The American Energy Society is convening a summit on emerging energy technologies suitable to the Upper South/Mid-Atlantic region, with emphasis on potential business development and job creation. The objectives for the Summit are straightforward: strengthen the energy cluster of the area and create a model that can serve as a best practice for other regions. Hosted by Emory & Henry College in beautiful Southwest Virginia, industry leaders with expertise in science and engineering, business and industry, capital and policy will participate in the summit. Panel discussions will be broadcast as a webcast and the proceedings will be published and distributed as a white paper. CSPAN has agreed to film the sessions and broadcast them throughout December.