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Media Advisory: T. Boone Pickens’ keynote address at Missouri Energy Summit sold out

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John Fougere

Chief Communications Officer

University Relations

Apr 17, 2009

Select portions of the Missouri Energy Summit, hosted by the four campuses of the University of Missouri System, are now sold out, including the T. Boone Pickens presentation on April 22 and research breakout sessions and tracks on April 23.

General admission seating is still available for these summit presentations beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22:

  • University of Missouri Chief Research Officers panel;
  • Hon. Dale Klein, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission;
  • Joan Woodard, executive vice president and deputy laboratory director for integrated technology programs at Sandia National Laboratories;
  • Daniel F. Cole, senior vice president for Ameren Corp.;
  • Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy;
  • Himadri Pakrasi, director of the International center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability at Washington University;
  • Bob Dixon, senior vice president and global head of efficiency and sustainability for Siemens Building Technologies; industry vice chair for the Alliance to Save Energy;
  • Michael Chesser, chairman and CEO of Great Plains Energy and KCP&L;
  • Bob Kruse, executive director of global vehicle engineering for hybrids, electric vehicles and batteries for General Motors.

General seating also is available for presentations on April 23 beginning at 7:30 a.m. until approximately 9:30 a.m., including remarks by Gov. Jay Nixon at 8:30 a.m.

Those unable to attend Pickens presentation may view his remarks via live video Web stream accessible from the Missouri Energy Summit homepage at www.missourisummits.com. The entire summit, including the track and panel discussions, will be available on demand from the Web site following the summit. Additional program details also are available on the site.

About the Missouri Energy Summit

The Missouri Energy Summit will explore the next frontiers in energy research, development, management and consumption. The summit will feature speakers on topics ranging from energy policy and research to energy security, management and consumption.

University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee announced the university would host two economic development initiatives in 2009 - one on energy in the spring, and the other in the fall on the biological and life sciences. The university has invited faculty and researchers, businesses, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, federal and state agencies, students and citizens from across the state and beyond to the Missouri Energy Summit to explore energy research and development opportunities, discuss energy policy issues, and collaborate to create new energy jobs to strengthen the state's economy.