Last Call on Registration and First Call on Presentations for Xconomy Forum on Energy Innovation
With the Xconomy Forum on Energy Innovation fast approaching (the event will be held on December 2 at the British Consulate in Cambridge), I want to give a quick update on what’s shaping up to be an exciting—and sold out (see below)—evening. I also want to put out the call to anyone who might want to take part in the Energy Burst portion of the evening, in which presenters give 30-second pitches about their energy-related projects or startups.
The Energy Bursts will cap a spectacular agenda that features a panel on energy innovation led by Xconomist Bill Aulet of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and a keynote chat between Highland Capital Partners general partner Paul Maeder and Rocky Mountain Institute founder, chairman, and chief scientist Amory Lovins. Our hope is that the Energy Burst will help, um, spark lively discussions during the networking reception that immediately follows the program.
We’ve also finalized the lineup for Aulet’s panel, which will probe the intersection of venture capital, policy, and entrepreneurship. Joining Bill at the table will be Boston Power CEO Christina Lampe-Onnerud; Jim Matheson of Flagship Ventures (Jim shared the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s Investor of the Year award last month); Bill Wiberg from Advanced Technology Ventures; and Donald R. Lessard, co-chair of the MIT Energy Education Task Force.
The chat between Maeder and Lovins promises to be equally insightful. Maeder is the most recent recipient of the MTLC’s prestigious Commonwealth Award; we profiled his approach to energy investment here. The pithy, sharp-witted, MacArthur Prize-wining Lovins, who lives in Colorado, is one of the world’s leading thinkers on energy matters—and his message on the business imperative of energy efficiency is one you should not miss.