Feb. 22-23: BERC Annual Summit-A Way Forward for Renewable Energy in the Trump Era

February 17, 2018

Renewable energy in the Trump era: Industry leaders highlight the way forward at the western U.S.’s biggest student-run energy conference

How are the nation’s renewable energy innovators building a more sustainable future even in the Trump era? Industry leaders, researchers and top government officials will answer that urgent question at the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC)’s annual Energy Summit - the biggest student-run energy conference in the western U.S.  

From February 22 to 23 at UC Berkeley, hundreds of energy professionals will hear from top change makers such as Christine Harada - the Obama administration’s chief sustainability officer - and Greentech Media Senior Vice President Shayle Kann, who will record his popular The Interchange podcast at the summit. Nearly two dozen speakers, including Canadian Consul General Rana Sarkar, will tackle pressing challenges such as energy and national security, funding for renewables research and moves by other countries to take up the  renewable energy mantle. Prototypes of cutting-edge energy research and technology from UC Berkeley labs will fill the summit’s Innovation Expo.

The 2018 BERC Energy Summit will offer a stage to all those innovators making deals, crafting policy and brainstorming technologies to end the world’s reliance on fossil fuels. Even in these uncertain times, the summit shows that the work to build a more sustainable future isn’t stopping, especially in California.

The summit’s Innovation Expo will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. February 22 at the Hearst Mining Hall. The February 23 keynote speech, panels and networking sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Pauley Ballroom.

Student tickets can be purchased for $20 before the event and $25 at the summit. Academic, nongovernmental organization, BERC alumni and general tickets are priced from $140 to $275.

Visit www.bercenergysummit.com for more information about the event and tickets.