Home

17 January 2022 Update

We will be proceeding with the in person event, given the significant majority have confirmed to us they still wish to be there. See recently-updated attendee lists just below.

We will be strengthening our health protocols in two ways – please see this Jan 5 message from our CEO


In Person: Palm Springs 24-26 January (300 limit)
On Screen: 24 January-11 February

Our theme, From Commitments to Actions: the sprint to net zero will inspire you to find your next partner and discover the innovations transforming our shared future.

Choose from two ways to join us, In Person and On Screen

In person

To create an event focused on big ideas, high-value networking and your personal comfort, we’re limiting the Forum to just 300 guests. If you’re as ready for the excitement and energy of an in-person forum as we are, join us in Palm Springs:

  • Connect face-to-face to new opportunities with the North American ecosystem and beyond. Seventy-five percent of the 300 places are reserved for innovation companies and investor/corporates. Expect quality, in-person deal-making.
  • Meet leading innovators including companies in the 2022 Global Cleantech 100.
  • Gain insight into trends and innovations powering a cleaner, cooler world. See the in-person agenda.
  • Access the benefits of our on-screen program from 24 January – 11 February. You can attend sessions on more topics, meet different companies, connect with attendees of the in-person and on-screen events plus watch on-demand recordings and download presentations.

Find out who is attending.

See In-Person Participants

See All Participants

Aside from our sponsors, places will be capped at two per organization initially. This may decrease to one as places start filling up. For every in-person attendee, your organization benefits from one additional ticket to the on-screen program. We have reached our limit for non-US innovation companies.

 

Don’t be disappointed.

Register Now!

On screen

Our easy-to-use online platform gives you the power to network with cleantech leaders, attend sessions, view on-demand recordings and set up meetings with future partners all at the click of a mouse.

  • Connect to leading innovators, investors and corporates exploring the opportunities that can take us from commitments to actions. You’ll have access to all our on-screen attendees as well as the 300 joining us in Palm Springs.
  • Attend a wide-range of live online sessions between 24 January – 11 February. You can also watch recordings of any online sessions you miss, download presentations and set up meetings until the platform closes on 11 February. See the on-screen agenda.

Register Now!

Who Attends?

Who Attends

Whether you join us in person or on screen, the Forum connects the latest generation of start-ups with investors and corporates looking for new partners. From co-investors to GPs and LPs, you’ll meet the partners who can take you in new and exciting directions. For both the in-person on on-screen programs, we expect to attract the same numbers we have in previous years.

Meet the people who joined us for Cleantech Forum San Francisco in 2021.

See The 2021 List!;

Contact

Contact

If you have any questions about Cleantech Forum San Francisco, please feel free to contact us at forumsf@cleantech.com.

In-Person Agenda

From Commitments to Actions: the sprint to net zero

We’re building an exciting agenda that kicks off on the afternoon of 24 January and finishes on the afternoon of 26 January, including

  • Keynotes to inspire you,
  • Sessions assessing topical and timely innovation landscapes
  • Opportunities to meet companies selected for 2022 Global Cleantech 100 (released on 13 January), other rising stars and ones to watch.
  • Informal roundtable discussions. Want to suggest a topic to lead a discussion on? Please get in touch via forums@cleantech.com
  • Time dedicated to networking, meetings and enjoying being back together in a remarkable desert location.

January 24, 2022

denotes Moderator
  • Registration & Opening of the Covid Rapid Onsite Testing

    Registration opens early, ahead of the 2pm Executive Summit and so that any of our delegates can each have their, on arrival, rapid antigen Covid test, and avoid the rush later. Testing will be open today 1.00-7.30pm (everyone will need to do the onsite test to be able to claim their badge)

  • Executive Summit: Post Cop-26, what now, what next for this innovation ecosystem?

    For earlier arrivals, we wish to offer this limited places, Executive Summit collaborative brainstorm, to take stock post COP-26,and to get set for 2022+.

    We now have one year less in which to perform what last year’s keynote speaker, Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA Executive Director has described as “perhaps the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced” Namely, the sprint to net zero by 2050, to emissions-halving by 2030.

