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GREENER GADGETS: Student tix sold out! Discounts end Friday

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LATEST UPDATE ON THE GREENER GADGETS CONFERENCE!

The one-day Greener Gadgets Conference that we’ve been talking so much about here is taking place NEXT WEEK. Student tickets have just sold out, and there are about 20 general tickets left, so if you want to attend, register for the event as soon as possible >

It’s very likely that all tickets will be gone by the weekend or early next week. Because of this, we are also closing our press list and ending all discounts at 12noon tomorrow.

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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.

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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

Natalie Jeremijenko
Inventor, Engineer & Technoartist, Director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU

Chris Jordan
Digital Artist, Environmental Advocate

Markus Terho
Director of Environmental Affairs, Nokia

Renee St. Denis
Director of Product Take Back and Recycling, HP

Douglas Smith

Director, Corporate Environment, Safety, and Health, Sony

Jeff Omelchuck
Executive Director, EPEAT
Director, Green Electronics Council

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Generous exhibitors and sponsors for the event include: HP, Nokia and BusinessWeek, as well as media sponsors Earth2TEch.com, and Engadget.com

Additional speakers and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

Learn more about the Greener Gadgets Conference by visiting:

http://www.greenergadgets.com

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For information about exhibiting, attending, or sponsoring the Greener Gadgets
Conference, please contact:

Marc Alt
Co-Chair, Greener Gadgets Conference
(917) 621-6501
(917) 207-5387
marc@marcalt.com

Press inquiries:
info@greenergadgets.com

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