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Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Grantham – GMO Trust / Video

Keynote Speaker: Emily Kirsch – Powerhouse Video

Ten Words of Advice on Entrepreneurship

Keynote Speaker: Adam Monroe – Novozymes Americas / Video

Keynote Speaker: Carl Schramm – West Run Holdings / Video

Keynote Speaker:  Senator Thom Tillis and Joel Olsen Video


Panel: Investing in the Future of Energy 

Moderator: Stephen Arbogast, Director, UNC Kenan-Flagler Energy Center

Doug Beebe Presentation, Vice President-Energy Finance, Key Equipment Finance

Charlie Egan, Financial Management Program, GE Power Services

John Hackney, Director, Wells Fargo Securities (Energy & Power Investment Banking)

Dave Kirkpatrick Presentation Managing Director, SJF Ventures



Panel: The Role of Indoor Food Production

Moderator: Adam Bergman: Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo CleanTech Banking

Doug Calaway, CEO and FounderYLG Partners, Inc.

Josh Dunaway, Senior Analyst Corporate Development, AeroFarms

Ricardo Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Horticultural Sciences, North Carolina State University

Jan Westra, Strategic Business Developer, Priva


Panel: New Paradigms in Intelligent Transportation

Moderator: Adam Bergman, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo CleanTech Banking 

Jeff Barghout, Principal Advisor, CEO, Robocist, Inc

Kevin Lacy, State Traffic Engineer / Director of Mobility and Safety, NCDOT

Philip Pugliese, Principal and CEO, Prova Group LLC

Whitney Beers Schmidt, EV Charging Sales Director, Chargepoint


Panel: Financing Energy Storage

Moderator: Chris Wedding, Founder and Managing Partner, IronOak Energy Capital

Diane Cherry, Strategic Director, NC Sustainable Energy Association

Ron DiFelice, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Energy Intelligence Partners (EIP)

Ray Hohenstein, Market Applications Director, Fluence- A Siemens and AES Company


Panel: 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

Danielle Joseph, Investment Officer, Closed Loop Partners

Olivia Marx, Senior VP New Business Development, P&A Group, LLC

Blair Pollock, Solid Waste Planner, Orange County Solid Waste Management

Your Bottle Means Jobs Video