Gas is $4 a gallon, consumers are steaming, the oil companies keep getting tax breaks, and alternative fuels are still a long way from reaching the consumer masses.
What’s going on here?
There’s a lot of meaty material to discuss as I’m getting ready for tonight’s Xconomy event, titled “Separating Hype from Reality in Alternative Fuels.” Registration starts at 5:15 pm, the program starts at 6 pm, and the networking will get going at 7:30 pm. This conference will be at the Institute for Systems Biology’s new headquarters at 401 Terry Avenue North, right across the street from the new Amazon headquarters, in South Lake Union.
We have an awesome lineup of speakers tonight who can talk about some of the big ideas being pursued by Boeing, Bill Gates’ investment firm, Waste Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and more. Here’s who you can expect to hear from:
Kristina Burow, Arch Venture Partners; Co-founder, Sapphire Energy
Margaret McCormick, Co-founder and CEO, Matrix Genetics
Ned David, Founder and President, Kilimanjaro Energy
Tom Ranken, President, Washington Clean Technology Alliance
John Gardner, Dean of Academic Affairs, Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Jan Allen, Co-founder and VP of Engineering, Harvest Power
Michael Ramage, CEO, Asemblon
Jeff Surma, CEO, S4 Energy Solutions
Hoby Douglass, Director of Sustainable Business Development, General Biodiesel
Kelly Ogilvie, CEO, Blue Marble Energy
We still have seats available, so you can register here online in advance, or at the door. This is going to be a fun and provocative evening for debate and networking with people working on one of the toughest problems facing humanity. See you there tonight.