Partners in Ingenuity – Inventing the Future

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President Trump’s recent budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 has sparked a conversation about the appropriate federal role in supporting the nation’s innovators. As the congressional appropriations process begins in earnest, energy research programs within the Department of Energy are among those under scrutiny, despite a history of broad, bipartisan support. As Congress deliberates the appropriate level of investment in these programs, it is important to understand how the dynamics of the energy sector — including growing competition for multi-trillion-dollar global energy markets — should factor into their decision.

Please join AEIC for a conversation about the energy innovation process, with leading industry voices discussing whether smart, targeted approaches for limited federal resources can complement private sector investments in pursuit of advanced energy technologies.

Keynote remarks by:
**Sen. Lamar Alexander

Panel discussion with:
**John Palmour, Chief Technology Officer, Wolfspeed
**Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath Foundation
**Michael Rosen, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, American Air Liquide
**Steve Wilson, General Manager, Research and Development, Southern Company

Moderated by:
**Ben Geman, Energy Reporter, Axios


Dirksen Senate Office Building
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington DC

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