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Fusion Energy: The End of Fossil Fuels

About the Talk:

Sam Altman, CEO and Co-Founder of OpenAI and David Kirtley, CEO and Founder of Helion convened at the OpenAI office among a small group of OpenAI Forum members to discuss the future of energy.

About the Speakers:

Dr. David Kirtley is founder and CEO at Helion, a privately funded fusion electricity company creating the world’s first fusion generator. He is passionate about inventing and leading teams to develop disruptive technologies to improve access to energy, reduce carbon emissions, and provide a better future for the following generations. Dr. Kirtley is a fellow of the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Department of Defense. He is a leading authority on advanced fuel fusion generators, plasma-based in-space propulsion systems, and space reentry architectures. Dr. Kirtley has graduate degrees in Nuclear, Plasma, and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He has over 100 publications, 60+ patents and has been pursuing advanced fusion systems since the late 1990s.

Sam Altman is the co-founder and CEO of OpenAI. Sam was president of the early-stage startup accelerator Y Combinator from 2014 to 2019. In 2015, Sam co-founded OpenAI as a nonprofit research lab with the mission to build general-purpose artificial intelligence that benefits all humanity. The company remains governed by the nonprofit and its original charter today.

Speakers
David Kirtley
David Kirtley
Founder & CEO @ Helion Energy
Sam Altman
Sam Altman
Co-Founder & CEO @ OpenAI
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6:00 PM
7:00 PM
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Reception
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Light Dinner, Drinks, and Forum Member Reception

Have a bite to eat and enjoy a drink with your fellow Forum peers at the OpenAI office.

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7:00 PM
7:40 PM
Stage 1
Fireside Chat
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In Conversation with David Kirtley and Sam Altman

David Kirtley and Sam Altman will discuss Helion Energy's mission to build the world's first fusion power plant, and the prospect of a hopeful future without the need to excavate fossil fuels as the globe's main source of energy.

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David Kirtley
Sam Altman
7:40 PM
8:00 PM
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Q&A
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Forum Member Q&A with Kirtley and Altman

Forum members will have the opportunity to ask Kirtley and Altman questions in the wake of their fireside discussion.

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David Kirtley
Sam Altman
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
Stage 1
Reception
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End of Evening Reception

Make that final Forum connection, finish our drinks, and say farewell to new friends.

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Cody
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Colleen
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Kathryn
Kathryn
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Bessie
Bessie
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September 07, 6:00 PM, PDT
Location
In person, In person
Organized by
OpenAI Forum
OpenAI Forum