Announces Additional Energy Experts to Speak at June 24-25 Online Sustainability Conference

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Dr. Len Sauers of Procter & Gamble, Allan Schurr of IBM and Leaders from Leading Universities Harvard, Brown, UC San Diego Confirmed to Speak at World's Largest Online Energy Conference

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The Virtual Energy Forum ( ), the world's largest online conference dedicated to renewable energy, sustainability and energy-efficient practices in business, today announced additional confirmed speakers for its upcoming free event scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday June 24th and 25th. Noted speakers now include Dr.Len Sauers, Vice President for Global Sustainability at Procter & Gamble, who also leads the company's overall sustainability efforts. Mr. Sauers leads the Fortune 500 company's overall sustainability efforts and will discuss a chain system of innovation; from manufacturing, through distribution, to disposal, that has allowed Procter & Gamble to be successful in its sustainability efforts. In addition, Allan Schurr, Vice President, Strategy and Development IBM Global Energy and Utilities, will explain the great opportunity and advantage that comes from investing in smart grid technology.

In addition, sustainability experts from leading academic institutions, including Heather Henriksen, Director of the Office for Sustainability, Harvard University, Chris Powell, Director of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Initiatives Brown University, and Steven W. Relyea, Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs, University of California, San Diego will discuss the adoption of energy-efficient practices at their respective institutions. enables operations executives and chief financial officers to better understand how to improve return on investment by implementing sustainable and cost-saving energy-efficient practices in business. The online conference includes live moderated video presentations where attendees can garner answers to their questions from speakers in real-time. meets entirely online, making it time and cost-effective to meet and learn while also providing a greener way to gatherâ„¢ for stakeholders in the energy sector.

Speakers confirmed for the June 24-25 conference include:
Amory Lovins, Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist, The Rocky Mountain Institute
Fred Krupp, President, The Environmental Defense Fund
Matthew Appelbaum, Mayor, City of Boulder, Colorado ("America's First Smart Grid City")
Rich Wells, VP of Energy and Climate Change, Dow Chemicals
David Chamberlain, Principal Energy Engineer, Raytheon
Rusty Hodapp, VP Energy Asset Management, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Kristen Pierre, Manager Green Suppliers Network, US Environmental Protection Agency
Mark Ginsberg, Senior Executive Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), US Department of Energy
Christopher Powell, Director of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Initiatives, Brown University
Heather Henriksen, Director of the Office for Sustainability, Harvard University
Dr. Len Sauers, VP Global Sustainability for Procter & Gamble
Stefan Muhle, General Manager, Orchard Garden Hotel, San Francisco
Grant French, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Swinerton Builders
Bob Dixon, SVP Global Efficiency & Sustainability, Siemens Building Technologies
Philip V. Adams, President and Chief Operating Officer, World Energy
Tom Zaban, VP, Sales & Marketing, Reliable Controls Corporation
Phil Williams, VP of Technical Systems and Sustainability, Webcor
Bracken Darrell, President of Whirlpool Europe
Gene Kutcher, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Energy Marketing, Hess Corporation
Dan Juhl, CEO, Juhl Wind
Karl Rabago, Vice President of Distributed Energy Services, Austin Energy
Brad Friesen, Vice President, Renewables Business Line, Fluor Corporation
Constant Van Aershot, Director, LaFarge
John Deese, Manager, New Product and Service Development, Hess Corporation
Elizabeth J. Heider, Senior Vice President, Skanska USA Building
Kim McLawhorn, CEO, Conergy Americas, Conergy Projects Group
Steven W. Relyea, Vice Chancellor - Business Affairs, University of California, San Diego

For more information, or to register to attend, visit For information on sponsoring the Virtual Energy Forum, contact Shannon Forrester at sponsors(at) or (617) 983-6005.

About Virtual Energy Forum
The Virtual Energy Forum,, is an online conference that brings public and private sector executives from around the world together to learn and discuss topics such as sustainable energy management, alternative energy, clean technologies, green buildings and operations. Virtual Energy Forum provides a greener way to gatherâ„¢, all from the ease of a personal computer with no carbon footprint.

Virtual Energy Forum is produced by PlatformQ, whose mission is to connect people, companies, organizations and associations worldwide to meet, interact and learn from leading experts and thought leaders through proven interactive tools at online events.
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