E3 Conference

E3 2011 Featured Speakers


Alexis Madrigal is a senior editor at The Atlantic and host of The Atlantic's Technology Channel,  a look at the human side of technology. His new book, Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology, describes the history of green technology experimentation, what we learn from it and how it can help us build a brighter future. In his keynote presentation for E3 2011, Madrigal will offer a unique and hopeful perspective on green technology and its business potential and explore how technology is changing human beings' brains, consumption patterns and environments.

Copies of Powering the Dream will be available for purchase at the conference.

Renewable Energy Success Stories: Tales from Corporate America

3M Renewable Energy - Aligning Capabilities to Industry Needs
Tracy Anderson, Director, Renewable Energy Division, 3M

DuPont Sustainable Growth in Industrial Biosciences
Robin Jenkins, Sustainability Competency Leader, DuPont

Abengoa, Innovative Technology Solutions for Sustainability
Gerson Santos-León, Executive Vice President, Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies

Renewable Energy Success Stories: An International Perspective

Germany's Path Toward a Low Carbon Economy
Friedo Sielemann, Counselor, Energy and Environment, German Embassy, Washington

Renewable Energy Success Stories: A Student's Journey

Before, During and After IREE
Kevin Hennessy, Associate Scientist, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute

Renewable Energy and Materials Success Stories: University of Minnesota Impact

Green Chemistry and the Center for Sustainable Polymers
Marc Hillmyer, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Chemistry / Director, Center for Sustainable Polymers

Using Renewable Resources to Manage a Campus Carbon Footprint
Lowell Rasmussen, Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Finance, UM Morris

Solar Energy in Cold Climates
Susan Mantell, Associate Department Head, Mechanical Engineering

Combining Geothermal Energy Capture with CO2 Sequestration
Martin Saar, Associate Professor, Earth Sciences

NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership
Patrick Huelman, Associate Extension Professor, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Making Renewable Hydrocarbons
Larry Wackett, Professor, Biotechnology Institute

Renewable Energy Networking Reception

Entertainment at the post-conference reception will be provided by Music Of The Sun, a mobile solar- and bicycle-powered outdoor improvisational ambient music series. Their unique mix of global rhythms, multiple instruments and field recordings create a soundscape that develops organically over the course of a performance.