2016 Annual Energy Innovation Conference

2016 Annual Energy Innovation Conference
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00 am
5:00 pm
UCLA Carnesale Commons
350 De Neve Dr.
Los Angeles, 90095
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Date: 
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Location

UCLA Carnesale Commons
350 De Neve Dr.
Los Angeles, 90095
United States

The Energy Innovation Conference is an annual event that brings together students, academics and professionals and seeks to showcase innovative technologies with the potential to reinvent the energy industry, enable entrepreneurs and researchers to demonstrate technology to investors and industry experts, and provide an atmosphere of collaborative learning through a panel format. We have partnered this year with UCLA Luskin, USC Marshall, numerous on campus institutes and off campus companies.

The Energy Innovation Conference is an annual event that brings together students, academics and professionals and seeks to showcase innovative technologies with the potential to reinvent the energy industry, enable entrepreneurs and researchers to demonstrate technology to investors and industry experts, and provide an atmosphere of collaborative learning through a panel format. We have partnered this year with UCLA Luskin, USC Marshall, numerous on campus institutes and off campus companies. The day will offer ample opportunity for leaders throughout the campus communities to collaborate with industry leaders and form lasting relationships.

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Agenda

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.REGISTRATION & BREAKFASTAtrium
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Daniel Abbott (’16) & David Penskar (’16), Energy Innovation Conference, Co-Directors
OPENING KEYNOTE
Bob Hemphill., CEO & Co-Founder, AES Solar Power Ltd.
Ballroom 1
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.NETWORKING and INNOVATION SHOWCASEAtrium
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.PANEL 1: ENERGY STORAGE
Eric Clifton, CEO and Founder, Orison
Michael Liu, North America Regional Manager, BYD
Terrence Mack, Manager of Sales, Southern California Region, UniEnergy Technologies
MODERATOR: Alex Pugh, Development Manager, Hecate Energy
Ballroom 1
 PANEL 2: EVs & SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
Rajit Gadh, Ph.D., Director, Smart Grid Energy Research Center
Cassie Cuaresma,, Charge Ready Program Manager, Southern California Edison
Paul Glenney,, Director, New Products and Services, NRG EVgo
MODERATOR: Kristian Jokinen,Project Manager, CALSTART
Ballroom 2
11:30 am – 12:00 pmLUNCHBallroom 1
12:00 – 1:00 pmAFTERNOON KEYNOTE
KEYNOTE: Stephen Mullenix, Senior Vice President of Operations, SolarReserve
Ballroom 1
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKINGAtrium
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.PANEL 3: ENERGY POLICY AND LA BUILDINGS
Sara Neff, Senior Vice President of Sustainability
Walker Wells,, Vice President of Programs and Director of the Green Urbanism Program, Global Green USA
Bonny BentzinDeputy Chief Sustainability Officer, UCLA
MODERATOR: Joel Cesare, Sustainable Building Advisor
Ballroom 1
 PANEL 4: UTILITIES & BEHIND-THE-METER
Cole Hershkowitz, CEO, Chai Energy
Tom Kunhardt, Corporate Trainer, NRG Home Solar
Janice Wang, Contract Manager, Southern California Edison
MODERATOR: Kelly Sanders Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ballroom 2
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKINGAtrium
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.UTILITY-SCALE RENEWABLES
Patrick McConnell
, Managing Director, Cypress Creek Renewables
Marci Palmstrom, Manager, Energy Contracts, Southern California Edison
Whitney Wilson, Technical Manager of Wind & Solar Assets, Brookfield Renewable
MODERATOR: Garrett Wong, Sustainability Analyst, Office of Sustainability & the Environment, City of Santa Monica
Ballroom 1
 PANEL 6: FUTURE OF GAS
Matt Gregori, Technology Scout, SoCalGas
Matt Krueger, Senior Associate, PwC Advisory
George Minter, Regional VP External Affairs, Environmental Strategy, SoCalGas
MODERATOR: Makibi Takagi, EVP Energy Management Group, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Ballroom 2
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.INNOVATION SHOWCASE & NETWORKINGAtrium