This event will be a virtual session via Zoom from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM EST. Additional details will be provided to registered attendees prior to the session.


Michael Schlacter

Michael Schlacter was educated in the fields of statistical climate prediction and meteorological physics at Cornell University with a degree in Atmospheric Sciences. Over the past 25 years he has consulted the Energy, Utility, Agriculture, Finance, Reinsurance, and Media industries regarding seasonal climate prediction and associated research. Furthermore, he has been routinely asked by the aforementioned industries to provide education and clarity regarding computer model biases, and prevailing misconceptions espoused by short-range forecasters.

Timothy Hess

Tim Hess is the product manager for the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), a position he’s held since November 2014. In this position, he coordinates EIA’s cross-office analysis and forecasts for oil, natural gas, and electricity markets.

He joined EIA in 2010 as a Petroleum Markets Analyst. In this role, he spent four years covering oil market trends and was a contributing author to EIA’s This Week in Petroleum publication. Prior to EIA, he worked on electricity forecasts at Baltimore Gas and Electric. He has a MA in Energy Policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in Economics from Michigan State University.

Additional speaker to be announced.


Edward Morse

Edward L. Morse Chairs the Energy Forum Advisory Board and is Global Head of Commodities Research at Citi. He held similar positions at Lehman and Credit Suisse, taught at Princeton, Columbia and Johns Hopkins, worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Policy, and in management at Phillips Petroleum. A co-founder of PFC Energy, a former publisher at Energy Intelligence, he also worked at Hess Energy Trading. As a consultant helped design Yemen's oil pricing policy and assisted the UN Security Council on the design and negotiation of the Iraqi Oil-for-Food Program. He writes op-eds for the FT, NY Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post and often comments at Bloomberg TV and CNBC. He has been a Senior Fellow of both the USAEE and the IEEJ and was named by Petroleum Economist as among the ten most prominent individuals in energy finance.


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion


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