[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Sun Feb 28 19:22:03 PST 2010


Monday, March 01, 2010
Legatum Lecture featuring Julia Novy-Hildesley, Executive Director of  
the Lemelson Foundation
Speaker: Julia Novy-Hildesley

Time: 12:00p–1:00p

Location: W20-306

"By the Grace of Invention: How individuals power development." In  
this Legatum Lecture, Ms. Novy-Hildesley will draw on her experiences  
with the Lemelson Foundation to speak on innovations for development.  
As part of her lecture, she will give a live demonstration of several  
new technologies with implications for the sectors of agriculture,  
health, and solar power in developing countries.

Web site: http://legatum.mit.edu/NovyHildesleyLecture

Open to: the general public

Cost: free

Sponsor(s): Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

For more information, contact:
Anna Omura
legatum at mit.edu

Monday, March 01, 2010

The Future of Civic Engagement in a Broadband-Enabled World
Time: 4:00p–6:30p

Location: E51

A symposium presented by the MIT Center for Future Civic Media in  
cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission. Free and open  
to the public.

Join thought leaders and public interest advocates working at the  
nexus of technological innovation and civic engagement as they preview  
the civic engagement recommendations in the forthcoming National  
Broadband Plan.

A live stream of the event will be available athttp://web.mit.edu/webcastnow/1 

View event web page below for full program.


Eugene Huang, Director of Government Performance and Civic Engagement  
for the National Broadband Plan

Jerry Mechling, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Nick Grossman, The Open Planning Project

Laurel Ruma, O'Reilly Media

John Wonderlich, The Sunlight Foundation

Robert Bole, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Keith Neisler, WEKU-Kentucky

Marita Rivero, WGBH-Boston

Kinsey Wilson, National Public Radio

Damian Thorman, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Web site: http://civic.mit.edu/event/the-future-of-civic-engagement-in-a-broadb

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Communications Forum, Comparative Media Studies, MIT  
Center for Future Civic Media

For more information, contact:
Andrew Whitacre
cms at mit.edu

Monday, March 01, 2010

Productive Cities: Sorting, Selection and Agglomeration

Speaker: Gilles Duranton (Toronto)

Time: 4:15p–5:45p

Location: E52-244

Productive Cities: Sorting, Selection and Agglomeration

Web site: http://individual.utoronto.ca/gilles/Papers/Sorting.pdf

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT International Workshop

For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento
theresa at mit.edu

Monday, March 01, 2010

Profit Driven Health Care-an analysis of the US health insurance  

Speaker: Benjamin Day- Director of Mass-Care

Time: 6:00p–8:00p

Location: 4-237

Screening of Sick Around America followed by a discussion with  
Benjamin Day regarding what is happening locally and nationally in  
terms of health care reform.

Web site:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundamerica/view/

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Amon Lab, Students with the Alliance to Defend Health Care

For more information, contact:
Alexi Goranov
amon_lab at mit.edu

Monday, March 01, 2010

Takeaways from the 2010 NCSE conference on the New Green Economy

Speaker: Yang Ruan, Course 6

Time: 7:00p–8:30p

Location: 4-146

This year's NCSE conference was about what an environmentally  
sustainable economy would look like and how we can get there. It was  
attended by over 1,000 scientists, educators, engineers, business- 
people, economists, and policymakers. Special focus was placed on the  
need for ecological economics, an alternative to neoclassical  
economics and growth. Speakers included Lisa Jackson, head of the EPA,  
ecological economist Herman Daly, and political consultant David Gergen.

MIT aluma Yang Ruan attended the conference and will be debriefing the  
MIT community.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Sustainability at MIT

For more information, contact:
Aaron Thom
athom at mit.edu

Monday, March 01, 2010

'Summer Wars' screening and discussion with Director Mamoru Hosoda

Speaker: Director Mamoru Hosoda

Time: 7:00p–9:30p

Location: 26-100

The MIT/Harvard Cool Japan research project and MIT Comparative Media  
Studies program are hosting the New England premiere of a nominee for  
the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Film of 2009.

