ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MARIN'S NEW CLEAN ECONOMY
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GIL FRIEND Chief Sustainability Officer—City of Palo Alto; Sustainable Business Movement co-founder; Sustainability Hall of Fame inaugural member.
This half day gathering of leaders in business and agencies, cleantech executives, and new economy activists in Marin, seeks to:
• Promote, inform, inspire and activate business and cleantech leaders to propel a clean economy in Marin
• Gather clean technology’s most influential leaders in the Bay Area – corporate executives, start-up and growth company CEOs, investors, government agencies, and other players – from across all areas of resource innovation.
• Get updates and align business activities and strategies with the County (Project Drawdown) and city climate action plans.
• Update and engage business leaders and opinion makers on current news and look out at a short term forecast for the next 5 years in renewable energy, electrified transportation, smart buildings, micro grids and infrastructure.
Our Summit builds upon the successful model of last October’s Sustainable Enterprise Conference, where business and community leaders and activists gathered for a day of learning, networking, deals, inspiration and activation. In this CleanTech Summit, we give you a glimpse of the future, get you out of your everyday silos, provide a different perspective, connect disparate entities and individuals with each other, and help you find relevant innovations that are adjacent or altogether different industrial and technology areas.
1) Renewable Energy and Storage: Successful business Cases (Tom Willard, Sage Renewables; Robert Gould, Solarcraft; JR Killigrew, MCE; Sherri Pittman (invited), California Clean Energy Fund
2) Three revolutions in Transportation -shared, electric, automated: Carleen Cullen, Cool the Earth; Spencer Grim (invited), Chargepoint; Molly D’Agostino, Institute for Transportation Studies, UC Davis
3) Beyond Green Buildings: Hi performance, Low Impact: Bruce King, green building architect; David Walker, green building developer; Greg Thomson, Sonoma Community MicroGrids Initiative
4) How can local government and utilities promote, enable and engage business in adopting CleanTech? Lindsey Saxby (invited), MCE; Gretchen Kublick, City of Novato
5) NOON-1PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER Gil Friend, Chief Sustainability Officer of Palo Alto and co- founder of sustainable business movement
Who Should Attend
You can expect to meet corporate and investor representatives, large employer and government managers responsible for sustainability, entrepreneurs and disruptive start-ups, and other innovation leaders across Marin County, the North Bay and the overall Bay Area. Each is motivated to see today’s ‘state of the art’ in sustainable innovation and to gain insights on tomorrow.
• General Admission is for most individuals in for-profit businesses/employees/freelancers/self employed.
• Any governmental, academic rep/student or non-profit rep may purchase the non-profit ticket.
• VIP tickets are for special guests of the organizers and sponsors. For a discount code, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A Speakers ticket discount also requires a code you’ll receive from VenturePad, the organizer, beforehand. Speakers can also contact email@example.com for the code.
Saturday, April 6, 8-1pm at VenturePad, 1020 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901