• Software in Clean Technology Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 09:00AM to 03:00PM
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    650 Page Mill Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94304-1050
    Software Architecture and Platform

Software in Clean Technology



  • Pre- Registration is now Closed - Registration will be available at the door.

    Software Development Forum sponsors its first "Software in Clean Technology" conference.

    Join us to hear industry experts discuss the role software is playing in some of the biggest environmental concerns today, from energy conservation to wireless grid monitoring.

    To stay up-to-date as details become available, please sign up for the Clean Technology mailing list by visiting www.sdforum.org – then join the Software in Clean Technology mailing list.

    What You Will Learn At This Conference

    For the first time, SDForum is bringing together experts from the Clean Technology industry, venture capitalists who are funding startups, and people like you who have a passion to make a difference with the environment.

    At this conference, you will:

    • hear an overview of the role software is playing in Clean Technology from our keynote speaker
    • learn where software can make the largest difference in the environment from our first panel
    • learn where our venture capital panelists are putting their money
    • have an opportunity to invent and collaborate on new ideas (see below)

    From wireless mesh networks to precise data collection and monitoring, software is playing a huge role in Clean Technology.

    How You Can Contribute

    Not every idea has been thought of yet. That's where you come in.

    In another first for SDForum, we're hosting an Open Space session in the afternoon. In the Open Space session, you will have the opportunity to interact with other conference attendees and panelists in thinking of new ways for software to tackle the environmental issues today.

    You will break up into smaller groups. In each group you can choose to be an expert or a contributor. Although the group creates its own topics, the theme of the session is "What becomes possible with infinite computation and complete connectivity?" You may even find the idea for your next startup.

    Space is limited for the Open Space session, so be sure to sign up when you purchase your conference ticket. For more information about Open Space, please click here



    8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00am - 9:45am Keynote Nicholas Parker, Chairman and Co-Founder Cleantech Venture Network™ LLC

    10:00am - 10:45am - Software in Energy
    Chris Beekhuis, President & CTO, Fat Spaniel Technologies, Inc.
    Robert A. Dolin, CTO, Echelon Corp.
    Tim Healy, CEO, EnerNOC

    11:00am - 11:45am - Where are Clean Tech Dollars Going?
    Lee Bailey, Advisory Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners
    Matt Horton, Principal, @Ventures
    Warren Weiss, General Partner, Foundation Capital

    12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch

    1:00pm - 3:00pm Meeting in Open Space: The question we will be looking at in this Open Space session is: "What becomes possible with infinite computation and complete connectivity?"

    Requirements: Must be an attendee of the Software in Clean Technology Conference to attend -Click here to register(no additional fee)
    Limited to 40 Participants


    Meeting in Open Space

    Open Space is not owned by anyone, but owes a great deal to the work of Harrison Owen, who pioneered Open Space Technology and who continues to be a guiding force in its development and dissemination worldwide.

    Owen reports that Open Space began in 1982, almost as a joke and largely as a result of frustration. After having organized a major international gathering complete with papers and presenters, he came to the interesting realization that what he and many other participants enjoyed the most were the coffee breaks. It's true: many of the best conversations at conferences and retreats happen by chance -- in the hallway, during coffee breaks, or over dinners.

    Open Space sets up an environment to make the coffee breaks, the spontaneous conversations, the exchanges, the participants' energy and interests, and the self-selected groupings the very heart of the conference. Open Space is constantly being refined and adapted to different situations, but remains grounded in its original principles and in the commitment of the facilitator to the empowerment process.

    Open Space Technology can be used for an entire conference or for one or more days of a longer conference. Open Space programs begin by having all participants gather in a circle of chairs in a large room. This produces an environment that emphatically yet non-verbally makes everyone in the circle equal by virtue of having chosen this event and having taken a seat in the circle.

    What is the Purpose of Open Space? Open Space is designed to empower individuals and the group by putting the opportunity and responsibility for creating a valuable experience in their hands by providing a structure for doing it that builds energy, commitment, and shared leadership with the least possible time wasted on complicated logistics and advance planning.


    Program Chairs:

    Andre Angelantoni
    Tom Mangee

    Event Logistics


    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    650 Page Mill Road
    Palo Alto, California 94304-1050


    $30 SDForum Members
    $45 Non - Members
    *at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices

    Pre- Registration is now Closed - Registration will be available at the door.

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