GoingGreen Silicon Valley


AO.GGSV10.125x125The fourth annual GoingGreen Silicon Valley, is being held on September 13-15, 2010 in San Francisco. The two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities.

Green technology innovators are transforming trillion dollar industries-and the solutions they are delivering not only promise to clean up pollution and restore ecosystems, but also to bring abundance and prosperity to everyone on earth.

In fundamental areas-water, energy, and land-resource abundance is just around the corner through the power of technology and free markets.  Readers of Down the Avenue and Blog The World are invited to attend for a third of the original cost.

Speakers include:

Jeff Byron, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Ray Rothrock, Partner, Venrock

Brian Steel, Senior Director, Corporate Development & Strategy, PG&E

Kevin Surace, CEO, Serious Materials

Anup Jacob, Partner, Virgin Green Fund

Kevin Genieser, Head of Clean Energy Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley

Marc van den Berg, Managing Director, Vantage Point Venture Partners

Raj Atluru, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partners

Jane Wu, President, Global Operations, Comtec Solar

Reyad Fezzani, CEO, BP Solar

Tom Tiller, CEO, Abound Solar

Laura Shenkar, Director, The Artemis Project

Andy Seidel, CEO, Presidio Underground Systems

William Westcott, VP Innovation, Americas, Veolia Environment

Fatemeh Shirazi, Microvi Biotech Inc., Founder & President

Nadav Efraty, CEO, Desalitech

Kevin Skillern, Managing Director, Venture Capital, GE Energy Financial Services

Joe Laia, CEO, Miasole

Marc Porat, Chairman, Serious Materials, ZETA Communities and CalStar Products

Atul Thakrar, President & CEO, Segetis, Inc.

Brent Constantz, CEO & Founder, Calera Corporation

Rao Mulpuri, CEO, Soladigm, Inc.

Elise Zoli, Partner, Goodwin Procter

Matthew Trevithick, Partner, Venrock

John Grizz Deal, CEO, Hyperion Power Generation Inc.

Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Craig Lobdell, Partner, KPMG

Ravi Viswanathan, General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

Marianne Wu, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Joe Dews, Managing Director, Think Equity, LLC

Ashmeet Sidana, General Partner, Foundation Capital

Mark Fischetti, Board of Editors, Scientific American Magazine

Vinod Khosla, Managing General Partner, Khosla Ventures

David Demers, CEO, Founder, Westport Power, Inc.

John Melo, CEO, Amyris Biotechnologies

John Gimigliano, Partner, Energy & Sustainability, KPMG

Colin Stewart, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley

Trae Vassallo, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Jennifer Fonstaad, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Michael Goguen, Partner, Sequoia Capital

Rich Lechner, VP, Energy & Environment, IBM

…..and countless others……….

Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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