UC Davis hosting two environment-related conferences



GoingGreen 2007 Is September 10-12

Seven hundred people are expected to attend the GoingGreen 2007
conference at UC Davis Sept. 10-12 to learn about the most promising
emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities.

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. 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
* * *

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

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: <http://www.innovationaccess.ucdavis.edu>

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