The Second International Conference on Future Energy (COFE) to be held at the Sheraton College Park in the Washington DC area, September 22-24, 2006, includes  inspiring scientists, doctors, and inventors such as the following confirmed speakers (as of 8/06/06): View page one and page two of COFE II Speaker Brochure.

Fabrizio Pinto, who worked for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and now is President and CEO of Interstellar Technologies Corporation, is a pioneer in zero point energy and propulsion. His patents include, "Method for Energy Extraction" US Patent #6,665,167, "Method and Apparatus for Energy Extraction" #6,477,028, "Method and Apparatus for Particle Acceleration" #6,593,566, and "Article Comprising a Casimir Force Modulator and Methods Therefor" #6,650527. His more recent work centers on a "Method and Apparatus for Controlling Dispersion Forces" #6,661,576 and this year, an "Apparatus Comprising of a Propulsion System" Patent Application Publication #2006/0027709 which discloses "a propulsion system that does not consume fuel." Dr. Pinto states, "Our mission is to develop the novel field of quantum vacuum engineering to its full commercial potential including its applications to much more efficient energy production, superfast nanoactuation, completely revolutionary aerospace propulsion, and targeted nanosurgery you could only dream about before." Dr. Pinto's complete abstract and bio is also online.

Boyd Bushman, who worked for Lockheed, Hughes and General Dynamics is one who has made many energy and propulsion breakthroughs in his career (he holds 26 patents). He invented a laser that dissociates air to produce propulsion (US Patent 5,542,247 and 5,680,135) and also has found a way to achieve flight using standing wave acoustics (Patent 5,511,044). Boyd was featured on the two-hour Discovery Channel special, “The Billion Dollar Secret” with journalist, Nick Cook, the author of The Hunt for Zero Point.

Dave Goodwin, a Physical Scientist/Engineer with the U.S. Dept of Energy (DOE) since 1986, mostly in the Offices of High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics, is an expert on the developments in fission and fusion, including the controversial International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). Dave was instrumental in providing government funding for the discovery of the accelerating galactic expansion, now called “dark energy.”

Jim Dunn, CEO of the NASA Center for Technological Commercialization ( prides himself in being able to find funding for energy inventors, even on a large scale. Jim recently participated in helping with the Tour de Sol car race and many other projects, including hydrogen fuel cell developments. Jim is also the first person to run a plane using a fuel cell.

Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, Responsible for Technical Oversight and Advanced Program formulation for a major NASA Research Center with technical emphasis in the areas of Atmospheric Sciences and Structures, Materials, Acoustics, Flight Electronics/Control/Software, Instruments, Aerodynamics, Aerothermodynamics, Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion, Computational Sciences and Systems Optimization for Aeronautics, Spacecraft, Exploration and Space Access . 43 years experience as Research Scientist, Section Head, Branch Head, Associate Division Chief and Chief Scientist. Technical Specialties include Flow Modelling and Control across the Speed Range, Advanced Configuration Aeronautics, Aeronautical Facilities and Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion . Author of 247 publications.

George Miley, Professor of Nuclear and Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois and Fusion Studies Lab Director ( from 1975 to the present, has also been a consultant for Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, CA • Argonne National Laboratory, Fusion Power Division • Los Alamos National Laboratory • Dept. of Energy, Idaho Operations Office • and Clean Energy Technologies. Recently, George has been researching plasma focus fusion, a new and exciting form of hot fusion and presented the results at STAIF, the Space Technologies Applications Information Forum. Paul Koloc and Eric Lerner will also join a panel discussion with George on the expectations for this energy technology. 

John Thomas, author of Antigravity: The Dream Made Reality, a retired engineer from Kodak, is probably the world’s expert on John R. R. Searl ( and the “Searl Effect.” Every time we talk, I learn more significant details about the Searl Effect Generator (SEG), which the Russians Godin and Roshchin are replicating, as well as the mysterious Inverse Gravity Vehicle (IGV). John is also an expert on Searl’s “Law of the Squares” which comprises a nine-volume set of books explaining the necessary geometry to be followed for control of the IGV (

Russ George, founding partner of D2Fusion, Ltd. ( is a leader in the cutting edge of catalytic energy science (cold fusion). He has developed a broad expertise in related disciplines and believes that solid-state fusion is the future of energy.

Tania Slawecki, Materials Science Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University, has worked at NIST and served as Director of her State’s Center for Sustainability. She specializes in future energy systems including therapeutic electromagnetic devices.

Ted Loder, Professor Emeritus of the University of New Hampshire, has been working diligently on the Spiral Magnetic Motor, which is the magnetostatic-type that is designed to capitalize on the “magnetic gradient.” Ted and I are also proposing to present a joint paper on the subject at INTERMAG in Baltimore, January, 2006 on this emerging energy technology.

Martin Burger, President and CEO of Blue Energy Canada has been involved in Tidal Power with his vertical-axis Ocean Turbine for years. A 20 MW unit operates in Nova Scotia and Blue Energy recently has developed partnerships, such as with the University of British Columbia, to form the Ocean Renewable Energy Group that will attract new installations.

Glen Gordon, MD, served in the US Navy and was an Assistant Department Head at the National Institute of Health. With a private practice in Sports Medicine, he began investigating soft tissue injuries in humans using nanosecond pulsed electromagnetic field (nPEMF) technology in 1980. Working with Dr. Donald Jaueisen for 20 years, they were awarded the first patent granted on nanosecond PEMF technology. Glen also used his on himself to successfully reverse a congestive heart condition and eventually bicycle across the country while conducting radio and TV interviews.

Pal Asija, JD, is a patent lawyer and futurist ( who is interested in the role and impact of proprietary information and patenting of emerging energy technologies.

Invited Speakers not yet confirmed include:

Woody Harrelson, actor, as well as Sergei Godin and Vladimir Roshchin, Kurt Van Voorhies, John Greenewald, Dr. Jim Hansen, Bob Lazar, Victoria Peters, Jean Louis Naudin, Rusi Taleyarkin, John Sullivan, John Lear.


COFE II is a two and a half day event with plenary sessions the first full day, a buffet award banquet and keynote speaker, followed by parallel sessions on the second day. Exhibit areas will feature many renewable energy and emerging energy technologies.

Registration information is online at