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Transportation Symposium

October 9, 2008, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT

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Energy costs, energy security, climate change, and gridlock are driving and accelerating innovation and change in the transportation sector. What technologies are best positioned to address these issues, and why? What are the market barriers of today and tomorrow? How are savvy entrepreneurs and investors taking advantage of the massive market for transportation? Is change happening fast enough?

Come listen to an expert panel discuss and debate the synthesis of clean technologies and innovative business models, and how they can empower the mobility systems of the future. Hear two California entrepreneurs tell their stories about working for mass transit solutions. Find out what local government's perspective is on incentivizing clean technologies. Listen to investment and marketing experts as they explain how winning technologies can scale up to tomorrow's mainstream.

Proterra's brand new Hybrid-Electric Bus will also be on display. As with all Clean Tech Open events, join us for food and drinks, and plenty of networking opportunities.


UCLA Campus, Tom Bradley International Hall
Los Angeles


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Welcome and Keynote:
  • Introductory Remarks
  • Keynote Address: Paul M. Williamsen, National Manager, Lexus College, University of Toyota
  • Jack Rosebro, Green Car Congress (Moderator)
  • Sean Arian, Director of Economic Development Strategy, Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • Josh Bigelow, CEO, Syncromatics (2007 CTO Transportation Winner)
  • Kimberly Gardiner, Toyota Motor Sales
  • Dale Hill, CEO, Proterra
  • Robb McLarty, Associate, NGEN

There will be a poster session from Clean Tech Open Transportation Alumni and current contestants, and time for networking.

Who Should Attend

  • Industry professionals seeking the newest ideas in transportation clean tech
  • Entrants of the Clean Tech Open's 2008 California Competition to pitch their business ideas
  • Entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs interested in applying their skills at new ventures
  • Angel investors and VCs looking at startups at a formative stage
  • Researchers and engineers interested in discussing transportation technologies

The goal of these events is to accelerate the creation and growth of clean tech businesses by building a vibrant clean tech ecosystem through networking and the sharing of ideas.


This event is sponsored by Lexus.
Venue generously provided with the support of the UCLA Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
General 20.00 30.00
Volunteer 20.00 30.00
Paid Contestant Free Free
Student Free Free
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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