Conferences & Summits

Plug Me In: Smart. Connected. Electrified.

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June 19, 2019 | Pearl Stable, San Antonio, TX | 7:30am - 1:30PM

EPIcenter's Summit on Electrification

The half-day Summit will feature speakers from across the country, leaders in their fields with diverse perspectives. Timely keynotes, interesting panels and “hot off line” technology vignettes make up the day. Absorb best practices, lessons learned, and, of course, advanced technologies that are moving us forward into an increasingly electrified society. Other topics include infrastructure readiness, industrial applications in practice, residential and commercial applications, smart city applications, and policy and regulation. The event is for business leaders and savvy citizens looking for a way to leverage the future.

Companies with a technology, device, software platform, or other resource that exemplifies electrification are invited to
apply online for a featured spot on the Summit agenda.  Just a few will be selected to explain their product in a 10-minute TED-talk-style presentation.

What is Electrification?

Clean Energy Canada offers a very clear explanation:

"The basic recipe goes like this: cut energy waste as much as possible, and clean up your electricity supply so that it's as low carbon as possible. Then use that clean electricity as your source of energy for activities that we largely power with fossil fuels today. Instead of fueling cars with gasoline, power them with clean electricity. Build super-efficient homes, and then use electric pumps to heat and cool them. Design cutting-edge industrial processes that run on renewable power. This economy-wide shift is called electrification.”

Discover how this shift affects... personally,
...your business,
...your community.

Take a Demonstration Drive on-site at this event courtesy of the San Antonio Tesla Gallery


The Coming Surge of Electrification
There is so much in the news about the shift to rooftop solar, electric vehicles, cleaning up energy supplies and on and on. In the opening keynote, discover what this all means to the business leader and consumer today and how to navigate through the static.

The "Electrified" Utility
Increasing pressure is being applied to utilities to innovate and prepare for the increasing challenges of distributed power sources. They must keep the lights on and do so at a reasonable cost all the while innovating. During this discussion of high-level utility executives, gain perspective on what they are thinking about the future and how they are getting ready…and what it will mean to you.

Tech Talks
Hear from Big Sun which is expanding solar accessibility to more households than ever before with a new business model.

Can you really harvest potable water from the air and a solar panel? Zero Mass Water will demonstrate how.

A University of Texas San Antonio team has figured out how to power traffic lights and more from everyday road traffic.

Incentifind is connecting green projects to green incentives.

Leveraging solar for electric fleet charging is the work of Solports.

Lead, Follow or Get Out of Electrification: Government Policy and Regulation
Public policy can enable or quash innovation in electrification. Explore with our panel how policy and government need to evolve to remove barriers and enable the best and brightest.

The Electrification of Mobility
Buses, cars, and scooters OH MY! Cities are at the center of the changes occurring in the way people move and the trend toward electric versions of the vehicles that carry them. Hear a panel of mobility aficionados break down the issues and the emerging tech.

Electrification on an Industrial Scale
Electrification in oil and gas production?  Agriculture?  Heavy manufacturing? Had not thought that was already happening? Hear from some industrial leaders leveraging the latest technology and winning.

Electrified or Shocked? Electrification for Your Home and Business
Always wanted solar panels on the roof or are thinking about a greener new office building? Or do you just want to save money on your electrical bill? Electrification is changing rapidly in both residential and commercial spaces. Learn how to leverage the newest processes and enabling technologies in this panel discussion.

The Outer Limits of Electrification
The future of energy is calling and whether society can answer depends heavily on the progress of the research and development community. Hear from an authority leading the charge at the Electric Power Research Institute.


Marcy Bauer, Director of Program Operations, Evgo
Marco Caccavale, VP Americas, Baker Hughes
Samer Dessouky, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UTSA
Brian Dillard, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio
Cris Eugster, Chief Operating Officer, CPS Energy
Crissy Godfrey, Specialist Leader, Government and Public Services Energy Practice, Deloitte
Paula Gold-Williams, CEO, CPS Energy
Natalie Campos Goodman. Founder, IncentiFind
Jim Hawkins, VP, Global DC Operations & Engineering, Rackspace
Charlie Hemmeline, Executive Director, Texas Solar Power Association
Dale Hill, Founder, Proterra
Heather Holdridge, LEED, Lake Flato and District 2030
Quincy Holloway, Founder, 3Billion RE
Jon La Follett, Energy System Integration & Storage Leader, Shell
Will Lange, Director of Utility Marketing, WaterFurnace
Kimberly Llewellyn, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
Brian Lyons, Senior Manager, Advanced Technology Communications, Toyota
Andy Marshall, Practice Director, Landis + Gyr
Marlene Motyka, US and Global Renewable Energy Leader Principal, Deloitte
David Parker, Business Development, Zero Mass Water
Jason Pittman, Co-Founder | President, Go Smart Solar
Kerri Stewart, Vice President and COO, JEA
Elena Vasconi, Itron
Neilesh Verma, President, Galaxy Builders
Clint Vince, Dentons
Jan Vrins, Navigant
Casey Whittington, Micro Mobility Consultant
Tom Wilson, EPRI

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click the "Get Tickets" button to pay online. Please contact Jill Vassar (210-904-2682), Director of Development and Partnerships, with any questions or if you need an invoice.

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email with any questions.  

What's the refund policy?
Refunds are possible up to 7 days before the event (5:00 pm on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.)

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No printed tickets are necessary to enter the event.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes - before Friday, June 14, 2019.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
Your ticket is transferable until 5:00 pm Friday, June 14, 2019. After that date your ticket is not transferable.

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IoT: A Connected World

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EPIcenter's Conference Center launched in June 2017 with a Summit on the Internet of Things. Called "IoT: A Connected World," more than 200 leading business professionals gained an understanding of this innovative technology platform that is changing the way business is conducted. 


If you have any questions please contact:

Andi N. Littlejohn
Director of epicenter energy incubator and accelerator