The film 'Summer Wars' will be shown at 7:00pm in Room 26-100, MIT,  
and will be followed by a discusion with the director Mamoru Hosoda.

The film explores the drama of high school romance, hackers in virtual  
worlds, and the complexities of extended families. Suitable for all  
ages, but aimed at teens and adults, the film is a magnificent example  
of recent anime virtuosity. Hosoda's last film, "The Girl Who Leapt  
Through Time" (2006) won many prizes including the Japan Academy Award  
for Best Animated Film.

Don?t miss this rare opportunity to hear directly from one of Japan?s  
hottest young animation directors and to see his latest film. The  
event is free and open to the public. Note that there is only one  
showing and it begins at 7:00pm.

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/cooljapan/events.html#3

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MISTI, Center for International Studies, Foreign Languages  
& Literatures, Comparative Media Studies, MIT Japan Program, Harvard  
Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

For more information, contact:
Ian Condry
condry at mit.edu

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

 From Preparedness to Response: Humanitarian Logistics

Speaker: Bernard Chomilier, Head of Logistics Development Unit, World  
Food Progamme

Time: 12:00p–1:00p

Location: E40-496

Humanitarian Relief Speaker Series

This talk will discuss the coordination of logistics operations with  
the UN Humanitarian Response Depots, the UN Logistics Cluster,  
partnership with private sector and civilian-military cooperation.  
Chomilier will also discuss the training programs developed within the  
World Food Programme, which are broadly used for training within the  
UN Logistics Cluster. Finally, he will link the importance of  
logistics preparedness to activities on the ground in the Haiti  
earthquake response.

Bernard Chomilier has led humanitarian responses for most of the major  
crises around the world over the last 25 years. He is currently  
working as the Head of the Logistics Development Unit at World Food  
Programme. Previously, Mr. Chomilier worked as the Head of Logistics  
for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He also  
served as Head of Mission on several occasions and worked as the  
General Manager of Logistics as Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Engineering Systems Division

For more information, contact:
Stefanie Koperniak
skoperni at mit.edu

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Vehicle Lightweighting as a Strategy for Economic Development and  
Competitive Advantage in India

Speaker: Charles Fine, Sloan School of Management

Time: 4:00p–5:00p

Location: 3-270

Transportation at MIT Seminar Series

In Spring 2010, the Transportation at MIT seminar series continues by  
drawing knowledge from MIT research that is applicable to  
transportation. Our goal is to strengthen the community of MIT  
researchers by sharing information in the following areas: airlines,  
automation, behavior and economics, energy sources, environmental  
impacts, logistics and supply chains, networks, propulsion, system  
control, urban challenges, and vehicles.

Web site: http://transportation.mit.edu/events.php

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free Admission to MIT and General Public

Sponsor(s): Transportation at MIT

For more information, contact:
Rebecca Fearing
transportation at mit.edu

Date: Tuesday, March 2

Bioenergy production using microbial fuel cell technologies

Speaker: Bruce Logan, Penn State University

Time: 4:15

Location: 66-110 (Landau Building, 25 Ames Street)

Reception to follow

Certain naturally occurring microorganisms are capable of electron  
transfer outside or into the cell. These microorganisms are being used  
in several new technologies, based on microbial fuel cells (MFCs), to  
produce energy and clean water. In an MFC, exoelectrogenic bacteria  
oxidize organic matter and release electrons to an electrode (anode).  
These electrons flow to the counter electrode (cathode) where they  
combine with oxygen and protons to form water, generating current and  
power. Sustained electricity generation is possible using virtually  
any type of biodegradable organic matter including pure compounds  
(acetic acid and other volatile acids, glucose and sugars, amino acids  
and proteins, etc.), complex organic matter in wastewater (domestic,  
animal, food, and other industries), and agricultural materials  
(cellulose and fermentation endproducts). The MFC architecture can be  
modified to use energy in the organic matter to accomplish water  
desalination without any electrical input or high pressures. In the  
absence of oxygen, and by adding voltage to that produced by the  
bacteria, it is also possible to produce hydrogen gas at the cathode  
in a device called a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC). The voltage  
needed (>0.2 V) is substantially smaller than that needed to  
electrolyze water. Hydrogen gas produced can be recovered at nearly  
100% of the stoichiometric yield in an MEC for certain substrates, and  
two to four times more energy is recovered as hydrogen gas than used  
as electrical energy. By using electrotrophic microorganisms on the  
cathode, it is possible to produce other products from the current  
such as methane. In this presentation, I review what is known about  
exoelectrogenic and electrotophic microorganisms, summarize advances  
in increasing current densities and reducing materials costs, and  
discuss recent field trials using larger, pilot-scale MFC and MEC  

