A National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies

Washington, District of Columbia
A National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies

The Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Map and Directions

Daily parking is available at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in thier underground parking garage. Access is available on 13½ Street (off Pennsylvania Avenue) and via two entrances on 14th Street, from 5:00 am until 2:00 am. Overnight parking is not permited.

METRO: The Federal Triangle metro stop (orange/blue lines) is connected to the Ronald Reagan Building by a covered passageway. The Metro Center metro stop (red line) is two blocks away, and the Smithsonian metro stop (orange/blue lines) is within walking distance.



8:45 AM  WELCOME – Senator Tom Daschle

9:00 AM  OPENING REMARKS - General Jim Jones 
              Introduction by Karen Harbert, Institute for 21st Century Energy  

9:30 AM  Dr. John Holdren, White House Science Advisor
              Launching Clean Energy Technologies for American Jobs and Competitiveness 
              Introduction by Dr. George Miller – Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


10:45 AM PANEL - Partnering for Innovation: Spurring Competitiveness and Job Creation

               Moderated by: Steven Mufson, Washington Post  
               Senator Byron Dorgan – Senior Policy Advisor, Arent Fox 
               Eric Spiegel - CEO of Siemens Corporation 
               Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson – President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

12:00 PM LUNCHEON ADDRESS: John Hofmeister – Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for 
               Affordable Energy
Supporting American Ingenuity 
               Introduction by John Tuck, Senior Policy Advisor, Baker Donelson
1:30 PM  PANEL: The Role of Private Financing in Commercializing Advanced Energy Technologies

              Moderated by: Stephen Power – Wall Street Journal
              Skip Grow - Managing Director of Clean Tech Business, Morgan Stanley 
              Partho Sanyal – Director of Global Energy and Power Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
              Robert Nelsen – Co-Partner and Managing Director, Arch Venture Partners 
              Scott DePasquale – Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures 
              Tom Baruch - Founder and Managing Director, CMEA Capital

3:00 PM  SPECIAL REMARKS: Senator Lamar Alexander 
               Introduction by Senator Howard Baker 


4:00 PM  SPECIAL REMARKS: Steve Koonin, Undersecretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy
               Introduced by Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory  

4:30 PM  PANEL: Transforming Product Development and Commercialization  
              Moderator: Dr. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia - Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Lawrence
              Livermore National Laboratory
              Eric Isaacs – Director, Argonne National Laboratory 
              Peter Ungaro – President and CEO, Cray Computing
              Rajeeb Hazra - General Manager of High Performance Computing, Intel Corporation

              Sponsored by: Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC



8:30 AM  OPENING REMARKS: North Dakota Senator John Hoeven
               Introduction by Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. 
               Chamber of Commerce

9:00 AM  Dr. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia - Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Lawrence Livermore
              National Laboratory 
  Leveraging our National Assets: A HPC Roadmap for Startups and Small Businesses

9:30 AM  David Turek – Vice President of Deep Computing, IBM 
              Smarter Planet
              Introduction by Dr. Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory


10:30 AM PANEL 1-Simulation for Energy Efficient Buildings
              Moderator: Michael McQuade, Sr. VP Science and Technology, UTC 
              Rapporteur:  Noah Goldstein, LLNL 
              - Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory 
              - Jim Sexton, IBM Research Division 
              - James Braun, Purdue University 
              - John Burns, Virginia Tech

 11:30 AM PANEL 2-Carbon Capture and Sequestration
 Moderator: Carl Bauer, National Energy Technology Laboratory 
              Rapporteur: Clara Smith, LLNL 
              - Madhava Syamlal, NETL 
              - David Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology
              - Julio Friedmann, LLNL 
              - John Tombari, Schlumberger, Carbon Services

12:30 PM LUNCHEON ADDRESS: Thom Mason –Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
             Introduction by Dr. Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory

1:30 PM SPECIAL REMARKS: Cynthia McIntyre – Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations and HPC
              Initiative, Council on Competitiveness
              Transforming Manufacturing through High Performance Computing
              Introduction by Jason Grumet – President, Bipartisan Policy Center

2:00 PM PANEL 3- Nuclear Energy
              Moderator: Alex Larzelere, Director of Advanced Modeling and Simulation, U.S. Department of Energy 
              Rapporteur:  Tom Arsenlis, LLNL 
               - Terry Wallace, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
               - Doug Kothe, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
               - Eric Loewen, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
               - Don Langley, Babcock & Wilcox
               - Kord Smith, Studsvik-Scandpower


3:30 PM PANEL 4- Liquid Fuel Combustion 
              Moderator: Bob Carling, Sandia National Laboratories 
              Rapporteur:  Nalu Kaahaaina, LLNL 
              - Andy McIlroy, Sandia National Laboratories
              - Wayne Eckerle, Cummins 
              - Gary Smyth, General Motors 
              - Charlie Westbrook, Retired from LLNL

4:30 PM PANEL 5- The Smart Grid and Storage
              Moderator: Kevin Dasso, Pacific Gas and Energy
              Rapporteur:  Tom Edmunds, LLNL 
              - Craig Adams, Exelon Corporation 
              - Dan Kammen, UC-Berkley 
              - Steve Pullins, Horizon Energy Group
              - Carl Imhoff, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

              Next Steps: The Clean Energy HPC Roadmap
              Dr. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia


Contact Information

  • For additional information or assistance please contact:
    Ally Wright at 202-654-4611 or awright@bakerdonelson.com

    There are no fees associated with attending this event.

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