Game Changers and Visionaries

May 12, 2010 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

Role of Breakthrough Technologies and Innovative Strategies

With all the excitement and concern about the future of energy resources and opportunities going forward, a number of truly unconventional thinkers have emerged with ideas for transforming the current energy system. This event will present some of these visionaries to explain their game changing concepts or technologies and explore the challenges and obstacles to success.

9:00 – 9:15 am:  Welcome and Introduction
Sarah Ladislaw
Senior Fellow, CSIS Energy and National Security Program

9:15 – 9:45 am:  Keynote Address
Arun Majumdar
Director, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

10:00 – 11:20 am:  Panel Presentations
Michael Granoff
Head of Oil Independence Policies, Better Place

Josh Richman
Director, Business Development, BloomEnergy

Craig Hansen
Vice President, Nuclear Manufacturing, Babcock & Wilcox

William B. Bonvillian
Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Washington Office

11:20 – 12:00 pm:  Questions and Discussion

Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Jane Nakano
Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program