The UNC Clean Tech Summit convenes professionals in business, policy and academia for two days of problem-solving to foster leadership and growth in the southeast’s clean tech industry.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) will host its fifth annual UNC Clean Tech Summit Mar. 1-2. The event highlights the latest innovations, trends and challenges in the clean technology industry and how North Carolina is playing a key role in leading the way to a green global economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Featured speakers include:
- Tracy Baldwin, Sustainability Manager, Amazon Web Services
- Jeremy Grantham, Chief Investment Strategist and Member of The Board, GMO Trust
- Ravila Gupta, President and CEO, Council for Entrepreneurial Development
- Emily Kirsch, Co-Founder and CEO, Powerhouse Solar
- Doug Speight, Executive Director, American Underground
- Thom Tillis, U.S. Senator for North Carolina
A full list of speakers and panels is available on the UNC Clean Tech Summit website.
Speakers and panels at the summit will focus on four themes including entrepreneurship, clean energy, innovation in agriculture and smart + health cities. A full agenda is available online.
This year’s Summit includes special programs around careers, including the opportunity for students to engage with clean tech industry leaders through one-on-one mentoring, networking sessions featuring company-hosted tables, and a luncheon featuring Triangle women in STEM on Thur. and a career networking luncheon on Fri.
Registration is open at http://ie.unc.edu/cleantech. The fee is $275, with special rates for one-day participants, students, and representatives from the non-governmental sector.
The Summit will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. For directions, see http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/map-and-directions/.
Cypress Creek Renewables and Strata Solar are lead sponsors for the event. Other sponsors include Birdseye Renewable Energy, Dominion Energy, Southern Company, Duke Energy, Foley & Lardner LLP, Scott Madden, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, Look for the Power LLC, UNC Charlotte EPIC, UNC School of Information and Library Science.
UNC Institute for the Environment Communications and Public Affairs contact: Emily Williams (919) 962-0965, firstname.lastname@example.org