Agenda

Friday, February 21, 2014

MIT Campus, Cambridge >

9:00

Registration - Kresge Auditorium

10:00

Welcome

Robert Armstrong, MITEI Director

10:15

Keynote Address

Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & IHS Vice Chairman

10:45

MIT Energy Perspectives: What’s New at MIT?

TED-style presentations by MIT energy researchers

12:00

Keynote Address

Ken Salazar, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior

12:30

Lunch*

1:30

Panels - Session 1

From Lab Space to Marketplace: Bridging the Valley of Death (Kresge)

Scaling Intelligent Efficiency: Overcoming Behavioral and Market Barriers to Saving Energy (Wong)

2:45

Break

3:00

Panels - Session 2

Expanding the Solar Frontier: Financial Innovations for New Investment Sources (Kresge)

Biofuels and Batteries as Leading Alternatives: Powering our Transportation Future (Wong)

4:15

Break

4:30

Keynote Plenary

Engaging Industry in Energy Innovation, Jose Bravo, Shell; Randy Zwirn, Siemens

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Westin Copley Place, Boston >

8:00

Registration and Breakfast

9:00

Welcome

Maria Zuber, Vice President of Research, MIT (America Ballroom)

9:15

Panels - Session 3

The Natural Gas Boom: Energy Sustainability and Environmental Challenges (Essex)

Policy and Economics of Carbon: Regulatory, Economic, and Technical Challenges for Efficient Carbon Markets (Staffordshire)

10:30

Break

10:45

Panels - Session 4

Fitting the Grid to Renewables: Overcoming the Challenges of Integrating Renewables into the Transmission Network (Essex)

The Power of Energy: Geopolitics in Evolving Global Energy Frontiers (Staffordshire)

12:00

Lunch & Keynote Address

Maria van der Hoeven, IEA Executive Director (America Ballroom)

1:45

Panels - Session 5

Innovations in Clean Tech Finance (Essex)

Nuclear-Renewables Partnership: The Prospects of Integrating Nuclear and Intermittent Renewables (Staffordshire)

3:00

Break

3:15

Keynote Plenary

Building an Ecosystem for Energy Entrepreneurship, Alicia Barton, MassCEC; Dhiraj Malkani, RockPort Capital; Peter Rothstein, New England Clean Energy CouncilLibby Wayman, EERE; Paul Woods, Algenol (Essex)

4:30

Reception

5:00

Showcase

This event is free and open to the public.

Not included in program - intended for networking and individual meet-ups.

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