On January 18, the Geothermal Energy Association will convene the financial community at San Francisco's Marriott Marquis for GEA Geothermal Energy Finance Forum 2012. After three years in New York City, GEA's leading financial renewable program moves for the first time to the Bay Area, home of the world's top technology leaders and venture capitalists. The event will create a networking dialogue between the finance and investment communities of the East and West Coasts, and offer a tutorial on geothermal energy investment with top experts and major players in geothermal development and finance. Event partners for the event are American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) as well as sponsors GeothermEx and Pratt & Whitney Power Systems.