May 10, 2010
UCLA Anderson Hosts California Clean Innovation Conference
Program highlights clean energy technology trends
By Justin Tang
LOS ANGELES -- UCLA Anderson and UCSD's Rady School of Management organized the fourth annual California Clean Innovation Conference (CACI) at Covel Commons on May 7, 2010, an event that focused on current clean energy technology trends. The all-day conference featured panels that discussed California's progress in reaching its renewable energy goals and new technological innovations in the industry.
Highlighting the conference was an appearance by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who felt encouraged by a student-organized conference like CACI. "I'm here because I see the future of Los Angeles right here in this room who will write the future chapters of this city's story," Villaraigosa said. He also spoke about the success of Los Angeles' green movement and said, "While in the short term this may be a costly investment, the development of new technology will reduce costs, clean our environment, and better the future for our children."
After Villaraigosa finished, Brian Robertson, CEO of Amonix, delivered the opening keynote address. He spoke about the current state of solar energy in California and how it has steadily improved as a result of recent innovations. Despite the difficulties of paying for and installing solar energy, Robertson believed that, "Solar energy provides us the chance to pass on a cleaner planet to our children for the first time since the Industrial Revolution."
For more information about the conference, please check out http://cacleaninnovation.com
About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA, Master of Financial Engineering, and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 36,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.
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