Apr 18 2014
Cleantech LA EXTRA!EXTRA! Special discount for Clean Tech LA community – 2014 World Energy Innovation Forum at Tesla Motors, May 14-15
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We’re delighted to be able to extend a special invitation for members of the Cleantech Los Angeles/LACI community to attend the 2014 World Energy Innovation Forum, which will be held at Tesla Motors on May 14-15, 2014.Since you are part of the our community, we are able to offer you a special discount of $750 off registration to the event.  Simply register to attend the event using the code CTLA 750 at http://www.worldenergyinnovationforum.com/.

Hope to see you there.

Michael Swords
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

World Energy Innovation Forum

MAY 14-15, 2014    –    TESLA FACTORY    –    BAY AREA, CA

The Forum convenes the who’s-who in the energy innovation sector – featuring such luminaries as Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and Fortune’s 2013 “Businessperson of the Year,” Steven Chu, 12th United States Secretary of Energy, and George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State – to discuss the important energy issues and opportunities of our time. The Forum will host the leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporates, policymakers, and other prominent members of the energy innovation ecosystem for two days of conversation, dialogue, and networking.Other prominent industry thought-leaders who will speak at the Forum include:

  • Ahmad Chatila, CEO of SunEdison
  • Tony Fadell, Founder and CEO, Nest
  • Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan
  • Stefan Heck, Consulting Professor, Stanford and Former Director, McKinsey & Company
  • John Hofmeister, Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy and Former President, Shell Oil Company
  • Arun Majumdar, VP of Energy, Google and Founding Director, ARPA-E
  • Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Investors
  • Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity
  • Matt Rogers, Director, McKinsey & Company
  • Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower

We’re also delighted to report that several leaders and luminaries have confirmed that they will be attending the event as VIP delegates, including:

  • Senator Jeff Bingaman, Former Senator from New Mexico
  • Dan Arvizu, Director and Chief Executive, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
  • Rick Needham, Head of Sustainability and Energy, Google
  • Denis Giorno, President and CEO, Total New Energies, USA, Inc.
  • Jim Hughes, CEO of First Solar
  • Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations, and Environment, Navy, and former President, ACORE
  • Lynn Orr, Professor, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
  • Don Paul, Former CTO Chevron and Executive Director USC Energy Institute, University of Southern California
  • Carl Pope, Former Executive Director, Sierra Club
  • Bill Ritter, Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Former Governor, Colorado
  • David Schramm, Former CEO, Maxwell Technologies
  • Tom Siebel, CEO, C3, Former CEO, Siebel Systems
  • Bill Watkins, CEO, Imergy Power Systems, CEO of the Year, Forbes Magazine 2006
  • Bill Weihl, Head of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Facebook
  • Jon Wellinghoff, Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

This year’s Forum will take place in one of the key epicenters of energy innovation –Tesla’s 5.5 million square foot Bay Area manufacturing facility, which produces the award-winning Model S. This exciting venue provides a unique opportunity to locate the year’s most robust energy innovation dialogue in the heart of one of the most inspiring and notorious business success stories in our industry to date. Attendees will get a much coveted look at Tesla’s award-winning facility, as well as a chance to test drive the Model S.

In addition, the Forum is proud to be showcasing the brilliant musical talents of Jake Shimabukuro (ukulele virtuoso of TED fame) and Vienna Teng (famed singer-songwriter), prodigies who will wow you with their breathtaking performances.

The Forum marries the best in thought-provoking discussion and outstanding entertainment with the best in industry networking in the most exciting venue in our industry. Please be sure to reserve your spot at the Forum ASAP, as attendance is limited to the first 500 delegates.

We are pleased to be able to offer you a discount to the event. To register, go tohttp://www.worldenergyinnovationforum.com and use discount code CTLA750 to receive $750 off the $2,495 general registration rate. The event will likely sell out, so register ASAP.

We hope you can join us at Tesla.

Cleantech Los Angeles

Photo: Ira Ehrenpreis
CHAIRMANIra Ehrenpreis
Forum Chairman



Confirmed speakers to date include:

Photo: Elon Musk

Elon Musk


Tesla Motors

Photo: Steven Chu

Steven Chu

12th United States
Secretary of Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

Photo: George Shultz

George Shultz

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Photo: Ahmad Chatila

Ahmad Chatila



Photo: Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell

Founder and CEO


Photo: Jennifer Granholm

Jennifer Granholm

Former Governor of Michigan

Photo: Stefan Heck

Stefan Heck

Consulting Professor


Former Director

McKinsey & Company

Photo: John Hofmeister

John Hofmeister

Founder and Chief Executive

Citizens for Affordable Energy

Former President

Shell Oil Company

Photo: Arun Majumdar

Arun Majumdar

VP of Energy


Founding Director


Photo: Nancy Pfund

Nancy Pfund

Managing Partner

DBL Investors

Photo: Lyndon Rive

Lyndon Rive



Photo: Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers


McKinsey & Company

Photo: Morgens Smed

Morgens Smed

Founder and CEO


Photo: Tom Werner

Tom Werner



VENUETesla Motors, one of the largest and most advanced automotive production plants in the world, will be the venue for the event.

This exciting venue affords us the opportunity to be at the epicenter of innovation and enables test drives of the award-winning Model S for attendees.

Photo: Tesla Model S

World Energy Innovation Forum


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