January 8, 2010
The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) will host its first-ever energy innovation summit in March to “serve as a forum for the nation’s energy leaders to share ideas, collaborate, and begin building the next Industrial Revolution in clean energy technologies.”
The meeting, which will be held March 1-3, 2010, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in Washington D.C., is expected to draw policymakers and government officials, as well as members of the scientific and research communities, venture capitalists, technology entrepreneurs, and representatives of corporations interested in clean energy technologies.
The summit will showcase projects of the award winners and finalists from ARPA-E’s first $150 million solicitation, as well as other “transformational technologies.”
Those interested in attending are encouraged to register early because space is limited.
Speakers will include:
Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy
Arun Majumdar, ARPA-E Director
Desh Deshpande, Founder, Sycamore Networks
Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures
James Woolsey, Partner, Vantage Point Venture Partners; former CIA Director