Gore announces title of SC09 talk

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I’ve just heard from SC09 that former Vice President Al Gore has announced the title of his talk at next month’s conference in Portland, Or.

SC09 logoThe title of Al Gore’s Keynote Presentation for Thursday, November 19th.  The SC09 Keynote will be titled, “Building Solutions – Energy, Climate and Computing for a Changing World.”

No abstract yet, but from the title it looks like there is reason to hope that this talk will be relevant to us, and not just a rehash of An Inconvenient Truth.

Oh, and here’s a rundown of the  headline speakers announced for Sc09 so far

Opening Address:The Rise of the 3D Internet: Advancements in Collaborative and Immersive Sciences

Speaker:  Justin Rattner, Intel Corporation (read the insideHPC feature story)
Time:  08:30AM – 10:00AM
Room:  PB253-254-257-258

Plenary Speaker:Systems Medicine, Transformational Technologies and the Emergence of Predictive, Personalized, Preventive and Participatory (P4) Medicine

Speaker:  Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology (read the insideHPC post)
Time:  08:30AM – 9:15AM
Room:  PB253-254-257-258

Keynote Address:Building Solutions: Energy, Climate and Computing for a Changing World

Speaker:  Former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore (read the insideHPC feature story)
Time:  08:30AM – 10:00AM
Room:  PB253-254-257-258

The links are to articles we’ve done here on those speakers and sessions.


  1. yes, I understand Gore’s Keynote is being prepared specifically for the SC09 conference and is not one of his canned presentations. This is very good news indeed.

  2. Rich Hickey says

    I love how the “keynote” speech is after the conference is over. No politics involved in this fiasco.


  3. Well, seems like if the conference is getting a vice president to speak, they have to be prepared to be a little flexible. Think of the exposure this will get for the letters “HPC” when he speaks. That alone is worth it in my mind.