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Tickets on sale for Beaver Creek energy forum

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Vail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – Tickets are on sale for this weekend’s Vail Global Energy Forum at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.

The Vail Valley Foundation, in conjunction with Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy and Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, are hosting the event to address the world’s energy challenges and solutions.

The forum will examine the combined challenges of energy supply, energy security and the impacts of energy use that will shape the energy transitions under way now and in the decades to come.

“The level of expertise of scientists, academics and their ability for great communication about a vital topic is going to make for a tremendous forum,” said Vail Global Energy Forum Executive Director Carl Colby.

Among the presenters are:

• Dr. Nathan Lewis, director, Lewis Research Group, Caltech. Lewis is one of the foremost research scientists with expertise in solar energy.

• Dr. Ernest Moniz, director, Energy Initiative, MIT, one of the world’s leading experts on natural gas.

• Dr. Burton Richter, Nobel Laureate, Stanford, one of the world’s leading experts on nuclear energy and natural gas.

The event is open to the public, with ticket sales currently under way. Tickets are $100 for general admission and $175 for a “Signature Package,” which includes reserved seating, a pre-event light lunch on Saturday as well as continental breakfast on Sunday.

On another track, the forum has initiated a sponsorship of some 80 energy-minded high school and college students attending this event, compliments of donors.

“We feel students will greatly benefit from attending and their presence will ensure that the solutions to these pressing issues will include their input, because ultimately this involves their future, not just ours,” Colby said.

Collectively, the teachers and students from Walking Mountains and students from Colorado Mountain College, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado and University of Denver will attend the two half-day sessions as they participate in an interactive dialogue between speakers, panelists, journalists and attendees. The students were pre-selected by their schools based on interest in the study of energy and sustainable solutions to energy problems.

For additional information on the inaugural Vail Global Energy Forum, contact the Vilar Performing Arts Center at 970-845-TIXS (8497) or visit http://www.vailglobalenergyforum.com.

The forum will live stream for the duration of the program at http://www.vailglobalenergyforum.com or http://www.rmpbs.org/vail.


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