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General Meeting - NFCRC at UCI

Date: 09/15/2006
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
California Hydrogen Business Council is thrilled to present Edwin Black as keynote speaker at our September 15 General Meeting. An award-winning investigative author of 50 bestselling editions in 13 languages in 60 countries, Black will speak the day his newest work debuts: "Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Government Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives." Other notable events are a presentation by S. David Freeman, president, Los Angeles Harbor Commission and a tour of the National Fuel Cell Research Center, our host for the day. A special debate will also be featured on the impact of the Clean Alternative Energy Initiative. Don't miss it! The low registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks.

Member Price (early): $85
Member Price (late): $115
Public Price (early): $135
Public Price (late): $165


National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California - Irvine. Plenty of convenient on-campus parking available at $7 per vehicle.

Discounted rooms are available on a first come basis for the evening of September 14 at Ayres Suites, Costa Mesa. Ask reservations for the California Hydrogen Business Council/UCI rate of $105 for a single, $115 for a double, down from the normal rate of $169. Call (714) 549-0300. Discounted rooms are only available until August 23. Act quickly!


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The meeting will be held in the Engineering Lecture Hall (ELH), building number 305. The National Fuel Cell Research Center is located in the Engineering Laboratory Facility (ELF), building number 323. Guests parking is available at the ICS/Engineering parking structure, to the south and east of the ELH.

8 a.m. - Registration and Networking
Come early and enjoy a Continental breakfast and networking.

9 a.m. - Welcoming Comments
CHBC President Hank Wedaa will introduce our host, Dr. Scott Samuelson, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center. Hank Wedaa will have opening comments.

9:30 a.m. - Keynote Speaker
Mr. Edwin Black, author of "Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives" will discuss his new book, which is being launched today at our meeting.

10:30 a.m. - The Future Role of Hydrogen at the Port of Los Angeles
S. David Freeman, president, Port of Los Angeles Harbor Commission.

11 a.m. - Self Introductions

11:15 a.m. - Break
Enjoy networking and refreshments.

11:45 a.m. - Panel Discussion on Proposition 87 -- Clean Alternative Energy Act
Four Panelists, to be announced. Two pro, two con.

12:45 p.m. - Lunch and Tours
Lunch, networking, and tours of the National Fuel Cell Research Center.

1:45 p.m. - Honda Presentation by World's First Retail FCX Customer
Steve Ellis, manager, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, American Honda Co., will introduce Jon Spallino, the world's first individual fuel cell car customer.

2:15 p.m. - Toyota Presentation by FCHV Customer
Josh Mauzey, Hydrogen Program Manager at the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), will introduce Gregg Kelly, president, Orthodyne Electronics, the first customer in NFCRC's Toyota FCHV fuel cell vehicle program.

2:45 p.m. - Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Activity at Altergy Systems
Mickey Oros, vice president, Government Relations, Altergy.

3:15 p.m. - Break - Networking

3:30 p.m. - City of Carson Hydrogen Power Project
Tiffany Rau, manager, Policy and Communications, BP.

4:00 p.m. - 5- Minute Presentations
Stay for a chance to speak for 5 minutes on a subject of interest to the audience. Speakers will sign up at the meeting.

4:30 p.m. - Attendance Drawings
Your chance to win a digital camera, Best Buy $50.00 Gift Certificate, or free registration to a future CHBC General Meeting. You must be present to win!

4:40 p.m. - Meeting Adjourns