2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

The second annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit held February 28 - March 2, 2011 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C. brought together key players from across the energy ecosystem to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of clean energy technologies. The Summit's unique combination of leaders made it the perfect forum for developing energy solutions that will enable us to out-innovate our global competitors. Participants included the nation's leading individuals and organizations in energy innovation, including: venture capital investors, technology entrepreneurs, large and small corporations with an interest in clean energy technologies, policymakers from the Administration and Congress and government officials. 

Program Highlights: 

  • 3-day event attracted 2,100 energy leaders from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 20 countries. 
  • Partnership announced between ARPA-E/Department of Energy and Department of Defense. 
  • More than 200 transformational technologies and exhibits took part in the Technology Showcase.
  • 90 expert speakers and keynote addresses including former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.