ARPA-E Announces First Tranche of Main Stage Speakers for 2024 Energy Innovation Summit

Energy Secretary and Property Brother to Headline “Bolder Today, Brighter Tomorrow” Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, Jonathan Scott of Scott Brothers Global, and ARPA-E Director Evelyn N. Wang as Main Stage speakers at the 2024 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. This year, the annual energy innovation conference will be held from May 22-24 outside Dallas, Texas.

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Main Stage Speakers

  • The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy
  • The Honorable Evelyn N. Wang, ARPA-E Director 
  • Mr. Jonathan Scott, Co-Founder at Scott Brothers Global

The list of Main Stage speakers will continue to be updated as the Summit approaches.

Secretary Granholm is leading DOE's work to advance the cutting-edge clean energy technologies that will help America achieve President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while creating millions of good-paying union clean energy jobs and building an equitable economy. She has addressed Summit attendees every year she has led the Department of Energy, frequently referring to ARPA-E as DOE’s “Moonshot Factory.”

Director Wang leads ARPA-E’s development, launch, and execution of high-risk, high-reward energy research and development programs. Prior to joining the agency, Dir. Wang served as the Ford Professor of Engineering and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During her time at MIT, she developed thermal management, thermal energy conversion and storage, and water harvesting and purification technologies.

Jonathan Scott is a changemaker, investor, and philanthropist who advocates for affordable housing, clean energy, and sustainable living. He and his brother Drew co-host The Property Brothers and are the founders of Scott Brothers Global, a leading lifestyle and entertainment company producing content, consumer brands, and products. Jonathan produced and starred in an award-winning documentary, Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip, which investigates renewable energy and the struggle to make it more available to families across the United States.

About the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

The Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together thought leaders and experts from a wide variety of technical disciplines and professional communities to collaborate on how to address America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways.

The three-day conference features Main Stage programming, thought-provoking breakout panels, ARPA-E Fast Pitches, a Technology Showcase, and a series of networking events.

The 2024 Summit’s theme is “Bolder Today, Brighter Tomorrow” and programming will focus on the need to boldly build the future Americans want for themselves and for the generations that will follow.

This will be the first Summit hosted in Texas and the largest Summit ever held, with an expected attendance of approximately 3,000 attendees and over 400 exhibitors in the Technology Showcase. 

For additional information on the 2024 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, please visit the Summit website.


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