About the speaker
Bruce Logan is the Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering at  
Penn State University, and Director of the Engineering Energy &  
Environmental Institute. He has published over 240 journal papers and  
several books, including one on microbial fuel cells, and works in a  
variety of research areas including bioenergy production,  
bioremediation, environmental transport processes, colloidal dynamics,  
and microbial adhesion. Dr. Logan was recently awarded the Athalie  
Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for his research to develop an energy  
sustainable water infrastructure. He is a visiting professor at  
Newcastle University in England, Harbin Institute of Technology and  
Dalian University of Technology in China, and an Investigator with the  
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in Saudi  

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Cursed Resources? Political Conditions and Oil Market Volatility  
(Joint with Macroeconomics Workshop)

Speaker: Gilbert Metcalf (Tufts)

Time: 4:15p–5:30p

Location: E52-244

Cursed Resources? Political Conditions and Oil Market Volatility

Web site: http://econ-www.mit.edu/files/5341

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Energy & Environmental Economics at MIT

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Death of the News?

Speaker: Maria Balinska, Susan Glasser, & Jason Pontin

Time: 5:30p–7:00p

Location: E51-Wong Auditorium

Journalism is in a crisis. Newspapers are going out of business;  
editors and reporters are losing their jobs. "Death of the News?"  
brings together a panel of experts to discuss the rise of online media  
and its impact on global society.

Speakers Maria Balinska, Susan Glasser, & Jason Pontin will discuss  
about how to save the news in a vanishing era of newspapers.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information click  
on the link below

Web site:http://web.mit.edu/cis/eventposter_030210_death_of_news.html

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies

For more information, contact:
starrforum at mit.edu

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Actions Speak Loudest: How Will YOU Make a Difference in Our World?

Speaker: Bob McKinnon, http://www.actionsspeakloudest.org/contributors-robertmckinnon.html

Time: 7:00p–8:30p

Location: 32-141, Stata Center

Tired of hearing a lot of talk about change but seeing little action?  
Now's the time to do something about it.

On Tuesday, March 2 join Bob McKinnon for a discussion about his book,  
Actions Speak Loudest (www.actionsspeakloudest.org), and how our  
generation can make a difference in our world.

In Actions Speak Loudest, thirty-five inspirational voices come  
together to weigh in on the compelling issues facing youth today. The  
event will will include a discussion with the book editor, a Q&A  
session, book signing and exciting networking opportunities in the  
field of social change. The student who asks the best question could  
qualify for a summer internship.

Advanced registration is requested by Monday, March 1 via  
CareerBridge: https://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student/ and select  
Workshops, Career Fairs and Events. Walk-ins are welcome, space- 
About the Speaker:
Bob McKinnon is Founder and President of YELLOWBRICKROAD (www.yellowbr.com 
), a company that partners with changemakers to design social change  
through programming, communications, advocacy, and action.

In addition to creating Actions Speak Loudest, he is also the producer  
of the documentary film "Remote Control," which looks at the issue of  
children and the media though the lens of total media consumption and  
what it may be displacing in our children's lives.

