference and I am sure many have. After going the first year you're energized both coming and going. Ms. Jezer was recognized with two significant awards for her efforts last year.

I was there one year when an entourage of university students filled two long tables. That was while I poured a cup of coffee and briefly chatted with Garry Brown from the PSC. Then I went back to my seat behind six friendly members of the DEC. I eased into that seat just in time to enjoy someone teasing by Frank Murray from NYSERDA. Kit Kennedy has been the monitor each time I went and you would swear she was leading an orchestra.This is the event to attend. You can put faces and personalities the names of leaders in our field and walk out the door feeling a part of it all. It is great. The Y2K was a non-event, The Mayan calendar deal was a flop. This symposium has been the only consistently successful human event of the millennium... . I have spent one day enjoying it and 364 days waiting for the next each year. Get there if you can."

Bernie Daily
Daily Operations Inc. Rochester, New York

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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: