THE PROGRAM

  • Keynote Addresses:  Clean tech industry leaders and key government officials.
  • Panel Discussions:  Leaders in industry, government, academic and agriculture.
  • Workshops: Collaboration with students and professionals to explore key issues.
  • Round Table Discussions: Opportunities for informal and in-depth discussions.

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Summit Day 1

Printable Agenda

Thursday, March 1st  
8:00-9:00Networking
Continental Breakfast
+ Exhibitors
9:00Master of CeremoniesReginald Holley - The Longmire Group
9:00-9:10Welcome Remarks
Robert A. Blouin - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:10-9:15WelcomeDenis Leclerc - Écotech Québe
9:15-9:20Introduction
Stephen M. Ross - North Carolina General Assembly
9:20-10:00Keynote Speaker
Carl Schramm - West Run Holdings
10:00-10:05IntroductionTracy Triggs-Matthews - UNC Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise
10:05-10:35Keynote Speaker
Emily Kirsch - Powerhouse
10:35-10:45Break
10:45-12:00Panel and Roundtable Discussions
ENTREPRENEURSHIPHow the Early Stage Companies Accelerate Energy Innovation
CLEAN ENERGY
How Storage Will Change the Future of Energy
INNOVATION IN AGRICULTUREMaking More With Less: Integrated Technologies for Better Farm Production
SMART + HEALTHY CITIESNew Paradigms in Intelligent Transportation
TECHNOLOGY + SUSTAINABILITYBlockchain in the Energy Sector: Hype Versus Reality?
12:00-1:15Luncheon PanelTriangle Women in STEM
Luncheon PanelGreening State Government
Luncheon PanelEmerging Partnerships: Student Initiatives and Industry
1:30-2:45Panel and Roundtable Discussions
ENTREPRENEURSHIPIncreasing Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Women
CLEAN ENERGY
National Trends in Solar Energy
INNOVATION IN AGRICULTUREThe Role of Indoor Food Production
SMART + HEALTHY CITIESElectric Vehicle Policies
TECHNOLOGY + SUSTAINABILITYHow the Cloud Can Accelerate Sustainability Innovation
2:45-3:00Break
3:00-4:15Panel and Roundtable Discussions
ENTREPRENEURSHIPCreating Successful Clean Tech Incubators and Accelerators
CLEAN ENERGY
RE 100: Large Companies Leading the Way on the Energy Transition
INNOVATION IN AGRICULTUREEntrepreneurship on the Farm
SMART + HEALTHY CITIESElectrification of the Economy
FINANCEFinancing Energy Storage
4:15-4:25Transition
4:25-4:30IntroductionTom Darden - Cherokee
4:30-5:15
Keynote SpeakerJeremy Grantham - GMO Trust
5:30-6:15Professional Social
5:30-6:15Student Address Future Jobs in Energy
5:30-6:15Student Address Sustainable Communities and Entrepreneurship: Lessons Learned from Europe and the Silicon Valley
6:15-8:00Summit Networking Dinner
  • Subject to Change

Summit Day 2

Printable Agenda

Friday, March 2nd  
8:00-8:45Networking
Continental Breakfast +
Exhibitors
(Atrium)
8:55-9:00Welcome
9:00 - 9:05Introduction
Joel Olsen - O2 Emc
9:05-9:45Keynote Speaker

Thom Tillis - U.S. Senator for North Carolina
9:45-9:50IntroductionOlga Hawn - UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
9:50-10:20Keynote Speaker
Adam Monroe - Novozymes Americas
10:30-11:00Mentor Meet-up Refreshments
+ Exhibitors
11:00-12:15Panel and Roundtable Discussions
ENTREPRENEURSHIPInternational Clean Tech Network
CLEAN ENERGY
Renewable Energy Policy in NC: The Future Beyond HB 589
INNOVATION IN AGRICULTUREPrecision Agriculture
SMART + HEALTHY CITIESThe Microgrid: Securing Essential Infrastructure
FUTURE OF ENERGYUtility Planning in a Time of Dramatic Change
12:15-1:30Networking Lunch
+ Exhibitors
1:45-3:00Panel and Roundtable Discussions
ENTREPRENEURSHIP The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in RTP: Strengths and Challenges
CLEAN ENERGY
Grid Modernization
INNOVATION IN AGRICULTUREThe Value Chain for Hard Cider
SMART + HEALTHY CITIESGenerating Profits and Jobs from Waste Streams
FINANCEInvesting in the Future of Energy
3:00-4:00Closing Reception
  • Subject to change.