    We will conduct a “sprint” of our own – a collaborative session to propose and prioritize answers to the following questions. What is needed for this speed and scale to be possible? Are there technology/solution groupings that should now be prioritized over others? If so, which are they? What is needed for this innovation ecosystem to thrive? What key messages does this innovation community wish to send to policy makers?

    We will report key takeaways to the wider group in the 4.30-6.00pm opening session of the Forum

    Co-hosted by: Cleantech Group and Startup Genome

    This Summit is limited in size (to 40) so that participants can easily engage in conversation. And as of 14 January we had reached maximum capacity. Please email forums@cleantech.com if you are interested in being put on the waitlist to take up any places which might be freed up from here.

     

  • Registration & Official Opening

    Registration opens, ahead of the official opening of the 20th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco at 4.30 PM.

  • Celebrity D/E
    Welcome to the 20th Annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco - the first in a desert!

    We will open the Forum by debriefing the afternoon Executive Summit (Post Cop-26, what now, what next for this innovation ecosystem?) and providing the highlights of a newly-released report on international cleantech startup ecosystems.

  • Celebrity D/E
    The 2022 Global Cleantech 100: who are they, what do they represent?

    The majority of our first evening session will celebrate being back together by marking the achievements of our 2022 Global Cleantech 100 companies. You will get rapid-fire introductions to all the companies in attendance. And we will also be sharing a few insights from the 2022 Global Cleantech 100 report, the 13th annual edition, which was released on Thursday 13 January.

  • Celebrity D/E
    Remembering Ryan

    Cleantech Group and G2VP wish to commemorate the life and business achievements of Ryan Popple. Ryan was last with us at a Global Cleantech 100 event in 2018 when Proterra was the worthy winner of our North American Company of the Year award. As many of you will know, Ryan suddenly passed away in December. We think it right to take a moment, to pay our respects as a community.

  • Celebrity D/E
    The 2022 Global Cleantech 100: a few special awards

    To help set an upbeat and celebratory tone to our kick-off evening, we will announce the winners of some of the Global Cleantech 100 awards. This evening we will announce our Asia Pacific, Early Stage and Rising Star companies of the year. The set gets completed at the all Forum dinner tomorrow night.

  • Celebrity D/E
    Driving the Future of Aviation: Hydrogen Electric Engines in Every Aircraft

    Aviation is definitely one of the hardest to abate sectors. But, in the shorter flight category in particular, there is a new breed of innovators emerging, holding out the potential for zero emission flights within this decade. One such leading company’s CEO will share its vision and how they see their market evolving across the 2020s.

  • Celebrity D/E
    The emerging market of carbon removal credits

    CarbonCure Technologies has now been on the Global Cleantech 100 seven consecutive times, and so enters our Hall of Fame. The Founder/CEO will reflect on the journey, what his team have achieved and learned deploying carbon removal technologies across the concrete industry, plus his thoughts on where the 2020s might take the market for carbon removal credits

  • Celebrity Plaza East
    Opening Night Reception

    Let’s take a drink outside together. Not something that many of are used to in January.

    Co-hosted by: Marathon Capital

  • Dinners

    On Tuesday night, Cleantech Group will host an all Forum awards dinner for all Forum guests.

    Tonight, Cleantech Group will host a small invite-only dinner but for most, this time is left open for a series of self-arranged private dinners, or rest from long journeys.

January 25, 2022

denotes Moderator
  • Celebrity Plaza East and West
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    Breakfast will be served in the general networking area, with seating inside and outside. One area will be free-form; another will be used for an informal discussion session.

  • Celebrity D/E
    From Commitments to Actions: reflections on the road ahead, post-COP 26

    During the opening session, Cleantech Group will help you get set for the year ahead, providing its typical tour of our innovation ecosystem, highlighting the key innovation topics and investment trends, as well as some of the key players, to pay attention to in the year(s) ahead. Along with some guest contributors, there will be a particular emphasis on reflecting on where we are in the net zero journey, post COP-26 and one year of the Biden Administration and what deep decarbonization pathways and strategies remain viable and probable, as we begin 2022.

