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MEG/BREG Symposium: Innovating Energy Access for Remote Areas
April 10, 2014 - April 12, 2014
Symposium: UC Berkeley, April 10 – 12, 2014 Innovating Energy Access for Remote Areas: Discovering untapped resources On April 10th, MicroEnergy Systems (MES) and the Berkeley Rural Energy Group (BREG) will be holding the first joint MES/BREG symposium on Innovation in Energy Access for Remote Areas. Hosted by Prof. Dan Kammen (Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab) and Prof. Martina Schäfer (Technische Universität Berlin), BREG and MES have invited over 50 Presenters, academics and practitioners, from around the globe to focus on the special theme of ‘discovering untapped resources’. Select papers will be published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, and will also be considered by Springer Press for addition to a special edition book. The local Bay Area Energy Access community, notably through networking organizations such as Energy Access SF, are invited to register their attendance and represent their organizations. For Day 3 of the symposium, attendees are also encouraged to book their ticket for an optional day of exploration and networking. A driving tour will take you across three bridges of the San Fransisco Bay, including a guided visit to the California Academy of Sciences and an outdoor picnic in a Golden Gate Park museum courtyard. RSVP only (to Dimitry Gershenson (firstname.lastname@example.org), limited tickets available (cost: $60/person or less depending on demand.) April 10th and 11th 2 days of presentation and discussion, including light workshop sessions. 30 new papers, presented in concurrent sessions and plenaries. 20+ poster topics, presented during an evening mixer at the Blum Center for Emerging Economies. 4 different venues, explored by participants across campus. See the program schedule here. There are multiple venues throughout the event. Support this good event by registering at: http://www.microenergysystems.tu-berlin.de/conference/registration/ (Please Register by April 2nd) This is a student-sponsored event, coordinated by Dimitry Gershenson (ERG Graduate Student) and Sebastian Groh (MicroEnergy Systems).