Web site: https://www.myinterfase.com/mit/student/

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Career Development Center

For more information, contact:
Rachel Greenberg
ragreenb at mit.edu

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New Orleans: Post Katrina | Greening New Orleans

Time: 12:30p–2:00p

Location: 9-450

DUSP Speaker Series
Weekly Lecture Series of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.  
Light lunch served.

Weekly Lecture Series of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning

For more information, contact:
Ezra Glenn
eglenn at mit.edu

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Legatum Lecture featuring William Abrams, President of Trickle Up

Speaker: William Abrams, President of Trickle Up

Time: 5:00p–6:00p

Location: 32-141

"When Microcredit Isn't the Answer: Effective Solutions for the  
Ultrapoor." Mr. Abrams will speak from his experience at Trickle Up,  
which provides people living on less than $1 a day with the necessary  
resources to create microenterprises and improve their quality of life.

Web site: http://legatum.mit.edu/AbramsLecture

Open to: the general public

Cost: free

Sponsor(s): Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

For more information, contact:
Anna Omura
legatum at mit.edu

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Robots and Media: Science Fiction, Anime, Transmedia, and Technology

Speaker: Ian Condry and Cynthia Brazeal

Time: 5:00p–7:00p

Location: 4-231

CMS Colloquium Series

Ian Condry, Associate Director of MIT Comparative Media Studies and  
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will discuss  
the prevalence of giant robots in anime (Japanese animated films and  
TV shows). From the sixties to the present, robot or "mecha" anime has  
evolved in ways that reflect changing business models and maturing  
audiences, as can be seen in titles like Astro Boy, Gundam, Macross,  
and Evangelion. How can we better understand the emergence of anime as  
a global media phenomenon through the example of robot anime? What  
does this suggest about our transmedia future?

Cynthia Breazeal, Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab and founder/ 
director of the Lab's Personal Robots Group, will discuss how science  
fiction has influenced the development of real robotic systems, both  
in research laboratories and corporations all over the world. She will  
explore of how science fiction has shaped ideas of the relationship  
and role of robots in human society, how the existence of such robots  
is feeding back into science fiction narratives, and how we might  
experience transmedia properties in the future using robotic  

Web site: http://cms.mit.edu/events/colloquiaforums.php#030410

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies

For more information, contact:
Andrew Whitacre
cms at mit.edu

Thursday, March 04, 2010
Energy Discussions: Desalination--Water and Power
Speaker: Karan Mistry

Time: 6:00p–7:00p

Location: 26-204

There are currently over one billion people in the world that lack  
access to adequate drinking water. As the world population continues  
to increase, the water shortages are only being exacerbated. Since  
water production requires substantial amounts of energy, the water  
crisis is also closely coupled with the growing energy problem. The  
developed world has many excellent forms of desalination technologies,  
including reverse osmosis (RO) and multistage flash (MSF).  
Unfortunately, these technologies are often ineffective in the  
developing parts of the world where water shortages tend to be most  
severe. Solving the water problems requires not only technological  
innovation, but also changes in policy and public perception of water  
issues. Join members of the MIT Energy Club for a discussion of  
important issues in desalination as well as traditional desalination  
techniques and new techniques being developed here at MIT for use in  
the developing world.
Please prepare for the discussion by reading the short articles  
provided on our website.

A light dinner will be served.

Web site: http://www.mitenergyclub.org/events-and-programs/discussion-series

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
Rebecca Walsh Dell

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Yunus Challenge Event Dinner

Speaker: Rachel Glennerster, Jameel Poverty Action Lab

Time: 7:00p–9:00p

Location: W20, West Lounge

The 2010 Yunus Innovation Challenge calls for innovative sanitation  
solutions to encourage clean hands among those living in poverty. Come  
to pitch an idea, join a team or learn more about clean hands for  
health and prosperity.

Each year, the Yunus Challenge highlights a pressing and often  
overlooked need of the world's poor and enables MIT students to  
develop solutions to address it through a variety of mechanisms,  
including the IDEAS competition, D-Lab, and Public Service  
fellowships, internships and grants.

