E3 Conference


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Time Event
8:00 AM Registration Open / Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM Welcome
University President Eric Kaler
9:15 AM Renewable Energy Success Stories: Tales from Corporate America
Business and industry are driving the transition to a renewable energy future. Leaders from companies big and small will share how they are powering the clean tech sector by developing and deploying the technologies of tomorrow. (Speaker info)
10:15 AM Research Poster Session
Funds from IREE support numerous renewable energy research projects across the University of Minnesota. A representative from each project will be on-site at the conference to talk to attendees about progress and potential of their projects. Vote for your favorites in three categories: Lightbulb prize, potential for longterm impact, and design.
10:45 AM Renewable Energy Success Stories: An International Perspective
Expansion of the renewable energy sector is a global phenomenon. This session will spotlight countries that are leading the way through innovative policies, investment incentives, technology development and more. (Speaker info)
11:30 AM Renewable Energy Success Stories: A Student's Journey
Highly-trained engineers, scientists, economists and other experts are critical to positioning Minnesota as a clean tech leader. Follow U of M grad's journey from student to researcher to renewable energy professional. (Speaker info)
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Keynote address by Alexis Madrigal
1:30 PM Renewable Energy and Materials Success Stories: University of Minnesota Impact
Faculty and students from across the University of Minnesota are launching hundreds of renewable energy ventures that will benefit the state and beyond in coming years. These successful research projects have received a significant boost from investments made by the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment. (Speaker info)
2:45 PM Networking / Poster Session
3:00 PM Renewable Energy and Materials Success Stories: University of Minnesota Impact (continued)
4:15 PM Happy Hour and Reception with featured performance by Music of the Sun