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Saturday, February 11, 2017

The topic of Innovation for Global Energy Access for this year's event cultivated thought, conversation, and creative action around the essential role of innovation in expanding global energy access through three avenues: Partnerships & Funding, Technological Innovation, and Policy & Regulation.

As innovation must play a critical role in expanding energy access, this year’s discourse centered around the various avenues through which it can be deployed, including technology, policy, funding, and partnerships. TEC 2017 attempted to capture the questions, opportunities, challenges, and exciting new developments within the global energy access landscape. Conference attendees were mobilized to advance the conversation and to pursue creative, collective action towards achieving global energy access.

Keynote Speaker

Kristina Skierka, Campaign Director, Power For All

As the Campaign Director of Power for All, Kristina Skierka has helped create a movement for using clean technology to deliver universal energy access to the 1.1 billion under-electrified. Kristina works in conjunction with the entire Power for All team to implement the campaign strategy and coordinate all aspects of the organization, from fundraising to media to public speaking. Kristina has led a number well-known public awareness campaigns, first as Director of Cleantech for a U.K.–based communications firm and then as founder of Katalytix (2009), a boutique specialty advisory dedicated to advancing products, practices, and policies that support a clean energy future. Kristina has helped launched a number of environmental leadership initiatives and stakeholder engagement efforts for private companies (Applied Materials’ “Bright Futures”, Sun Microsystems’ “Eco Responsibility,” d.light’s “Future of Energy”) and public organizations (the State of California’s Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, as well as the award-winning Flex Your Power campaign). Kristina was named an Energy Foundation Senior Fellow in 2009 and a finalist for the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) award in 2015.



Co-Chairs Ali Schmidt-Fellner, Maggie Kellogg
Content Daphne Warlamis (Co-Director), Lily Buechler (Co-Director), Anthony D'Angelo, Clark Webber, Elisa Wilkins, Elizabeth Minchew, Greg Goodwin, Harper Gay, Ignacio Obejero Paz, Marianne Ray, Stefan Koester, Zerin Osho
Finance Apoorv Karmakar (Co-Director), Justin St. Marie (Co-Director)
Sponsorship Erika Niedowski (Director), Mariya Ilyas
Showcase Bilal Chaudhary (Director), Chenji Meng
Competition Rachel Owyeung (Director)
Operations Caitlin Colegrove (Director), Bhavik Shah, Susumu Oishi
Marketing Harshit Agrawal (Director), Divya Gandhi, Lucia Avila
Public Relations Ningyi Sun (Director), Jingyi Liu