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On the day before Earth Day (tomorrow!), the place to be is: Green:Net 2011! Our third annual Green:Net event, which focuses on digital energy and how information technology can be used to create a green economy, kicks off tomorrow bright and early.

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On the day before Earth Day (tomorrow!), the place to be is: Green:Net 2011! Our third annual Green:Net event, which focuses on digital energy and how information technology — from software to the web to mobile to computing — can be used to create a green economy, kicks off tomorrow bright and early in San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center. Today is the last day to buy remaining tickets online.

We’ll also be live streaming the event here and featuring live blogging throughout the day from our GigaOM crew on this site, complete with embeds of videos of talks. The Twitter handle for the event is #greennet, so use that to follow us on Twitter. Feel free to get your Green:Net fix from where ever you are.

I’m really excited about all the speakers and discussion topics that we’ll dive into tomorrow. It’s the only event that focuses on how energy is entering the Internet age. To give you a refresher, here’s some of the highlights:

  • I’ll be interviewing NRG Energy’s CEO David Crane and Silver Spring Network’s EVP and CMO Eric Dresselhuys about how clean power and the smart grid connect.
  • Saul Griffith, inventor, entrepreneur, and Principal at Otherlab, will kick off the morning with a thought-provoking talk on our energy footprints.
  • Spring Ventures Founder Sunil Paul will discuss his idea of “the CleanWeb,” or how the tools of social media and mobile are being used to manage constrained resources.
  • The Department of Energy’s Loan Chief Jonathan Silver will give us an update on the loan and loan guarantee programs and what the future holds for the DOE.
  • Silver Spring Networks will dive into how the smart grid is more than smart meters, it’s about connected communities.
  • Greenpeace will unveil their Dirty Data report, which looks at how the Internet companies stack up in terms of clean power.
  • RelayRides CEO Shelby Clark and Airbnb cofounder Joe Gebbia will debate how the web can create a green economy for sharing “stuff.”
  • Silver Lake Kraftwerk investors Adam Grosser and Cathy Zoi will talk publicly for the first time about what they plan to do with their new fund and how a cleantech renaissance could be on its way.
  • Google’s Green Energy Czar Bill Weihl and Yahoo’s Director, Climate and Energy Strategy, Christina Page will show off their companies’ latest green data center innovations.
  • And don’t miss our 10 Big Ideas companies which will give us a glimpse at their digital energy innovations.

There’s many more talks tomorrow, check out the entire schedule here.

See you there!

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