SOURCE: Virtual Energy Forum; PlatformQ

June 09, 2008 12:41 ET

John Kerry, Newt Gingrich, and Energy Advisors to Obama and McCain Answer Questions LIVE During Historic Virtual Energy Forum, Tomorrow and Wednesday: June 10-11, 2008

Online-Only, FREE Web Interchange Lets Citizens Engage With and Question Public Leaders About Energy Policy, Efficiency and Sustainability

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - The Virtual Energy Forum -- the world's first-ever online-only event focused on energy policy, efficiency and sustainability -- takes "place" over the World Wide Web, tomorrow and Wednesday June 10-11, 2008.

Registered attendees participate FREE via broadband connection from the convenience of their homes and offices. This unique conference will connect thousands of executives and citizens over the Web with energy innovators, policy makers, providers of products and services through a LIVE, interactive online environment and an impressive agenda.

-- "The perfect way to connect with thousands of people across the country" -- John Kerry

-- "An energy event that practices what it preaches" -- Newt Gingrich

When: June 10 & 11, 2008

Where: Over the World Wide Web, anywhere anyone has broadband Internet access

Tuesday, June 10:

Newt Gingrich

"A Contract with the Earth": Tuesday, June 10 at 11 AM ET

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gingrich is a strong advocate for environmental entrepreneurship.

R. James Woolsey

"Energy, Security, and the Long War of the 21st Century": Tuesday, June 10, 2008, 5:15 PM ET

Woolsey is an energy and security advisor to John McCain, former Director of Central Intelligence.

Wednesday, June 11:

John F. Kerry

"Reshaping US Policy to Combat Global Climate Change": Wednesday, June 11 at 12 Noon ET

US Senator (D-Mass) and former presidential candidate for president, Kerry is an active proponent for energy independence.

Howard Learner

"Senator Obama's Energy Agenda and Vision": Wednesday, June 11 at 12:45 PM ET

Energy & Environmental Advisor to Barack Obama, Exec. Director -- Environmental Law & Policy Center.


Kerry, Gingrich, Learner, and Woolsey will participate along with 30 other experts LIVE from satellite Web studios located across the US sharing their thoughts & answering questions from the Web audience.

Live sessions on sustainability, energy best practices, renewables, Green IT and investing, with leaders from Dell, Harvard, HP, Macy's, Marriott, Microsoft, Whirlpool; government agencies, utilities, consultants, more...

The Virtual Energy Forum is like a hyper-charged radio talk show on steroids -- with fast-paced Internet chat interactions between speakers the Web audience.

The forum is also an exposition: attendees walk a virtual tradeshow floor and engage online with reps from clean energy tech vendors and service providers.

Why Important:

A Forum on energy and sustainability of this size, scope, format has never before happened.

As an online-only conference, the Virtual Energy Forum is a truly "green" event. As no one needs to travel, the Forum is saving a massive quantity of energy and an estimated 10 million lbs. of carbon that would otherwise be expended:

More info:

-- Register in advance at

-- Full Agenda at

-- Sponsors:

-- Prior Press Releases at:

-- B-Roll Available. Preview at

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