  • Workshop Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Polo Room
    IPOs: the pros and cons of the traditional and SPAC routes

    In this informal, workshop-style session, you will have the opportunity to consider the strategic advantages and disadvantages of the rapidly evolving SPAC market versus the traditional IPO as alternative means to raise capital and access the public capital markets. As a point of reference, over the last 12 months, 18 Global Cleantech 100 alumni companies have gone public via a SPAC.

    Co-hosted by: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • PARALLEL SESSION
    Celebrity Plaza East
    Resource efficiency and industrial symbiosis: opportunities in the steel industry and beyond

    In this informal discussion session, we will discuss potential opportunities for enabling more efficient use of resource in production of basic materials, and the potential for synergies between industries with a focus on steel and concrete.

  • PARALLEL SESSION
    Celebrity F
    Voluntary markets and going carbon neutral: what we learned in 2021, what’s next

    Recently Piva Capital became a pioneer amongst US VC funds in committing to Carbon Neutrality. In this informal discussion session, Piva will share why they made this voluntary pledge, and what they learned about the voluntary carbon markets in the process. This briefing session will shed light on the obstacles Piva Capital encountered in their quest to buy quality offsets and provide thoughts on how the voluntary carbon markets might be strengthened to support all our efforts to make such pledges.

  • Networking Session
    Networking Break
  • Discussion Session
    Parallel Session
    Celebrity D
    Building Systems: novel approaches to new urban buildings and retrofits

    This panel-style discussion will focus on those looking to disrupt the outdated, costly and energy inefficient approach, to modernize our built environment with novel approaches to new urban buildings and retrofits.

    Co-hosted by: Fort Capital

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Celebrity B/C
    Innovation Showcase: 2022 Global Cleantech 100 Rising Stars

    Up to six companies, on a Global Cleantech 100 list for the first time, will inspire us with their innovation, their vision, and the impact they can make in the next five to ten years. The 13th annual edition of the Global Cleantech 100 was released on Thursday January 13.

  • Networking Session
    Networking Lunch

    Lunch will be served in the general networking area, with seating inside and outside. A generous amount of time is given to allow for lots of informal interactions and side meetings, as well as one or two informal discussion sessions (starting from 1.10pm)

  • Polo
    Carbon Management: the market opportunities

    In an informal discussion-style session, leading thinkers in this space will pull apart the leading carbon management strategies/schools of thought and look closely at the potential market opportunities as they relate to venture investing.

    Co-hosted by: Evok Innovations

    This session is actually part of the digital program. It can be accessed individually, watched later as a recording, or come join the live broadcast in a cinema-style setup

  • Landscape Session
    Parallel Session
    Celebrity D
    The Terawatt Transition; thinking scale, think differently

    This panel will present near-term climate-scale strategies to compete on price and performance with fossil fuels that will break through the world’s largest and most difficult carbon emissions challenges: coal, and liquid fuels. Customers, investors and political leaders are aligning around strategies to accelerate the affordable repowering of 2 terawatts of coal, and delivery of 100 million barrels per day of carbon neutral liquid fuels. These large-scale solutions repurpose trillions of dollars of existing infrastructure to continue supplying reliable energy, but without emissions, and can advance groundbreaking progress toward Net Zero by 2050.

    Co-hosted by: Terrestrial Energy

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Celebrity B/C
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch

    Up to six companies will present to us their innovation, their vision, and the impact they can make in the next five to ten years.

  • Discussion Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Polo
    Abundance, biodiversity, and environmental regeneration: can agriculture do it all and make farming more profitable?

    As regulation moves from subsidy to incentive and innovators are increasingly able to measure the environmental impact of farming, this panel-style discussion will look at how to measure, manage and monetize new agricultural practices that increase yield, promote biodiversity, and regenerate soil health and the environment.

