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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to address attendees at AWEA Fall Symposium

10/26/11

CARLSBAD, Ca., October 26, 2011—The wind industry's premier thought leadership and networking event comes to Southern California from November 2-4 as the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fall Symposiumhits Carlsbad, Calif. Indicative of that high-level, thought-leadership atmosphere, the exclusive event features educational sessions, networking receptions, and a special keynote address from Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak.

CARLSBAD, Ca., October 26, 2011—The wind industry's premier thought leadership and networking event comes to Southern California from November 2-4 as the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fall Symposiumhits Carlsbad, Calif. Indicative of that high-level, thought-leadership atmosphere, the exclusive event features educational sessions, networking receptions, and a special keynote address from Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak. 

This year's event will focus heavily on industry trends and innovations, as well as communications techniques for addressing wind energy's benefits to external audiences. Notable participants include Program Chair Edward Zaelke from the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP; Steve Trenholm, CEO, E.ON Climate & Renewables North America; and Randy Mann, Vice President, Wind Development, Edison Mission Energy.

"Now more than ever, wind industry leaders and communicators must stress the importance of wind in America's energy portfolio," said AWEA CEO Denise Bode. "Wind's importance to America's energy supply cannot be overstated, but yet we still lack a stable, long-term federal policy that would allow the industry to flourish in the U.S., creating tens of thousands of jobs and as much as $20 billion a year in investment. The Fall Symposium is the perfect forum to discuss these issues and address the many possible solutions."

During the symposium, AWEA will also announce the winners of its prestigious awards including Supplier of the Year, State Leadership, Outstanding Technical Contribution, and Environmental Excellence. The symposium offers educational programming to give attendees a competitive edge to advance their organizations and careers, access to industry leaders in a relaxed environment, and professional development opportunities.

One indication of the caliber of executives and professionals attending: The Fall Symposium is one of the only events where all of AWEA's committees and Board of Directors convene face-to-face. Networking opportunities at this year's event include a WindPAC Reception, 6-Minute Idea Exchange, the AWEA Communicator's Summit, and the annual AWEA Golf Tournament, which benefits the AWEA Educational Scholarship Fund.

Please visit http://www.awea.org/Events/Event.aspx?EventID=15940 for a full agenda.

To request media credentials, please email presspass@awea.org with your name, title, and outlet; and, (if available), which days you will attend, and any specific requests for interviews or electronic coverage.

Please note: The keynote address from Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak will be "paper and pencil" only (i.e. no press still or video cameras allowed).


AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 100,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, serving as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. They gather each year at the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind power trade show, the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, next in Houston, May 20-23, 2019. Find information about wind energy on the AWEA website. Gain insight into industry issues on AWEA's blog, Into the Wind. And please join us on Facebook, and follow @AWEA on Twitter.