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April 19-21,2017 - Ontario Convention Center


Dear invitee,

On April 19-21, more than 500 influential stakeholders in energy efficiency and demand response emerging technologies will gather in Ontario, California for the 2017 Emerging Technologies Summit. Here’s our top 5 reasons why you should attend!

Register now




#1 Hear from America’s Leaders in Our Field




You won’t want to miss our all-star plenary and keynote lineup.

Thursday morning’s “Fireside Chat” will feature Commissioner Carla Peterman, California Public Utilities Commission, Laurie ten Hope, Deputy Director for Research & Development, California Energy Commission and Moderated by Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director, Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council. The panelists will discuss how emerging technologies and emerging technology programs lead the way in addressing energy efficiency, demand response and related initiatives in California and other trail-blazing states and cities.

Thursday’s keynote speaker Rory McDonald, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School will highlight his latest insights on Disruptive Innovation and how innovation works from the customer perspective.

Friday’s plenary speaker Ellen D. Williams, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics and IPST, University of Maryland, will share her successes and lessons learned in driving the business of innovation from a government prospective.

Carla Peterman

Ralph Cavanagh

Laurie ten Hope

Carla Peterman
Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Ralph Cavanagh
Co-Director, Energy Program, National Resource Defense Council

Laurie ten Hope
Deputy Director for Research & Development, California Energy Commission


Carla Peterman

Ralph Cavanagh

Rory McDonald, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Business Schooln

Ellen D. Williams
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics and IPST, University of Maryland

Visit the ET Summit website to see the full list of speakers.




#2 Attend Sessions That Cater to Your Interests




You’ll choose among 29 breakout sessions where more than 100 preeminent technology, market and policy thought leaders will speak, interact and respond to your questions. The Summit program is organized into five tracks, which include:





Achieving Deeper Energy Savings Through Integrated Solutions


Enabling Smarter Energy Management


Innovative Customer Engagement Strategies


Overcoming Market and Technology Barriers


The Changing Energy Landscape





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#3 See What’s New




Between sessions and during evening receptions, you’ll visit the centrally-located innovation showcase, where high-profile companies will display cutting-edge energy efficiency and demand response technologies and products. You’ll have ample opportunities to engage with industry authorities and sample what’s next during dedicated exhibit hours and social events.




#4 Meet Up with Your Peers




Throughout the three days of the Summit, you’ll connect, catch up and collaborate with your fellow emerging technology professionals. With interactive sessions, evening receptions, and exclusive Southern California area ET Tours, the Summit offers lots of time and space to grow your network and learn what others are doing.




#5 Catch Some Awesome Elevator Pitches




Plenty of networking happens beyond the conference walls, and we encourage you to stay at the conference hotel to make the most of your time at the Summit. Ride the elevators, hit the fitness center or share a coffee or a drink with colleagues. Reserve your room at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport at the special group rate of $139 plus tax per night. Reservations can be made before March 27 online or by calling 1-800-222-8733 and mention the code GAS when making your reservations.


Register now




Sponsors and Exhibitors




EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute

National Renewable Energy Laboratory




Gas Technology Institute


Whisker Labs

Energy Orbit




Energy Savvy


Evolve Technologies






Hosted by the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council




Pacific Gas and Electric CompanySMUDSDGESoCalGasSouthern California EdisonLA Department of Water and PowerCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCalifornia Energy Commission





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