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Transforming the Energy Market: Our New Generation

We all know that energy prices are soaring, and most of us are concerned that the US is responsible for one quarter of the world’s harmful CO2 emissions. We all want to be able spend less on our heating bills and on filling up our cars, while curbing our greenhouse gas emissions. So why aren’t we yet? During this conference, leaders in business, finance, and government will elucidate and discuss how recent changes in the energy sphere have created a growing market for their products. They will focus on the role of startup companies in commercializing new solutions, and on the role that students and graduates can play in this growing field.

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Schedule
Three panels will focus on the role of startup companies in commercializing new solutions, and on the role that students and graduates can play in this growing field. Leaders in business, finance, and government will elucidate and discuss how recent changes in the energy sphere have created a growing market for their products.

  Braker 001: (directions)
9:00 - 9:30 Opening Remarks: Prof. Bill Moomaw - Senior Director, Tufts Institute of the Environment, Convening Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  9:30 - 10:00

Keynote: Steve Connors - Director of the Analysis Group for Regional Energy Alternatives at the MIT Lab for Energy and the Environment

10:00 - 11:30 Panel 1: From the Lab to Your Home: Bringing Energy Technologies to Market
  • Mitch Tyson - CEO of Advanced Electron Beams
  • Bill Davis - Founder and CEO of Ze-Gen
  • Tim Healy - Founder and CEO of EnerNOC
  • Tom Hunton, President of American Capital Energy
Moderated by: Vincent Manno - Associate Provost and Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University
11:30 - 11:45 Networking Break (Crane Room, Paige Hall) (directions)
11:45 - 1:15 Panel 2: Successful Maneuvering Within Policy Frameworks
  • Michael Jacobs - VP of Transmission, UPC Wind
  • Joe Mead - World Energy Alternatives/Tufts Alumnus
  • Berl Hartman - Founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs and Public Policy Chair of the New England Clean Energy Council
  • Fred Zalcman - Director of Regulatory Affairs of Eastern States at SunEdison
Moderated by: Steve Fontana (D-North Haven) - Chairman, General Assembly's Energy & Technology Committee.
Cabot Auditorium: (directions)
1:15 - 2:45  Networking Lunch (Hall of Flags) (directions)
2:45 - 3:30 Keynote: Nick D'Arbeloff - Executive Director of the New England Clean Energy Council
3:30-5:00 Panel 3: Funding an Alternative Energy Startup
  • Peter Hebert - Partner, Lux Capital
  • Willy Osborn - Partner, Massachusetts Green Energy
  • Peter Rothstein - Executive in Residence, Flagship Ventures
  • Dhiraj Malkani - Associate, Rockport Capital Partners
Moderated by: John Hodgman Professor of Entrepreneurial leadership Studies at Tufts University
 
 

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