Saturday, September 08, 2007

GoingGreen 2007 UC Davis Graduate School of Management is a conference co-presenter

University of California, Davis
September 7, 2007


News media are invited to attend two environment-related conferences at UC Davis on Sept. 10-12 and Oct. 11. News media representatives interested in registration information should contact Sylvia Wright at

GoingGreen 2007 Is Next Monday-Wednesday

Seven hundred people are expected to attend the GoingGreen 2007 conference at UC Davis next Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 10-12, to learn about the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities. They will include CEOs, business development officers, eminent researchers, venture capital and private-equity investors, and leading members of the press and blogging community.

The conference also will be broadcast online, live, at .

Officials of the AlwaysOn Network, organizer of the conference, say the event will bring together "cutting-edge green-tech CEOs and the movers and shakers from the biggest industries on earth … [who are] transforming the global energy, water, agriculture, transportation, construction, manufacturing and resource recovery establishments -- trillion dollar industries."

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is a conference co-presenter.

The program includes CEO presentations and high-level debates.
AlwaysOn editors will recognize the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies, and 30 CEOs from that group will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts.

Speakers from UC Davis will include Nicole Biggart, dean of the Graduate School of Management, and Barry Klein, vice chancellor of the Office of Research.

AlwaysOn is a technology-focused media company founded by one of Silicon Valley's top new-media experts, Tony Perkins. The GoingGreen annual conference is one of its series of executive events, which include the Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood and AlwaysOn Media.

The detailed schedule of events and speakers is available at .

More information:

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management:

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Clean Energy Showcase Is Thursday, Oct. 11

UC Davis and CleanStart will host a one-day Clean Energy Showcase on Thursday, Oct. 11, to explore the region's growing clean-energy business sector, which includes:

* Renewable energy (solar, wind, bio-energy and environmentally-friendly hydroelectric technologies);
* Energy efficiency and demand response (electricity end-use, buildings and grid applications);
* Environment-enhancing technologies (advanced flue gas clean-up, ultra-low emissions generation such as fuel cells, environmental remediation, and exceptionally efficient generation);
* Enabling technologies (power electronics, storage, low-loss cables and wires, sensors and instrumentation, control systems, materials and manufacturing technology, and integrated clean energy applications).

The conference will feature speakers and panels on these topics:

* Market drivers: What is affecting the demand for clean energy and fueling the rapid growth of clean-energy businesses? A look at energy prices, environmental concerns and public policy, from local to global scales.
* Green building market opportunities: What are real-estate developers, architects, wind/solar technologists and others doing to increase energy efficiency and use innovative power generation for office buildings and homes?
* Investing in clean energy: What is happening in venture capitalism, hedge funds and the public markets?
* Scientific innovation and rising companies in the region: Who are the rising stars in wind energy, biofuels, transportation and building climate-control systems?

Following the program, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., UC Davis InnovationAccess will host Entreprefest 2007, a networking reception for those attending the daylong showcase.

CleanStart is an initiative of the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance and McClellan Technology Incubator. Its goal is to accelerate the development of clean energy technology ventures within the greater Sacramento region.

UC Davis InnovationAccess is part of the Office of Research. It provides services that connect campus research to the marketplace and is focused specifically on protecting and commercializing intellectual property, and fostering entrepreneurship within the campus community.

More information:


UC Davis InnovationAccess:

Media contact(s):
* Katie Soffey, GoingGreen 2007, (415) 740-0317
* Sylvia Wright, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-7704,

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