2017 Annual Conference

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What kind of place will Texas be 100 years from now? Can it be smarter, cleaner and more innovative? Research in Texas is moving the state in that direction, and at the 2017 Annual Conference of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), hundreds of Texas’ top minds gathered to find solutions for the state’s growing population, dynamic economy and changing climate.

Watch the opening keynote by National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt, Ph.D.:

Special programming this year also included a robust conversation on the future of higher education in Texas, featuring chancellors and presidents of major Texas universities:

‘Building a Sustainable Future for Texas’ examined key issues like energy, health, water and transportation and the challenges we face ensuring an equitable, efficient supply of them in the coming century. Keynote speakers included Mr. John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil Company and Dr. Stephen Klineberg, professor and founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.

Watch video of speakers and panels from the conference:

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2017 Annual Conference

Media coverage of the conference:

·      CBS San Antonio KENS5: Hundreds of Texas' leading scientists discuss future of Texas in San Antonio

·      Texas Standard: Old Infrastructure, Water Conservation Efforts Could Create Water Quality Problems

·      Daily TexanUT Professor Recognized for Revolutionary Fish Research

·      WOAI: Prominent Scientist in San Antonio Suggests Artificial Beef is Coming to Your Table

·      WOAI: Former Shell CEO Predicts Strong Energy Industry Under Trump

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William ColtonWilliam Colton
Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning
Exxon Mobil Corporation

John HofmeisterJohn Hofmeister
Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy
Former President, Shell Oil Company

Stephen KlinebergStephen Klineberg, Ph.D.
Professor and Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Rice University

Marcia McNuttMarcia McNutt, Ph.D. (NAS)
National Academy of Sciences

The 2017 TAMEST Annual Conference welcomed TAMEST members, their protégés, and special guests to attend. If you’d like more information on the conference, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..