  • Discussion Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Celebrity Plaza East
    The Future of the Grid: DER's and the pursuit of more flexible but balanced grids

    In this informal discussion session, you will hear two the perspectives as well as have the opportunity to add your own and/or ask some questions. Expect some scene-setting insights on what future grids might look like, why and by when, with a particular focus on the balancing/flexibility side of things. Plus the case study and experiences to date and views on the road ahead from Leap, an innovative company actively managing distributed energy resources (DERs) to support electric grids today and beyond. What does the grid flexibility landscape look like today, and what opportunities and roadblocks do they see along the path ahead?

  • Discussion Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Celerity F
    The changing economics of carbon removal: what next?

    In this informal discussion session, you will have the opportunity to hear the perspectives of two innovation companies, actively capturing and managing CO2, both separately and through collaboration. How do they see the path ahead for carbon removal?

  • Networking Session
    Networking Break
  • Landscape Session
    Parallel Session
    Celebrity D
    Decarbonizing heavy-duty transportation: pathways and innovations

    Emission reduction targets from the public sector and a global push to decarbonize supply chains are putting pressure on heavy duty trucking to decarbonize. However, weight, range and payload requirements make it much more difficult to decarbonize this sector of transportation than passenger cars. In this session, you will hear from Cleantech Group and industry stakeholders to gain insight on promising pathways and innovations that will be critical for decarbonizing the hardest to decarbonize transport sectors.

  • Showcase Session
    Parallel Session
    Celebrity B/C
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch

    Up to six companies will present to us their innovation, their vision, and the impact they can make in the next five to ten years.

  • Masters Plaza
    The 2022 Cleantech Forum San Francisco Awards Dinner

    Join us for an open air networking dinner, celebrating the reconvening of this innovation community and celebrating some special award-winners from the Global Cleantech 100, including our North American Company of the Year and our Graduates of the Year

January 26, 2022

denotes Moderator
  • Celebrity Plaza East and West
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    Breakfast will be served in the general networking area, with seating inside and outside.

  • Celebrity D
    From Commitments to Actions: reflections on the road ahead, post-COP 26
  • Landscape Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Celebrity D
    Opportunities and Challenges of Commercializing Cleantech Innovation in Mining

    Many believe mining only relates to extraction, but there are multiple steps along the journey to ensure the world has the metals it needs to operate (phones, charging stations, batteries, etc.). And with each step comes climate and environmental impacts that need to be addressed if the mining sector is to maintain social license in a net-zero world. Increased electrification is one obvious trend, but operations also need to get smarter and more efficient, empowered by new technologies better at finding and extracting ore deposits, treating wastewater, reducing waste, storing energy and managing fleets. This panel-style session will explore.

    Co-hosted by: Foresight, MaRS, and MICA

  • Discussion Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Celebrity B/C
    Carbon to Fuels: pathways and innovations

    Electrification is set to revolutionize the emissions profile of the transportation sector. However, liquid fuels are likely to remain an important energy carrier, at least for long range flights and shipping. In this session we will discuss the potential challenges and opportunities for fuels derived from captured carbon.

  • Networking Session
    Networking Break
  • Landscape Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Celebrity D
    What’s next for carbon accounting in 2022? A 'trenches’ view' from the Standards/Regulatory agencies

    This session will provide insights as to the direction of travel for the accounting of GHG emissions, based on interactions with regulators and on the accelerating importance of PCAF (the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials) for our audiences

    Co-hosted By: Persefoni

  • Showcase Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Celebrity B/C
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch

    Up to six companies will present to us their innovation, their vision, and the impact they can make in the next five to ten years. Companies in this session have solutions related to two of our most precious resources – air and water

  • Networking Session
    Networking Lunch

    Lunch will be served in the general networking area, with seating inside and outside.

  • Building teams, fit for purpose for the 2020s

    In an informal discussion-style session, during the lunch-break, come join a discussion on hiring talent, something regarded as an acute problem today. The group will share broader thoughts on how the market for talent will likely develop during the 2020s, with what implications for team-building.

