Gerson Lehrman Group Clean Tech Summit

San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November 19-20, 2008 | The Palace Hotel | San Francisco, CA

A two-day, multi-track,
multi-industry conference exploring:

Intellectual Property (IP)

Its creation, protection, and monetization.

Best practices in converting science into viable, valuable technical innovation.

Current and emerging patterns and best practices in Clean Technology investments, both portfolio and strategic, including valuations, timelines, and exit strategies.

More than 20 individual sessions, including in-depth workshops, will focus on business and investment strategies across a broad array of clean technologies, including:
  • Renewable energy sources;
  • Bio and alternative fuels;
  • Energy storage and transmission, including Smart Grids;
  • Water and wastewater;
  • Green IT;
  • Hybrid and electric vehicles; and more. 

Featured Speakers
More than 30 industry and investment experts will lead our conversation, including:

Thomas R. Baruch, Founder and Managing Director, CMEA Ventures

Shirley Bridges, Former Senior VP and CIO, Delta Air Lines

Satyendra Deb, Former Director, Center for Basic Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Gary Feather, VP, Consumer Systems & Technology, Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.

Wes Raffel, General Partner, Advanced Technology Ventures

Laura Shenkar, Principal, The Artemis Project


and many others. Click our Confirmed Speakers page for a full list.

Who Will Attend
An expected audience of more than 200 executives will represent clean technology ventures, active clean technology investors, government and near-governmental entities, and others.

Together, we'll discuss:

  • Winners and losers in key sectors and industries;
  • Hot technologies and promising innovations;
  • Investment strategies and patterns, sector by sector, in venture capital, private equity, and M&A;
  • Best practices in managing clean technology innovation;
  • Regulatory obstacles and governmental support.

About Gerson Lehrman Group: Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) provides technology and services to support a marketplace for expertise. Since 1998, its platform for consultation and collaboration has helped the world's leading financial services firms, consultancies, corporations, and nonprofits find, engage, and manage experts in a broad range of industries and disciplines. Gerson Lehrman Group's unparalleled network of the world's leading expert consultants, known as the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils, includes more than 200,000 subject matter experts who educate and provide insight to decision-makers through a wide range of consulting methods, including telephone consultations, expert surveys, and seminars. Gerson Lehrman Group has invested in one of the world's most sophisticated infrastructures for expert recruiting and compliance.

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Contact Information

  • Speaking Opportunities
    Octavia Gibson
    Senior Council Manager
    Gerson Lehrman Group
    (w) +1 512 651 1788
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    Registration Questions
    Elizabeth Bassett
    Senior Events Manager
    Gerson Lehrman Group
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Payment Instructions

  • Full Conference Pass:
    $1195 before October 24;
    $1495 thereafter.

    Gerson Lehrman Clients
    GLG clients have access to more than a dozen client-only private sessions throughout the conference. For details, visit the Clean Tech Summit information page on the GLG Research Management PlatformSM (RMP) by clicking here.

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