Join your peers from leading clean energy organizations.

It’s going to take all of us to build the bridge to a clean energy future.



Colorbloq - 435 Brannan St #110, San Francisco, CA 94107

All times in PST. Agenda Subject to Change.


8:00am Registration + Coffee

8:45am Welcome Remarks + Rules of the Game

9:00am Panel: How Far We’ve Come + the Road Ahead

Danny Kennedy: Founder and CEO, New Energy Nexus

Audrey Lee: Vice President of Energy Services, Sunrun

Shayle Kann: Managing Director, Energy Impact Partners + Co-host, The Interchange Show

Liz Ramsay Dalton: Executive Director, Clean Energy Leadership Institute, Moderator

9:45am Keynote: Building a Circular Economy

Kate Brandt: Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

10:00am Exercise: Mapping the Challenge

11:00am Panel: Challenges to Deep Decarbonization

Bruce Nilles: Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute

Stacy Noblet: Senior Director for Transportation, ICF

Arian Aghajanzadeh: Head of Sustainable Agriculture, Vinsight

11:30am Deep Dive Breakouts: Decarbonization by Sector

12:15pm Networking Lunch: Food Trucks by Off the Grid

1:15pm Panel: Bridging the Gap to Equitable Decarbonization

Marilyn Waite: Hewlett Foundation

Stephanie Chen: The Greenlining Institute

2:00pm Bridging the Gap Workshops

Equitable Electrification

Designing Policies for a Clean Energy Economy

Financing our Clean Energy Future

Cultivating a Clean Energy Workforce

3:15pm Exercise: Regionally Mapping A Green New Future

4:15pm CELI emPOWER19 Awards Ceremony 

Recognizing the leaders who are driving the transition to an equitable, resilient, decarbonized future.

Submit a Nomination

4:30pm Closing Remarks

4:45pm LIVE Podcast Taping: Watt it Takes | Green Tech Media

Christine Ho: Founder and CEO, Imprint Energy

Emily Kirsch: Founder and CEO, Powerhouse

5:30pm Career Building Happy Hour

6:30pm emPOWER19 Conference Concludes

7:00pm The #CELISZN After-Party and Fundraiser Begins


Thanks to Lyft, our carbon-neutral transportation sponsor, emPOWER19 attendees will receive 50% off ride shares to the event.

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