For Immediate Release
July 13, 2020
Contact: Jill Byrd, Creative Noggin
Call for Entries: EPIcenter Summit to Feature Energy Technologies and Experts
“Power Trip LIVE!” to beheld September 9; based on book by Michael E. Webber, PhD
SAN ANTONIO — EPIcenter, a nonprofit energy innovation hub, is set to host its annual Summit on September 9. This year’s Summit, “Power Trip LIVE!” is based on the book “Power Trip: The Story of Energy” by Michael E. Webber, PhD., who will be in attendance.
EPIcenter focuses on ways to make the production, distribution and consumption of energy faster, smarter, cleaner and more efficient. The annual Summit is a program of EPIcenter’s think tank and is designed to engage business leaders and interested citizens in energy innovation, evolution and implementation.
“ ‘Power Trip: The Story of Energy’ describes the history of energy’s interdependence with water, food, transportation, wealth,cities and security,” EPIcenter CEO Kimberly Britton said. “Our 2020 Summit will look at the innovative and forward-thinking technologies, business models and solutions the future holds for these crucial relationships.”
EPIcenter is seeking applications from companies with innovative technologies, devices,platforms and other products and services that have a relevant interplay between energy and water, food, transportation, wealth, cities or security. Selected applicants will be invited to explain their business or product in a 10-minute TED-talk-style “TECH-Talk”presentation during the Summit.
TECH-Talk entries can be submitted at https://bit.ly/EPIcenterTechTalk. The call for entries will end July 27 at 5p.m. CST. Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis so early submission is encouraged.
The half-day virtual Summit will feature speakers and energy leaders from across the country with diverse perspectives from their field of expertise. Timely keynotes, panel discussions and TECH-Talks will address topics related to chapters in Webber’s book such as lean water systems, microtransit/mobility services, the electrification of food equipment, ‘smart cities,’ fuel logistics and the relationship of energy to producing new materials and machines.
“I look forward to engaging in meaningful conversations that explore how energy has transformed societies of the past and offers wisdom for today's greatest needs,” Webber said. “We must harness this complex resource to reshape and improve the society of tomorrow.”
To register for “Power Trip LIVE!” or to learn more, please visit epicenterus.org.
EPIcenter propels energy innovation and thought for our global future with a think tank,incubator and accelerator, strategic partnerships, and critical conversations about energy. The nonprofit organization, established in 2015, is focused on ways to make the production, distribution and consumption of energy faster,smarter, cleaner and more efficient. To learn more visit epicenterus.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.