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