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Energy Innovation Conference

Friday, February 28, 2020

UCLA Anderson School of Management



The Energy Innovation Conference is brought to you by UCLA Anderson's Energy Management Group. This student-run event will host over 200 participants, including students, academics and industry professionals. Through keynote speakers, panelists and our Innovation Showcase, we will highlight companies and technologies that have the potential to reinvent the energy industry.

 

2020 Energy Innovation Conference

 

Below you will find keynote speakers, panelists and a schedule for the 2020 Energy Innovation Conference.

 

Keynote Speakers

 

Rebecca Cranna

Chief Operating Officer
Cypress Creek Renewables

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Matt Petersen

President and CEO
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

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Moderators

 

Nurit Katz (MPP/MBA ’08)

Chief Sustainability Officer
UCLA
Moderator

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Julian Spector

Julian Spector

Staff Writer
Greentech Media
Moderator

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Ivo Welch

Ivo Welch

J. Fred Weston Chair in Finance
UCLA Anderson
Moderator

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Michael Boehm

VP Business
MOEV
Moderator

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Speakers

 
Bob Keefe

Bob Keefe

Executive Director
E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)

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Xiaojing Sun

Xiaojing Sun

Senior Research Analyst
Wood Mackenzie

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Panelists

 
Nat Eng

Nat Eng

Partner
Novogradac & Company
Panel: Energy Finance

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Aron Potash

Aron Potash

Counsel
Latham & Watkins
Panel: Energy Finance

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Anil Tammineedi

Anil Tammineedi

Principal
Angeleno Group
Panel: Energy Finance

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Erik Nielsen

Erik Nielsen

Manager
Clean Power Alliance
Panel: Resilience and Storage

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Jason Roundou

Jason Rondou

Director, Clean Grid L.A. Strategy
LADWP
Panel: Resilience and Storage

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Finbar Sheehy

Finbar Sheehy

Senior Director, Finance & Technology
8Minute Solar Energy
Panel: Resilience and Storage

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Greg Craig

Greg Craig

CEO
Griddy Energy
Panel: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Eric Herbert

Eric Herbert

CEO
Zero Waste Energy
Panel: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Lyle Schleyer

Lyle Schlyer

President
Calgren Renewable Fuels
Panel: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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2020 Schedule

 
Time Name Sponsor
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

Brought to you by

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks: Dean Bernardo
9:10 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Morning Keynote Address: Matt Petersen
9:45 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Panel: Resilience & Storage: Evolving Client Needs
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Morning Coffee Break and Innovation Showcase

Brought to you by

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel: Energy Finance: Opportunities in Changing Climates
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

Brought to you by

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Main Keynote Speaker: Sarah Slusser and Nurit Katz
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Wood Mackenzie Senior Analyst Presentation: Xiaojing Sun
2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Innovation Showcase Introductions
2:25 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Coffee Break and Innovation Showcase

Brought to you by

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Panel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Success
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Bob Keefe: The Value of Forward-Looking Policy
4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Networking and Innovation Showcase

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Sponsors

 
 

Logistics

 

We encourage you to carpool or use public transportation
on your way the beautiful Anderson campus.

Public Transport Options - Buses run regularly to UCLA, with major stops at Westwood Plaza NB/ UCLA Gateway Plaza (South Campus) and Hilgard / Westholme (East Campus). Allow 10-15 minutes for walk from the bus station to the conference. Driving and Parking Options - From the 405 Freeway, exit on Sunset Boulevard and continue east about 1.5 miles to the Westwood Plaza entrance of campus. Turn right onto Westwood Plaza and continue straight ahead to the ramp leading underground to Parking Structure 4. Parking in Parking Structure 4 is $13 for a full day.

From P4, take the elevators or stairs up to Wilson Plaza and follow the walkway north towards the UCLA Anderson School. Signs will direct you to Marion Anderson Hall, Crown Auditorium.

For detailed transportation and parking information, please click here.

We are doing our best to reduce waste from the conference.
Please bring your water bottle / tumbler to keep yourself hydrated.