An American Town Hall: Philadelphia

September 23, 2014
8:30 - 10:30 am EDT


Tuesday, September 23

8:30 am EDT Welcome and Introductory Remarks: An American Town Hall     Watch On-Demand
  • Frank Roda, Senior Director, Business Development and Marketing, AtlanticLIVE
  • Jack Gerard, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Petroleum Institute
8:40 am EDT Interview: The Honorable Ed Rendell     Watch On-Demand
  • The Honorable Ed Rendell, Former Governor, Pennsylvania; Co-Chair, Building America's Future
  • Interviewed by: David Graham, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
9:10 am EDT Panel Discussion: Fossil Fuels and the Future of Energy     Watch On-Demand
  • Dana Aunkst, Executive Deputy Secretary for Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Robert Eckle, Chairman, Pipeline and Market Development Committee, Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association
  • Moderated by: Katie Colaneri, Reporter, StateImpact Pennsylvania and WHYY
10:00 am EDT Interview: The Honorable Mark Schweiker     Watch On-Demand
  • The Honorable Mark Schweiker, Former Governor, Pennsylvania; Senior Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer, Renmatix
  • Interviewed by: David Graham, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic

About this conference

What do your elected officials and state leaders believe is in our country's energy future--and what's in store for Pennsylvania? What economic and environmental considerations should they take into account in crafting smart state and national policy around natural gas fracking, a burgeoning industry in Pennsylvania? Join The Atlantic as it poses these questions and more to your candidates ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in November.

About The Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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