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Program

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Working Session

City Summit: Partnerships and Financing for Resilient Infrastructure

Special daylong, invite-only working session focused on how cities and companies are working together to implement innovative technologies and solutions that support resilience and sustainability, including low-carbon and smart-city infrastructure programs. The goal is to identify replicable models that allow cities to invest in clean and efficient energy, water, and transportation technologies. Learn more and request an invitation.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tutorial

Climate Wargaming

This workshop is designed for executives, sustainability and risk professionals, as well as managers with responsibility for aspects of the corporate value chain vulnerable to climate change impacts (i.e. supply chain, operations, facilities etc.) Its objective is to equip participants with tools and techniques to engage their organization on the issue of climate change as a business risk and opportunity.

Through the use of wargaming and role play, participants identify risks and opportunities related to climate change and develop a strategy to communicate critical issues to key stakeholders – executive leadership, peers, and operational staff — and identify how to tie climate adaptation efforts to KPIs.

Presented by Four Twenty Seven.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Breakout

Understanding Mobility's Trifecta: Shared, Autonomous and Electrified

Every full-time shared vehicle replaces 4-6 sales of new cars and delays up to 7 more. With the growing popularity of EVs and ubiquitous presence of autonomous technologies, a new model is emerging that combines all three: carsharing, electrification and autonomy. How will traditional auto companies reinvent themselves? What will this mean for fleet buyers and communities? Featured speakers include execs from Daimler, Nissan, and City CarShare.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout

The Future of Connected Transportation in Cities

How are the public and private sectors working together to evolve from yesterday's transportation system to tomorrow's? This case study of how to keep traffic moving in the car-snarled Bay Area offers insights to the kinds of collaboration needed for next-gen connected transportation systems. 
Breakout

How Logistics and Supply Chains Change in the On-Demand Economy

We are increasingly accustomed to getting want what we want, where and when we want it. But at what cost? How do same-day delivery and other innovations in a hyper-efficient marketplace transform energy use, congestion and other issues? This session looks at how major cities and logistics providers – both large and small – are addressing the unintended sustainability impacts of the on-demand economy.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Breakout

How EVs are Future-Proofing the Grid

As mobile energy storage devices, electric vehicles have the advantage of operating closer to distributed energy resources such as solar and to the endpoints of power delivery. Learn how utilities and car companies are working together to maximize the potential of EVs and second life batteries as assets to balance the grid. Featured speakers include senior leaders from PG&E, BMW and EV Grid.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout

Privacy, Safety and Ownership of Connected Cars

Connected cars can bring environmental improvements, but they also create social challenges and raise significant questions and opportunities regarding privacy, safety, and ownership. Addressing this requires a comprehensive approach to managing information beyond data security. This session will a conversation among experts addressing their experiences, lessons learned, and practical steps they have taken to understand and address these issues.

Breakout

Aclima, Google and the U.S. EPA: A Partnership for Planetary Health

A Silicon Valley startup is partnering with Google and the U.S. EPA to change how we view our environment. It brings together a smart sensor network with Google Street View cars and EPA scientific expertise, to visualize city-scale pollution at the street level, in real time. Find out the implications for cities and businesses around the world.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Breakout

Case Study: Crash-Testing Driverless Cars in a Robot City

Welcome to M City, a 23-acre mini-metropolis in Michigan, where automakers can test autonomous cars to prepare for a driverless future. Seeking to replicate a modern city’s chaos — traffic jams, unpredictable pedestrians, daredevil cyclists — M City has carmakers and tech companies conducting research on its roads. Here's the inside story.

Breakout

Customer-Sited Energy Storage: Inside the New Business Models

Energy storage can come in many forms and serve many purposes. A growing area in this sector is customer-sited storage, and storage technologies are being deployed in various forms in multiple markets. This panel will look at the latest existing and commercially viable applications. It will also highlight the growing opportunities for commercial and industrial customers in the visible future. Featured speakers include execs from Tesla, Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and others.

Breakout

The Carbon re-Balancing Act: Positive Solutions for Negative Emissions

Businesses across a number of industries hold vast potential to not just reduce carbon emissions, but to "reverse climate change” by removing carbon from the atmosphere. This session will explore some of the solutions available today to sequester carbon from the air through both biological practices like regenerative agriculture and forestry and chemical approaches like direct air capture and reactive minerals. In particular, the panel will explore how industry and policy support can enable businesses to turn carbon dioxide emissions into valuable materials that lock carbon in the ground or the built environment with many co-benefits.