  • Landscape Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Celebrity D
    Battery Recycling: an emerging market opportunity

    In this panel-style session, you will have the opportunity to get up to date on the battery recycling market. Gain insights from Cleantech Group’s work on the subject, alongside some guest speakers

  • Discussion Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Discussion Sessions and Roundtables

    We’ve missed interaction. This time block will allow for a series of interactive and informal discussion sessions. Want to suggest a topic to lead a discussion on? Please get in touch via forums@cleantech.com

  • Networking Session
    Networking Break
  • Celebrity D
    Emerging opportunities and challenges for EV charging

    As electric vehicles move to mass market adoption over the next decade, charging infrastructure will need to rapidly expand. Thinking about EV charging in terms of destination charging, rather than replicating the gasoline model, several opportunities and challenges are emerging across multi-family dwellings, hotels, retail, mobility service providers, energy management, utilities, etc. This session will explore the evolving state of the EV charging market and what solutions will be needed to make charging ubiquitous and minimize costs for all stakeholders.

  • Celebrity D
    The Final Wrap

    Join us for a brief final wrap-up of the in person program of the 2022 Cleantech Forum San Francsico. Remember the digital program will have live sessions next week, featuring different subjects and other great companies presenting and that connections can be made through our digtial app/platform with both in person and digital participants until February 11

  • Closing Reception

    Thank you for being with us.

On-Screen Agenda

From Commitments to Actions: the sprint to net zero

We’re building an exciting live digital agenda to bring our on-screen participants and our in-person ticketholders (plus their colleagues) the trends, technologies and companies that will be defining our future.

  • The on-screen agenda is separate from the in-person agenda happening in Palm Springs, but the focus on innovative companies, emerging technologies and big ideas stays the same. Plus, you’ll be able to connect with on-screen attendees as well as the in-person ones, anytime between 24 January and 11 February.
  • Live sessions will take place on-screen in four time blocks of approximately 2.5-3 hours each. Please look at the agenda below to note the first will be on 25 January (11:30a.m.-2 p.m. PT) and the other three are scheduled for 1,2 and 3 February (9:00 a.m.- 12:00 PT).

January 25, 2022

denotes Moderator
  • From Commitments to Actions: reflections on the road ahead, post-COP 26

    During the opening session, Cleantech Group will help you get set for the year ahead, providing its typical tour of our innovation ecosystem, highlighting the key innovation topics and investment trends, as well as some of the key players, to pay attention to in the year(s) ahead. We will also help you get set for digital participation and our top tips on how to get the most from it, across the next two and a half weeks

  • Networking Session
    Randomized Networking

    In these time-blocks, you will find yourselves in a series of short zoom breakouts with 3-4 people at a time, to recreate that feeling of meeting people at the in person coffee bar, between sessions.

  • Showcase Session
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch

    We will use innovation showcases as one of the ways in which to make innovation companies (those taking actions and risks, while other dangerously dither) a core focus of our Forum, as usual

  • Discussion Session
    Carbon Management: the market opportunities

    In an informal discussion-style session, leading thinkers in this space will pull apart the leading carbon management strategies/schools of thought and look closely at the potential market opportunities as they relate to venture investing.

    Co-hosted by: Evok Innovations

February 1, 2022

denotes Moderator
  • Spotlighting Action-Takers: Maersk

    This morning we have the opportunity to hear direct from Maersk, not only a leader of their industry (container shipping) but a company that is clearly taking action on the three-decade sprint to net zero.

  • Spotlighting Action-Takers: the US Department of Energy

    This morning we have the opportunity to hear direct from the US Loan Programs office and an update on their $40 billion funding programs. The department is focused on building a bridge to commercial financing for technologies that are ready to scale the transition to a global clean energy economy.

  • Networking Session
    Randomized Networking

    In these time-blocks, you will find yourselves in a series of short zoom breakouts with 3-4 people at a time, to recreate that feeling of meeting people at the in person coffee bar, between sessions.

  • Showcase Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch

    We will use innovation showcases as one of the ways in which to make innovation companies (those taking actions and risks, while other dangerously dither) a core focus of our Forum, as usual.

