Going Green Forum: Smarter Students for a Smarter Planet
Date: April 22, 2010 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Shapiro CEPSR, Davis Auditorium
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Ivy Schultz by sending email to is2350@columbia.edu .
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In celebration of Earth Day 2010, Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and IBM will host a half-day forum to explore opportunities for entrepreneurs in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Panelists will explore the skills necessary to prepare for new opportunities, and how academia and industry can support innovation. The event will take place at 12:30 pm on Thursday, April 22 in Davis Auditorium. Watch the panel on live streaming video.


Columbia professors and students will join venture capitalists, policy analysts, and industry leaders to discuss collaborations among industry, academia, and the public sector to jumpstart the emergent green economy.


Speakers include George Caravias, CEO of Grid Logic; Tria Case, director of sustainability at CUNY's Center for Sustainable Energy; Michael Caslin, CEO of Urgent Venture Capital; Mark Josephson, CEO of Coris Energy Control Systems; Greg O'Keefe of Earth Aid Enterprises; Rich Lechner, vice president of energy and environment at IBM; Troy Carbaugh, director of alliances, OsiSoft; Nilda Mesa, AVP, environmental stewardship at Columbia University; Evelyn Rodstein, a leadership consultant to the financial services industry; Pat Sapinsley, principal of Good Energies, Inc; and Julia Seigel of Full Spectrum Development.


The event is free and open to the public.

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