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Renewable Energy Conference Has Big Name Speakers

You are invited to attend "Renewable on Parade" September 20-23 in southeast Iowa.

Over 60 speakers are scheduled to talk about various renewable energy topics at the upcoming "Renewable On Parade" conference September 20-23 at Riverside Casino Conference Center at Riverside, Iowa. The event will have big name speakers and energy experts - including former CIA chief Jim Woolsey.

"This is the conference business people should attend to get unfiltered information directly from renewable energy experts - to gain the information necessary to move your business forward with confidence," says Wendy Gady, the event's organizer. "Whether you are a farmer, or a producer of renewable energy, venture capitalist, banker, developer or just interested in what the future holds for renewable power...Renewable On Parade is where you should be."

"The U.S. faces a formidable strategic challenge, to not only move toward a greater reliance on renewable energy, but, more importantly, create market-driven sustainability that could enhance the U.S. long-term competitive position in the global marketplace," says Sano Shimoda, president of BioScience Securities. He is one of the speakers. "This wide-ranging conference will provide a forum for people to think broadly about the energy challenge ahead for this country."

All types of renewable energy represented

This is the first conference where all renewable energy interests will come together at the same time, according to Gady. "That's solar, hydro, wind, geothermal, ethanol, biodiesel. All renewable experts say they can begin working together. We've just seen Iowa land values increase 17% in one year because of renewable energy. That means dollars into the coffers of everyone who does business in Iowa. At Renewable On Parade, we expect to hear a lot of 'what's new, and what's next' in cross-development and cross-utilization of all types of renewable energy to continue this growth."

"Iowa Governor Chet Culver set the goal of becoming the Renewable Energy Capital of the World," adds Gady. The conference is comprised of three events: a pre-conference summit September 20, 2007, for business and organizational leaders focused on financing and developing alternative energy projects; the conference track September 21-22 - both at the Riverside Casino Conference Center, Riverside, IA. The Renewable on Parade Consumer Expo runs September 21-23 at the Washington, Iowa fairgrounds.

Exhibits at the fairgrounds will allow individuals to participate in interactive learning opportunities. The Purdue University Solar Race Car, the University of Iowa Solar Bike, the University of Northern Iowa Solar Boat, the I-Renew Energy Learning Lab, the Iowa DNR Education Vehicle and the Alliant Geo 1 Mobile Education Vehicle will be showcased throughout the event.

"Renewable On Parade boasts 60 scheduled speakers, over 50 significant sponsors and 100 exhibitors who are putting renewable energy solutions to work across the country and around the world," says Gady.

For a list and schedule of speakers, for more information about Renewable On Parade or to register online, go to:

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