Thursday, September 17, 2009

Energy conference for journalists live on the Web Sunday through Tuesday

Are you writing about energy costs, the environment or trying to explain cap-and-trade programs? Do you want to report on the latest in alternative energies? Do you want to find new sources, and get your questions answered by experts in the field? Here's your chance, Sunday through Tuesday, with online access to the McCormick Energy Solutions Conference at Ohio State.

The conference will examine energy alternatives as well as the impact of proposed legislation. There are four ways to participate online: Watch live streaming and ask questions via chat; follow updates on Twitter at and add your thoughts to the conversation by including #KipNRG in your tweets; watch livestreaming videos, pictures and comments on the conference's Ning site; or "fan" McCormick Energy Solutions on Facebook for conference highlights.

Tune into live video online to hear the latest from these top experts:
· Don McConnell, president of energy technology at Battelle, the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization (3 p.m. Sunday)
· Dr. Marilyn Brown, Georgia Tech, formerly of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (8:30 a.m. Monday)
· Richard Sandor, "father of carbon trading" and founder of the Chicago Climate Exchange (12:30 p.m. Monday)
· Dr. Steven Koonin, undersecretary for Science, Department of Energy (4 p.m. Monday)· Steve Yurkovich, Center for Automotive Research, Ohio State (8:30 a.m. Tuesday)
· Connie Schultz, columnist, Cleveland Plain Dealer (12:30 p.m. Tuesday)

The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, part of Ohio State's John Glenn School of Public Affairs, is co-hosting the conference with the McCormick Foundation, Battelle and Ohio State's Institute for Energy and the Environment.

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