Join us! The nation’s energy leaders will convene February 28 - March 2 in Washington D.C.
Yesterday, we announced that for the second year in a row, the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) and partner organizations will hold the ARPA-E Innovation Summit at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C.
The event will unite key players from all sectors of the nation’s innovation community to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of clean energy technologies.
In addition to keynote speeches from Secretary Chu and other industry leaders, the event will feature panel discussions and a technology showcase with more than 100 exhibits from ARPA-E-funded projects in areas such as grid-scale storage, power electronics, batteries for electric vehicles, building efficiency, advanced carbon capture, and electrofuels. This showcase will also highlight many promising projects that submitted proposals but that ARPA-E was unable to fund.
We will also host a pre-conference workshop to new program areas and to allow participants to collaborate on solutions to energy challenges.
Last March, the inaugural ARPA-E Innovation Summit attracted more than 1,700 attendees from 49 states and 16 countries (and we only had three months to plan it.) The 2011 Summit promises to be an even more exciting event!
I hope you’ll join us, Secretary Chu, and many other industry leaders in February!
To learn more about the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, please visit: http://www.ct-si.org/events/EnergyInnovation/