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Image of SOLD OUT<br>Zero Emissions Oakland Symposium - Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024

Zero Emissions Oakland Symposium - Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024

An all-day event to learn, share, and network about all things zero emissions coming to Oakland and the East Bay.

Sessions include:

  • Business Sustainability
  • Meeting Energy Demands
  • Project Case Studies
  • Innovation
  • Toughest to Transition to Zero Emissions
  • Community Benefits and Workforce Development

Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and hosted networking reception included.

Keynote Speaker: Commissioner Patty Monahan, California Energy Commission

Fee: $165



Session Name Featuring Time
BREAKFAST 8:00 - 8:45 AM
Welcome Remarks | City of Oakland & Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce The Honorable Mayor Sheng Thao
Barbara Leslie, President & CEO of Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and President of the Board of Port Commissioners
8:45 - 9:00 AM
Opening Keynote | The Zero Emissions Challenge Patty Monahan, Commissioner of California Energy Commission 9:00 - 9:15 AM
Panel Session #1 | How Oakland Businesses are Working to Improve Sustainability in the Bay Area Panelists: Kirsten Ritchie, Gensler; Ashley Porter, TEC Equipment; Adam Browning, Forum Mobility

Moderator: Richard Battersby, Clean Cities Coalition

9:15 - 10:15 AM
Panel Session #2 | Meeting the Energy Demand Panelists: Scott Brandt, ARCHES; Tyson Eckerle, GoBiz; David Sawaya, PG&E; Philip Hadfield, AECOM

Moderator: Alberto Cordero, Crowley

10:45 - 11:30 AM
LUNCH 11:30 - 12:15 PM
Fireside Chat | How to Bring More Green Businesses to Oakland Panelists: Les Garrison, Prologis; Councilmember at Large Rebecca Kaplan, City of Oakland

Moderator: Danny Wan, Port of Oakland

12:15 - 12:45 PM
Panel Session #3| Port Case Studies: How the Port and Project Partners are Reducing Emissions Panelists: Paul Gagnon, SSA Marine; PJ Callahan, Center for Transportation and the Environment; Salim Youssefzadeh, Watt EV; Spencer Pope, Taylor Equipment

Moderator: Matt Miyasato, First Element Fuel

12:45 - 2:00 PM
Panel Session #4 | Zero Emission Innovations Panelists: Sean McCaskill, igus, Inc.; Matt Shumway, Mainspring Energy; Ben Ostroff, AmNav; Cory Shumaker, Hyzon

Moderator: Adrian Covert, Bay Area Council

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Panel Session #5 | The Toughest to Transition: Vessels & Aircraft Panelists: Elvis Ebikade, Southwest Airlines; Mike Complita, Elliott Bay Design Group; Sam Schabacker, University of California Office of the President; Mike Gaffney, Pasha Hawaii

Moderator: Ian Gansler, American Association of Port Authorities

3:15 - 4:15 PM
Closing Session | Community Benefits and Workforce Development Panelists: Julie Caskey, City of Oakland; Sal Llamas, AC Transit Maintenance Facility; Sal Vaca, Working Waterfront Coalition

Moderator: Brian Beveridge, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

4:15 - 5:00 PM

For questions and sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].

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Thank you to our sponsors.



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