Thursday, August 26, 2010

Leadership Planning: Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference, Aug. 31st in SF

I need to make a correction, I meant Tuesday Aug. 31st, not Wednesday.

Corrected note below:

Interested in deep diving into one area of cleantech? Want to meet C-level executives of exciting global cleantech companies? Have leadership abilities or want to work on them?

I am excited to announce the 6th Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference kick-off meeting. The Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference Series is a student-led organization founded in 2007 to bring together students and alumni at UC Berkeley and Stanford University as well as key members of the academic, policy and business communities in the Bay Area and beyond. Each conference discusses focused cleantech topics from the technology, entrepreneurial and policy standpoints, to find long-lasting solutions to climate change and other current energy challenges.
This May we held our 5th successful conference “Electric Car2.0: Who Will Win the Race – Innovation, Policy, China” in downtown San Francisco. The 300-seat event sold out and was attended by a mix of 30% students and 70% professionals. We featured speakers from respected VC firms, electric vehicle entrepreneurs, utilities, policy and research firms.

Our immediate goal is to recruit the next generation of students passionate about cleantech to take leadership of this conference series for the November 2010 conference. Thus, we will continue to break the silos, cross-pollinate projects and ideas around specific cleantech topics and advance cleantech solutions to the biggest energy challenges of our times - climate change at the top of the list.
The kickoff meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 31st from 7pm to 9pm in downtown San Francisco –

The Landmark at One Market St. (5th Floor), San Francisco. The agenda for the meeting is as following:

7:00 – 7:30pm: Networking over pizza and beverages (provided by the organizers)
7:30 –8:00pm: Outgoing leadership team presentation –conference goals, format and key success factors
8:00 – 8:30pm: Organization guidelines – suggested team structure, planning schedule and proposed topics
8:30 – 8:45pm: Q&A and next steps

This event is a great opportunity to get involved in cleantech, network among leading professionals and students in this field and join like-minded folks in a project or a company.

If you want to be involved in the planning team for the 6th conference, please attend our kick-off meeting next Tuesday, August 31st at 7pm. Also, see our website here for more information.

For building security and pizza preferences, please RSVP before 5pm Monday, August 30th at:

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you next week.

Elaine Kan, Chair of the 5th Berkeley-Stanford CleanTech Conference

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