Babson Hosts Energy & Environment Conference - "Energy, Environment & Entrepreneurship" - April 5th

WELLESLEY, Mass., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College will host its 7th Annual Energy & Environmental Conference: "Energy, Environment & Entrepreneurship: Collaborative Solutions," on Friday, April 5th from 8 a.m.-5pm.

Sponsored by Babson's Energy and Environmental Club, the conference will explore key issues and exciting prospects in energy, alternative transportation, sustainable development, and other critical topics in the energy, environmental, and automotive industries. There will also be networking opportunities as there will be more than 500 students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals. To learn more or register for the event please visit

Keynote Speakers

* Steven Ritz, Founder, Green Bronx Machine

* Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard University

* Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

* Claire Broido Johnson, Co-Founder at SunEdison & Chief, New Markets Services at Next Step Living

Conference Speakers

* Stephen B. Russell, Alternative Transportation Program Coordinator/Clean Director for MA, Department of Energy Resources

* Gretchen Effgen, Director of Business Development, Zipcar

* David Schatz, Vice President of Sales & Business Development, AIMM

* Craig Scott, Manager for Product Planning, Toyota Motor Sales

* Nolan Browne, Managing Director, Fraunhofer CSE

* Geoff Phillips, Product Management Expert

* Barun Singh, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, WegoWise

* Allan Telio, Vice President, Business Development

* Sarah Robinson, Founding Partner, Head of Social, Practically Green

* Lynnette McIntire, Director-Sustainability, UPS

* Lisa Madsen, National Director of Sustainability and Philanthropy, UNFI

* Chamberlain Segrest, Director of Education, Boston Green Academy

* Phoebe Beierle, Green Schools Fellow, Boston Public School District, U.S. Green Building Council

* Robin Organ, Founder and Executive Director, Green Schools

* Shawn W. Kravetz, President, Esplanade Capital LLC

* Deckard Sorenson, Co-Founder, NBD Nano

* David Berry, Inventor, Entrepreneur, and Venture Capitalist, Flagship Ventures

* Mary Beth Gentleman, Partner, Foley Hoag

* Patrick A. Daly, President and CEO, Nexamp

* Michael Judge, Portfolio Standard Program Managers, Department of Energy Resources

* Carrie Cullen Hitt, Senior VP State Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Panel Discussions

* Beyond Gasoline: The Auto Industry in Transition

* Big Data and the Future of Energy Efficiency

* Profiting from Sustainability: Companies That "Get It"

* Green Schools Movement: Making a Difference

* Raising Capital for Energy

* Commercial Solar: Creating High Impact Policy


8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast

8: 30 a.m.- 8:45 a.m.- Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.- Conference Introduction

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. - Morning Keynote

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.-Morning Keynote

10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Morning Panel Sessions

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. - Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. - Afternoon Panel Sessions

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Coffee Break & EV Station Ribbon Cutting

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Closing Keynote

3:30 p.m. - 4: 00 p.m. - Closing Keynote

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Networking Reception & Company Expo

4:00 p .m. - 5:00 p.m. - Green Rocket Pitch

About BEEC

The Babson Energy and Environmental Club is committed to fostering innovation by connecting students to all aspects of the energy industry. Opportunities are discovered by organizing educational events where students can gain insight about industry activities, by connecting alumni to the Club and its members, and by helping students gain new internship and employment positions within the energy space. While the Energy and Environmental Club is committed to building partnerships across all areas of the industry, the club's activities will focus particularly on sectors that seek to generate energy in the most technologically efficient means or by minimizing carbon by-products.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(tm). The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. Visit

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