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Energy Efficiency Symposium

May 19, 2009, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT

Energy Efficiency: Sexy and Thriving in These Times

With changing political and economic times, energy efficiency is grabbing more and more of the spotlight as a cost-effective solution to reducing energy and mitigating climate change. The energy efficiency area remains active with entrepreneurs, investors, and customers looking for the most capital efficient approach from new companies and offerings. This area has a rich history, can lead to job creation, and contains a world of possibility. Our panel explores the regulatory, technology, investing, and utility efforts and challenges involved in energy efficiency.

The evening will also include a showcase of utility, alumni, contestant, and sustainability booths, along with plenty of networking opportunities.


Pacific Gas & Electric
77 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA


Download the event program here. 5:30 to 6:30 PM Registration, Heavy Appetizers, Contestant Showcase, and Networking
6:30 to 8:00 PM Welcome, Introductions, Speaker Panel
8:00 to 8:30 PM Exhibits and Networking, with Desserts


  • Keynote: Ted Howes, IDEO
  • Moderator: Steve Schiller, Schiller Consulting
  • Shilpa Ramaiya, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Matt Lecar, CalCEF Angel Fund
  • Dr. James E. McMahon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • David Shroyer, NetApp (Energy Efficiency Customer)

  • Alumni:
  • AC Research
  • Enverity Corporation
  • NexChemical
  • Zikon Electronic Ink
  • Who Should Attend

    • Current and potential contestants of the 2009 Competition.
    • Past Clean Tech Open participants, whether as mentors, volunteers, judges or contestants.
    • Professionals interested in the energy efficiency sector of clean tech, looking to network, hear from entrepreneurs about their technologies, and listen to a few experts discuss the current energy efficiency market.


    This event is made possible with the generous support of Pacific Gas & Electric.

    Registration Fees

    Type Regular Door
    General 30.00 40.00
    Student 15.00 20.00
    Paid Contestant Free Free
    Volunteer Free Free
     All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
    Online registration is now closed, but please join us as a walk-in.