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Xconomy Forum: The Rise of Smart Energy


Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Xconomy Forum: The Rise of Smart Energy

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Event Details

Cheap and abundant energy, whether to power factories or vehicles, run household appliances, or make offices more productive, has long been the foundation for America’s economic growth. But few would argue that we have used energy as intelligently as we should over the years. Now, in this age of efficiency and environmental awareness, it is time to get far smarter about our use of energy—if we want to ensure economic recovery and growth that are business and consumer friendly, and sustainable. 

This imperative is sparking a wave of innovation in every sector of our energy economy. To chart the advances taking shape to ensure our smart energy future, Xconomy has assembled a group of leading innovators, technologists, entrepreneurs, and energy experts for a unique and interactive afternoon forum. Through visionary keynote talks, startup case studies, and engaging discussions, the forum will look out over the smart energy horizon from new capabilities in energy storage to the wireless sensors, IT infrastructure, and data analytics behind a futuristic smart grid, to revolutionary concepts in engines and motor vehicles, to new ways to monitor and control home energy usage—technologies that represent some of San Diego’s strongest innovation clusters.

Keynote speaker:

  • Larry Smarr, director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
  • Eric Giler, CEO, WiTricity

Featured speakers and Panelists:

  • Lisa Bicker, President and CEO, CleanTECH San Diego
  • Manuel Jaime, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm
  • David Johnson, CEO, Achates Power
  • Jan Kleissl, Assistant Professor of Environment Engineering, UCSD
  • Brian Kremer, Cleantech Financial Analyst, Roth Capital Partners
  • Terry Mohn, Chief Innovation Officer, Balance Energy
  • Ron Pitt, CEO, EcoDog
  • Joaquin Silva, CEO, On-Ramp Wireless
  • Michael Zeller, CEO, Zementis

Startup Burst Presentations:

  • Cheryl Bostater, CEO, 5th Generation Energy
  • Stephanie Rosenthal, CEO Pyron Solar
  • Dan Squiller, CEO, PowerGenix

Bonus Feature:
Immediately following the Xconomy Forum, a reception and social networking event will showcase UC San Diego research projects in smart grids and sustainability. The showcase includes the world-renowned virtual reality environments of Calit2 and work related to the National Science Foundation's GreenLight project.

Location and Time

Atkinson Hall
UCSD Campus

Registration Opens: 1:00 pm
Program:  1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Reception: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm





Latham & Watkins
Roth Capital Partners



CleanTECH San Diego



Alexandria Real Estate Equities · Biogen Idec
· Latham & Watkins
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


BIOCOM · CleanTECH San Diego · CommNexus San Diego · CONNECT
San Diego Software Industry Council · San Diego Venture Group


Enterprise Partners Venture Group


This event is not sponsored by UCSD.

Have questions about Xconomy Forum: The Rise of Smart Energy? Contact Xconomy

When & Where

Calit2, Atkinson Hall, UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0436

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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Xconomy is an innovative news and events organization with outposts in Boston, Boulder/Denver, Detroit/Ann Arbor, New York, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Texas, and Wisconsin. It is dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today’s high-tech economy. Xconomy is staffed by world-class journalists and media professionals, and supported by “the Xconomists,” who include some of the world’s leading innovators. Get to know them and the Xconomy team at www.xconomy.com/about.

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