babson’s 5th annual energy conference

Entrepreneurship For A Sustainable Future is the theme of the 5th annual Energy & Environment Conference at Babson with a full day of keynotes and 'green' expertise.

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The Babson Energy and Environmental Club will hold its 5th annual Energy & Environmental Conference: “Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable Future,” on Thursday March 31, 2011, to explore how innovation and entrepreneurship will play a pivotal role in shaping the green economy in the years to come. 

Conference Schedule

8:00-8:30 AM Registration and breakfast, Sorenson Theater Lobby

8:30-10:15 AM Welcome by Babson President Leonard A. Schlesinger, Sorenson Theater

  • Kathy Brown, SVP, Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon, Keynote
  • Mark Donohue, Babson CleanTech Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Conference Chairman, Opening Remarks
  • Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group, Keynote

10:15-10:45 AM Coffee Break, Olin Hall, Markey Commons

10:45 AM-Noon Panel sessions

  • Entrepreneur Showcase, Olin Auditorium
  • New Energy Policy & Implications, Knight Auditorium
  • Food/Water/Waste, Needham/Wellesley Room

Noon-1:30 PM Lunch – Dr. Bart Riley, Co-founder/CTO, A123Systems, Keynote, PepsiCo Pavillion

1:30-2:45 PM Panel sessions

  • Financing Strategies, Olin Auditorium
  • Corporate Sustainability, Knight Auditorium
  • Innovations in Clean Tech, Needham/Wellesley Room

2:45-3:15 PM Coffee Break, Knight Auditorium

3:15-4:30 PM Nancy Floyd, Founder/Managing Director, Nth Power, Closing Keynote 
Interviewed by Chuck McDermott, General Partner, Rockport Capital

4:30-6:00 PM Reception & Company Exposition, Olin Hall, Markey Commons 

Featured speakers include:

  • Cynthia Curtis, Chief Sustainability Officer, CA Technologies
  • Rob Pratt, Chairman & CEO, GreenerU
  • Clint Wilder, Senior Editor, Clean Edge & Author, The Clean Tech Revolution
  • Peter Rothstein, President, New England Clean Energy Council
  • Jeramy Lemieux, Head of Climate Savers, Diversey, Inc.
  • Greg Dixon, SVP of Marketing, EnerNOC
  • Kathy Loftus, Global Leader for Sustainability Engineering, Maintenance & Energy Management, Whole Foods
  • Michael Bakas, Senior Vice President - Renewable Energy, Ameresco
  • Robert Gough, Founder, Port Meadow Tech
  • Bob Reese, President/ Co-Founder, Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery
  • Jonathan Nash, Director of Business Development, NewStream
  • Patrick Cloney, Executive Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
  • David O'Connor, Senior Vice President for Energy and Clean Technology, ML Strategies, LLC
  • Kim Stevenson, Manager of New Technologies, CT Clean Energy Fund

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

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By Nancy Sullivan,, 781-239-4623 | 03/28/2011 05:14