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WA Innovation Summit - Energy Track

Event Date: 
Friday, April 9, 2010 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA
United States

Washington's Innovation Summit 2010 will bring together the region's leading companies and thought leaders for a full day devoted to accelerating creativity and innovation with a track dedicated to our emerging clean energy sector.

Energy Track 1
WA's emerging clean energy emphasis
The clean energy sector in Washington state has been evolving over the past several decades. We will examine the emerging focus for clean energy in the state of Washington. Participants will hear from companies and researchers working on diverse issues in this sector -- how they're maintaining momentum and what tomorrow holds.

Moderator
- Marc Cummings, Director of Policy & External Affairs, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Panelists
- Michael Atkinson, Managing Director, Americas and China, Network Management Systems, AREVA T&D
- Ash Awad, P.E., Vice President, McKinstry
- Dr. John Gardner, Vice President of Economic Development and Global Engagement Washington State University

Lunch
Future Provocation: Opportunities and Challenges in the Next 25 Years

- Steven Ashby of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Greg Bear a science fiction author and Homeland Security consultant
- Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, president and CEO of the Museum of Flight and former astronaut

will give insights and a vision of what the future holds for innovators.

Energy Track 2
Efficient Energy: Sizing and seizing opportunities
How big and important is the opportunity for energy efficiency? Can saving energy, make money? What efforts will it take to develop a meaningful market and realize a successful response? Learn what technologies are being developed in the region around this topic and how emerging companies and technologies will best access the market.

Moderator
- Denis DuBois, editor, Energy Priorities Magazine

Panelists
- Stephen Bicker, Conservation Resources Manager, Tacoma Power
- Jacob Fey, Director, Washington State University Extension Energy Program
- David Quigg, Director of Marketing, Grays Harbor Paper
- E. Lewis Rudd, President, Ezells Fried Chicken Inc.

Location

Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA
United States