Less Than 100 Days Until the NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference 2006!
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By Emily Bryant
National Hydrogen Association

The NHA's 17th Annual Hydrogen Conference and Hydrogen Expo US is now less than 100 days away and preparations are well underway! Please mark your calendars for March 12-16, 2006 and plan to attend this important Annual Conference. This year's Conference will be located at the Long Beach Convention Center, along scenic Long Beach, California's waterfront.

At this time, approximately 90 speakers and 90 poster presenters have been confirmed and 23 technical sessions and 6 Idea Forums are planned during this special hydrogen events week. The NHA is also proud to announce that U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman and Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), and Bill Richardson (D-NM) have been invited to provide keynote addresses. The NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference with Hydrogen Expo US is the largest hydrogen conference in the US and the longest running annual hydrogen conference in the world.

This year's theme is "Global Progress Toward Clean Energy," and will include keynote speakers representing more than seven nations, providing reports on hydrogen activities on a global scale. More than one thousand business professionals and Expo visitors are expected to attend this important event to network with industry leaders and learn about the latest developments in hydrogen with specialized technical sessions, uplifting Keynote addresses and to see the exiting displays of more than 80 organizations exhibiting at the Hydrogen Expo US. Here are the important dates:

Conference registration is now open at www.HydrogenConference.org. In addition to registration, this special website provides more details on all events and workshops, sponsorship information, venue and hotel information and an agenda that is regularly updated. Bookmark the site and refer to it often. Additionally, details on the Exhibition are available through Hydrogen Expo's website at www.HydrogenExpo.com.

The Annual Conference provides a wide range of benefits for NHA members. These benefits include:

The Conference and Expo will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center with upscale accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The Hyatt Regency is adjacent to the Convention Center and situated attractively on the edge of Long Beach's beautiful Rainbow Harbor.

The NHA has reserved a block of rooms for the Conference. The room rate is $189 (single)/ $96 (government only - single). All reservations must be made individually through the hotel's Reservation Department by calling 800-233-1234. The cut-off date for this special rate is February 17, 2006. Please mention the NHA's Annual Conference to receive the special room rate. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be subject to availability at the hotel's prevailing rates. For more information about the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, please visit the hotel website: http://longbeach.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp, or visit the NHA's Conference website at www.HydrogenConference.org.

The NHA's hydrogen week only comes once a year. Don't miss out! We look forward to seeing you in Long Beach!


Emily Bryant, Events Coordinator, National Hydrogen Association,
202-223-5547 ext. 327, bryante@hydrogenassociation.org

Hydrogen Expo US:
- Bruce Cole/Dave Jackson, 207-236-6196, bc@hydrogenexpo.com (in North America)
- Ines Freesen, +49(0)2802-948484-0, info@hydrogenexpo.com (in Europe & Asia)

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