Below is an overview of the topics. The full agenda will be posted soon. Subject to change as details are confirmed.
Tuesday, October 11
Hybrid ticket holders and campus guests are invited to arrive early for registration check-in and take part in a special welcome event.
*Available to Hybrid ticket holders only*
Wednesday, October 12
Technology is a critical mechanism to bend the emissions curve down and provide clean energy to feed our insatiable need for power. We examine the opportunities that will clean up our energy infrastructure while maintaining market competitiveness.
The Generation of Clean Energy
The clean energy transition is underway, and there are multiple paths forward. We explore new research and viable energy options for clean energy generation.
Investing in Cleantech 2.0
From 2006-2011, investors poured billions into cleantech ventures with negligible returns during a period retrospectively known as Cleantech 1.0. What have we learned from the collapse of Cleantech 1.0 and how we can ensure the success of Cleantech 2.0?
Solving the “Hard-to-Solve” Sectors
Energy-intensive industries such as steel, chemicals, and cement are an integral part of our industrialized society but have locked us in to carbon intensive processes. The dependency can be unlocked, but this will require concerted effort, new technology, and long-term vision.
Reducing transportation emissions is an essential step on the path to clean energy. Solutions are available to free industry’s reliance on fossil-fuel powered transport.
All Systems Go
Climate change is a global problem with many interconnected, contextual, and collectively essential solutions. None is a silver bullet. We examine the ways individuals and organizations can make sustainable behavior the default.
Balancing Economics and the Environment
Climate commitments and sustainable practices often come at costs that put profitability and competitiveness at risk. Balancing these two ideals is possible with the right strategies and technologies.
Preparing Cities for Climate Change
Hyper-local solutions provide unique strategies that combine clean technology with region specific strategies, to create realistic ways for cities to adapt to the changing climate, while also creating new spaces and opportunities for people to thrive.
Cleaning Your Plate
From the production of fertilizers and pesticides to the harvesting, processing, packaging, and transportation of materials, the industrial food system is reliant on climate-changing fossil fuels. Sustainable agriculture and food production processes must change if we are to have a food-secure future.
This Could Change Everything
Climate change is a big problem that requires big solutions. Explore bold new ideas and cutting-edge technologies that could finally help us to turn the corner on addressing climate change on a global scale.