Lugar Center Spring Forum - 17 May 2013
Challenges to Commercialization of Renewable Energy in Indiana.
-To enable, empower, and enlighten the next generation of green entrepreneurs
Plan now to attend the 5th annual Lugar Center Spring Forum on 17 May 2013 - registration is limited and we’re expecting a full house. This year’s topic is commercialization of renewable energy technologies, with 4 specific themes addressed by blue ribbon panelists from Indiana and neighboring states. Our keynote speaker is Mr. Maurice Kaya who, for 20 years, spearheaded the State of Hawaii’s Renewable Energy program. Mr. Kaya serves on the Congressionally-directed Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee, reporting to the Dept. of Energy. The Spring Forum is conducted by the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI, and is our flagship event in this important field of endeavor. Please make note of our event sponsors whose generosity allows us to conduct this incredible event at an affordable rate.
The four themes of the Spring Forum support the overall topic of commercialization challenges for renewable energy. We will have 15 expert panelists each presenting for 5 minutes under the direction of 4 knowledgeable moderators who will field audience questions and guide interactive discussion. This is an ideal format to share and to learn, to network and to collaborate.
The first theme topic is Entrepreneurship: what makes a “green” businessperson distinct; what peculiar issues they face in building a business in this sector; and lessons learned from those who have already trod this path.
The second theme is Funding: what types of financial instruments should be considered; how to find money, loans, or incentives; and some nitty-gritty details about what it is really like to be inside a green business.
Regulatory and Statutory Issues
The third theme is Regulatory and Statutory Issues: how does the Indiana code help or hinder various renewable energies; what legal and policy issues pertain; and how to work with the State most effectively.
Barriers to Market Entry
The fourth theme is Barriers to Market Entry: how does public perception affect technology introduction; what paradigms must be challenged for widespread adoption; and how the arts of economics and marketing can help catapult a business to become a going concern.
We look forward to your participation.
Keynote 1 : Mr. Maurice Kaya , Project Director,Pacific International Center for High Technology Research
Keynote 2 : Dr. Peter Schubert , Professor and Director of Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI
Please contact Delana Gifford for more information and assitance regarding the event at firstname.lastname@example.org
Crowne Plaza, downtown Indianapolis , Grand Central Station room
Friday MAY 17 2013
7:30 AM - Registration Opens
8.30 AM - 5:00 PM