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Plug In to the Future at the O'Reilly Energy Innovation Conference

January 23, 2007

Call for Participation is Open to All Energy Innovators

Sebastopol, CA -- Concern for the future of energy has reached critical mass. To explore solutions to the world's significant energy challenges, O'Reilly has launched its inaugural Energy Innovation Conference. Proposals are now being accepted for conference participation. O'Reilly Media invites technologists and strategists, CTOs and chief scientists, inventors, researchers, programmers, hackers, policy makers, business developers, and entrepreneurs to lead sessions and workshops at the 2007 Energy Innovation Conference. The event is happening August 22-24, 2007 in San Francisco, California. Proposals must be submitted by March 7, 2007.

The Energy Innovation Conference will explore groundbreaking technologies that will create viable, new, non-polluting forms of energy, and make our current energy sources more efficient, cleaner, and greener. The conference will encourage the face-to face exchange of ideas, break down the barriers between innovation and adoption, and advocate smarter policies surrounding the generation and consumption of energy.

"The need for efficient production and use of energy is not only relevant to current concerns about oil depletion, pollution, and global warming, but also one of the biggest factors in the shape of future computer technology," says Allison Randal, program co-chair.

Over the course of three days, the conference will offer three educational tracks covering a full spectrum of power and energy topics comprised of in-depth, hands-on workshops and focused breakout sessions.

Sample topics for presentations are listed below each conference track:

Generation and Distribution

  • Clean Coal
  • High Efficiency Plant Designs
  • Distributed Generation
  • HVDC Buried Lines
  • Solar Thermal
  • Wind Turbines
  • Nuclear

Architecture and Construction

  • Insulation
  • Planning and Integrated Communities
  • Illumination
  • Smart Buildings and Controls
  • Rooftop Generation
  • Solar Water and Space Heating
  • Novel Structure Concepts

Fuels and Transportation

  • Hybrids
  • Batteries
  • Flex Fuel Vehicles and Conversions
  • Synfuels
  • Solar Assisted Fuel Synthesis
  • Alternative Fuel Jet Turbines
  • Ethanol and World Food Markets
  • Lightweight Materials
  • Mass Transit

Other events planned during the conference include panel debates and discussions; an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products and services from vendors in the energy space; and Launch Pad -- where cool startups, applications and products will be introduced.

The 2007 O'Reilly Energy Innovation Conference will bring together the innovators, movers, and shakers from a cross-section of industries including a cross section of inventors, university researchers, car manufacturers, petroleum companies, power distribution companies, government agencies, and other concerned parties, all exploring practical solutions to our energy problems.

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline for all proposals is March 7, 2007
  • Speakers will be notified by March 28, 2007
  • General registration will open in May 2007

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