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Program

 
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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.

 

ACTION PACKED AGENDA

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

All times in PST. Agenda Subject to Change.

 

Registration + Coffee

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM

Get Here. Get Caffeinated. Get emPOWERED.

Welcome Remarks + Rules of the Game

8:45 AM to 9:00 AM

Hannah Bouscher-Gage: emPOWER19 Conference Chair

Executive Panel: How Far We've Come & the Road Ahead

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM

Hear from the clean energy trailblazers who made where we are today possible. Learn how they overcame the toughest challenges and gain their perspective on what we have yet to overcome.

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

 

CELI TED Talks

9:45 AM to 10:00 AM

Keynote Address: Building a Circular Economy

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Kate Brandt: Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

Exercise: Building Your State’s emPOWER19 Strategy

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Each State Team will have 30 minutes to network, learn key industry details for their state, and determine who will participate in each session of the day. This session will serve as the foundation for the remainder of the day.

Coffee Break + CELI TED Talk

10:45 AM to 11:00 AM

Leadership Panel: Biggest Challenges to Deep Decarbonization

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Hear directly from thought leaders across the economy as we dive into the biggest challenges in decarbonizing the power, transportation, building, agriculture, and industrial sectors.

Bruce Nilles: Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute

Stacy Noblet: Senior Director for Transportation, ICF

Arian Aghajanzadeh: Head of Sustainable Agriculture, Vinsight

Jessie Stolark: Clean Energy Policy Advisor, Third Way

Breakout Sessions: Sector Specific Deep Dives

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

After hearing the high-level view of challenges, take a deep dive into a specific sector with our panelists.

Buildings Track: Bruce Nilles - Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute

Transportation Track: Stacy Noblet - Senior Director for Transportation, ICF

Agriculture + Water Track: Arian Aghajanzadeh - Head of Sustainable Agriculture, Vinsight

Industrial Track: Jessie Stolark - Clean Energy Policy Advisor, Third Way

Networking Lunch: Food Trucks by Off the Grid

12:15 PM to 1:00 PM

Hear directly from thought leaders across the economy as we dive into the biggest challenges in decarbonizing the power, transportation, building, agriculture, and industrial sectors.

Bruce Nilles: Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute

Stacy Noblet: Senior Director for Transportation, ICF

Arian Aghajanzadeh: Head of Sustainable Agriculture, Vinsight

Jessie Stolark:Clean Energy Policy Advisor, Third Way

Leadership Panel: Bridging the Gap to Equitable Decarbonization

1:15 PM to 1:00 PM

Hear directly from thought leaders across the economy as we dive into the biggest challenges in decarbonizing the power, transportation, building, agriculture, and industrial sectors.

Bruce Nilles: Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Institute

Stacy Noblet: Senior Director for Transportation, ICF

Arian Aghajanzadeh: Head of Sustainable Agriculture, Vinsight

Jessie Stolark:Clean Energy Policy Advisor, Third Way

8:00am Registration Open + Coffee

8:45am Welcome and Opening Keynote

9:15am How Far We’ve Come and 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


10:00am Keynote: Building a Circular Economy

Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

10:15am Workshop: Designing Circular Clean Energy Systems

11:15am Leadership 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

11:45am Deep Dive Breakouts: Decarbonization by Sector

Buildings

Transportation

Industrial

Agriculture

Grid 101

12:30pm Networking Lunch: Food Trucks by Off the Grid

1:30pm Leadership Panel: Achieving Deep Decarbonization

Marilyn Waite, Hewlett Foundation

Stephanie Chen, The Greenlining Institute

2:15pm Workshops: How Do We Get There?

Equitable Electrification

Designing Policies for a Clean Energy Economy

Financing our Clean Energy Future

Cultivating a Clean Energy Workforce

3:15pm Regionally Mapping A Green New Future

4:30pm CELI emPOWER19 Awards Ceremony 

4:45pm Keynote Address

5:30pm Career Building Happy Hour

6:30pm emPOWER19 Conference Concludes

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

 

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

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