Navigation Links
Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 -- inspiring ingenuity in energy solutions
Date:5/5/2011

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 5, 2011 Flash forward 20 years What if our best efforts to lower carbon emissions, wean off fossil fuels, and plan for a soaring population weren't enough? Would we ask ourselves why we didn't take action sooner, transforming the ideas from our greatest innovators into the technologies needed to prepare for a more secure and sustainable future?

June 5 to 9, 2011 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (www.wgsi.org) presents the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 a global conversation on how cutting-edge science and technology can be used to strategize for a sustainable energy future.

An international event

Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 is bringing together some of the world's foremost science, policy and industry experts, along with a group of young future leaders, to collaborate on the development of a blueprint document to steer the world towards a low-carbon existence. The blueprint will short list a set of promising key technologies, laying out a road map of implementation strategies.

As Patron of the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will launch the Summit with an address on Sunday, June 5 at 1pm EST. His Excellency's address will be streamed live and on-demand at http://wgsi.org.

Personalities

The Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 has an exciting line-up of participants working towards a sustainable future. Experts like:

  • Yacine Kadi, CERN researcher who is leading efforts to build next-generation nuclear reactors that eat their own waste
  • Michael Griffin, former NASA Administrator and large-scale systems thinker
  • Vaclav Smil, Distinguished Professor and author of over 30 books on contemporary and international world issues
  • Cathy Foley, Deputy Chief of Science for Australia's national science agency whose research into superconductivity could lead to technological leaps in energy generation
  • Barry Brook, leading environmental and energy expert and Brave New World blogger
  • David Keith, Canada Research Chair in Energy and the Environment who has worked at the interface of climate science, energy technology and public policy for 20 years
  • Aln Aspuru-Guzik, who combines quantum mechanics with theoretical chemistry for solar technology that mimics how plants absorb the sun's energy
  • Linda Nazar, who is working on the nanotechnology frontier to find better ways to store energy for when we need it most
  • Jatin Nathwani, who is leading initiatives for energy conservation and demand management that could improve the lives of billions worldwide
  • Tom Rand, venture capitalist, private energy industry expert, and author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World
  • More participants can be found at http://wgsi.org

Leaders of tomorrow

To better equip future generations to make change happen, the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 is involving a forum of young leaders, ages 20 to 30, to work alongside top visionaries. This forum will examine expert findings and propose recommendations for technological implementation. Forum candidates will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Media

We're offering a limited number of media travel grants to assist journalists with costs to cover the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030. Grants include discounted hotel rates, ground transportation, use of on-site newsroom, exclusive invitations to the opening and closing receptions, access to influential Summit participants, and more. Applications must be submitted no later than 9am EST on Monday, May 16, 2011. Full details at: http://wgsi.org/context/newsroom


'/>"/>

Contact: RJ Taylor
rtaylor@perimeterinstitute.ca
51-956-976-005-371
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology technology :

1. Alzheimers Drug Development Summit: CBI to Donate Portion of This Weeks Proceeds to the Alzheimers Association
2. Plasma nanoscience needed for green energy revolution
3. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory: April 2011
4. Honeywells Envergent Technologies Selected by Malaysian Company for Renewable Energy Project
5. VG Energy Report is Featured on EnergyBoom.com
6. New frozen smoke may improve robotic surgery, energy storage
7. Quantum hot potato: NIST researchers entice 2 atoms to swap smallest energy units
8. Qteros Management to Present at Alternative Energy Investment Banking Conferences
9. Qteros Management to Present at Notable Alternative Energy Conferences in February
10. New nanomaterials unlock new electronic and energy technologies
11. Department of Energy Funds SRI to Enhance Bioinformatics Tools for Renewable Energy Research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce 24 new Young ... cancer. Members of the Class of 2016 were selected from a pool of ... More About the Class of 2016 PCF Young Investigators ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 23, 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, today ... Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist. , “I am ... and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as a scientific integrator, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... Review, 2016;12(1):22-8 http://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2016.12.01.22 Published ... the peer-reviewed journal from touchONCOLOGY, Andrew D ... cost of cancer care is placing an increasing ... of expensive biologic therapies. With the patents on ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Velocity ... intelligent tools designed, tuned and optimized exclusively for Okuma CNC machining centers at ... result of a collaboration among several companies with expertise in toolholding, cutting tools, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/2/2016)... NEW YORK , June 2, 2016   The ... (Weather), is announcing Watson Ads, an industry-first capability in which ... advertising, by being able to ask questions via voice or ... Marketers have long ... with the consumer, that can be personal, relevant and valuable; ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... -- VoiceIt is excited to announce its new marketing ... working together, VoiceIt and VoicePass will offer an ... slightly different approaches to voice biometrics, collaboration between ... Both companies ... "This marketing and technology partnership allows VoiceIt ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... May 3, 2016  Neurotechnology, a provider of ... MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) , a ... projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can process multiple complex biometric ... combination of fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. It ... and MegaMatcher Accelerator , which have ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):