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Tuesday, September 11 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Crystal Ballroom

Pivotal Innovation in Energy Storage

Speaker: Donald R. Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Keynote Overview: When it comes to tomorrow's grid, storage is critical to widespread integration of renewables. Yet the inherent intermittency of renewables such as solar and wind present challenges for contribution to base load. Dr. Donald R. Sadoway will present the groundbreaking work being done in his MIT lab on the liquid metal battery, which offers colossal current capability and long service lifetime at a very low cost. Dr. Sadoway will also share his view of energy storage in the future and what lies ahead in batteries for electric vehicles.


Wednesday, September 12 | 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM | Crystal Ballroom

Driving Toward the Tipping Point in EV Adoption

Speaker: Chelsea Sexton, Electric Vehicle Advocate & Advisor

Keynote Overview: In narrative style, this presentation will cover some of the most overlooked factors for EV success, including market, policy, and infrastructure issues, the role of co-enabling technologies and Trojan horses, and why spinach and ice cream matter more than battery cost parity.