World Federation of
Science Journalists

Equinox Summit: Energy 2030

In June 2011, the non-profit Waterloo Global Science Initiative - a partnership between Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo - will be hosting the first Equinox Summit, a a highly focused international conference of leading scientists intended to catalyze long-range policy and investments in technological solutions for the future.

The first Equinox Summit, entitled Energy 2030, will focus on emerging technologies in the generation, storage and distribution of energy - in particular, electricity. It will bring together leading thinkers and scientists from around the world to imagine what a low-carbon, energy-rich society would be like in 2030, what technologies we need to invest in or develop to make that a reality, and design a blueprint for how to get there.

The summit will take place in 5-9 June 2011 at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the new high-tech Hawking Center.

The organisers are offering a limited number of media travel grants to assist journalists with transportation and accommodation costs to cover Equinox Summit: Energy 2030.

Grants include: use of on-site newsroom with Wi-Fi, exclusive invitations to the opening and closing receptions, access to influential Equinox Summit participants, and more.

Applications must be submitted to Mr RJ Taylor, WGSI Communications Liaison, no later than 9am USA EST on Monday, 16 May 2011.

Full details and eligibility criteria are in the application (see link below):

Equinox Summit Media Travel Grant Application

For more information on the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030, visit the WGSI site -