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!
#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 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
Rory McDonald, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Harvard Business Schooln
Ellen D. Williams Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics and IPST, University of Maryland
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
#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.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
Hosted by the Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council