Thursday, January 7, 2010

Conference Alert: USMC Expeditionary Power & Energy Symposium

Just like you think they would, the Marines are first out the door on energy in 2010, hitting the ground running in a couple of weeks with an energy conference in New Orleans. See specs below.

What: "Lightening the Load: Reducing the Footprint in the Expeditionary Environment"
Where: Marriott New Orleans
When: January 25 - 27, 2010
How: Click here for more info and to register

Where to stay now that the Marriott is full:

The Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Front Desk: (504) 523-3341
Reservations: 1 (800) 217-2033

More guidance from NDIA: To get the discounted NDIA rate, ask for the "NDIA - Government" or "NDIA - Industry" room block. If you are arriving before Saturday, the 23rd, or checking out after Wednesday, the 27th, please call the hotel front desk number to book your stay.

Overview: Power and energy shortages and dependencies are posing a greater threat to national security and changing expeditionary warfare. Tomorrow’s Marine Corps will require greater power and energy efficiency and self-sufficiency to operate over long distances in austere environments. To meet these challenges, today’s Marine Corps is exploring and seeking a wide range of solutions to:
  • Lighten the load on today’s warfighters
  • Reduce its overall footprint in Afghanistan
  • Lessen energy consumption and dependence on fossil fuels
  • Achieve energy efficiency in combat zones and expeditionary environments
Get there if you can ...

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