C3E Networking Reception/Dinner and Symposium, Dec 3-4, Palo Alto, CA

  • 3 December 2018 To 4 December 2018
  • Start time : 05:30 PM
  • End time : 06:30 PM
  • Event Location : The Foster Art Museum, 940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, CA, United States
C3E Networking Reception & Dinner, Dec 3
Event Description


2018 C3E SYMPOSIUM · DECEMBER 4, 2018 · 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM


In 2018, the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment symposium and awards will recognize eight outstanding mid-career women who are advancing and implementing solutions that can transform our energy infrastructure and reduce emissions. Drawing upon our illustrious and distinguished C3E Ambassadors, we will explore trends and innovations from energy storage to siting natural gas pipelines and wind generation, and from clean energy finance to saving money through lowering energy and water intensity in their businesses. In its seventh year, exceptional past C3E Awardees will share with us what winning a C3E Award has allowed these women to accomplish over the subsequent years - how they have been able to inspire women and men, from all walks of life, in energy careers using science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Agenda
    • Monday, December 3, 2018, C3E Networking Reception & Dinner at The Foster Art Museum
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Reception and Dinner

      Tuesday, December 4, 2018, C3E Symposium, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

      8:30 Breakfast

      9:00 am – 12:00 noon Welcome, Keynotes, Award Presentations, Panels

      My Journey In Energy: Like Yours - Ever Evolving
      Jane Woodward, Founder & CEO, MAP

      Lessons In Energy Leadership: Government, Business, and Personal
      Dan Brouillette, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy

      Advancing The Health Equity Footprint In Communities
      Valerie Montgomery Rice, President & Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine

      Powering up the C3E Network

      Moderated by: Dawn Lippert, CEO, Elemental Excelerator; C3E Award Winner (2015)

      Erica Mackie, Co-Founder & CEO, GRID Alternatives; C3E Award Winner (2013)

      Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission; C3E Award Winner (2015)

      Constance H. Lau, President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries; C3E Ambassador

      12:00 noon – 6:30 pm Lunch+Skill-Building Session, Award Presentations, Panels, Networking, Poster Session

      Building Communities

      Jenny Hou, Senior Product Manager, LinkedIn
      Peggy Brannigan, Global Program Manager, Environmental Sustainability, LinkedIn

      The Global Climate & Energy Challenge
      Sally Benson, Professor, Energy Resources Engineering; Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; C3E Ambassador

      C3E Student Poster Winner Presentations

      Introduction of C3E Lifetime Achievement Award

      Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Moler, Retired Executive Vice President - Government Affairs & Policy, Exelon Corporation; Former Deputy Secretary,
      U.S. Department of Energy; Former Chair, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

      Scaling Energy Storage

      Moderated by: Janice Lin, Founder & CEO, Strategen; Co-Founder, Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA); Co-Founder & Executive Director, California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)

      Catherine E. Von Burg, Founder, President & CEO, SimpliPhi Power

      Ellen Anderson, Founder, Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance, and Director of the Energy Transition Lab at the University of Minnesota's
      Institute on the Environment

      Betar Gallant, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

      Sustainability & Energy Management: Good Business

      Fahmida Ahmed Bangert, Director, Sustainability & SEM Business Services, Stanford University

      Women Helping Women Discussion with Corporate Representatives From ExxonMobil, Shell, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Southern California Edison

      Moderated by: Dian Grueneich, Precourt Energy Scholar, Precourt Institute for Energy; Member, Shultz-Stephenson Energy Policy Task
      Force, Stanford University (ret.); C3E Ambassador

      Lene Hviid, Global Manager, Shell Research Connect & GameChanger, Shell Global Solutions

      Jennifer Rockwood, Global Power & Utilities Practice Leader for Russell Reynolds Associates

      Liji Thomas, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Southern California Edison

      Sarah Torkamani, Co-President of R&D Women Interest Network, Corporate Strategic Research at ExxonMobil

      Closing remarks

      Valentini Pappa, Academic Program Coordinator of the Master of Science in Energy; Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Agriculture &
      Biological Engineering, Texas A&M Energy Institute

      Poster Session and closing reception
  • Event type
    • Annual Meeting/Event

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