Released: 2/25/2011 11:45 AM EST
Source: Babson College
Newswise — The Babson College Energy and Environmental Club will hold its 5th annual Energy & Environmental Conference, “Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future,” on Thursday March 31, 2011, to explore how innovation and entrepreneurship will play a pivotal role in shaping the green economy in the years to come.
Register before March 1st for discount prices.
8:30 AM Welcome by Babson President Leonard A. Schlesinger
•Kathy Brown, SVP, Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon, Keynote
•Mark Donohue, Babson CleanTech Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Conference Chairman, Opening Remarks
•Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group, Keynote
10:45 AM Panel sessions
•New Energy Policy & Implications
Lunch – Dr. Bart Riley, Co-founder/CTO, A123Systems, Keynote
1:30 PM Panel sessions
•Innovations in Clean Tech
Nancy Floyd, Founder/Managing Director, Nth Power, Closing Keynote; Interviewed by Chuck McDermott, General Partner, Rockport Capital
Featured speakers include:
•Peter Rothstein, President, New England Clean Energy Council
•Cynthia Curtis, Chief Sustainability Officer, CA Technologies
•Rob Pratt, Chairman & CEO, GreenerU
•Clint Wilder, Senior Editor, Clean Edge & Author, The Clean Tech Revolution
•Chuck McDermott, General Partner, Rockport Capital
•Jeramy Lemieux, Head of Climate Savers, Diversey, Inc.
•Greg Dixon, SVP of Marketing, EnerNOC
•Kathy Loftus, Global Leader for Sustainability Engineering, Maintenance & Energy Management, Whole Foods
•Michael Bakas, Senior Vice President - Renewable Energy, Ameresco
•Robert Gough, Consultant/ Technology Expert, SecondWind
•Bob Reese, President/ Co-Founder, Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery
•Jonathan Nash, Director of Business Development, NewStream
•Patrick Cloney, Executive Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
•David O'Connor, Senior Vice President for Energy and Clean Technology, ML Strategies, LLC
•Kim Stevenson, Manager of New Technologies, CT Clean Energy Fund
Register before March 1st for discount prices. Visit the conference website to view speaker bios and full schedule http://babsonenergy.com/
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