ANNOUNCING: The Greener Gadgets Conference!
On February 1, 2008 industry leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, and product designers will gather in New York Cty to discuss the growing need to green the consumer electronics industry. This one-day Greener Gadgets Conference will take place at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center in midtown Manhattan.
Why are we doing this? . The green movement has taken off significantly in virtually every industry. Visible examples include the success of hybrid vehicles, alternative energy, and green building. The fashion, food, and building industries are all embracing sustainable design with fervor, so why is the $150 billion dollar consumer electronics industry lagging so far behind? We believe that the consumer electronics industry is poised for rapid transformation, and we want to help usher in this new era with smart and innovative product design.
The agenda of the Greener Gadgets Conference is to uncover green design and technology innovations that will open new business opportunities and shape the future of the consumer electronics industry.
Inhabitat is working with Marc Alt of MAP to put together a top-notch, dynamic program of consumer electronics industry leaders, innovators, artists, and environmental experts. Speakers include:
Mary Lou Jepsen
Chief Technology Officer, One Laptop Per Child Project
Inventor, Engineer & Technoartist, Director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU
Digital Artist, Environmental Advocate
Director of Environmental Affairs, Nokia
Renee St. Denis
Director of Product Take Back and Recycling, HP
Director, Corporate Environment, Safety, and Health, Sony
Executive Director, EPEAT
Director, Green Electronics Council
Additional speakers and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.
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Co-Chair, Greener Gadgets Conference
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