Energy 21st Century

Fourteenth Annual

Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century 


APRIL 20, 2018

For updates on sustainability, renewable energy, for job opportunities, available grants and announcements, add your name by contacting: rjezer@gmail.com


  Dear Colleagues and Friends,

President, Energy 21 LTD

Welcome to the website for the Fourteenth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century, noted as one of the most important energy conferences in the Northeast. Held each April in E. Syracuse, NY, the Symposium provides a venue for a diverse population joining together in a non-partisan multi-disciplinary conversation and learning experience on sustainability and renewable energy.

The Symposium draws over 300 attendees, ranging from students to highly influential professionals, all interested in the future of renewable energy. CEOs of corporations, leaders of environmental organizations, state commissioners, sustainability directors, 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 participate.

This is a one of its kind visionary policy symposium, not a technical conference, and covers the most cutting edge up to date information globally, national and statewide. Many important initiatives have been initiated because of the information gleaned at the Symposium. Each year the most pressing topic on renewable energy is chosen, with six internationally known speakers. There are no breakout sessions, just short presentations by the speakers followed by a panel discussion brilliantly moderated by Kit Kennedy of NRDC. Breakfast and lunch are included, with opportunity for networking, and there is a keynote after lunch. Following the Symposium there is a choice of five excellent tours of renewable energy facilities.

Helping us choose topics and speakers are major organizations which spearhead renewable energy policy such as USDOE (United States Department of Energy), NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado) as well as faculty from several colleges.

April 20, 2018 will be a day which should not be missed by anyone who has interest in the future of renewable energy and its importance to the global warming crisis. Make sure to include it in your calendar now. You will hear the most up to date and cutting edge information.

The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century is not institutionally connected and is self supporting by sponsors, patrons and a low registration fee. Please check out our sponsor list and become a sponsor or patron if you can. We send a periodic newsletter include up to date information, job and grant opportunities and interesting events. If you are not on our mailing list, sign on for our updates and newsletters by emailing: rjezer@gmail.com.

As always, it is always a pleasure hearing from you for your updates and suggestions and I look forward to seeing you April 20, 2018 if not before.   

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Rhea Jezer, Ph.D

President, Energy21 LTD

Director, Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

Adjunct Associate Professor, SUNY ESF


 Read some testimonials from this year's Symposium!
“The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century provides up-to-date New York energy policy and technology discussions year after year. The breadth and depth of speakers and the well-organized schedule result in a compact and substantive day of solutions-focused conversation. Attending this conference is a treat for anyone interested in advancing sustainable energy systems.”

Tarah H. Rowse, Ph.D., LEED Green Associate  

Director of Sustainability & Visiting Assistant Professor

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY


"It was a phenomenal Symposium – a degree of forward thinking and common community I haven’t seen. What I thought was so unique was the open discussion and the tours offered."

Mary Ellen McQuaid  

Meter Data Services 

National Grid

"I wanted to write to you to tell you how much I enjoyed the conference this year, particularly the moderated roundtable.  What an excellent group of speakers. This was my send year attending (and won't be my last)."


Laura Cohen 

Mohawk Valley EDGE


      "It was a great symposium on Friday! It was especially valuable for me as a developer to hear the updates from NYSERDA and the NY Green Bank"


Lauren Ray 

Business Development Manager

GEM Energy

      "Excellent Symposium on Friday! You do an incredible job facilitation and getting the right leaders to speak and participate." 

Mark C. Coleman

Senior Director Corporate Relations

2-2-13B Center for Science & Technology
Syracuse University 
Thanks to our Sponsors!




Check out the Thirteenth Annual

Symposium on Energy
in the 21st Century 


 April 21, 2017 
Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller
 Efran Ibrahim, NREL Cyber Physical Systems Security & Resilience 
Janet Joseph, NYSERDA
Vice President for Innovation and Strategy 
Director, Strategic Energy Analysis
Anne Reynolds, Alliance for Clean Energy, New York (AEX NY), Executive Director 
 Alfred Griffin, NY Green Bank President 
John E. Shinn, United Steel Workers
Director District Four
Director Energy & Transportation Program
Welcome to The Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century.

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