  • PARALLEL SESSION
    Minimizing Methane: The Fastest Route to Decarbonization

    The global warming potential of methane released unburned into the atmosphere is estimated to be more than 80 times higher than CO2 within the first 20 years of its life cycle in the atmosphere. Given its harmful capacity, measures to reduce methane released in the atmosphere are highly effective over the critical short to medium-time frame. Methane abatement is being addressed by a range of new processes, techniques, and market-based solutions across the energy, materials, and agricultural sectors. The workshop will discuss responsibly sourced gas initiatives as well as new market-based approaches and technology platforms being developed to measure, manage, and reduce methane emissions.

    Co-hosted by: Xpansiv

  • Discussion Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Informal Discussions/Workshops

    In this time block, we will offer 1-2 more informal discussion sessions – where the goal will be to allow our participants to come off mute and join the live exchange.

February 2, 2022

denotes Moderator
  • US Policy perspectives: One Year on

    We ended our 2021 virtual Forum, a day after Biden’s inauguration as US President, with a panel speculating on what that might mean for the US, at federal and state level, and its engagement with the climate crisis. This morning we will examine where we are one year on, with some of the same panelists

  • Networking Session
    Randomized Networking

    In these time-blocks, you will find yourselves in a series of short zoom breakouts with 3-4 people at a time, to recreate that feeling of meeting people at the in person coffee bar, between sessions.

  • PARALLEL SESSION
    The Development of Efficiency and Transparency in the Voluntary Carbon Markets

    Key participants in the creation, valuation, and trade of voluntary carbon credits will discuss their views on carbon prices, the differences between the types of available solutions, and managing risks around measurement, verification, and certification.

    Co-hosted by: TD Securities

  • Showcase Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Innovation Showcase: Ones to Watch

    We will use innovation showcases as one of the ways in which to make innovation companies (those taking actions and risks, while other dangerously dither) a core focus of our Forum, as usual.

  • PARALLEL SESSION
    Offshore Wind in the US: the emerging opportunity and lessons from the North Sea

    Driven by falling offshore wind prices, federal action, and state-level commitments, the US offshore wind market is projected to undergo a period of acceleration. Having developed its firm commercial project in 2016, the US is over 15 years behind Europe in development and woudl do well to aggressively take on learnings from the North Sea. This session will explore how the US will capitalise on these earlier regional developments and will dive into the role innovative technologies and business must have as the US looks to looks to take the market to deeper waters.

    Co-hosted by: Flanders Investment and Trade

  • Discussion Session
    PARALLEL SESSION
    Informal Discussions/Workshops

    In this time block, we will offer 1-2 more informal discussion sessions – where the goal will be to allow our participants to come off mute and join the live exchange.

February 3, 2022

denotes Moderator
  • 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030: a progress report on Google’s commitment

    As we search out those who have truly moved from commitments into action, Google will provide us a 1-year later update on progress toward their goal of operating on 24/7 carbon-free energy, at all of their data centers, cloud regions and campuses worldwide by 2030.

  • Networking Session
    Randomized Networking

    In these time-blocks, you will find yourselves in a series of short zoom breakouts with 3-4 people at a time, to recreate that feeling of meeting people at the in person coffee bar, between sessions.

  • PARALLEL SESSION
    Scaling Innovations for the Hydrogen Economy: pathways, from here to 2050

    As the hydrogen market takes shape as a key enbaler of global decarbonization, efforts are now underway to ensure all parts of the value-chain can scale up at the rate needed to match supply and demand. Over this decade, emerging applications including heavy-duty transportation and maritime as well as supportive distribution infrastructure require significant technological innovation to ensure the “chicken and egg” issue between supply and demand is resolved. This workshop, hosted by SoCalGas will highlight some of these promising technologies and will address the viability of hydrogen as a decarbonization pathway looking out to 2050.

    Co-hosted by: SoCalGas

  • PARALLEL SESSION
    The Circular Economy Revolution: where are we?

    What is the role of clean technologies in circular innovation? How is circular innovation key to help us reach GHG emissions reductions goals? What are the main challenges that circular innovation start-ups face when they scale up (capex intensive activity, supply chain, quality of raw materials, etc.)?

