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Leading the Charge Conference: The Next 10 Years

Date
June 09, 2021 - June 10, 2021
Time
9:00 AM EDT - 2:45 PM EDT
Location
Online
Open To
Everyone
Contact
ltc@ryerson.ca

A clean energy revolution is underway around the globe, driven by the threat of climate change, rapid technological advancements, and the declining cost of storage, solar and wind. In this context, the 2020s are a decisive decade if Canada is to fulfill its long-term climate commitments and build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leading the Charge will provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss the practical steps we need to take and technological leaps we need to make over the next 10 years. 

The two-day event will fuse academic and technical expertise with practical industry experience, bringing together high-level talent and decision-makers to explore all aspects of clean energy, including the effects of carbon pricing, the rollout of government hydrogen strategies, the push from major automakers into electric vehicles, the potential impact of transactive energy on the electricity grid, and the role of university R&D. 

Speakers & panelists  

Listed in order of appearance. Subject to change.

Bala Venkatesh

Bala Venkatesh    

Academic Director, Centre for Urban Energy, Ryerson University

Edward Arlitt

Edward Arlitt 

Supervisor, Advanced Technology Research, Independent Electricity System Operator

Bala Venkatesh

Frederick Morency

Vice-President, Energy & Services, Schneider Electric Canada

Laura Bryson

Laura Bryson

COO & Co-Founder, SWTCH

Cara Chairman

Cara Clairman

President & CEO, Plug'n Drive

Cara Chairman

David W. Paterson

Vice-President, Corporate & Environmental Affairs, General Motors of Canada

Cara Chairman

Nino Di Cara 

Founder & President, Electric Autonomy Canada

Ryan Sookhoo

Doug Duimering

Vice-President, Business Development Strategy, Next Hydrogen

Ryan Sookhoo

Ryan Sookhoo

Director, New Initiatives, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies, Cummins

Robert Stasko

David Zekveld

Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Ontario Power Generation

Robert Stasko

Robert Stasko

Co-Chair, Ontario Hydrogen Strategy Working Group; & Executive Director, Hydrogen Business Council

Ali Golriz

Ali Golriz

Lead, System & Sector Development, Innovation & R&D, Independent Electricity System Operator

Tanguy Hubert

Tanguy Hubert

Senior Technical Leader, Distributed Energy Resource Integration, Electric Power Research Institute

Elli Ntakou

Elli Ntakou

Advisor, Quanta Technology

Ben Ullman

Ben Ullman

Product Manager, Transactive Energy, Opus One Solutions

Nigel Brandon OBE

Nigel Brandon OBE

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London; & Director, U.K. Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Supergen Hub

Hoay Bing Gooi

Hoay Bing Gooi

Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University

Yulong Ding

Yulong Ding

Chamberlain Chair of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham; & Director, U.K. EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage Network+ 

Walmir Freitas

Walmir Freitas

Professor, University of Campinas

David Howey

David Howey

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

Shirley Meng

Shirley Meng 

Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies & Professor, Materials Science & Nanoengineering, University of California San Diego

Program at a glance 

Subject to change. Further details to come. 

Day 1

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

9:00 a.m. ET Welcome and opening remarks
Bala Venkatesh
9:10  Keynote address: A decisive decade
10:00 Break, virtual booths and networking
10:15 Panel session: What’s in store for energy storage?
Edward Arlitt 
Moderated by Frederick Morency
11:15 Lunch, virtual booths and networking
12:15 p.m. Panel session: The road ahead for electric vehicles
Laura Bryson 
Cara Clairman
David W. Paterson
Moderated by Nino Di Cara 
1:15 Break, virtual booths and networking
1:30 Panel session: How hydrogen can fuel the future
Doug Duimering
Heather Kleb
Ryan Sookhoo
David Zekveld
Moderated by Robert Stasko 
2:30 Break, virtual booths and networking
2:45 Panel session: Transforming the grid with transactive energy
Tanguy Hubert
Elli Ntakou
Ben Ullman
Moderated by Ali Golriz
3:45–4:00 Virtual booths and networking

Day 2

Thursday, June 10, 2021

 

Stream A 

Stream B

9:00 a.m. ET Welcome and opening remarks
Bala Venkatesh
9:10 Keynote address: 
Go with the flow – Liquid-gas batteries and the next generation of energy storage

Nigel Brandon OBE
 
10:00 Break, virtual booths and networking
10:15 Global connections workshop:
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 
Hoay Bing Gooi
Global connections workshop: 
University of Campinas, Brazil 

Walmir Freitas
11:15 Lunch, virtual booths and networking
12:15 p.m. Global connections workshop: 
University of Birmingham, U.K.

Yulong Ding
Global connections workshop: 
University of Oxford, U.K.

David Howey
1:15 Virtual booths and networking
1:30 Global connections workshop: 
University of California San Diego
Shirley Meng
 
2:30–2:45 Virtual booths and networking

Tickets 

Please register via the Eventbrite button at the top of the page. You will be asked to provide your professional email address along with your phone number. This will help us verify your identify in order to provide you with access to the private and secure live streams on June 9 and 10.

The four ticket types are listed to the right. A link to the conference platform, Hopin, will be emailed to all ticketholders at least 48 hours in advance of the event.

  • Save $50 on regular priced tickets. 
  • On sale through April 30.
  • $200 + HST and Eventbrite fees.
  • Includes access to all sessions on both days, virtual networking, conference materials and post-event recordings.
  • Refunds up to 7 days before event. Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.
  • On sale May 1.
  • $250 + HST and Eventbrite fees.
  • Includes access to all sessions on both days, virtual networking, conference materials and post-event recordings.
  • Refunds up to 7 days before event. Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.
  • NSERC Energy Storage Technology Network (NESTNet) academic members only.
  • Contact Karen Ho-Cespedes for your exclusive access code. 
  • 2 complimentary tickets per project (1 professor & 1 student).
  • Must be redeemed by May 31. 
  • 50% discount available to all students.
  • Contact Matthew Kerry, using your academic email address, to request an access code.
  • 1 discounted ticket per student.
  • Refunds up to 7 days before event. Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Accessibility  

Ryerson is committed to providing an accessible learning environment. Please let us know, opens in new window if we need to make any accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this event.

Sponsorship  

Media passes  

Please head to our media relations section to request a pass (one per outlet) for this conference. 

About NESTNet  

The conference is organized as part of the NSERC Energy Storage Technology Network (NESTNet). Ryerson University and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) are proud to lead this five-year, $5 million pan-Canadian network of 15 universities and 26 industry and government partners focused on the future of energy storage — an essential technology in the global transition to clean energy.

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