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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The conference occurred over February 10-11, 2010. All sessions except for Thomas Friedman’s were recorded and are posted.

February 10. Challenges and Opportunities.

9:00 AM. Opening Statement by Provost Jill Tiefenthaler.

9:15. Identifying and Addressing Energy Challenges. Moderated by Dan Fogel, Executive Professor, School of Business, WFUTitles and Abstracts.

Dr. Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, via pre-recorded video.
James Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy.
Aubrey McClendon,
CEO of Chesapeake Energy.

1:15 PM. Emerging Energy Technologies. Moderated by Richard Williams, Reynolds Professor of Physics, and Abdou Lachgar, Professor of Chemistry, WFU.

David Carroll, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, Wake Forest University.
J. Michael Doster,
Professor, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University.
Andrew Hunt, Engineer for Ocean Turbines with Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.
Thomas Meyer,
Arey Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina.
Nancy Dudney, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

6:30. Keynote Address by Thomas Friedman, “Hot, Flat, and Crowded,” in Wait Chapel. Introduced by President Hatch. Thomas Friedman is participating as a component of President Hatch’s Voices of Our Time lecture series.

February 11. Policy and Entrepreneurship.

9:00 AM. Energy Legislation and Government Policy. Moderated by Sid Shapiro, Distinguished Chair in Law, WFU.

Joseph Tomain, Ziegler Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati.
Steven Ferrey,
Professor, Suffolk Law School.

11:00. Energy Economics and Government Policy. Moderated by Robert Whaples, Professor and Chair of Economics, WFU.

Kevin Hassett, Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute.
Lester Lave,
Higgins Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University.
Robert Shapiro,
Co-Founder and Chairman, Sonecon, Llc.
David Kreutzer,
Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation.

3:00 PM. Energy Technology Entrepreneurship. Moderated by Betsy Gatewood, Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship, and Miles Silman, Associate Professor of Biology, WFU.

J. Brent Dehlsen, founder of Clipper Windpower, and co-founder and CEO of Ecomerit Technologies.
Steve Voorhees,
Founder and CEO of Ridgeline Energy.
Scott Prince,
Partner, EnerTech Capital

7:00.  Energy Entrepreneurship in the Triad. Moderated by Miles Silman, Associate Professor of Biology, WFU.

Dan Besse, Councilman, City of Winston-Salem.
Peter Marsh, EcoLens Group.
Martin Sinozich, Owner of Venn Capital, LLC.

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