FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - The 2014 World Energy Innovation Forum will convene a who's-who of energy innovation luminaries to discuss the most critical energy issues and opportunities of our time. Ira Ehrenpreis, Chairman of the Forum and a prominent leader in the venture capital industry and energy innovation sector, founded this event and has assembled an unprecedented lineup of speakers who will include Tesla CEO Elon Musk, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, and former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, among many other industry thought-leaders. The Forum is the premier energy innovation event of the year and will be held on May 14 and 15 at Tesla Motors' manufacturing facility.
"The Forum's speakers and attendees are at the forefront of the energy revolution, inventing the future and transforming the ecosystem as we know it," said Ehrenpreis. Speakers will share their insights and invite discussion around innovations in energy production, transmission, storage and consumption. According to Ehrenpreis, "The Forum will showcase how new technologies being developed today are challenging the status quo and paving the way for cleaner, cheaper and more efficient forms of energy. Innovation, given the right team, a commitment to thinking creatively, and the fortitude to stay the course, can revolutionize an industry and pave the way for historic change. We are beginning to see just such a revolution in our energy ecosystem."
Leading investors, entrepreneurs, executives, policymakers, and influential members of the energy innovation ecosystem will gather for two days of thought-provoking conversation, dialogue, and networking. Other prominent industry speakers at the Forum include: Dan Arvizu, Director and Chief Executive, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL); Ahmad Chatila, President and CEO, SunEdison; Tony Fadell, Founder and CEO, Nest; Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan; Stefan Heck, Consulting Professor, Stanford and Former Director, McKinsey & Company; John Hofmeister, Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President, Shell Oil Company; Arun Majumdar, VP of Energy, Google and Founding Director, ARPA-E; Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Investors; Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity; Tom Siebel, CEO and Founder, C3 Energy, Former CEO, Siebel Systems; Mogens Smed, Founder and CEO, DIRTT; and Tom Werner, President and CEO, SunPower.
Additional information regarding the agenda, speakers and registration can be found here: http://www.worldenergyinnovationforum.com/.