BABSON HOSTS ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE MARCH 30 - ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Babson Energy & Environmental Club will hold its 6th Conference with speakers: Ian Bowles, Former Massachusetts Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Mark Rodgers from Cape Wind, and T. I. Mizan from ExxonMobil Corporation.

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The Babson Energy and Environmental Club will hold its 6th annual Energy & Environmental Conference: “Energy, Environment & Entrepreneurship:  Challenging Assumptions, Changing Perceptions,” on Friday, March 30, 2012, 8am-6pm,  to explore key issues and exciting prospects in energy, alternative transportation, sustainable development, and other critical topics in the energy and environmental industries.

Networking opportunities also abound with more than 500 students and industry professionals.

Visit the conference website to register, and view speaker bios and full schedule. 
 

Keynote Speakers

  • Ian Bowles, Former Massachusetts Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, and Managing Director, Rhumb Line Energy LLC
  • Mark Rodgers, Cape Wind, Director of Communications
  • T. I. (Tahmid) Mizan, ExxonMobil Corporation, Senior Technology Planning Advisor
Opening Remarks
 
  • Babson President, Leonard A. Schlesinger
  • Mark Donohue, Clean Technology Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Babson College

Conference Speakers

  • Craig Scott, Toyota, Manager of Advanced Technologies
  • Kazunari Yoshimura, Representative, Global Water Japan
  • Lynnette McIntire, UPS, Director of Sustainability
  • Mitchell Dong, Pythagoras Investment Management, Chief Investment Officer
  • Christopher Poirier, CoalTek, President & CEO
  • Bilal Zuberi, General Catalyst, Principal
  • Wood Turner, Vice President, Sustainability Innovation, Stonyfield
  • Stephen B. Russell, Massachusetts DOER, Alternative Transportation Program Coordinator
  • Cait Simmons, Director of Marketing, boloco
  • Rob Pratt, GreenerU, Chairman & CEO
  • Peter Cleary, Vestergaard Frandsen, Communications & Public Relations Director
  • Vicki Quiram, Westwood Public Works, Director
  • Barbra Batshalom, Green Roundtable Inc., Founder & Executive Director
Panel Discussions
 
  • The Reality of Electric Vehicles
  • Food Packaging:  Cost vs. the Environment
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Green Buildings
  • Future of Financing for Renewable Energy Projects
  • Water in the Developing world:  Harsh Reality and Inspiring Innovations
  • Environmental Awareness in Developing Countries

By Barbara Spies Blair, blairb@babson.edu , 781-239-4621 | 03/05/2012 06:00