CalCharge's Battery University Launch February 12—Complete Speaker List

February 2013

CalCharge has released an updated list of speakers and invitation to attend its launch event for the Battery University on February 12 in Santa Clara, CA. Please use the link below to sign up for this event.

CalCharge in partnership with San Jose State University,
Joint Venture Silicon Valley, California Energy Storage Alliance,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and CalCEF invite you to attend:

A Briefing on Developments in the
California Energy Storage Sector
The Launch of Battery University

February 12, 2013
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Doors will open at 6 pm for those who want to watch President Obama's State of the Union Address live.

The briefing and reception will begin immediately following President Obama's Address.

The Network Meeting Center
5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Speakers Include:

US Senator Jeff Bingaman
Former Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Venkat Srinivasan
Head of the Energy Storage and
Distributed Resources Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

David Lawson
Open Innovation Manager
Procter & Gamble

Rebecca Dukes
Vice President of Advancement
San Jose State University

Patrick VonBargen
38 North Solutions

Anand Kamannavar
Investment Director
Applied Ventures

Janice Lin
Managing Partner, Strategen Consulting
Co-Founder and Executive Director,
California Energy Storage Alliance

Dr. Ahmed Hambaba
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
San Jose State University

Jeff Anderson
Managing Director, CalCEF
Interim Executive Director, CalCharge

Speakers will Discuss:

  • The technical, market, and policy challenges to accelerating innovation in the energy storage sector.
  • The recently announced $120 million Joint Center for Energy Research and its role in the growth of the California energy storage cluster.
  • The upcoming launch of Battery University — the professional education program being developed by CalCharge and San Jose State University.
  • President Obama's State of the Union Address and its implications for energy, climate change, and sustainability issues.

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres will be served

To RSVP please click here

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About CalCharge
CalCharge is a partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CalCEF, a family of nonprofit organizations working to promote the transition to a clean energy economy. Set for operational launch in Q1 2013, it is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership working to accelerate energy storage commercialization and market adoption. CalCharge will bring together emerging and established California companies, academic and research institutions, government bodies, and financing sources to jumpstart a new era of energy storage technologies for the electric/hybrid vehicle, grid, and consumer electronics markets. Through its programs, CalCharge will enable diverse stakeholders to collaborate, identify barriers to emerging technology success, develop solutions, and help provide access to resources that clear the path to commercialization.

About Battery University
A key enabler to the growth and success of the California battery ecosystem is the education and training of its growing workforce.Battery University, a joint program of CalCharge and San Jose State University, will offer both overview and advanced continuing education classes that will provide the technical, market and policy knowledge required by professionals already in, or seeking to enter, the energy storage sector.

About San Jose State University
San Jose State University , the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast, is the number one supplier of education, engineering, computer science and business graduates to Silicon Valley, the world's high tech capital. Ranked in the top 15 master's-level public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey of "America's Best Colleges." Also, the US News and World report recently ranked the College of Engineering 3rd nationally among state schools, and 17th nationally among non-PhD schools (2013).

About Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions.

About The California Energy Storage Alliance
The California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) is a membership-based advocacy group committed to advancing the role of energy storage in the electric power sector through policy, education, outreach, and research. CESA was founded in January 2009 by Janice Lin, Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting, and Don Liddell, Principal of Douglass & Liddell.

About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

About CalCEF
CalCEF works to promote the transition to a clean energy economy by creating institutions and investment vehicles that grow markets for clean energy technologies. CalCEF is a nonprofit umbrella organization that pursues statewide and national agendas via 1) CalCEF Innovations, a 501(c)(3) that leads CalCEF's analysis and product development; and 2) the California Clean EnergyFund, a 501(c)(4) that executes and scales the CalCEF investment strategy via a fund-of-funds model,partnering with leading investment managers.