2020 IGES Program

* The time is U.S. Pacific Standard Time

December 4th (Friday)

17:00-17:40

Opening Remarks

  • Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor of California
  • Shu, Yinbiao, President of International Electrotechnical Commission, Chairman of China Society for Electric Engineering;
  • Jeff Sachs, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Former Advisor of UN Secretary-General
  • Kang, Chongqing, Chairman of Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University
  • Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division of International Energy Agency
  • Qi Wang, CEO of US-China Green Energy Council
17:40-18:40

Keynote Speech:

  • Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy, President of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Professor of Stanford University.
  • Stanley Whittingham, Nobel Laureate, Founding Father of Li-ion Battery, Member of National Academy of Engineering, Distinguished Professor at Binghamton University (SUNY)
18:40-19:10

Fireside Chat with Nobel Laureates

19:10-20:10

Keynote Speech:

  • Dinghua Shi, Honorary Chairman of China Renewable Energy Society, Former China State’s Councilor
  • Qili Huang, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Advisor of China State Grid Corp

December 5th (Saturday)

Forum 1: Global Decarbonization Forum

16:00-17:00

Keynote Speech:

  • Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division of International Energy Agency
  • Robert Weisenmiller, Former Chairman of California      Energy Commission
17:00-18:15

Speakers:

  • Xiliang Zhang, Executive Director of the Institute of Energy, Environment and the Economy, Tsinghua University.
  • Kaina Pereira, Senior Advisor, Business Development and International Trade, California State Government
  • Lucy Lo, Vice President of Shell China New Energy
  • Feng Gao, Deputy Director of Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University
  • Zhao Ma, Professor of Shandong University.
18:15-19:00

Panel Discussion

December 6th (Sunday)

Forum 2: Clean Transportation and Energy Storage Forum

16:00-17:00

Keynote Speech:

  • C.C. Chan, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. and the Chinese Academy of Engineering
  • Drew Kodjak, Executive Director of International Council on Clean Transportation
17:00-18:15

Speakers:

  • Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director of Zero-Emission Vehicle, California Governor’s Office
  • Rajit Gadh, Founder & Director, UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center and UCLA Connected Autonomous Electric Vehicle Consortium
  • Tony Han, CEO and co-founder of WeRide.ai
  • Yunshi Wang, Director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation, University of California at Davis
  • Sean Yan, CUSPEA Institute of Technology
18:15-19:00

Panel Discussion