The Challenge, named in honor of 2006 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Muhammad  
Yunus, was initiated and is supported by MIT alumnus Mohammed Abdul  
Latif Jameel, supporter of the IDI, and benefactor of the Abdul Latif  
Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Web site: web.mit.edu/idi/yunus.shtml

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free

Sponsor(s): International Development Initiative

For more information, contact:
Laura Sampath
lsampath at mit.edu

Friday, March 05, 2010

Form Finding

Speaker: Erik Nelson, Structures Workshop & RISD

Time: 12:00p–1:00p

Location: 1-150

M.Eng. Friday Noon Seminar
A weekly presentation by industry experts.

What types of geometry, structural systems, or materials shall we  
consider for a certain design problem and why? Where does innovation  
lie in building materials and structural forms? How can we optimize  
forms to create elegant, efficient and economical architecture? There  
are 12 strategies to approach structural design and to start the form  
finding process.

Web site: http://cee.mit.edu/events/7

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering

For more information, contact:
Gayle Sherman
gsherman at mit.edu

Friday, March 05, 2010

Friday Workshop - MIT Energy Conference 2010

Time: 12:00p–5:00p

Location: MIT Campus - various

The Friday Workshop series enters its second edition this year. The  
workshops provide a unique opportunity for deeper discussions of  
select topics and are free and open to the public. This year the  
workshops will focus on Green Buildings, Electric Vehicles, Energy  
Finance and Commercializing Solar.

Web site: http://mitenergyconference.com/friday.php

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
MIT Energy Club
mit_energy_conference at mit.edu

Friday, March 05, 2010

ChemE Dept. Seminar: Design of materials for energy conversion from  
first principles: metallic nanoparticles of targeted shapes as highly  
selective catalysts and photo-catalysts

Speaker: Prof. Suljo Linic, Department of Chemical Engineering,  
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Time: 3:00p–4:00p

Location: 66-110, reception at 2:45pm

Chemical Engineering Department Seminar Series
See speakers, talk titles, and dates at http://web.mit.edu/cheme/news/seminar.html

In our research group we have been developing strategies for the ? 
rational?, bottom-up design of solid materials for energy-efficient  
and environmentally friendly chemical transformations. This approach  
relies on the design of materials based on understanding of underlying  
molecular phenomena that govern the outcome of a process rather than  
on empirical trial and error approaches. We are motivated by a  
realization that recent scientific advancements, mainly in the area of  
molecular science, are bringing a revolutionary transformation to the  
field of discovery in heterogeneous catalysts, electro-catalysis, and  

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/cheme/news/seminar.html

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Chemical Engineering Department

For more information, contact:
Melanie Miller
melmils at mit.edu

Friday, March 05, 2010

Plasma Science & Fusion Center Seminar

Speaker: Rob Goldston, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Time: 3:00p–4:30p

Location: NW17-218

The Fastest Path to Fusion Electricity: A Fusion Pilot Plant

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Plasma Science and Fusion Center

For more information, contact:
Paul Rivenberg
info at psfc.mit.edu

Friday, March 05, 2010

Friday Showcase - MIT Energy Conference 2010

Time: 5:00p–8:00p

Location: Sheraton Hotel, Boston

The Energy Showcase is a free event open to the community at large and  
is designed to bring together cutting-edge energy research and  
inventive businesses that are contributing critical knowledge,  
products and services toward actionable and scalable energy solutions.  
It also provides a wonderful opportunity for people interested in  
energy to inform themselves about the state of the art and the  
directions that the industry will follow in the future.

This year the Showcase will feature not only research posters from  
academic institutions and energy companies but also numerous  
interactive energy-related exhibits and hardware, giving attendees a  
unique opportunity to mingle with prominent energy researchers within  
a hands-on atmosphere. The casual setting, accentuated by live music,  
cocktails, and hors d?oeuvres, will foster dialogue amongst energy- 
conscious community members and cutting-edge professionals.

