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DC Energy and Data Summit

, Washington, DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Big Data Affinity Group and Potential Energy DC (PEDC) are pleased to announce the 2014 DC Energy and Data Summit.

Summit participants will have the opportunity to interact with a diverse community of technologists, policy makers, investors, entrepreneurs, and leaders in data science.  We will discuss challenges the energy industry faces today and will explore how Big Data technologies and policies could address these challenges. Summit sessions will show how entrepreneurs can utilize data science to generate compelling solutions in the energy sector, highlighting the current energy landscape as well as “leading practices” and “lessons learned” at the nexus of government and public-private partnerships.

Our exciting morning will launch with a moderated keynote conversation with Dr. Joel Gurin, Director of OpenData500, the first comprehensive study of U.S. companies using government open data.  The subsequent plenary panel will discuss government agency experiences with Big Data and what this means for the energy or data science entrepreneur.  Breakout sessions will analyze the current energy landscape in a variety of sub-sectors, delving into detail on the current and future relevance of Big Data in these sub-sectors. A final ideation session will challenge the audience to brainstorm issues in the energy industry that offer an opportunity for data-driven solutions.

We welcome all who are interested in discussing technology, policy, and entrepreneurship as they relate to data science, the energy industry, or the intersection of both.

Please RSVP for the symposium below. PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs are first-come first-serve, with a waitlist upon reaching venue capacity. If you know that you will know longer be able to attend, please email Kristyn Fusco,, to change your RSVP so that we may give your place to someone from the waitlist.


About Potential Energy DC (PEDC)
Potential Energy DC (PEDC) is a new technology accelerator for the energy industry. Uniquely planted in the Washington, DC metro area, PEDC is building an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors and policy experts to create solutions to pressing energy challenges.

Hosted by the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Big Data Affinity Group in collaboration with PEDC

8.00 - 8.30           
Registration and Breakfast

8.30 - 8.40           
Welcome Remarks

8.40 - 9.10           
Keynote: Joel Gurin, NYU Governance Lab, Director of OpenData500

9.10 - 10.10        
Plenary Panel: Lessons Learned and Leading Practices for Big Data in Government

10.10 - 10.30      

10.30 - 11.30      
Breakout Sessions

11.45 - 12.00      

12:00 - 12.15      
Closing Remarks