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SPEAKERS + BREAK OUT  SESSIONS

  • Keynote Addresses by clean tech industry leaders and key government officials.
  • Panel Discussions  with industry, governmental, and academic leaders.
  • Workshops for collaboration with students and professionals.

Pre-Summit Workshops

 Wednesday, March 1 | UNC Carolina Club

Workshops available to all Summit attendees, workshop registration link will be included in your Summit registration confirmation email. Registration will close when capacity is reached.

Attend morning, afternoon or both.

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Wednesday, March 1st
8:30 – 9:00 Check In
9:00 – 12:15 Workshop: Design Thinking & Food in North Carolina
Carolina Club – Dowd and Harris Rooms
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 4:30 Workshop: Perfecting Your Pitch Techniques Carolina Club – Dowd and Harris Rooms

Summit Day 1

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Thursday, March 2nd
8:00-9:00 Networking
Continental Breakfast
+ Exhibitors
(Atrium)
9:00-9:10 Welcome Remarks
(Grumman Auditorium)
Kevin Guskiewicz
9:10-9:15 Welcome + Introduction
(Grumman Auditorium)
Carol L. Folt
9:15-9:30 Keynote Speaker
(Grumman Auditorium)
Governor Roy Cooper
9:30-9:45 Featured Speaker
(Grumman Auditorium)
Megan Neligan
9:45-10:30 Keynote Speaker
(Grumman Auditorium)
Fran O’Sullivan
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Thematic Sessions
INNOVATION
(Grumman Auditorium)
Public-Private Partnerships Between Universities and the Private Sector: A Powerful Way to Advance Innovation
CLEAN ENERGY
(Redbud Room)
The Value of Energy Efficiency Programs: A Closer Look at On-Bill Financing in North Carolina
FOOD
(Dogwood Room)
Agricultural Innovation and Rural Development
WATER & ENERGY
(Sunflower Room)
Restoring the Gulf
12:00-1:15 Lunch
Featured Speakers
(Trillium Dining Room)
“The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” with Author William Kamkwamba and Rye Barcott
STEM Lunch
(Bellflower Room)
Triangle Women In STEM Panel and Luncheon
1:30-2:45 Thematic Sessions
INNOVATION
(Dogwood Room)
Venture Capital in Ag Tech
CLEAN ENERGY
(Grumman Auditorium)
What is on the Horizon for Energy Storage?
FOOD
(Redbud Room)
Oyster Restoration as an Economic Development Tool
WATER & ENERGY
(Sunflower Room)
Trends in Energy and Climate Policy
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:15 Thematic Sessions
INNOVATION
(Grumman Auditorium)
Frontiers in Entrepreneurial Finance
CLEAN ENERGY
(Sunflower Room)
Opportunities and Challenges for Commercial and Industrial Solar
FOOD
(Redbud Room)
How the Revolution in Genomics is Improving our Food Security
WATER & ENERGY
(Dogwood Room)
Innovative Ways to Deliver Energy and Water to the Developing World
4:15-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Presentation
(Grumman Auditorium)
Craig Poff: Wind Energy: What Happened in North Carolina?
5:00-6:15 Keynote Speaker
(Grumman Auditorium)
Tom Darden
6:15-8:00 Summit Dinner with Keynote Speaker
(Trillium Dining Room)
Adam Bergman

Summit Day 2

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Friday, March 3
8:00-8:45 Networking
Continental Breakfast +
Exhibitors
(Atrium)
8:45-8:50 Welcome and Introductions
(Grumman Auditorium)
Reginald Holley
8:50-9:30 Keynote Speaker
(Grumman Auditorium)
Pierre-Pascal Urbon “The Digitization of Energy.”
9:30-10:10 Keynote Speaker
(Grumman Auditorium)
Ralph Pätzold “Organic PV – Do We Need Another PV Technology?”
10:10-10:30 Keynote Speaker
(Grumman Auditorium)
Chuck McGrady
10:30-11:00 Mentor Meetup Refreshments
+ Exhibitors
(Atrium)
11:00-12:15 Thematic Sessions
INNOVATION
(Redbud Room)
Analytics for a Sustainable World
CLEAN ENERGY
(Grumman Auditorium)
A Look at Solar Farms and Agricultural Lands
FOOD
(Dogwood Room)
Can Biologicals Meaningfully Increase Food Production While Protecting The Environment?
WATER & ENERGY
(Sunflower Room)
Water Research at UNC: Assisting Communities Across North Carolina * Interactive Workshop
12:15-1:30 Networking Lunch
+ Exhibitors
(Trillium Dining Room)
1:45-3:00 Thematic Sessions
INNOVATION
(Grumman Auditorium)
Universities Creating the Next Great Companies
CLEAN ENERGY
(Redbud Room)
Opportunities for Growth in the Bioenergy Sector
FOOD
(Dogwood Room)
The Entire Value Chain for Craft Beers
WATER & ENERGY
(Sunflower Room)
Innovative Financing for Water Projects
3:00-4:30 Closing Reception
(Atrium)

Subject to change.