Web site: http://mitenergyconference.com/showcase.php

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club

For more information, contact:
MIT Energy Club
mit_energy_conference at mit.edu

Saturday, March 06, 2010


Strategies for Fostering Social Innovation in U.S. Cities


Mon., Mar. 1, 2010, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Belfer Center, Bell Hall, 79 John F. Kennedy St.
Art/Design, Presentation/Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; Center for Public  
Leadership; Urban Policy PIC; Social Enterprise in Action
Christopher Gergen, director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership  
Initiative, Duke University; David Harris, president and CEO of the  
Mind Trust, Indianapolis; Paul Vandeventer, president and CEO of  
Community Partners, Los Angeles; Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor of  
Indianapolis and current director of the Innovations in Government  
Program, Ash Center
christina_marchand at hks.harvard.edu

Special Seminar: Agricultural Science for Africa
March 1, 2010 - 4:00pm
Contact Name:
  Lisa Matthews
lisa_matthews at harvard.edu
HUCE Seminar Room 24 Oxford Street, 3rd Floor Cambridge, MA

A conversation with Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor of  
Agronomy at Purdue University and the winner of the 2009 World Food  

Dr. Ejeta’s research focuses on plant diseases in sorghum, mechanisms  
of resistance to drought, and resistance to the parasitic weed,  
Striga. Dr. Ejeta grew up in a rural village in west-central Ethiopia,  
walking 20 kilometers every Sunday night to attend school. He received  
his bachelor’s degree in plant science from Alemaya College in 1973  
and his Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics from Purdue. Working in  
Sudan, Dr. Ejeta developed the first hybrid sorghum varieties for  
Africa, which were drought tolerant and high yielding. His next  
breakthrough came in the 1990s, identifying genes for Striga  
resistance and transferring them into locally adapted sorghum  
varieties.  This conversation with Dr. Ejeta will allow him to share  
with us his views on agricultural science for Africa.
Hosted by N.M. Holbrook.

Think Tank on Energy, the Environment and Business: Leadership for  
Action in Time and at Scale
March 3, 2010 (All day) - March 5, 2010 (All day)
Contact Name:
  Kelly Sailhamer
ksailhamer at hbs.edu
Harvard Business School Campus
Presented by
The Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University
Harvard Business School
The Arthur Rock Center for EntrepreneurshipAgenda will be updated  
regularly as names of faculty and speakers are confirmed and is  
subject to change.

Please view or print the Building Green Businesses Executive Summary.-- 
 > http://www.alumni.hbs.edu/pdf/HBS-BGB_ExecSummary.pdf

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Welcome Reception | Williams Room, Spangler Center


6:00 p.m. | Reception and Registration | Williams Room, Spangler Center

7:00pm | Dinner and Remarks | Williams Room, Spangler Center
Markets, Technology and Public Policy: The Intersection of Government  
and Green Business

Speaker: Jeff Kupfer, former Acting Deputy Secretary and Chief  
Operating Officer, U.S. Dept of Energy

Shuttle will depart the HBS campus for the Charles Hotel at the close  
of the program


Thursday, March 4, 2010
Conference sessions will take place in Aldrich 112


7:45 a.m. | Shuttle will depart the Charles Hotel for the HBS campus

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast and Registration


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Professors Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Bill Sahlman,
Harvard Business School

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Panel: The State of the Science

Professor Dan Schrag, Harvard University

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Panel: Shaping Policy

<!--Moderator: David Gergen (invited)


Doug Foy, Serrafix, Inc.
Susan Leal, ALI Fellow, formerly San Francisco Public Utilities  
Professor Robert Stavins, Harvard University

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch | Williams Room, Spangler Center

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Panel: Remaking Energy at Scale: Issues and  

Moderator: Professor Forest Reinhardt, Harvard Business School
James Hackett, Anadarko Petroleum Company
James E. Rogers, Duke Energy Corporation
<!-- Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy (invited)

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Panel: Reshaping Demand at Scale: Issues and  

<!--Moderator: TKTK, TKTK
--> <!--Henry Chow, ALI Fellow, formerly IBM Greater China (invited)
--> Danya Cunningham, Community Innovator's Lab, MIT
Martin Fleming, IBM
Megan McDermott, Robert AM Stern Architects

