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Program

CleanTech in the New Environmental Environment, Mapping the evolving landscape for CleanTech entrepreneurs and professionals

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November 6, 2009
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Wilkins Moot Courtroom, King Hall, UC Davis

MCLE credits available

Keynote Speakers

Daniel Sperling, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis). He is also Acting Director of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center. Daniel Sperling is recognized as a leading international expert on transportation technology assessment, energy and environmental aspects of transportation, and transportation policy. He is co-author of the California's innovative Low Carbon Fuel Standard and a member of the globally influential California Air Resources Board.

John Doerr, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a leading venture capital firm. He is also a director of Google Inc., Amazon.com, Inc. and several private companies. President Obama appointed John to his Economic Recovery Advisory Board in February 2009. In 1974, John joined a small chipmaker, Intel, just as they invented the legendary 8080 microprocessor. He worked in engineering, marketing and became a top-ranked sales executive. He joined KPCB in 1980 and soon started Silicon Compilers, a VLSI CAD software company, and @Home, the first broadband cable Internet service. John is passionate about green technology innovation and policy entrepreneurs which help fight global warming, internet/web ventures with strong network effects, and more.

Program Details

  • Additional panelists and keynote speakers may be added. Check back for updates.

8:30 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.
Continental Breakfast & Registration

King Hall, UC Davis

9:15 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
Welcome
Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

  • Kevin R. Johnson, Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis School of Law
  • David Bell, Partner, Fenwick & West

9:45 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.
Panel I: Accessing Public Technology-Issues In Government and University Technology Transfer
1 MCLE credit
Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

Moderator: Mark Ostrau, Fenwick and West
Panelists:

  • Peter Lee, Acting Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
  • Dr. Erik Stenehjem, Director, Industrial Partnerships Office, Lawrence Livermore Lab
  • Bill Tucker, Executive Director, Office of Technology Transfer, University of California Office of the President.
  • Peter Van Deventer, President & CEO, SynapSense

11:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
Keynote Presentation

Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

Introduction: Gordon Davidson, Chairman, Fenwick & West

  • John Doerr, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Lunch and Keynote Presentation
The Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, AGR
Luncheon is $25 per person; $15 per student

Limited Seating. RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Introduction: Kevin R. Johnson, Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of PUblic Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis School of Law

  • Daniel Sperling, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy and founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis (ITS-Davis)

1:45 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Panel II: The (Increasing) Importance of Government In Developing the Clean Technology Industry; A Bigger Role Than In Many Other Industries?
1 MCLE credit
Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

Moderator: Colleen Chien, Assistant Professor of Law, Santa Clara University
Panelists:

  • Martha Krebs, Executive Director in the Office of Research University of California, Davis and PIER Science Director at the California Energy Commission
  • Hari Osofsky, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University of Law
  • Hal La Flash, Director, Emerging Clean Technologies, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Peter F. Ward, Program Manager, Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program California Energy Commission

3:15 P.M. - 4:45 P.M.
Panel III: Opportunities and Options for Entrepreneurs
1 MCLE credit
Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

Moderator: Tom Joo, Professor, UC Davis School of Law
Panelists:

  • Eric Dresselhuys, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Silver Spring Networks
  • Andy Hargadon, Faculty Director, UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship, and Professor, Graduate School of Management
  • Paul Holland, Partner, Foundation Capital, and Board member, Serious Material
  • Sayre Stevick, Partner, Fenwick and West LLP

4:45 P.M. - 4:50 P.M.
Closing Remarks
Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

4:45 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Reception

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 28, 2009.

The symposium is supported by the California International Law Center at King Hall, a unit of the UC Davis School of Law attuned to California's traditional leadership in addressing international challenges of environmental consciousness, entrepreneurship, and technology. CILC endeavors, through scholarship, expert service, and conferences like this one, to enhance California's role as an actor of global consequence in areas ranging from health care and human rights to commerce and climate change.