Roadmap to the Fusion Energy Economy

2nd Floor Auditorium (Flatiron Institute)

2nd Floor Auditorium

Flatiron Institute

162 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10010

The Roadmap to Fusion Energy Economy Workshop will bring in experts in innovative approaches to fusion, and possible pathways to a fusion economy.

*Agenda is subject to change.

    • 08:00 08:45
      Networking Breakfast 45m
    • 08:45 09:00

      Why Fusion, Why Now: Jesse Treu - Founder & Chairman, Stellar Energy Foundation

      Yuri Tschinkel, Ph.D. Director, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Simons Foundation

      Role of Industry: Andrew Holland – Director, Fusion Industry Association

    • 09:00 09:45
      Technology Enablers

      Matthew Miller, Founder & President, Stellar Energy Foundation Feasibility of Practical Generation of Electricity

      Mike Campbell, Lab Director, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University Rochester
      Steven Cowley, Professor, Lab Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
      Tyler Ellis, Commonwealth Fusion Systems
      David Kingham, Executive Vice Chairman, Tokamak Energy
      Greg Leahy, Chief Government Affairs Officer, TAE
      Chris Mowry, Chief Executive Officer, General Fusion

    • 09:45 10:00
      Keynote: Lane Genatowski

      Senior Adviser to the Under Secretary of Science, US Department of Energy, Nominee for Director ARPA-E

    • 10:00 10:30
      AM Coffee Break & Networking 30m
    • 10:30 11:15
      From Research to Commercial: Economics & Cost

      Peter Burnim, Founder & Board Member, Stellar Energy Foundation
      Chris Gadomski, Bloomberg NEF, Head of Research, Nuclear

      Brian Berzin, Director - Strategy, General Fusion
      Malcolm Handley, Managing Partner, Strong Atomics
      Jane Hotchkiss, Executive Director, Stellar Energy Foundation
      Eric Ingersoll, Managing Director, Lucid Catalyst
      Simon Woodruff, President, Woodruff Scientific

    • 11:15 12:00
      Funding: Public, Private & Philanthropic Partnerships

      Jesse Treu, Founder & Chairman, Stellar Energy Foundation
      Ryan Umstattd, Director, Transient Plasma Systems; Fusion Industry Association

      Greg Gabadadze, Associate Director, MPS, Simons Foundation
      Scott Hsu, Ph.D. - Program Director for ARPA-E Fusion Programs
      Bill Lese - Braemar Energy Ventures
      Brian McDonald - Former Vice President Development, Princeton University
      Philippe Larochelle – Member, Breakthrough Energy Ventures (Gates initiated funding ventures)

    • 12:00 13:30
      Wrap-up Remarks & Lunch 1h 30m

      Jesse Treu and Jane Hotchkiss, Stellar Energy Foundation

    • 13:30 15:00