<!--Rodney Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation (invited)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Breakout session

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Summary


4:30pm | Shuttle will depart the HBS campus for Logan Airport


6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Dinner | Williams Room, Spangler Center
<!--Keynote speakers:

Congressman Edward Markey (invited)
Jeffrey Immelt, President and CEO, General Electric (invited)


Friday, March 5, 2010
Conference sessions will take place in Aldrich 112


7:45am | Shuttle will depart the Charles Hotel for the HBS campus

7:45 – 8:30am | Continental Breakfast and Registration


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Introduction

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Panel: Where is the VC/PE Model Working—and Not  
Working—and Why?

Moderator: Professor Bill Sahlman, Harvard Business School
<!--Michael Liebreich, New Energy Finance(invited)
--> John Lushetsky, U.S. Department of Energy
Ajit Nazre, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
David Prend, RockPort Capital Partners

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. | Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Panel: Customers, Partners & the Challenge of  

Moderator: Professor Joe Lassiter, Harvard Business School
<!--Dennis Franz, U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee program  
--> Alan Greenshields, Fortu Ventures
Craig A. Huff, Reservoir Capital
Samir Kaul, Khosla Ventures
Don Young, Aspen Aerogels

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. | General discussion

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch | Williams Room, Spangler Center

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | Panel: Leadership for Multi-Stakeholder Solutions

<!--Moderator: Robert Mnookin, TKTKT (invited)
--> Jim Breyer, Accel Partners
<!-- Professor Daniel Esty, Center for Business & Environment, Yale  
--> Mindy Lubber, CERES
Jonathan Rose, Jonathan Rose Companies
<!-- David Vieau, A123(invited)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Breakout session

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. | Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Closing Discussion

Attendees and Student Clubs from HBS and MIT

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. | Closing Reception

Climate Change & the Media: Covering Conflict in the Capitol,  
Copenhagen and Beyond

Thu., Mar. 4, 2010, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
5th floor, Nye BC, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Environmental Sciences, Law, Presentation/Lecture, Science, Social  
HKS Belfer Environment and Natural Resources Program and Shorenstein  
Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy
Juliet Eilperin, environment reporter, The Washington Post; Eric  
Pooley, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and author of new book "The Climate  
War: True Believers, Power Brokers & the Fight to Save the  
Planet" (June 2010)
Free and open to the public
Refreshments served.

Climate Policy after Copenhagen: The Way Forward for Europe and the  
Fri., Mar. 5, 2010, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Nye Conference Room A, 5th floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy  
Environmental Sciences, Presentation/Lecture, Social Sciences
Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements
Nancy Kontou, former head, cabinet to the commissioner for  
environment, European Commission
tyler_gumpright at harvard.edu

A Ceremony for the Dead: A Haitian Vodou Memorial Service and  
Fundraiser for Partners In Health
Fri., Mar. 5, 2010, 6 – 9 p.m.
Andover Chapel, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave.
Haiti Relief, Presentation/Lecture, Religion, Special Events, Support/ 
Social, Wellness
Sosyete Nago
Manbo Marie Maude Evans
$15 donation at door- 100% of money to go to Partners In Health's  
relief work in Haiti
302.233.3655, amcgee at fas.harvard.edu
$15 donation at door- 100% of money to go to Partners in Health's  
relief work in Haiti


Ignite Boston 7 (Global Ignite Week)
Event Details
	• Date: 3/4/10
	• Location: Microsoft New England R&D Center, One Memorial Drive,  
Cambridge, MA 02142
	• Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
	• Audience: Entrepreneurs, technologists, DIYers, creative  
professionals and enthusiastic knowledge-seekers
	• Description: Ignite (ignite.oreilly.com) events are high-energy  
evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to  
get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Run by local  
volunteers who are connected through the global Ignite network, Ignite  
is a force for raising the collective IQ and building connections in  
each city.

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