Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference on EVs & China!

Hi Everyone,

Some of you know this but I'm chairing the next Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference on Cinco de Mayo. Our topic is on electric transportation with a special panel on China - Opportunities and Challenges. I'm excited to have the CEO of Simbol Mining, who will speak to the issue of lithium and China's rare earth metals policy.

Please help spread the word! Also, we're seeking sponsorship funds, so if anyone has any contacts, I would love to hear about them.

See you at Jane's,



The Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference team is excited to announce our next conference series, Car 2.0 - The Race for Electric Transportation Leadership, to be held on May 5, 2010 at the PG&E Headquarters in downtown San Francisco. This conference will provide information on the past, current and future state of the electric transportation industry from technology, policy and global business perspectives. Dian M. Grueneich, Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission, will be delivering the keynote address. Below are the conference details:

Theme: Car 2.0 - The Race for Electric Transportation Leadership
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Time: 11AM - 6PM
Location: PG&E General Office Conference Center, 245 Market Street, Rm105, San Francisco, CA

Tickets for the event will go on sale shortly. For more information, please see the attached press release, and visit http://bscleantech.org . We hope to see you there!

Keynote Address by
  • Dian Grueneich, Commissioner of CPUC

Technology and Infrastructure Development

  • Mark Duvall, Director at Electric Power Research Institute
  • John Boesel, Pres/CEO at Calstart
  • Saul Zambrano, Director Integrated Demand Side Management Product Portfolio at PG&E
  • More speakers still to confirm

China - Opportunities & Challenges

  • Eric Wesoff, Journalist at GreenTech Media
  • Jit Bhattacharya, CEO of Mission Motors
  • Roland Hwang, Transportation Program Manager at the Natural Resource Defense Council
  • Marc Gottschalk, Partner at Wilson Sonsini & Rosati
  • Luca Erceg, President, CEO & Founder of Simbol Mining Corp.

Panel 3: Policy and Economics of Electric Transportation

  • Lee Schipper, Professor at Stanford University
  • Mike Granoff, Head of Oil Independence Policies at Better Place
  • Bob Hayden, Clean Transportation Advisor to SF Government
  • Rod Diridon, Executive Director of Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)
  • More speakers still to confirm

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