World-class speakers on renewable energy and “clean technology” innovation

Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft, has entered the second week of its historic 35,000km (five month) journey around the world. Piloted by Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard, it is the first airplane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel.

This record-breaking flight is a demonstration of the growing viability of clean energy. Deutsche Bank forecasts that, based on current fossil fuel prices, solar will produce power as cheaply as gas in two thirds of the world before 2020; the International Energy Agency expects solar power to become the dominant source of electricity globally by 2050.

Here are some fantastic speakers on sustainable technologies, renewable energy and behaviour change:

Robin Chase speaker

Robin Chase: transportation innovator, founder of Zipcar and pioneer of the Collaborative Economy.

Laurence Kemball-Cook speaker

Laurence Kemball-Cook: award-winning founder of Pavegen, a clean technology innovator.

William McDonough speaker

William McDonough: designer and business strategist leading the US sustainability movement.

Michael Pawlyn speaker - Credit to Kelly Hill Photography

Michael Pawlyn: one of the world’s leading architects in sustainable design and biomimicry.

Bertrand Piccard speaker

Bertrand Piccard: famed Swiss scientist-adventurer and champion of sustainable energy technology.

Lewis Pugh speaker

Lewis Pugh: extreme swimmer and Patron of the Oceans for the United Nations.


Herta von Stiegel

Herta von Stiegel: founder of Ariya Capital, investing in clean energy in Africa.

John Tolva speaker

John Tolva: “Chicago’s tech guru” and clean tech entrepreneur. 

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