22 February 2018
Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC
The 2018 Jefferson Innovation Summit is part of the University's Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative. The invitation-only Summit will bring together corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, government officials, policy experts, academics, federal regulators and media for in-depth dialogue and workshop sessions that will inform a “policy playbook” to encourage cleantech innovation across multiple industry sectors. The three-part format will include: a seminar-style discussion in the morning modeled after the case study method practiced in the Darden classroom; a facilitated conversation over lunch to generate ideas and solutions for obstacles that arose during the morning discussion; and lastly a working afternoon session to compose constructive recommendations. The day will culminate with a celebratory dinner reception.
“The 2018 Jefferson Innovation Summit is founded on the belief that only through a critical dialogue between diverse stakeholders can we begin to take the actions needed to address our climate change challenge.”
– Michael Lenox, Faculty Director, Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative
We will be joined by Delegates from the following organizations:
  • Capital One
  • Carnegie Mellon University Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
  • Citi
  • Clean Capital
  • ClearPath
  • ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Colorado State University
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Facebook
  • Fannie Mae
  • FLIK Hospitality
  • General Motors
  • GreenTech Capital Advisors
  • Husk Power Systems
  • Intel
  • Net Impact
  • NRG Energy
  • Office of Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04)
  • Resource Environmental Solutions
  • Smart Electric Power Alliance
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
  • University of Virginia Miller Center
  • UVA Office for Sustainability
  • Walmart