Accelerating Cleantech Innovation


Friday, February 16, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What are leaders in energy and sustainability focused on over the next decade?  Discover the innovation and opportunities that surround the cleantech space at the 9th annual Energy Innovation Conference on February 16th, 2024, hosted by UCLA Anderson’s Energy and Cleantech Association and Center for Impact. Immerse yourself in this year's theme of "Accelerating Cleantech Innovation" and gain valuable perspectives as industry and public sector leaders discuss practical plans for innovation and adoption. Join this electrifying event to observe how these leaders are contributing to an important era of energy transition, influencing the landscape through 2030 and beyond!


9:30 – 10:15 a.m. 
10:15 – 10:40 a.m. 
Opening Remarks 
10:40 – 11:40 a.m. 
Panel: Approaches to Carbon Management 
  • Marisa Hamsik, General Manager, Chevron 
  • Dan Hopper ('16), Director, Southern California Edison
  • Camly Tran, Head of Operations, CarbonBuilt
  • Moderator: Kelly Clark, ESG Specialist and Stakeholder Management, UCLA Anderson Center for Impact
11:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch Reception 
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Panel: Women in Cleantech Startups 
2:10 – 3:10 p.m. 
Panel: Solving Challenges in Electric Transportation 
3:10 – 3:30 p.m. 
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Panel: Funding Growth in Cleantech 
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. 
Networking Reception 

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2020 Energy Innovation Conference Highlights

ECA Conference

This past Conference was held on February 28th, 2020 at UCLA Anderson's newest state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum facility, Marion Anderson Hall.

Under the threat of wild fires, power shortages, increasing energy costs, and carbon emissions, California's energy infrastructure is in dire need of modernization. Our 2020 conference focused on the innovation currently underway to combat the challenges facing California's grid and modernize the infrastructure for a more sustainable future. We brought in speakers from major grid controllers, boutique energy providers, energy project financing firms, and more!

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