USD to Host Charged 2020: The Global Renewable Energy Forum

Is Japan's nuclear accident a perfect storm for a surge in renewable energy? According to the U.N.'s environmental unit (UNEP), renewable energy investment reached $200 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $240 billion in 2011. There is no better time than now to collaborate, strategize, and innovate to create a sustainable energy future.

Charged2020, an annual senior executive summit, will bring together key business leaders, researchers, technologists, policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors along the renewable energy generation, storage and smart grid value chains. These leaders will discuss strategic challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable energy future through developing cutting-edge technologies and innovative leadership practices. 
Apart from interactive panel discussions and best practice cases studies led by key players of the renewable energy industry, this summit will provide a unique and exciting opportunity for delegates to network with their peers across multiple industries along the value-chain.
Experts will address:
-Developing cutting-edge energy generation, storage and smart grid innovations
-Designing high-performance energy storage technologies that are safe, low-cost and reliable
-Establishing successful strategies for the commercialization of renewable energy technologies
-Identifying the next breakthrough technology
-Commercializing cleaner petroleum substitutes
-Modernizing power grids to increase safety , reliability and efficiency
-Developing a successful strategy to attract venture capital financing 

WHO: University of San Diego & DestinHaus LLC
WHAT: Charged2020: The Global Renewable Energy Forum

WHERE: The University of San Diego
School for Leadership and Education Sciences
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 
WHEN: July 11-12
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
COST: $595 (reduced fee of $495 until May 31, 2011)
Faculty and Staff, Non-Profits: $295
Students: $195
University of San Diego Students: $150
For more information, including the speakers scheduled to present, and to register for the conference, please visit our website at: or

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.