UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency

Since its inception, the Institute has hosted an annual conference that brings together local, national and international industry leaders, renowned thinkers and technology experts in energy efficiency. 

The Summit convenes 300+ attendees, with session topics ranging from individual technology breakthroughs to commercialization and emerging industry trends.  In addition to educating participants on recent developments in the field and promoting cross-industry dialogue and exchange, the Summit’s overarching goal is to focus on the next frontiers in the science and technology of energy efficiency and energy sustainability.

Our prominent list of presenters has included: Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy '09-'13; Michael McQuade, Senior VP for Science & Technology, United Technology Corporation; George Crabtree, Director, JCESR, Argonne National Laboratory; Matt Rogers, Director at McKinsey & Company; Jeff Henley, Chairman of Oracle Corporation; Richard Newell, Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration; and guest speakers from Tesla Motors, Google, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Intel, and Microsoft, among many others.

The most recent UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency was on May 1-2, 2013. Program details and speaker presentations can be found on the 2013 Summit website.  You can also visit the 2011 Summit website for more information on the sessions that took place, including videos of each session.

             Jeff Henley, Chairman, Oracle Corporation and                                         Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy

Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy and
Dan Burnham, Retired CEO and Chairman, Raytheon Company

The Institute is always interested in hearing about new speakers and topics for our programs and events. Please contact meaghan [at] iee [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Meaghan Shaw) with any suggestions.

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