SOLAR Conferences 2003, ‘America’s Secure Energy’

SOLAR Conferences 2003, ‘America’s Secure Energy’

By Carolyn Beach, Membership Coordinator, American Solar Energy Society

The 28th Passive and 32nd Annual National Solar Conferences will be June 21-26, 2003, in Austin, Texas. The conferences will feature speeches by energy experts, and many energy organizations will participate in various workshops, tours, forums, industry updates, a product and serve exhibit, and technical sessions.

Featured speakers

l Roger Duncan, vice president of Austin Energy and chairman of the SOLAR 2003 Conference

l David Garman, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy

l Gilbert M. Grosvenor, chairman of the National Geographic Society’s Board of Trustees, its Education Foundation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, National Geographic Ventures

l John Mogford, group vice President for renewables and alternatives in BP

l Mike Nicklas, president, Innovative Design, and chairman of the American Solar Energy Society

l Allen Barnett, CEO, AstroPower

l Laura Doll, chief executive officer of the California Power Authority

l Pliny Fisk, co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems

l Dr. Steve Gillett, Department of Geological Services, University of Nevada Reno

l Richard Helpern, executive director of American YouthWorks

l Martin I. Hoffert, professor of physics and former chairman of the Department of Applied Science at New York University

l Sandra Mendler, AIA, vice president and sustainable design principal with HOK in San Francisco

l Peter Pfeiffer, principal at Barley + Pfeiffer Architects

l Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, and editor of WIRED magazine

l Marjorie (Margie) L. Tatro, director of Energy and Transportation Security Center, Sandia National Labs

Participating organizations

l The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA)

l The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

l Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

l The Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE)

l Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

l The Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC)

l Texas Solar Energy Society (TXSES)

l The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA)

Complete program and registration information will be available by the end of February at, or call Becky Campbell-Howe at 303-443-3130, ext. 103.

For information, contact: Carolyn Beach, membership coordinator, American Solar Energy Society, 2400 Central Ave. Suite G-1, Boulder, CO 80301, 303-443-3130 ext. 107; fax 303-443-3212; or e-mail

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