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Decarbonizing the Future

Friday, March 17, 2023

UCLA Anderson’s Energy and Cleantech Association was thrilled to host the annual Energy Innovation Conference on Friday, March 17, 2023. This year's theme was "Decarbonizing the Future." The event featured panels on electric mobility, carbon management, cleantech finance and women's representation in the industry. Professionals and MBA students learned from leaders and subject matter experts and engaged in discussion about career development in cleantech.

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!

2021 Sponsors