UNC Clean Tech Summit 2019

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

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Julie Borlaug
Julie Borlaug
Vice President Communications and Public Relations
Guoguang Chen
Guoguang Chen
Head of Global Solar Sales
Julia Hamm
Julia Hamm
President and CEO
Smart Electric Power Alliance
Philip Mezey
Philip Mezey
Chief Executive Officer
DeAndrea Salvador
DeAndrea Salvador
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Renewable Energy Transition Initiative (RETI)
Beth Wytiaz
Beth Wytiaz
SVP, Global Environmental Operations Manager, LEED® AP BD+C
Bank of America, Global Environmental Group


Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Farming

Renewable Energy

Energy Storage + Grid Modernization

Smart + Connected Communities

Corporate Sustainability

Coastal Resiliency

Energy Efficiency

Investment + Finance



  • 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.
  • Round Table Discussions: Informal, in-depth discussions exploring key issues.


  • 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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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.