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The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference to be Held April 11; Event to Feature Keynote Speaker Daniel Yergin

<p class='bwalignc'> Leaders from across the energy sector will discuss principal challenges and opportunities in fueling a new global economy </p>

Monday, February 27, 2012

The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference to be Held April 11; Event to Feature Keynote Speaker Daniel Yergin09:00 EST Monday, February 27, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- The New York Times will host on April 11 a conference for leaders in energy to convene for a conversation about the future of energy in the face of new global and economic demands. With many countries holding elections this year, energy is a priority discussion across global economic agendas, and The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference will be a place for leaders to talk about the globalization of demand and debate how to finance and secure the world energy supply. Anchoring the conference will be a keynote address by Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world-renowned authority on energy issues and policy, international politics and economics. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Yergin is the recipient of the United States Energy Award for lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding. Speakers will include: Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, and former assistant to President Obama and director, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy; Steve Nadel, executive director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE); T. Boone Pickens, founder and chairman, BP Capital Management, and founder of the grassroots campaign the Pickens Plan; Phil Radford, executive director, Greenpeace USA. New York Times moderators will include: Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist; Clifford Krauss, national business correspondent; and Joe Nocera, Op-Ed columnist. The Times will curate an audience of around 400 leaders in energy in the public and private sectors that will include government officials, energy companies, environmental groups and NGOs, investors and policymakers. Conference sessions will be global in scope, and the format will be a mix of head-to-head debates, panel discussions, keynote addresses, case studies, single speaker “ignition” presentations and audience brainstorming. The event will also include online polling and surveys, and delegates will participate through their smartphones. “This conference is a unique opportunity for thought leaders, business leaders and policymakers to come together and discuss shaping a new global economy in the face of staggering energy needs,” said Gerald Marzorati, editor for The New York Times who is responsible for creating The Times's conferences. “We look forward to hosting some of the world's most influential voices in the energy sector and participating in important conversations about the future of energy across the globe.” The New York Times conference, which is in collaboration with Richard Attias and Associates, will take place on Wednesday, April 11, at The TimesCenter. Attendance to the conference will be by invitation only, and more information can be found at www.NYTEnergyforTomorrow.com. The TimesCenter is located at 242 West 41st St., New York, NY. About The New York Times Company The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, About.com and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment. Stephanie Yera, 212-556-1957 stephanie.yera@nytimes.com