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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Joints Center Hosting Smart Grid Forum

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is inviting the public to a Technology Policy Forum co-sponsored by the Media and Technology Institute and the Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change:

THE SMART GRID PROMISE: IMPROVING EFFICIENCY AND ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL AMERICANS

Join them as the U.S. Department of Energy releases their new report concerning the future of the nation’s Smart Grid technology. Smart Grid technology is an example of energy and broadband technology coming together to solve a major infrastructure challenge. Leaders from the policy, industry and advocacy arenas will respond to the new report, and engage in a dialogue about the potential of Smart Grid technology to improve our nation’s energy system, and enhance the quality of life for all Americans.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CAPITAL HILTON, Federal B Room, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Keynote Remarks: Scott Blake Harris, Esq., General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy

Opening Remarks: Ralph B. Everett, Esq., President and CEO, Joint Center

Panelists:

Jeff Brueggeman, Esq., Vice President, Public Policy, AT&T
Calvin Butler, Esq., Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Exelon Corporation
Charles Davidson, Esq., Director of the Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute, NY Law School
Dean Garfield, Esq., President and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council
Betsy Mullins, Senior Vice President, Policy and Political Affairs, TechNet
Bret Perkins, Senior Director, Public Policy, Comcast
Larry Plumb, Ph.D., Executive Director, Emerging Issues and Technology Policy, Verizon

RSVP at smartgridRSVP@jointcenter.org by October 1, 2010. For questions or press inquiries, please contact Betty Anne Williams at (202) 789-3505.

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