    Co-hosted by: Cycle Capital

  • Catching up with the Amazon Climate Pledge Fund

    The funding environment for promising cleantech companies has significantly changed over the last two years, with the arrival of very large funds such as the Amazon Climate Pledge Fund. We will end our 2022 program with the opportunity to get caught up with the Fund and its recent investments, and its perspectives on the go-forward

Travel / Platform

5 January 2022 Update

We will be proceeding with the in person event, albeit strengthening our health protocols in two ways – please see this message from our CEO

Venue

The 2022 Forum takes place at The Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas, Rancho Mirage (less than 10 miles from Palm Springs), a beautiful and spacious resort with stunning outdoor scenery.

Secure your reservation at the current special price of $269 (pre-tax) / night – offer ends 7 January 2022. 

For the latest hotel room availability and information, please click on the reservation button below.

Please note that rooms are limited and we fully expect our hotel block to sell out. We encourage you to book your room as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to a live representative at the resort, please call 1-877-253-0041 and reference Cleantech Forum Group Code 202183.

IMPORTANT NOTE: here are COVID-19 updates and what to expect at the hotel, as well as Cleantech Group’s Covid Policy.

If you have any questions, reach out directly to us at forums@cleantech.com for the latest information on our hotel block.

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

71-333 Dinah Shore Drive

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

United States

__________________________

Platform

Our digital event platform is called Swapcard. It’s an easy-to-use intuitive system that helps you meet the right people, exchange information and set up meetings.

  • You can build your own agenda and get reminders about the sessions you want to attend. And, if you miss a session, you can watch the recording or download the presentation until 11 February 2022.
  • If you’re an entrepreneur, corporate or investor, you can also set up your own virtual booth complete with your company’s video and presentation so other attendees can learn more about you.

Have a look at this video for a short introduction to Swapcard and all the ways you can use it. A week before the event starts, we’ll send an email with access to Swapcard to everyone who registers for the in-person and on-screen programs. It takes just a few minutes to add your photo,  background information and create your virtual booth

 

 

Speakers

Sponsors

Sponsorship Increases Your Visibility

We’re grateful to our sponsors for making Cleantech Forum San Francisco possible.

Our sponsors and partners benefit from increased visibility and global networking opportunities. Every sponsorship package is bespoke to make the most of your organization’s goals.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact us at forumsf@cleantech.com to discuss opportunities.

   

Guidelines on ticket types and discounts

Please start by deciding between in-person or digital tickets. Then find out if you qualify for a discount in our section on Available Discounts.

Whichever ticket you choose, you’ll have access to the combined list of in-person and digital attendees plus opportunities to network, set-up meetings, attend on-line sessions and download recordings and presentations through our digital event platform.

Headline pricing:

 

Scroll down for full information on ticket types.

There are only 300 in-person guest tickets, for the Palm Springs part of the Forum, so book early to avoid disappointment. We expect to sell out in December.

Ticket allocation is limited in each of three categories of attendees:

  • innovators
  • investors and corporates
  • all others.

At least 75% of tickets will be allocated to innovators and investors or corporates. And at least 50% of innovator places will be for US companies.

  • Aside from sponsors, we are limiting the number of tickets available per organization to two, but we reserve the right to reduce the number to one at our discretion in the future.
  • All in-person registrations must comply with our Covid policy

On 10 January, there were less than 30 tickets remaining for open sale (down from 40 one week ago)

  • Less than 10 for innovators**
  • Less than 15 for investors/corporates
  • Less than 5 for all others

**To retain the correct geographical balance for our US Forum, innovator tickets are now only available to non-US companies by exception.

Cleantech Group reserves the right to amend or reject and fully refund a reservation if a quota has been exceeded or a wrong category is used in registration.

 

In-Person and Digital Tickets – in summary

 

 

Already Registered

 

In-person tickets

                 Regular                                Innovator                        Investor/Corporate

Register Here Register Here Register Here

 

Digital tickets

                 Regular                                Innovator                        Investor/Corporate

Register Here Register Here Register Here

 

Need some help?

Our FAQs explain the in-person and digital formats of this event. Or get in touch via forumsf@cleantech.com

Available Discounts

All discounts are offered via online registration and payment, unless otherwise agreed by Cleantech Group.

