STONY BROOK, N.Y. and NEW YORK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Six months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard and its energy grids, hundreds of the nation's foremost experts from academia and industry, as well as a number of prominent elected officials and government policy makers, will convene for Advanced Energy 2013 April 30 to May 1 in New York City. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a longtime proponent of energy efficiency and sustainability, and Richard Kaufman, the nationally-prominent energy policy expert recently appointed Energy Chairman for New York State, will keynote the conference. It is organized by the Advanced Energy Center (AERTC.org), a New York State-designated Center of Excellence based at Stony Brook University. The Advanced Energy Center is a partnership of academic institutions, energy providers and industrial corporations dedicated to innovative energy research, education and technology deployment. The conference is dedicated to the advancement of green technology and clean energy with a special focus on industry and job creation. Among the other leading authorities who will keynote the conference are David Sandalow, U.S. Acting Under Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Daniel Gerstein, U.S. Under Secretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security. Now in its seventh year, the Advanced Energy Conference series has emerged as the largest advanced energy event in the Northeast. The conference has been recast in a new, expanded format for 2013 and has already attracted thousands of registrants with a stake in the future of the nation's energy policy. The program will provide attendees with an unprecedented opportunity to learn from today's foremost leaders representing industry, academia and government who are committed to the advancement of clean energy development.