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ESS16 Agenda






Reception & Main Hall

Registration / Networking


Main Hall

Welcome & Overview

Mike Mielke, SVP, SVLGJohn Chorley, CSO, Oracle
8:45 AMMain HallKeynote: Climate Change and the Future of CA Water

Peter Gleick The Pacific Institute

9:20 AM

Main Hall

Keynote: Getting to 100% Renewables by 2050

Mark Jacobson Stanford

9:55 AM

Main Hall

The Role of Carbon Negative Tecnology in Addressing Global Warming

Graciela Chichilnisky Global Thermostat

10:05 AM

Main Hall

Plenary: Meeting the Paris COP Goals — Technologies, Policies and Financing the Transition to Clean Energy


Bill Weihl, Director of Sustainability, FacebookBonnie Reiss, Global Director of the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global PolicyDanny Kennedy, Managing Director, CalCEF

Nancy Pfund

11:00 AM


11:20 AM

Main Hall

Plenary: Realizing the Promise of a Circular Economy — How Can the Bay Area be a Model?


Chris Guenther, USA Lead, CE100 at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Judy Glazer, Senior Director, Social & Environmental Responsibility,

John Atcheson Founder/CEO Stuffstr


Joel Makower

12:20 PM

Lunch / Transition to Breakouts

1:10 PM


Breakout Session I

Main Conf Hall

Rooms 102/103

Rooms 202/203

Renewable Energy Breakout

Energy Efficiency Breakout

Water Conservation and Efficiency breakout


Campus Energy Management

Innovative Technologies and Corporate Leadership to Address the CA Drought


Lara Ettenson, Director of Energy Efficiecny Polic, Energy & Transportation, NRDC

Fahmida Ahmed, Stanford

Xylem Rep (NEED NAME)

Ralph Renne, Director of Site Operations, NetApp

George Denise, Oracle

Katie Excoffier, Sustainability Manger, Genentech

Barbara Hale, CEO, SFPUC

Barbara Keegan, Chair, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Dawn Weisz, CEO, Marine Clean Energy

Newsha Ajami, SF Bay Regional Water Quality Board


Tim McRae, SVLG

Mona Tierney-Lloyd, EnerNOC

Kirsten James, Ceres

2:10 PM

Networking / Transition

2:30 PM

Main Hall Plenary

What’s Next for California Climate and Clean Energy Policy?


Senator Kevin de León

Dr. Nancy E. Ryan (E3)

Tom Werner, CEO, SunPower


David Hochschild

3:30 PM

Networking / Transition

3:50 PM


Breakout Session I

Main Conf Hall

Main Conf Hall

Rooms 202/203

Conjoined Sessions

Water Conservation and Efficiency breakout

Denver’s Smart City Microgrid: A Public-Private Partnership Success Story

Bringing Water into the 21st Century: Managing Water with Open Data


Jeff Siegel, VP of Marketing, Panasonic

Assemblymember Bill Dodd

City of Denver

Jeff J. Neemann, Black and Veatch


Dominique Gómez, Director of Market Development, Water Smart

East Bay Municipal Utility District (NEED NAME)


Melanie Nutter, Principal, Nutter Consulting

Gordon Feller

4:50 PM

Networking / Transition

5:00 PMMain Hall

Keynote: The Importance of California Leadership on Climate Policy

Mary Nichols

5:30 PMMain Hall

Networking Reception

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