Published: March 29, 2017
Wolf Law Building

On April 10 and 11, the Gretches-Wilkinson Center will host the fourth-annual Martz Spring Symposium "Natural Resources, Energy, and Public Lands: What Happens Next?" The sessions will address the implications of potential policy shifts and other emerging issues under the Trump administration.

Please see the full agenda for more information on the events listed below. 

Monday, April 10

If you go
Who: Open to the public
What: 2017 Martz Spring Symposium
When: Monday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 11
Where: Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom
Cost: Free for CU students, faculty and staff
RSVP: Required for both days

5:30 p.m. – Oxford-Style Debate
The symposium will kick off with an Oxford-style debate that is sure to be both informative and entertaining. Attendees will be invited to cast votes pre- and post-debate.

Steven Hayward, Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, and Karen Florini, former Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change at U.S. Department of State, will debate whether or not the U.S. should remain a party to the Paris Climate Agreement.

The debate is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend.

Tuesday, April 11

A separate registration form is required for day two of the symposium. Ticket prices for the public range from $90 to $125. CU Boulder students, faculty and staff members can attend free of charge but still need to register in advance.

Lunch will be provided to attendees, and refreshments will be served at the event reception following closing remarks.

8:30 a.m. – Welcome
Dean Jim Anaya and Alice Madden 

8:45 a.m. – Managing Federal Public Lands; Changes on the Horizon?
Discussion led by Professor Sarah Krakoff

10:30 a.m. – Conservation/Environmental Issues of the Day
Discussion between former U.S. Senator Mark Udall and Professor Charles Wilkinson

11:00 a.m. – Mining: Cleaning Up Our Past and Preparing for the Future
Discussion led by Professor Mark Squillace

12:30 p.m. – Hot Topics Lunch
Update on the most recent administrative, judicial and congressional actions and other relevant developments, led by Professor Mark Squillance

1:30 p.m. – What will Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry Look Like?
Discussion led by Professor William Boyd

3:30 p.m. – Challenges and Opportunities in our Energy and Electricity Systems
Discussion led by Professor Sharon Jacobs

5:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks
Alice Madden