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The Future of Wind Energy in Louisiana: Preserving New Orleans’ Future, a speaker series

This event was originally scheduled for April 28, and has been rescheduled to July 14


Rebecca Conwell, president and CEO of the UNO Research and Technology Foundation, will share the exciting activities taking place at The Beach, particularly the creation and launch of the Louisiana Wind Energy Hub at UNO. The Hub leverages UNO’s long established expertise in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, traditional engineering disciplines and environmental sciences with the needs of the exciting emerging offshore wind industry to accelerate the growth of the state’s wind energy innovation ecosystem.

About Rebecca Conwell

In 2020, the Board of Directors of the UNO Research and Technology Foundation mandated transformational changes to enhance its public private partnership with the University of New Orleans. As President and CEO of the UNO Research and Technology Foundation — a 501(c)3 that serves as a public-private partner with the university — Conwell is charged with leading the new era of the foundation and the management and development of its greatest asset, the newly rebranded research park: The Beach at UNO, a Sandbox for Collaboration. Prior to joining the Research and Technology Foundation, Conwell served as the executive director of the New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation, and as the senior advisor for economic development for Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans.

About the Preserving New Orleans’ Future speaker series:

Despite the serious challenges faced by New Orleans today, large-scale developments, innovations and investments are still happening across the city. This speaker series, hosted by the Preservation Resource Center, showcases that innovation and investment to bring insight into opportunities for New Orleans’ future. All talks will be held at 8:30 a.m. and are open to the public. Please join us for this special series. Stop in on your way to work and enjoy coffee, pastries and community as you listen to our speakers.

Backatown Coffee Parlour
Free for PRC members; $10 for non-members.

Coffee and pastries for this series are generously provided by Backatown Coffee Parlour. 



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July 14
8:30am — 9:30am
Free – $10.00
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Preservation Resource Center
923 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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(504) 581-7032
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