2019 MIT ENERGY CONFERENCE
Tough Tech & The 2040 Grid
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Thursday, April 4th
7:45am - 8:45am : Registration and light breakfast
8:45am - 9:05am : Tech & Policy: A Cautionary Tale from the Drive to Decarbonize Energy
Christofer Mowry, CEO of General Fusion
9:05am - 9:45am : Keynote - Paths to Commercial Fusion
Bob Mumgaard, CEO of Commonwealth Fusion Systems
9:45am - 10:00am : Break
10:20am - 10:30am : Break
10:30am - 11:30am : The Energy Gang
11:30am - 12:00pm : Break
12:55pm - 1:50pm : Lunch
2:45pm - 3:00pm : Break
4:05pm - 4:30pm : Room A - Davids in Goliath: Accelerating Startups within A Large Energy Company
• Featuring: Commonwealth Fusion Systems; Climeworks; Clean Energy Prize semifinalists; LineVision; Akselos and Acciona; Infinite Cooling; “Hard Tech That Ain’t So Hard” by Praveen Sahay, Co-Founder & MD of WAVE Ventures; Women in Energy; and many more.
6:30pm - 8:30pm : Greentown Lab’s Energy Bar!
Get away from the Conference, stretch your legs, and come enjoy free food and beverage at this famous monthly happy hour for energy buffs at the world’s largest cleantech incubator. Register free here.
Friday, April 5th
8:00am - 8:45am : Registration and light breakfast
9:35am - 9:50am : Break
9:50am - 10:25am : Keynote - Sustainable Investing: How to move private and institutional capital into
carbon efficient technology
Brian Deese, Global Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock
10:25am - 10:35am : Break
10:35am - 10:55am : U.S. Offshore Wind - Exciting Present, Emerging Future
Alejandro de Hoz, VP of U.S. Offshore Wind at Avangrid
10:55am - 11:20am : Keynote - Alicia Barton - Green New Deal: A Path to a Carbon Neutral Economy
11:20am - 11:30am : Break
11:30am - 12:15pm : Utilities of The Future
12:15pm - 1:30pm : Lunch (following Room division) in both Rooms A & B
12:45pm -1:00pm: Room B - Breakthrough Energy Ventures Lunch Session, with Libby Wayman
2:30pm - 2:45pm : Break
3:30pm - 4:00pm : Break
4:00pm - 6:00pm : The Clean Energy Prize Finals
• 4 finalist startups from this large cleantech competition pitch their business plans to the audience & judges and win ~140K in awards.
• Keynote Fireside Chat: Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs, and Stephen Pike, CEO of MassCEC