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'Imagine' sustainability conference planned

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friend Center

"Imagine," a conference focusing on current research in sustainable technology, policy, ethics and economics, is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Friend Center.

The event will feature keynote addresses by Robert Socolow, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and a leading figure in climate change research, and John Lettow, a 1995 alumnus and president of Vorbeck Materials, a startup company that is creating industrial applications based on Princeton materials science research.

Representatives from industry, media, academia and government will participate in panel discussions on three topics: climate change, energy and community. The event also will include a poster session featuring Princeton academic research, sustainability efforts and student environmental groups as well as local sustainability-related community and business efforts.

The student-organized conference is sponsored by the High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund, which is administered by the Office of Sustainability. Anyone interested in attending must register on the conference website. The event is free for Princeton students, faculty and staff, $25 for students from other institutions and $35 for the general public.

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