May 06, 2008

LOS ANGELES - Clean technology enthusiasts can mark their calendars for the second annual California Clean Innovation 2008 (CACI) conference, hosted by UCLA Anderson School of Management on May 9, 2008. The one-day event, dedicated to exploring innovations in clean technology, will showcase the latest ideas of forward-thinking companies and individuals in the business, policy and technology sectors.

Organized by students at UCLA Anderson School of Management, Caltech Center for Science & Engineering of Materials and UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management, CACI 2008 will address prominent issues of clean technology through interactive panels, with topics ranging from solar and wind energy to biofuels and nuclear technology. Delivering the keynotes are Ira Ehrenpreis, a general partner with venture capital firm Technology Partners, and Stuart R. Hemphill, vice president of Renewable and Alternative Power at Southern California Edison. 

Also on the agenda is the Fast Pitch Business Competition, providing up-and-coming entrepreneurs and early stage clean tech companies a dynamic platform to present their concepts to a panel of venture capitalist judges. In addition, attendees can network with industry professionals and develop new partner or investor relationships at the CACI 2008 Technology and Career fair, where clean tech companies will exhibit cutting-edge developments and recruit top talent.

CACI 2008 is intended for a wide audience of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investment professionals, policymakers, journalists, and students. For more information on the conference, including a complete list of panels and speakers, please visit:

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world.  UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "Intellectual Capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking.  Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA 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 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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