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Pre-registration is now closed. Limited onsite registration will be available. Contact sunshotsummit@sra.com with questions.

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Conference Agenda

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Monday, May 19
Tuesday, May 20
Wednesday, May 21
Thursday, May 22

Monday, May 19, 2014
12:00-3:00pm Awardees arrive to Technology Forum to hang posters (all exhibitors will be contacted independently with instructions for set up) California C & D
12:00-7:00pm Registration open -- all attendees please check in at the registration desk to receive your event program, name badge, and other materials as you arrive to the event Promenade
4:00-4:30pm Kick-Off Speakers
Minh Le, Director, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy
Tom Tait, Mayor, City of Anaheim
Pacific B
4:00-7:00pm Opening Reception in Technology Forum California C & D
  Meet the FOA managers! All posters and exhibits open; light refreshments from 5:00-6:30pm  
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
8:30-9:00am

Tuesday Opening Address
Minh Le, Director, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Pacific Ballroom
9:00-9:30am

Keynote Address: Future Vision
Raffi Garabedian, Chief Technology Officer, First Solar

Pacific Ballroom
9:30-10:30am

Headlining Panel: The SunShot Initiative: The Future is Bright
Moderator: Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford University
Panelists: Craig Cornelius, Sr. VP of Business Development, NRG Solar; Joseph Desmond, Sr. VP of Marketing & Government, BrightSource; Linda Fisher, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, DuPont Safety, Health & Environment; Kris Mayes, Professor, Arizona State University; Timothy Simon, Consultant, Former California Public Utility Commissioner

Pacific Ballroom
10:30-11:00am Break Promenade
11:00-11:30am

Keynote Address
Billy Parish, Founder and President, Mosaic

Pacific Ballroom
11:30-11:40am SunShot Portfolio Overview
Minh Le, Director, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy
Pacific Ballroom
11:40-11:50am SunShot Subprogram Overview: Soft Costs
Dr. Elaine Ulrich, Acting Program Manager, Balance of Systems/Soft Costs
Pacific Ballroom
11:50am-12:00pm SunShot Subprogram Overview: Concentrating Solar Power
Dr. Ranga Pitchumani, Chief Scientist & Program Manager, Concentrating Solar Power
Pacific Ballroom
12:00-12:10pm SunShot Subprogram Overview: Photovolatics
Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus, Program Manager, Photovoltaics
Pacific Ballroom
12:10-12:20pm SunShot Subprogram Overview: Systems Integration
Dr. Ranga Pitchumani, Chief Scientist & Acting Program Manager, Systems Integration
Pacific Ballroom
12:20-12:30pm SunShot Subprogram Overview: Technology-to-Market
Dr. Lidija Sekaric, Program Manager, Technology-to-Market
Pacific Ballroom
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Pacific Ballroom
1:30-3:30pm SunShot Subprogram Review: Systems Integration Huntington
1:30-3:30pm SunShot Subprogram Review: Soft Costs Laguna A & B
1:30-3:30pm SunShot Subprogram Review: Photovoltaics Pacific B
1:30-3:30pm SunShot Subprogram Review: Concentrating Solar Power Pacific A
1:30-3:30pm SunShot Subprogram Review: Technology-to-Market Avila A & B
4:00-7:00pm Technology Forum and Poster Review Sessions California C & D
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
7:30-8:45am Women in Solar Networking Breakfast (Note: Registration for this breakfast is in addition to the Summit registration. Only those who have pre-paid the $15 fee and pre-registered will be able to participate.)
Dr. Cheryl Martin, Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Laguna A & B
9:00-9:10am

Wednesday Opening Address
Minh Le, Director, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Ballroom
9:10-9:40am

Keynote Address
Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Ballroom
9:40-10:05am Keynote Address
Dan Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Pacific Ballroom
10:05-10:15am Keynote Address
Ali Zaidi, Deputy Director for Energy Policy, The White House Domestic Policy Council
Pacific Ballroom
10:15-10:20am Video Address: The Honorable Scott Peters (CA-52), U.S. House of Representatives Pacific Ballroom
10:20-10:30am Keynote Address
Cristin Dorgelo, Assistant Director, Grand Challenges, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Pacific Ballroom
10:30-10:45am Break Promenade
10:45-11:45am Grand Challenge Breakout Sessions Pacific Ballroom and Breakouts
11:45am-1:15pm Lunch Pacific C & D
1:15-2:15pm Grand Challenge Breakout Sessions Pacific Ballroom and Breakouts
2:15-2:30pm Break Promenade
2:30-3:30pm Grand Challenge Breakout Sessions Pacific Ballroom and Breakouts
4:00-7:00pm Technology Forum and Day Two Poster Review Sessions California C & D
5:00pm SunShot Summit Hackathon begins (24-hour event) Pacific D
7:00-8:00pm Awardees remove all posters from the Technology Forum (all exhibitors will be contacted independently with instructions for packing up) California C & D
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Technology Forum closed
10:30am-12:00pm

Workshops:

Partnering with DOE National Labs

Systems Integration Vision: Challenges & Opportunities

Recognizing Leading Solar Communities

Natural Allies: Training Other Professionals Who Impact the Solar Industry

Photovoltaics Research and Development Beyond SunShot

New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace: Program Pilots and Embedded Experiments 
Note: This workshop begins at 9:00am

Breakout Rooms
12:00-1:00pm Lunch Pacific C & D
1:00-4:00pm

All workshops continue after lunch:

Partnering with DOE National Labs

Systems Integration Vision: Challenges & Opportunities

Recognizing Leading Solar Communities

Natural Allies: Training Other Professionals Who Impact the Solar Industry

Photovoltaics Research and Development Beyond SunShot

New Ideas for Seeding Your Solar Marketplace: Program Pilots and Embedded Experiments

Breakout Rooms
5:00pm SunShot Summit Hackathon ends (24-hour event) Pacific D