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Advisory: 'Hot, Flat and Crowded' author to speak

February 9, 2010

From wind power to solar power, from entrepreneurship to nanotechnology, energy experts and visionaries will gather at Wake Forest University on Wednesday, February 10, and Thursday, February 11, for a conference to discuss new solutions to America’s energy problems.

The conference will be headlined by Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist and the best-selling author of "Hot, Flat and Crowded." He will speak at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in Wait Chapel.

The conference, "Energizing the Future: Technology, Policy and Entrepreneurship," will be held in Brendle Recital Hall in the Scales Fine Arts Center on the Wake Forest campus. The conference is free and open to the media and public.

Energy company CEOs, leading researchers and entrepreneurs will discuss how emerging technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship can solve our energy problems. Faculty experts from Wake Forest are available to discuss energy policy; the tremendous opportunities available to businesses that seize the initiative to develop energy solutions; how nanotechnology is developing more powerful solar cells; and other topics.

A full schedule for the conference can be found at

Press Contacts:

Kerry King
(336) 758-6084

Ellen Sterner Sedeno
(214) 546-8893

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