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Energy Secretary Moniz, EPA Administrator McCarthy and World Bank President Kim to Keynote ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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Energy Secretary Moniz, EPA Administrator McCarthy and World Bank President Kim to Keynote ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Wayne T. Smith, Dr. Sophie Vandebroek and Beth Comstock Will Also Address Summit Attendees

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and the President of the World Bank Group Dr. Jim Yong Kim will serve as keynote speakers for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit, which will be held from Feb. 29 – March 2, 2016 in National Harbor, Md. In addition, other renowned speakers at the Summit will include Xerox Chief Technology Officer Dr. Sophie Vandebroek, BASF Corporation Chairman and CEO Wayne T. Smith, and General Electric Vice Chair Beth Comstock. Additional speakers will be announced as the agenda is finalized. 

“The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit represents the Department’s commitment to advancing breakthrough technologies that are critical for our energy and climate future,” said ARPA-E Director Dr. Ellen D. Williams. “The summit is an excellent opportunity to learn how top innovators are developing energy technologies that advance U.S. economic competitiveness, enhance energy security and provide the world with the tools needed to ensure an affordable and sustainable energy future.” 

Now in its seventh year, the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit draws more than 2,000 participants from across the United States and 20 countries to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and cultivate relationships with thought leaders from industry, government and academia to advance technologies and move them towards deployment. The ARPA-E Summit will also feature a variety of workshop sessions led by today’s top minds in energy.

The Technology Showcase at the ARPA-E summit features more than 250 innovative technologies from across all energy sectors, including prototypes and commercial-ready products – many on public display for the first time. The showcase brings ARPA-E awardees and other top technologists together with investors and corporate decision makers who are looking to move technologies forward.

For more information, or to register for the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, please visit http://www.arpae-summit.com.

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