Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Alternative Energy Forum at MIT

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the X PRIZE Foundation host an Alternative Energy Forum with MIT and the MIT Energy Club this evening. Though I wasn't able to attend myself (MIT is a long way from Santa Monica), I heard that the event was a tremendous success. The room was packed, the speakers were great, and the questions were thoughtful and worthy of the speakers. Everyone I've talked to so far seemed extraordinarily happy. I'll be posting more about what exactly happened at the Forum, what the speakers said, and hopefully some video of them saying it, but for now, you're going to have to be satisfied with some photos.

We hired Leslie Roemer to shoot the event, and she did a great job (shameless plug).

Lee Stein, Dr. Ray Kurzweil, Dr. George Church, Dr. Saul Griffith, Dr. Peter Diamandis

Post talk conversations

What a crowd

Thanks everyone who spoke and helped out! And everyone else, keep an eye out for updates on the event.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The only thing that is going to really stimulate our economy is to get the price of fuel down. Everything is affected by the high cost of fuel. When that happens our next step is to decrease our dependence on foreign fuel and rely more on natural sources such as wind energy, solar energy and increase our use of advanced technological knowledge to reduce our use of fossil fuels such as v2g , hybrid, generative braking, flex fuels, bio fuels. How can we even get a breath of air, seems soon as we do someone shoves our head under the water again. This time it is Ike and the big oil companies. Actually it is our government who seems unable to devise a plan to free us from our dependence on foreign oil. Interesting book coming out soon called "The Manhattan Project of 2009" by Jeff Wilson. We all need to educate ourselves and each other on what else is available out there and put pressure on our congress and to promote and implement every resource available to us. We also need to educate ourselves on which presidential team seems most apt to devise and implement a plan. We cannot go on much longer as a nation like this. We are crossing into some very unstable economic times.