Here is a quick rought summary... Hope the slides are out soon.
Michael McKubre started to describe the story of Cold Fusion, opposed by physicist who blocked all at Baltimore conference, and while their critics have disappeared succeeded in installing of a ban of publication in most importants (45) journals, preventing research and funding.
For him, the Rossi effect put the domain back to life, because it used a cheaper material Nickel and Hydrogen, and let hope to scale above the MW. It have attracted one generation of entrepreneurs, but until now there is no clear scientific evidence of NiH reactions.
2015 will not be "business as usual", and the domain will change from resource-mimited to talent-limited.
Then Michael McKubre start a long critic of secrecy , calling for more openness and collaboration.
The field have to expand to new talents, and secrecy and antagonism have to end.
The domain should make a consensu around best experiments and replicate them.
"Those who have worked long have the duty to teach"
"We have to prove the world we are right"
This is too big for one person, one company. Competition should be absent (except friendly competition), and monopoly is not possible.
It is time to get real.
Solution is collaboration:
Business can be a coordination force
But also Institute like CEES at TTU or Tohoku University.
In USA civil government did not help, but militaries helped much. In Italy and India government helped.
"Secrecy is when things are established... It is not currently the case ... there is no excuse for it"