On January 22-23, 2009, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will host the Greening of the Internet Economy workshop at Atkinson Hall on the University of California, San Diego campus.

This event will bring together hundreds of the foremost public policy makers, industry experts, research leaders, and global nonprofits to advance strategies for sustainability and energy efficiency in the rapidly growing realm of information and communications technology (ICT).

With the new world focus on reducing carbon emissions to fight global warming, it is time for the ICT sector to respond by reducing energy usage in a dramatic way, and ensuring ICT elements are built “green”. This symposium will provide an unprecedented opportunity for decision-makers in key sectors—investment, technology, government and business—to identify ways to build an Internet economy and infrastructure to ensure a more sustainable future.