‘Power the Future’ Theme of Michigan Energy Conference; Registration Open

Michigan Energy ConferenceThe sixth annual Michigan Energy Conference will be hosted by Ferris State University and The Right Place on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.

The theme of the conference is “Powering the Future” and will feature keynote addresses by Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and John D. Quackenbush, chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission.

The event also will include breakout sessions on various energy topics, exhibitors, networking opportunities and a panel discussion with university presidents David Eisler of Ferris, Thomas Haas of Grand Valley State University and Steven Ender of Grand Rapids Community College.

“This is an opportunity to get a wide variety of informed views on issues that will impact students’ lives and Michigan’s energy future,” said Brian Craig, director of Ferris’ School of Built Environment. “It’s an insight into the breadth and depth of the issues of Michigan’s energy future and insights on how they personally make an impact.”

Registration is $95 with group rates available. Students may attend for free.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, including an agenda, or to register, visit http://www.ferris.edu/mec/

Last updated: 10-16-2013