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UNC Clean Tech Summit Theme 2020

 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the seventh annual UNC Clean Tech Summit on Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020 at UNC’s Friday Center.

The event convenes more than 1,000 students, business professionals, international speakers, policy members, and academics for two days of engagement to foster leadership, share new ideas, and bring growth opportunities to the Southeast’s clean tech economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

This year’s theme, “Innovating to a Clean Economy” will feature keynote speakers, panels, workshops and TedTalk-style engagement opportunities for the following topics.

UNC Clean Tech Summit 2020 themes will include:

 

UNC Clean Tech Summit Themes 2020

 

 

Keynotes and Featured Speakers

Russell Gold
Russell Gold
Author, Award-winning Investigative Journalist
The Wall Street Journal
Dany Qian
Dany Qian
Global Vice President
Jinko Solar
Spencer Reeder
Spencer Reeder
Director, Government Affairs
Audi of America

Panelists

Justin Baumann
Justin Baumann
SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nina Bellucci Butler
Nina Bellucci Butler
CEO
More Recycling
Philip Benfey
Philip Benfey
HHMI Investigator
Hi Fidelity Genetics
Liliana Bettolo
Liliana Bettolo
Associate
Tin Shed Ventures, Patagonia's Corporate Venture Capital Fund
Miles Braxton
Miles Braxton
Business Development Manager
Sol Systems
Jonathan Brereton
Jonathan Brereton
Executive Director
Thread Capital
Daniel Brookshire
Daniel Brookshire
Regulatory and Policy Analyst
NC Sustainable Energy Association
Jennifer Chen
Jennifer Chen
Senior Counsel, Federal Energy Policy
Nicholas Institute, Duke University
Diane Cherry
Diane Cherry
Energy Consultant
Diane Cherry Consulting
Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen
National Director of Policy
TransLoc
Tom Darden
Tom Darden
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Cherokee
Aldyen Donnelly
Aldyen Donnelly
Director of Carbon Economics
Nori
Mary Elbech
Mary Elbech
US Lead
Mobycon
Tamsin Ettefagh
Tamsin Ettefagh
Vice President
Envision Plastics
John Gardner
John Gardner
Partner, Cofounder
Greenlink Renewable Energy
Gabriela Garrison
Gabriela Garrison
Eastern Piedmont Habitat Conservation Coordinator
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Jerome Horne
Jerome Horne
Ridership Experience Specialist
IndyGo
Mark Huang
Mark Huang
Co-Founder and Managing Director
SeaAhead
Jinsong Huang
Jinsong Huang
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Huang Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson
Director Public Policy and Public Affairs
Nestlé
Liz Kalies
Liz Kalies
Director of Science
The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter
Susanne Kjemtrup
Susanne Kjemtrup
Independent Consultant
Phyta Biotech Consulting, LLC
Katharine Kollins
Katharine Kollins
President
Southeastern Wind Coalition
Noreen McDonald
Noreen McDonald
Department Chair
Department of City and Regional Planning
Sara Mills
Sara Mills
Director of Projects and Policy
Able Grid Energy Solutions
Bonnie Monteleone
Bonnie Monteleone
Director of Science, Research and Academic Partnerships
Plastic Ocean Project
Cristine Morgan
Cristine Morgan
Chief Scientific Officer
Soil Health Institute
Adrian Percy
Adrian Percy
Chief Technology Officer
UPL Ltd.
Matt Russell
Matt Russell
Executive Director
Iowa Interfaith Power and Light
Jaap Schut
Jaap Schut
Director, Americas
PACE Business Partners
Sheetal Shah
Sheetal Shah
Principal Consultant
Food Systems Innovation Consulting
Terrence Thomas
Terrence Thomas
Professor
North Carolina A&T State University
Allie Thomas
Allie Thomas
Department of City and Regional Planning
UNC-Chapel Hill
Jeff Thomas
Jeff Thomas
Public Staff, Electric Division
North Carolina Utilities Commission
Adie Tomer
Adie Tomer
Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
The Brookings Institution
Mark Tracy
Mark Tracy
CEO
Cloud Agronomics
David Yates
David Yates
Retired President
Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition

 

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ENGAGED DISCUSSIONS FOR GROWTH

 

  • 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.

 

CAREER FAIR + MENTORSHIP

 

  • 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.

 

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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.