The Energy & Sustainability Program shapes policy and informs the public on matters related to energy development, investment, natural resource use, and energy transformation in the Americas.

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program facilitates public-private sector collaboration and advances education, research, and business growth.

U. S. Ambassador Theodore Edmonds Gildred Dies at 83

Theodore E. GildredUnited States Ambassador Theodore Edmonds Gildred, ambassador to Argentina from 1986 – 1989 during that country’s newfound democratic presidency, died on January 3, 2019, at his home in Montana. He lived primarily in North San Diego County, CA. Ambassador Gildred reported to President Reagan, President George H. W. Bush, and Secretary of State George Schultz. Ted was 83 years old. He had suffered serious illness for some time.

In civilian life, Ambassador Gildred was an influential developer in the San Diego area for over 50 years, having received numerous awards, one of which acclaimed him a visionary in San Diego development.

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Where We Work

From training programs to policy roundtables, we build bridges by engaging stakeholders in their own countries. Learn more

Where We Work

From training programs to policy roundtables, we build bridges by engaging stakeholders in their own countries. Learn More

What Makes us Different?

We build bridges across the Americas – linking businesses and policymakers through our diverse, on-site programs. We go beyond traditional think tank activities, engaging directly with the private-sector through training missions, workshops, and business immersion programs.

Launching Our Energy Transition Initiative (ETI)

The ETI engages with policymakers, businesses, and journalists  from around the Americas, helping them lead the region’s transition to renewable energy.

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STEM Programs

 We offer the only Spanish-language summer science camp in the United States, giving students from across the Americas the opportunity to learn, design, and innovate.

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Launching Our Energy Transition Initiative (ETI)

The ETI engages with policymakers, businesses, and journalists  from around the Americas, helping them lead the region’s transition to renewable energy.

Visit ETI Page

STEM Programs

 We offer the only Spanish-language summer science camp in the United States, giving students from across the Americas the opportunity to learn, design, and innovate.

Visit STEM Portal

What’s New

  Date/Time Event
Dec 11 2019
National Press Club, Fourth Estate Room
Washington, DC
Mexico’s Energy Sector under AMLO
As the Lopez Obrador government celebrates its first anniversary, the energy sector continues to be a critical area for understanding the administration’s broader goals and policymaking. A central campaign promise to reduce fuel imports and construct a new refinery, the Dos Bocas project in Tabasco, continues apace and is frequently the subject of the president’s morning press conferences complete with data downloads and updates from the project site.
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Feb 17 2020 until Feb 21 2020
Universidad Argentina de la Empresa
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires,
2020 Teaching the Next Generation of Scientists: Professional Workshop for Argentine Teachers of STEM
This training workshop, organized by the Institute of the Americas. This training is designed to provide secondary school science and mathematics instructors with innovative project-based teaching pedagogy and lesson plans to engage and inspire their students to pursue advanced studies in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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La Jolla Energy Conference 2020 May 20 2020 until May 21 2020
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA
XXIX La Jolla Energy Conference
Every May the Institute of the Americas brings together thought leaders from government, industry, and civil society to facilitate dialogue, inform rational policymaking, and foster a deeper understanding of the Western Hemisphere’s most critical energy and sustainability issues.
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Sep 16 2020 until Sep 18 2020
Hotel Meliá Madrid Serrano
Madrid,
The Madrid Energy Conference
  For more information contact Jeremy Martin The September 2020 Madrid Energy Conference will be groundbreaking: An international assembly of...
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