SED2017 CleanTech Forum 

Linking Barrier Reduction to Growth and Investment

April 26-28, 2017

 

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SED2017 will be raffle-ing a Tesla Model X during the “Enter to Win Model X for 24 Hours” contest. Guests sign up with Mike, our friendly Tesla team member, who will contact the winner next week. Contact: Brian DeMers  |  Associate Store Manager Tesla Motors Buena Park   |   6692 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621 

SED2017 will be raffle-ing a Tesla Model X during the “Enter to Win Model X for 24 Hours” contest. Guests sign up with Mike, our friendly Tesla team member, who will contact the winner next week.

Contact: Brian DeMers  |  Associate Store Manager
Tesla Motors Buena Park   |   6692 Auto Center Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621 

 

CYPHER works jointly with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR), Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), California Energy Commission (CEC), Air Resources Board (ARB), Strategic Growth Council (SGC) and Tecdonor in hosting the SED2017 CleanTech Forum to be held at Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator (LACI) on April 26-28, 2017. SED2017 is a participating event in Columbia Memorial Space Center's 'City of STEM 2017'. The SED2017 CleanTech Forum convenes key state agencies, public and private utilities, transportation, 'green tech', and local workforce development and tech incubation stakeholders, to dialogue on barriers to 'green tech' adoption. 

Unexamined access barriers to CleanTech in low-income communities threaten the flow of investment (especially public investment in energy efficiency and ‘green’ transportation), the pipeline of CleanTech firms, and this technology sector’s economic and socio-ecological impact. The SB 350 Barrier Study by the CEC and ARB provide a policy framework for evaluating access barriers that connect CleanTech and economic development with social equity and climate action.

Key questions to be addressed by the Forum include: What are the access barriers to 'green tech'? How do stakeholder groups, e.g., utilities versus transportation, tech firms versus state agencies, differ in their assessment of access barriers to 'green tech'? How could we align solutions of various stakeholders in reducing access barriers to 'green tech'?

 
 

 

wednesday, april 26, 2017

 

 

Registration     9:00-9:30 am

 

 

Welcome       9:30-10:00 am

Jim Gilmer, CYPHER

Estelle Reyes, LACI

Lawrence Palinkas, PhD, University of Southern California Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

 

 

state agencies panel       10:00-11:00 am    

This panel is organized for key state agencies relevant to the SB 350 Barrier Study discussion, namely the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the Air Resources Board (ARB). Panel will discuss latest findings of their respective barrier studies.

 

Moderator

Nuin-Tara Key, Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

 

Panelists

Ashley Dunn, ARB

Alana Mathews, CEC

 

 

tour of laci       11:00-11:30 am

 

 

Lunch       11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

 

tech firms panel       12:45-2:45 pm

Assessing Access Barriers to 'green tech' in emerging communities

Panelists present tech industry perspective on barriers to tech adoption, including enterprise-level issues driving customer-oriented access barriers unique to their firm. 

 

Moderator

Tyson Eckerle, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

 

Panelists

Boris Feldman, SoCal Edge

Michael Kadish, GRID Alternatives

Mariah Lichtenstern, DiverseCity Ventures

Sanjay Poojary, SAYA Aquacero

John Sarter, Off the Grid Design

 

 

Break       2:45 - 3:00 pm

 

 

'green tech' stakeholders panel       3:00-4:45 pm

Assessing Access Barriers to 'green tech' in emerging communities

Panelists present state, regional, and local stakeholder perspective on barriers to workforce development as a legitimate consideration in accessing 'green tech'. Discussion will unpack relevant barrier issues in STEM education and tech incubation. 

 

Moderator

Samuel Diaz, Governor's Office of Planning and Research

 

Panelists

Alissa Burger, Center for Sustainable Energy

Robert Castaneda, Low Income Oversight Board

Rory Cox, California Public Utilities Commission

Darrell Gooden, VC Innovates

Sherri Pittman, CalCEF

Jan Perry, Economic and Workforce Development Department

Keith Wright, Studica

 

 

day 1 Wrap-up 4:45-5:00 pm

Jeff McKenzie, CYPHER

 

 

'green tech' funding and career booth       10:00 am - 5:00 pm

'Green tech' investment and career opportunities made available on California Energy Commission info booth 

 

 


 

 

thursday, april 27, 2017

 

 

Registration     9:00-9:30 am

 

 

Welcome       9:30-9:45 am

Jim Gilmer, CYPHER 

 

 

tech firms panel       9:45 am -12:00 pm

surveying actionable solutions to barrier reduction 

Panelists present tech industry perspective on how to solve barriers to tech adoption identified in previous day discussion, including enterprise-level solutions unique to their firm. 

 

Moderator

Sona Mohnot, The Greenlining Institute

 

Panelists

Allen Braswell, Tecdonor

Michael Kadish, GRID Alternatives

Mariah Lichtenstern, DiverseCity Ventures

Yuki Liu, OSVehicle (Invited)

Sanjay Poojary, SAYA Aquacero

John Sarter, Off the Grid Designs

 

 

Lunch & laci tour       12:00 - 12:45 pm

 

 

'green tech' stakeholders panel       1:00-3:00 pm

surveying actionable solutions to Barrier reduction 

Panelists present state, regional, and local stakeholder perspective on workforce development as a legitimate dimension to promoting broader tech adoption. Discussion will unpack relevant strategies to promote STEM education and tech incubation. 

 

Moderator

Allen Braswell, Tecdonor

 

Panelists

Rory Cox, California Public Utilities Commission

Ben Dickow, Columbia Memorial Space Center

Darrell Gooden, VC Innovates

Steve Gratwick, Gay for Good

Alyssa Gutner-Davis, CleanTech San Diego

Jan Perry, Economic and Workforce Development Department

Jesse Torres, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

Keith Wright, Studica

 

 

special remarks       3:00-3:15 pm

Sekita Grant, The Greenlining Institute (Invited)

 

 

cypher update       3:15-3:45 pm

Jeff McKenzie and Jim Gilmer share CYPHER's work in promoting citizen solutions to 'green tech' access and innovation, especially in Ventura County, CA

 

 

day 2 wrap-up       3:45-4:45 pm

CleanTech Forum organizers (OPR, CEC, ARB, Tecdonor, and CYPHER) share final thoughts

 

Allen Braswell, Tecdonor

Samuel Diaz, Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Ashley Dunn, Air Resources Board

Nuin-Tara Key, Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Alana Mathews, California Energy Commission

R. Bong Vergara, CYPHER

 

 

closing remarks       4:45-5:00 pm

Kevin Randolph, LACI

 

 

'green tech' funding and career booth       10:00 am - 5:00 pm

'Green tech' investment and career opportunities made available on California Energy Commission info booth 

 

 

 


 

 

friday, april 28, 2017

 

 

Welcome       9:00-9:15 am

Jim Gilmer, CYPHER

 

 

youth panel       9:15-10:15 am

promoting grass-root tech innovation in emerging communities

Youth leaders and innovators share their experiences in STEM education and discuss the resources and support they need to become tech innovators. Discussion will unpack relevant barrier issues in STEM education and tech innovation. 

 

Moderator

Darrell Gooden, VC Innovates

 

Panelists

Youth representatives, VC Innovates

Erik dela Cruz, Creative-Ive

Girls in STEM, Columbia Memorial Space Center (Invited)

Youth representatives, CAUSE (Invited)

 

 

cleantech showcase     10:15 am - 5:00 pm