Highlights

Energizing the Future Conference at Wake Forest University

Technology, Policy and Entrepreneurship – A Conference at Wake Forest University on February 10-11, 2010


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Broad community support

Dozens of the Wake Forest University community have contributed to this project. Eight programs from the College, the Law School and the Babcock Graduate School of Management have committed financial resources. It is also supported by the Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence, the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, and the President’s Voices of Our Time Series. We are also grateful for the help provided by the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Forest Working Group for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.

High profile speakers

The conference features world-renown speakers including Thomas Friedman. All session speakers have international reputations in their fields.

Wide-ranging topics and diversity of expertise

Topics include traditional and alternate energy sources, energy economics, emergent technologies, and entrepreneurship. Each panel contains a wide range of expertise and opinion.

Wide audience

The conference will be free and open to the public. Each session will include opportunities for questions from the audience. It will be heavily publicized, and national media will be invited to cover the event.

Academic Programs and Products

The conference has already generated courses and more are planned. These courses will produce newspaper articles and op-eds on energy policy. A meeting proceedings volume will be produced. In addition, sessions will be filmed and posted online.

Opportunity is a Central Theme

The energy sector provides substantial opportunities for growth and entrepreneurship as we reshape the global economy.

Session for Local Issues

Local business and government leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities in North Carolina.

The conference is free and open to the public

Registration is not required but would be appreciated. Click here to register.

This conference is funded with generous support from the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, Wake Forest University Provost Jill Tiefenthaler, and Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch as a component of his Voices of Our Time Lecture Series.  In addition, eight programs in the University also contributed financial resources.  They are  the Law School, the Babcock Graduate School of Management, the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Physics, and the interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies and Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise.


Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Voices of Our Time


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