The Greener Gadgets 2010 conference is tomorrow, February 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST (at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center @ 1221 Avenue of the Americas in NYC. Incidentally, I have been working on a pair of green tech books for McGraw-Hill over the past few months). Registration is still open for Greener Gadgets, so come on by! It's only $75 for students for the day, or $395 for attendees.
This year the conference is being managed by the very capable folks of the Consumer Electronics Association, having taken over the operations from founders Jill Fehrenbacher of Inhabitat ("green design will save the world!") and green designer Marc Alt. Last year's Greener Gadgets conference had some great moments, such as the suggestion that Coke and Pepsi start using their cans as energy collectors, a lesson on how Dell is ramping up recycling of used products, and how super-efficient BoGo lights are helping people in the developing world.
The year before, I learned how Nigerian five-year olds are gaining valuable skills by teaching themselves to repair their OLPCs, the cheap, efficient laptops that are being distributed to help reduce the digital divide.
You won't want to miss the annual green design competition, which is a fountainhead of inspiration and fresh ideas from around the world. Register for Greener Gadgets -- and use the discount code "BLOG10" -- hope to see you there!
Check out this video of one of the more memorable talks from last year, Saul Griffith on surprising energy trends and solutions:
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