Thank you to our sponsors, students, and speakers for making this 6th annual event an impactful and engaging experience for all with record-breaking attendance!

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Convening Leaders in the Clean Tech Economy

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its sixth annual UNC Clean Tech Summit on Thursday, February 28, 2019 – Friday, March 1, 2019 at UNC’s Friday Center. The event will highlight 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 global clean energy economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

2019 UNC Clean Tech Summit
February 28 – March 1
UNC Friday Center, Chapel Hill

 

UNC Clean Tech Summit 2019

2019 KEYNOTE + FEATURED SPEAKERS

Sharon Allan
Sharon Allan
Chief Innovation Officer
Smart Electric Power Alliance
Julie Borlaug
Julie Borlaug
Vice President Communications and Public Relations
Inari
Brian Bryce
Brian Bryce
Attorney at Law
The Law Offices of F. Brian Bryce, Jr.
Alfred Griffin
Alfred Griffin
President
NY Green Bank
Kevin Guskiewicz
Kevin Guskiewicz
UNC Interim Chancellor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jim Haskins
Jim Haskins
Smart+Connected Communities Business Development for the Eastern U.S.
Cisco
Olga Hawn
Olga Hawn
Faculty Director
Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Reginald Holley
Reginald Holley
Principal and Founder
The Longmire Group
Mark Laabs
Mark Laabs
Managing Director
Modern Energy
Terry Magnuson
Terry Magnuson
Vice Chancellor
UNC Research
Philip Mezey
Philip Mezey
Chief Executive Officer
Itron
Michael Piehler
Michael Piehler
Director, UNC Institute for the Environment, Professor of Marine Sciences and Environmental Sciences and Engineering
UNC Chapel Hill
Michael S. Regan
Michael S. Regan
Secretary
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
DeAndrea Salvador
DeAndrea Salvador
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI)
Markus Wilhelm
Markus Wilhelm
Co-Founder & CEO
Strata Solar
Lloyd Yates
Lloyd Yates
Executive Vice President, Customer and Delivery Operations and President, Carolinas Region
Duke Energy

Our comprehensive list of all keynotes and panelists with bio information is live on the Speakers page.

 

THEMES

Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Farming

Renewable Energy

Energy Storage + Grid Modernization

Smart + Connected Communities

Corporate Sustainability

Coastal Resiliency

Energy Efficiency

Investment + Finance

 

PROGRAM

  • Keynote Addresses: Thought provoking addresses by clean tech industry leaders and key government officials.
  • Panel Discussions: Presentations, discussions and Q & A with experts from industry, government, agriculture, communities and academia.
  • Workshops: Interactive and engaging sessions to explore, learn and collaborate.

NETWORKING AND MENTORING

  • The Summit Mentor Program offers students an invaluable opportunity to meet with a professional throughout the Summit.
  • The Career Fair offers students and representatives from a wide variety of clean tech companies the chance to meet and make connections.

Contributions and sponsorships make it possible for us to bring together attendees and speakers to explore key issues in the Southeast’s clean tech industry.

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In accordance with the UNC Institute for the Environment’s commitment to sustainability, the UNC Clean Tech Summit is proud to be a Carolina Green event.