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Plug-In 2009 Agenda and Signup Info: Long Beach August 10-13
Jun 17, 2009 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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Here's the press announcement and the full agenda of the second annual Plug-In conference, co-sponsored by California's utilities, the Electric Power Research Institute, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group. This is the West Coast conference where everyone in the industry goes (for our coverage of last year's event, see several late July-early August postings at­news-archive. We'll have an information booth and we'll be moderating and presenting in a second day panel, "Plug-In Grassroots and Legislative Advocacy." We encourage you to sign up to attend or exhibit now!

Registration Opens for Plug-In 2009 Conference & Exposition International Conference on Plug-In Hybrids, Taking Place in Long Beach August 10-13 To Help Drive Plug-In Industry Forward

Looking for an opportunity to learn about the latest technological advances, market research and policy initiatives shaping the future of plug-in hybrid electric transportation? Then register today for the Plug-In 2009 Conference & Exposition (­), the second annual international conference taking place in Long Beach, Calif., from Aug. 10-13, 2009.

With President Barack Obama calling for 1 million plug-in hybrids to be on our roads within the next several years and the stimulus bill directing $2-billion-plus toward investments within plug-in-related technology development, infrastructure and deployment, Plug-In 2009 will bring together a "who's who" of industry stakeholders to discuss and collaborate on next steps in areas such as research, vehicle technology, infrastructure requirements, policies and regulations, and market development.

Representatives from automotive manufacturers, component suppliers, electric utilities, government agencies, academia and the environmental community should make plans to attend to share best practices, advance policies, network, hear from industry leaders and see the latest innovations associated with plug-in technology – including vehicles and supporting electricity infrastructure – on the exposition floor.

The content-rich agenda for Plug-In 2009 includes three plenary sessions, a pre-conference battery workshop, a pre-conference plug-in readiness workshop, 21 breakout sessions and a public night.

Plug-in 2009 will build on the highly successful inaugural 2008 conference, which attracted more than 650 attendees, 35 exhibiting companies and more than 100 media representatives.

PLUG-IN 2009
AUGUST 10-13, 2009
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

This second annual international conference will showcase the latest technological advances, market research and policy initiatives shaping the development of plug-in hybrid electric transportation. Attendees will learn about the most recent technical research, the business case for plug-ins, the impact of current regulations, and clean-tech entrepreneurs' ideas to enhance and expand this market. In addition, the exposition floor will feature the latest innovations associated with plug-in technology, including vehicles, as well as supporting electricity infrastructure.

Event organizers include the Electric Power Research Institute and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Register today at­registration.html. For exhibit information, log onto­exposition.html. To see the agenda online, visit­agenda.html.

2 pm - 6 pm
Pre-Conference Workshops on battery technology and on charging infrastructure technology and planning

Opening Plenary Session: "Building a Plug-In Future"
Moderator: Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

  • Bob Foster, Mayor of Long Beach*
  • Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco
  • TBD, South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Paul De Martini, Vice President, Advanced Technology, Southern California Edison
  • Steve Specker, President & CEO, Electric Power Research Institute

Plenary Session Panel: "First to Market – The Arrival of Plug-In Vehicles"
Moderator: Mark Duvall, Electric Power Research Institute

  • Tony Posawatz, Vehicle Line Director, Global Electric Vehicles & Chevrolet Volt, General Motors Corporation
  • Commissioner James Boyd, California Energy Commission
  • Mark Perry, Director, Product Planning & Advanced Technology Strategy, Nissan North America, Inc.
  • TBD, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Luncheon Panel: "Telling Stories: Conversations with Consumers about PHEVs,"
The UC Davis Consumer Research Project
Moderator: Tom Turrentine, University of California at Davis

  • Ken Kurani
  • Nicolette Caperello
  • Jonn Axsen
  • Tai Stillwater

1A: EV and PHEV Batteries: Status and Prospects

  • Dr. Kuniaki Tatsumi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Dr. Klaus Brandt, Gaia Akkumulatorenwerke
  • Dr. Ralph Brodd, Broddarp of Nevada Electrochemical Consultation Service

1B: Infrastructure Impacts of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

  • Dr. Arindam Maitra, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Chris Yang, University of California at Davis
  • Michael Rowand, Duke Energy

1C: Seamless Technology Rollout

  • Joel Pointon, San Diego Gas & Electric Company & Monica Moriarty, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Robert Graham, Southern California Edison Mike Waters, Progress Energy
  • Britta Gross, General Motors Corporation

2A: Battery Systems: Integration and Operation

  • Alvaro Masias, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
  • Dr. Peter Pichler, Magna-Steyr *
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company

2B: Standards and Requirements

  • Rich Scholer, Ford Motor Company
  • Jose Salazar, Southern California Edison
  • Ron Thompson, Eaton Corporation

2C: Public Support for Plugging In

  • Dave Modisette, CalETC
  • Peter Ward, California Energy Commission*
  • Dennis A. Smith, U.S. Department of Energy, Clean Cities Program*
  • Joah Iannotta, U.S. Government Accountability Office*

Public Night

3A: Electric Drive Systems

  • Stuart Evans, Delta-Q Technologies
  • Kathryn Miles, EETrex, Inc.

3B: Electricity as a Low Carbon Fuel

  • Sonia Yeh, University of California at Davis
  • Marcus Alexander, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Eladio Knipping, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • TBD, South Coast AQMD

3C: Learning from Experience – Infrastructure for Plug-In Vehicles

  • Rue Phillips, SunPower Electric
  • David Packard, ClipperCreek

4A: Vehicle Testing

  • Jordan Smith, Southern California Edison & Bryan Coley, Southern Company
  • Jim Francfort, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Kevin Nesbitt, University of California at Davis
  • Ed Innes, Manitoba Hydro

5B: Smart Grid Integration

  • Chris Chen, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • Saul Zambrano, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

5C: Plug-In Grassroots and Legislative Advocacy

  • Felix Kramer, CalCars
  • Jay Friedland, Plug In America
  • Anne Korin, Set America Free Coalition

6A: Non-Road Electric Transportation

  • Andra Rogers, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Eladio Knipping, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Charlie Flynn, CenterPoint Energy
  • Ben Chavdarian, Port of Long Beach
  • Jamie Knapp, J Knapp Communications

6B: Smart Charging Technologies

  • George Bellino, General Motors Corporation
  • Sunil Chhaya, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Allan Schurr, IBM Global Energy & Utilities Industry
  • Richard Lowenthal, Coulomb Technologies

6C: Scaling Up from an Idea to Production

  • Tom Gage, AC Propulsion
  • John Waters, Bright Automotive

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 8:30-Noon 7A: Battery Electric Vehicles

  • Chrysler Corporation
  • David Patterson, Mitsubishi Research and Design America
  • Ford Motor Company

7B: Ideas for Public Infrastructure

  • Takafumi Anegawa, Tokyo Electric Power Company
  • Serge Roy, Hydro-Que´bec
  • E´lectricite´ de France

7C: Medium and Heavy Duty PHEV Electrification

  • Jordan Smith, Southern California Edison
  • Joe Dalum, Odyne
  • Matthew Smith, Navistar

Infrastructure Plenary Session Panel
Moderator: Mark Duvall, Electric Power Research Institute

  • Bill Boyce, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Richard Lowenthal, Coulomb Technologies
  • Sven Thesen, Better Place
  • Ron Thompson, Eaton Corporation

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