UCLA Anderson to host 2nd annual California Clean Innovation Conference

California Clean Innovation 2008 is a one-day conference for professionals and graduate students to explore innovative applications of clean technology, being held May 9, 2008 at UCLA.

Los Angeles, CA -—Clean technology enthusiasts can mark their calendars as UCLA Anderson continues to establish itself as a leader in the clean-tech landscape with California Clean Innovation 2008 (CACI 2008) this spring. UCLA Anderson will host CACI 2008 on May 9 at Thomas Bradley Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles. Organizers from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the Caltech Center for Science & Engineering of Materials and the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego are looking to build on the strong foundations established in the inaugural event, held in 2007 at Caltech.

CACI 2008 is a one-day conference for professionals and graduate students to explore innovative applications of clean technology. CACI 2008 will facilitate a deep understanding of clean technology by bringing together leaders in three key areas: business, policy and technology.
CACI 2008's agenda includes a variety of speaker panels, a FastPitch Business Competition, a technology and career fair and a networking reception. The keynote and panelist speakers will explore the current clean tech landscape and open discussion of business, technology and policy applications that will shape the future of the industry. Up-and-coming entrepreneurs and early stage clean technology companies will have an opportunity to present new clean tech concepts and business plans to conference attendees and a panel of venture capitalist judges in the FastPitch business case competition. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about new technologies and network with industry professionals at the technology and career fair. The conference is intended for a wide audience, including industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investment professionals, policy makers, lawyers, journalists, and university staff, faculty and students.
CACI 2008's organizers expect to announce conference keynotes and a finalized panel schedule in the weeks to come. FastPitch organizers have begun to enlist participants and encourage those interested in competing or judging to visit the conference Web site to learn more. More information on the CACI 2008 conference is available at www.cacleaninnovation.com.

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