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Who’s Who In Smart Energy Convene For New York’s Largest And Most Comprehensive Advanced Energy Conference

Who’s Who In Smart Energy Convene For New York’s Largest And Most Comprehensive Advanced Energy Conference

New York’s premiere event to feature the future of modern energy solutions

ALBANY AND STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 19, 2009 – The Who’s Who of Energy will generate some natural heat at the third annual Advanced Energy Conference on Long Island next month. Entitled “America’s Energy: New Thinking…New Initiatives…New York in November,” the conference is set for November 18 & 19 at the Hyatt Wind Watch hotel in Hauppauge, and will bring together leading researchers, government officials, policy makers and environmentalists along with leaders from the business, education and non-profit sectors, to what has rapidly become the premiere energy conference in the Northeast.

More than 185 speakers and presenters will represent all aspects and applications of advanced energy solutions – from basic research to modern application – and focus on a broad range of vital issues, including: Energy Policy; Energy Sector Finance Battery/Energy Storage/Load Management; Intelligent Transmission, Distribution & Smart Grid; Solar, BioFuels, Wind, Geothermal, Tidal, & Hydrogen Economy; Low Carbon Society, Climate Change & Sustainable Building; Intelligent Transportation; Energy Efficient Data Centers; and, Advanced Lighting Research. With more than 70 exhibitors and anticipated attendance of more than 1,000, the conference is expected exceed last year’s record-breaking gathering.

“There is no issue more crucial than resolving the challenges presented by our increasing demand for energy and finite, diminishing resources,” said Robert Catell, Chairman of the Advanced Energy Center at Stony Brook University, and the master of ceremonies for the Conference. “It demands investment and innovation on a global scale, and the attention of our brightest minds. This conference will provide a focus on where we stand today and new perspectives on where we will need to go tomorrow.”


Catell and Dr. Yacov Shamash, Vice Chair of the Advanced Energy Center and Vice President of Economic Development at Stony Brook University will welcome keynote luncheon speakers (respectively), Dr. John Kelly, III, Senior Vice President & Director of Research, IBM and Dr. John (Jack) Marburger, former Science Advisor to the President and former President of Stony Brook University. Also participating in panel discussions and presentations will be executive leadership from the New York State power authorities and energy production companies and many of the leading 

 “The current economic climate is a motivating factor in the energy sector,” said Dr. Shamash. “This spawns innovation and encourages research in alternative energy sources. These factors, combined with the momentum that has been generated from previous years, will insure that this conference will provide participants with the latest industry knowledge and raise awareness that New York State is a leader in the energy sector.”

For more information and to register for the Advanced Energy Conference, go to the conference website at

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