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WASHINGTON – Building on the President’s call in his State of the Union address to further American energy independence through innovation, key thought leaders from academia, business, and government will come together next week to discuss cutting-edge energy issues at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy’s (ARPA-E) fourth annual Energy Innovation Summit, which runs today, Monday, February 25 through Wednesday, February 27, at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

The full agenda is available HERE, which includes the following featured speakers:

  • American Electric Power President and CEO Nick Akins
  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
  • Purdue President and former Governor Mitch Daniels
  • Eurasia Group Head of Research and Director of Global Macro Analysis David F. Gordon
  • DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman
  • J.P. Morgan Head of Global Commodities and Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs Blythe Masters
  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk
  • Entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens
  • DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar
  • Michael Jones, Chief Technology Advocate, Google Ventures
  • William Ruh, Vice President and Corporate Officer, GE Global Software Headquarters
  • U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu
  • U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman

The Summit also features a Technology Showcase displaying over 250 breakthrough energy technologies from ARPA-E awardees and other innovative organizations.

For additional information on the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, the online press kit, and details for accessing a livestream of the event, please visit


ARPA-E’s Fourth Annual Energy Innovation Summit  


Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland 


Monday, February 25 - Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Members of the press can register on site. For interview requests, please contact  

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is an agency within the U.S. Energy Department. ARPA-E catalyzes transformational energy technologies that could create a more secure and affordable American future. For more, please visit