Thursday, March 1

8:00 – 9:00 Networking, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitors (Atrium)


9:00 – 9:10 Welcome Remarks (Grumman Auditorium)


9:10 – 9:15 Welcome and Introduction (Grumman Auditorium)


9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker (Grumman Auditorium)


10:00 – 10:30 Keynote Speaker (Grumman Auditorium)


10:30 – 10:45 Break (Atrium)


10:45 – 12:00  Panel Sessions


ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

How the Early Stage Companies Accelerate Energy Innovation

Moderator: Bob Irvin: Executive Director CLT Joules


CLEAN ENERGY 

Renewable Energy Policy in NC: The Future Beyond HB 589

Moderator: Heather Payne: Assistant Director / Adjunct Professor of Law
UNC School of Law: Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3)

  • Brian O’Hara: Senior Vice President Strategy & Government Affairs, Strata Solar
  • Ben Snowden: Clean Energy and Environmental Lawyer, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • John Szoka: Conference Leader, N.C. House of Representatives

INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE

The Role of Indoor Food Production

Moderator:


SMART & HEALTHY CITIES

New Paradigms in Intelligent Transportation

Moderator:  


Thursday, March 1

Lunch 12:00 -1:15


PANEL AND LUNCHEON

Triangle Women in STEM (Trillium)

Moderator:

  • Teena PiccioneSenior Vice President, Enterprise Technology, Fidelity Investments

Thursday, March 1

1:30 – 2:45 Sessions


ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

Increasing Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Women

Moderator:


 CLEAN ENERGY

National Trends in Renewable Energy

 


 INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE

Making More With Less: Integrated Technologies for Better Farm Production

Moderator: Susanne Kjemtrup:Independent Consultant, Phyta Biotech Consulting, LLC

  • Todd DeZwaan: VP of Business Development for North America, LemnaTec
  • Leah Martin: Director of Product Strategy, CiBO Technologies
  • Arlan Peters: Head of Sustainability, Novozymes North America

 SMART & HEALTHY CITIES

Electric Vehicle Policies

Moderator: Ward LenzDirector of Development, NC Sustainable Energy Association


2:45 – 3:00 Break (Atrium)


Thursday, March 1

3:00 – 4:15 Sessions


ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

Creating Successful Clean Tech Incubators and Accelerators

Moderator:

  • Mitch Jacobson: Director, ATI Clean Energy Incubator @ University of Texas
  • Emily Kirsch: Co-Founder and CEO, Powerhouse Solar
  • Erik Steeb: Chief Program Officer, LACI: Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • Mark Vasu: Executive Vice President, Greentown Labs

CLEAN ENERGY

RE 100: Large Companies Leading the Way on the Energy Transition

Moderator: Amy DavidsonExecutive Director North America, The Climate Group


INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE

Entrepreneurship on the Farm

Moderator: Mark LittleExecutive Director, UNC Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

  • Annie Baggett: Agritourism Marketing Specialist, N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
  • Tom Butler: Owner / Manager, Butler Farms

 SMART & HEALTHY CITIES

Electrification of the Economy

Moderator:

  • Ria KontouPostdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Sarav ArunachalamResearch Professor, UNC Institute for the Environment


4:15 – 4:30 Transition


4:30 – 5:15 Keynote Speaker (Grumman Auditorium)


5:15 – 6:30 Professional Networking Reception


5:30 – 6:30 Featured Speaker for Student Address (Grumman Auditorium)


6:30 – 8:00 Summit Networking Dinner (Grumman Auditorium & Atrium)



Friday, March 3

8:00 – 8:45 Networking, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitors (Atrium)


8:45 – 8:55 Welcome (Grumman Auditorium)


8:55 – 9:00 Introduction (Grumman Auditorium)


9:00 – 9:45 Keynote Speaker (Grumman Auditorium)


9:45 – 9:50 Introduction (Grumman Auditorium)


9:50 – 10:20 Keynote Speaker (Grumman Auditorium)


10:30 – 11:00 Mentor Meet-up Refreshments + Exhibitors (Atrium)


11:00 – 12:15  Panel Sessions


ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

International Clean Tech Network


CLEAN ENERGY

How Storage Will Change the Future of Energy


INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE

Precision Agriculture

Moderator: Jeffrey G. White: Associate Professor, North Carolina State University


SMART & HEALTHY CITIES

Generating Profits and Jobs from Waste Streams

Moderator: Cindy Shea: Director: Sustainability @ UNC

  • Tamsin Ettefagh: Vice President, Envision Plastics
  • Matt Kopac: Sustainable Business & Innovation Manager, Burt’s Bees
  • Ellen MartinVP, Impact and Reporting, Closed Loop Partners.
  • Olivia Marx: Director of New Business Development, P & A Group
  • Blair Pollack: Solid Waste Planner, Orange County Solid Waste Management

Friday, March 3

12:15 – 1:30 Networking Lunch and Exhibitors (Atrium)


Friday, March 3

1:45 – 3:00 Panel Sessions


ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

The Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Strengths and Challenges

Moderator:

  • Ravila Gupta: President and CEO, CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development)
  • Doug SpeightExecutive Director, American Underground

CLEAN ENERGY

Grid Modernization

Moderator: Stephen ArbogastDirector, UNC Kenan-Flagler Energy Center

 


INNOVATION IN AGRICULTURE

The Value Chain for Hard Cider

Moderator:


 SMART & HEALTHY CITIES

Microgrid: Securing Essential Infrastructure

Moderator: Brad Ives: Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises, Chief Sustainability Officer at University of North Carolina


3:00 – 4:30 Closing Reception (Atrium)