Discounts are available to the following people:

  • Cleantech Group subscribers: Our subscribers receive a discount off the registration fee. You must register with the email address you use to log into i3. If you have any issues with your subscriber discount, please email us at forumsf@cleantech.com.
    • For the digital program, there is a flat $100 discount.
    • For the in-person program, the usual $300 discount is offered after 22 November. A discount of $800 applies to registration before 8 November and $500 after November 8 but on or before November 22.
    • You can find more information about our services and subscription offerings here.
  • A loyalty discount for recent Cleantech Forum San Francisco attendees: We think it’s fair to reward people who have registered as a paying attendee for at least one Forum in the last three years. This discount applies only to an in-person ticket but does NOT apply to innovation companies (who already have their own flat rate)
    • The largest loyalty discount is available for registrations made on or before 8 November and a smaller discount for those on or before 22 November.
    • Loyalty discounts are not available after 23 November.
    • Do you qualify for a loyalty discount? Please email us at forumsf@cleantech.com and we’ll make sure you receive it.

Please note that only one discount type/code can be applied against the standard rates published above. Cleantech Group reserves the right to reject any registrations where a double discount has been applied or the individual was not entitled to use a discount code.

Volunteering

Are you in business school or a graduate program? Apply to volunteer at the in-person part of the 2022 Cleantech Forum San Francisco in Palm Springs on 24-26 January and get access to unique networking and learning opportunities.

Please note that this opportunity is open to those still in school, with occasional exceptions made for recent graduates.

Media

Media registration is by invitation only and is only available for the digital part of the Forum.  For a media pass, please contact us.

Terms & Conditions

For the full list of terms and conditions, please click here. Here is a summary of the key provisions:

Substitutions:

  • A request to transfer a registration (be that for an in person or a digital ticket) to a colleague should be made by giving written notice, anytime up to two working days before the event start date, via email to forums@cleantech.com.
  • Cleantech Group reserves the right to deny a request for such a substitution, but will not unreasonably do so.

Cancellation by You:

Participants wishing to cancel their registration must do so in writing via email to forums@cleantech.com; Applicable refunds (or future credits) for participant cancellations are outlined as follows:

In Person tickets

  • Up to and including Friday 10 December, 80% will be refunded on cancellations by participants (or 100% can be applied as a credit towards a future Cleantech Group event registration fee to be used within 12 months of the cancellation date).
  • Up to and including Thursday 23 December, 50% will be refunded on cancellations by participants (or 75% can be applied as a credit towards a future Cleantech Group event registration fee to be used within 12 months of the cancellation date)
  • From Friday 24 December (1 month before the event), no refunds will be due on cancellations by participants

Digital tickets

  • No refunds for online/virtual events are available. Tickets can be transferred as above.

Changes or Delays to In Person Events:

  • All our events are built with the ability to deliver them, even if we have to convert in person experiences to virtual ones.
  • If Cleantech Group changes or delays an event that is either wholly or partially in person, be that due to Covid-19 or some other reason that renders this necessary to ensure the event’s viability and/or participants’ safety, our standard terms and conditions do not oblige Cleantech Group to refund, but to deliver equivalent value.
  • That will be achieved either from a future credit for the full value of what was not delivered (usable within 12 months) or, in the case where an in- person event (be that the whole or part of the overall event) is converted to online, the ticket type will be converted and the number of tickets will be increased to deliver equivalent value.

Cancellation by Cleantech Group

  • In the unlikely event where Cleantech Group chooses to cancel an event, a full refund would be owed except in the case where an event is cancelled, through no fault of Cleantech Group (e.g. a force majeure event).
  • This is a standard and necessary protection across the event industry (particularly aimed at the situation where a very late cancellation is forced upon the organizer/host at which point all the time and costs for hosting the event have been expended).

 

COVID-19 Policy

5 January 2022 Update

We will be proceeding with the in person event, albeit strengthening our health protocols in two ways – please see this message from our CEO

Please view this link here to understand the actions we are taking to keep our attendees safe and comfortable for the In-Person part of our 2022 forum.