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2016 Annual Energy Innovation Conference

April 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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.Register today!AgendaTIMEEVENTLOCATION8:00 – 9:15 a.m.REGISTRATION & BREAKFASTAtrium9:15 – 10:15 a.m.WELCOME & OPENING REMARKSDaniel Abbott (’16) & David Penskar (’16), Energy Innovation Conference, Co-DirectorsOPENING KEYNOTEBob Hemphill., CEO & Co-Founder, AES Solar Power Ltd.Ballroom 110:15 – 10:45 a.m.NETWORKING and INNOVATION SHOWCASEAtrium10:45 – 11:30 a.m.PANEL 1: ENERGY STORAGEEric Clifton, CEO and Founder, OrisonMichael Liu, North America Regional Manager, BYDTerrence Mack, Manager of Sales, Southern California Region, UniEnergy TechnologiesMODERATOR: Alex Pugh, Development Manager, Hecate EnergyBallroom 1 PANEL 2: EVs & SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATIONRajit Gadh, Ph.D., Director, Smart Grid Energy Research CenterCassie Cuaresma,, Charge Ready Program Manager, Southern California EdisonPaul Glenney,, Director, New Products and Services, NRG EVgoMODERATOR: Kristian Jokinen,Project Manager, CALSTARTBallroom 211:30 am – 12:00 pmLUNCHBallroom 112:00 – 1:00 pmAFTERNOON KEYNOTEKEYNOTE: Stephen Mullenix, Senior Vice President of Operations, SolarReserveBallroom 11:00 – 1:30 p.m.COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKINGAtrium1:30 – 2:15 p.m.PANEL 3: ENERGY POLICY AND LA BUILDINGSSara Neff, Senior Vice President of SustainabilityWalker Wells,, Vice President of Programs and Director of the Green Urbanism Program, Global Green USABonny BentzinDeputy Chief Sustainability Officer, UCLAMODERATOR: Joel Cesare, Sustainable Building AdvisorBallroom 1 PANEL 4: UTILITIES & BEHIND-THE-METERCole Hershkowitz, CEO, Chai EnergyTom Kunhardt, Corporate Trainer, NRG Home SolarJanice Wang, Contract Manager, Southern California EdisonMODERATOR: Kelly Sanders Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringBallroom 22:15 – 2:45 p.m.COFFEE BREAK & NETWORKINGAtrium2:45 – 3:30 p.m.UTILITY-SCALE RENEWABLESPatrick McConnell, Managing Director, Cypress Creek RenewablesMarci Palmstrom, Manager, Energy Contracts, Southern California EdisonWhitney Wilson, Technical Manager of Wind & Solar Assets, Brookfield RenewableMODERATOR: Garrett Wong, Sustainability Analyst, Office of Sustainability & the Environment, City of Santa MonicaBallroom 1 PANEL 6: FUTURE OF GASMatt Gregori, Technology Scout, SoCalGasMatt Krueger, Senior Associate, PwC AdvisoryGeorge Minter, Regional VP External Affairs, Environmental Strategy, SoCalGasMODERATOR: Makibi Takagi, EVP Energy Management Group, UCLA Anderson School of ManagementBallroom 23:30 – 5:00 p.m.INNOVATION SHOWCASE & NETWORKINGAtrium



April 22, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm