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Smart Power Symposium: Smart Grid & Energy Storage: Next Waves of Innovation

August 25, 2009, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT

”Smart Grid & Energy Storage: Next Waves of Innovation”

With recent political, environmental, and economic impetus, “Smart Grid” is one of the clean tech buzzwords of 2009.  How can entrepreneurs, corporations, investors, and customers looking for the path to build, enable, and grow the smart grid infrastructure succeed in this undefined territory? What are the technologies that will be the backbone of this new “energy internet”?  Our panel explores the regulatory, technology, investing, and corporate efforts and challenges involved in the smart grid and energy storage.
The evening will also include a showcase of utility, alumni, contestant, and sustainability booths, along with plenty of networking opportunities.


This event will be paperlesss! Download the event program to your laptop or smart phone.

The keynote presenation can be found here.


475 East Java Drive, Bldg. 3
Sunnyvale, CA 94089


Directions can be found here.

Light Rail stop Borregas and Java is 1/2 block from the event.  Light Rail info can be found here


5:30 – 6:30 PM

Registration.  Contestant Showcase & Networking.  Heavy Appetizers.

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Welcome, Introductions, Speaker Panel.

8:00 – 8:30 PM

Exhibits and Networking. Desserts.


Host Introduction:

Laura Pickering, Vice President, Office of the CEO & Environmental Responsibility Advocate


Featuring Keynote Remarks by:

Warren Jenson, Chief Financial Officer, Silver Spring Networks


Expert Panelists Include:

Eric Wesoff, Greentech Media (Moderator)
Steve Vassallo, Venture Partner, Foundation Capital
Dr. Erfan Ibrahim, Technical Executive for the Smart Grid Program, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
John Skinner, Director of Marketing, Eco-Technology, Intel Corporation

Who Should Attend

  • Any contestants of the 2009 competition who are interested in the smart grid and energy storage.
  • Professionals interested in the smart power space.
  • Alumni companies and current volunteers looking to get more involved in the programs and smart power space.

Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
General 30.00 40.00
Student 15.00 30.00
Paid Contestant Free Free
Volunteer Free Free
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
Online registration is now closed, but please join us as a walk-in.