Infrastructure 2.0: Investing in the Technology of Tomorrow

September 30, 2013
8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Monday, September 30

8:30 am EDT Welcome Remarks with Anthony F. Earley, Jr.     Watch On-Demand
  • Elizabeth Baker Keffer, President, AtlanticLIVE and QuartzLIVE SVP/Group Publisher - Live Events
  • Anthony F. Earley, Jr., Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, PG&E Corporation
8:45 am EDT The Next Frontier: Cutting-Edge Energy Technologies     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: Ron Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media
  • Lawrence Jones, Vice President, Utility Innovations & Infrastructure Resilience, Alstom Grid North America
  • Eric Rohlfing, Deputy Director for Technology, ARPA-E
  • Lisa Wood, Vice President, The Edison Foundation; Executive Director, Institute for Electrical Efficiency
9:30 am EDT Powering the Future: Improving the 21st Century Grid     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: Coral Davenport, Energy and Environment Correspondent, National Journal
  • Rick Boucher, Head of Government Strategies Group, Sidley Austin
  • Ralph Cavanaugh, Co-Director, Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Jim Hunter, Utilities Director, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Dan Utech, Deputy Director for Energy and Climate Change, Domestic Policy Council, The White House
10:20 am EDT Remarks by Jim Kessler and R. Richard Geddes     Watch On-Demand
  • Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy, Third Way
  • R. Richard Geddes, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
10:30 am EDT Breaking Gridlock: Reshaping the Infrastructure Debate     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
  • The Honorable John Delaney, United States House of Representatives
  • Ron DeFeo, Chief Executive Officer, Terex Corporation
  • Janet Kavinoky, Executive Director, Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
11:20 am EDT Headline Interview - The Honorable Spencer Abraham     Watch On-Demand
  • The Honorable Spencer Abraham, Former Secretary, United States Department of Energy
  • Interviewed by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
11:50 am EDT Closing Remarks
  • Thomas R. Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute
  • Elizabeth Baker Keffer, President, AtlanticLIVE and QuartzLIVE SVP/Group Publisher - Live Events

About this conference

New innovations and cutting-edge technologies have the potential to revolutionize our nation's infrastructure and to create more efficient systems for the future. On September 30, The Atlantic will host a series of panels and interviews featuring top infrastructure experts, policymakers, and industry leaders to identify the key challenges and opportunities as we work to equip our infrastructure to withstand the challenges to the 21st century.

About The Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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