Generation Unplugged: Energy, Tech, and Designing the Future

April 22, 2015
San Francisco

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From fueling and monitoring energy use within our homes to charging electric vehicles on the go, energy options are rapidly diversifying while demand from young, savvy consumers is shaping the technology offered. Today, new options in energy distribution offer more choices than ever about where to get energy and how to use it, but what are the long-term impacts of these decisions?

Giving special attention to the millennial generation's predilection for early adoption on the technological frontier, The Atlantic explored the effects consumer habits have on the design and implementation of energy technologies in a wireless society.  

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San Francisco, CA 94104

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2:30 p.m. Guest Arrival and Registration

3:00 p.m. Opening Remarks

3:05 p.m. Supercharged: Accelerating Ambitious Ideas in Energy

  • Ilan Gur, Founding Director, Cyclotron Road
  • Kate Lydon, Public Sector Portfolio Director, IDEO
  • Meredith Perry, Founder and CEO, uBeam
  • Moderated by: Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

3:35 p.m. Sponsor Content brought to you by NRG Energy

  •  David Crane, President and CEO, NRG Energy
  •  Interviewed by: Jean Ellen Cowgill, President, Atlantic Media Strategies

4:05 p.m. Faster, Better, Cheaper: Powering the Next Generation

  • Danielle Fong, co-Founder and Chief Scientist, LightSail Energy
  • Moderated by: Mary Louise Kelly

4:25 p.m. Can Design Elevate Energy Tech?

  • Yves Béhar, Chief Creative Officer of Jawbone and Founder and CEO, fuseproject
  • Moderated by: Mary Louise Kelly

5:00 p.m. Program Concludes


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