11042 Weeks to Plug-In 2010: Conference + Public Night; Cleantech Open Next Thursday
- Jul 15, 2010At this momentous time, when news about plug-ins
is everywhere, when the U.S. and governments
worldwide are working to accelerate vehicle
electrification, and when the first mass-produced
PHEVs and EVs will be arriving in just a few
months, it's time for Plug-In 2010. Join us July
26-29 in San Jose, California, at this premier
event, organized by the Electric Power Research
Institute and Silicon Valley Leadership Group,
sponsored by domestic and international
automakers, utilities and others. There's still
time to sign up to attend (including sessions
with CalCars' Felix Kramer and Ron Gremban),
exhibit or attend the exposition; and come to
Public NIght July 27. The week before, on July
22, also in San Jose, Felix Kramer will encourage
entrepreneurs at the first Cleantech Open
conference to start businesses in the new
industry that will result (sooner or later) when
the "Big Fix"/Drivestar strategy for gas-guzzler
conversions takes off. Details follow on both events.
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PLUG-IN 2010 July 26-29 at the San Jose
Convention Center brings together for a third
time key players in the rapidly-expanding plug-in
vehicle industry. See the latest details and sign
up at http://www.plugin2010.com . Here's info on
the public night, followed by the pre-conference
workshops, plenaries and panels.
PUBLIC NIGHT: For those who can't attend the
entire conference, for $10 you can come to
Plug-In 2010 Public Night: July 27, 5:30-9:30PM.
Preview the very latest vehicles and other
plug-in technology innovations, then take part in
an entertaining and educational panel about your
role in shaping a plugged-in future. Tickets at
the door. Vehicles scheduled for display on the
exhibition floor (subject to change) include the
Chevrolet Volt, 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid,
Mitsubishi i MiEV, Nissan LEAF, 2010 Prius
Plug-In, smart fortwo electric drive, a
range-extended electric chassis, a plug-in hybrid
passenger car, and more. The all-star panel discussion features:
* Mark Duvall, Director, Electric Transportation,
Electric Power Research Institute, moderator
* Martin Eberhard, Co-Founder, Tesla Motors
* Bill Nye, "The Science Guy:"
* Jessie Deeter, Producer, "Who Killed the
Electric Car?" & "Revenge of the Electric Car"
* Chelsea Sexton, Founder, The Lightning Rod
Foundation & former General Motors EV1 Specialist
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: Monday July 26, 2-6PM,
sessions on "Battery Costs and Markets" and on
"Plug-In Readiness for Communities." See details
CONFERENCE: Plenaries and workshops are from 8AM
Tuesday, July 27 to noon Thursday, July 29. See
the plenary schedule at
. See the breakout sessions at
or the PDF at
. If you're attending, don't miss Ron Gremban's
presentation on retrofit strategies at the
Wednesday 3:30PM panel on "Designing PEVs:
Vehicle technology, costs, etc. for today and
tomorrow." That session also features Tom
Bradley, Colorado State University, and Jim
Winkelman, Efficient Drivetrains. And at the
Tuesday 1:45PM breakout session on "Policies that
Impact Electric Vehicles: How new fleet and fuel
policies can work and their possible impacts on
EV and PHEV deployment," Felix Kramer will both
moderate and address ways to promote high-volume
validated conversions of gas-guzzlers. That panel
will feature Ron Minsk, Electrification
Coalition; Elise Keddie, California Air Resources Board; and Geoff Ryder, SAP.
This year, registrants also have tools to plan
meetings and other networking events. We hope
you'll sign up at http://www.plugin2010.com .
CLEANTECH OPEN NATIONAL CONFERENCE This is the
inaugural conference of this organization that
sparks, mentors, and recognizes entrepreneurs and
inventions in renewable and sustainable
technologies. See the list of Semifinalists in
this year's competition at
CTO has now expanded to five regions in the U.S.
and is planning to go global. The event is all
day Thursday, July 22, at the Doubletree Hotel in
San Jose, CA. Sign up and get details at http://cleantechopenconference.com .
Felix Kramer will speak about gas-guzzler
conversions at the 10:30-11:50AM panel, "The Road
Ahead: Legacy versus Efficiency," moderated by
"superlawyer" and Cleantech Open co-founder MARC
Gottschalk, and also featuring Michael Jackson,
TIAX; Paul McGrath, RideSpring; Edward West,
Mission Motors, and Joshua Goldman, Proterra, Inc.
Other panels at the event include Smart Power,
Renewable Energy, Green Buildings, and Energy
Efficiency. Focusing on spurring jobs in
cleantech, the day-long event explores:
* How can we accelerate the cleantech revolution?
* Which technologies hold the most promiseshort-term and long-term?
* What does it take to spur cleantech entrepreneurship?
* How can we integrate cleantech into our economic policy?
* What are the best models to integrate public and private sectors?
Both events are listed with links at http://www.calcars.org/events.html .
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Felix Kramer fkramer@...
Founder California Cars Initiative
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