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The Economist announces innovation competitions for energy and media
Finalists to present to an audience of top executives at Economist Event

New York — CALLING ALL ENTREPRENEURS, INNOVATORS, CREATIVE THINKERS, INVENTORS, IDEAS PEOPLE

The Economist is holding two innovation competitions to find the most exciting, game-changing innovations that will have a marked impact in two key areas: new media and energy. Twelve finalists will be invited to present their innovations at Economist Events to an audience of top executives in the field, and will receive complimentary conference registrations (value at up to $2495). The winning presenter will receive exclusive bragging rights and a free subscription to The Economist in the format of his or her choosing.

Media Convergence:

Do you have the next thrilling new interface, electronic reader, social media idea, mobile device or other novel way for people to interact with media? If you have a media or marketing innovation that you believe will change the way people behave, then you should enter to win the Media Convergence Innovation Competition, taking place in New York City, October 20th-21st, 2009.

The deadline for entries is September 8, 2009 in YouTube video format. Complete details and rules area available at or email mediaconvergencedemos@economist.com

Carbon Economy:

Do you have the game changing solution for climate change, the next renewable energy source, human-powered appliance or breakthrough use of nano-technology? If you have created a product or service that will improve energy efficiency or will add to the renewable energy industry you should join The Carbon Economy Summit, November 18th in Washington DC.

The deadline for entries is September 30, 2009 in YouTube video format. Complete details and rules are available here or email carboneconomydemos@economist.com

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About the Media Convergence Forum
The Economist’s Media Convergence forum gathers a unique speaking faculty of thought leaders, marketing psychologists, technology experts, futurists, media and marketing professionals to peer into the future to consider the ideas, technologies and tactics that tomorrow’s best marketing organizations will adopt. The forum will be held from October 20-21 in New York City.

About the Carbon Economy Summit

The Economist’s Carbon Economy Summit will convene a diverse group of senior representatives from business, government, academia and international organizations to explore the global policies necessary to secure the world’s energy future. Timed with the publication of a special report in The Economist, The Carbon Economy summit will examine how the political environment has changed since Kyoto and how committed regions and industries are to a sustainable carbon strategy. The summit will be held from November 17-18 in Washington DC.

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