Nearly 200 attendees from Government, Industry, Academia, Venture Finance Representatives and Media gathered to discuss how technology and innovation can play a positive role in the fight against climate change.

Event Overview

As the world looks to take more urgent action on climate change, the United States will play a key role. For years the U.S. has struggled to pass federal climate legislation but in August 2022, the U.S. Senate passed The Inflation Reduction Act, which included bold measures to fight climate change and cut US carbon emissions by 40% by 2030, resulting in significant implications for global greenhouse gas emissions and the U.S.’ standing in the world.

As the U.S. emerges from the pandemic, it is our shared responsibility to deliver a green and digital recovery and ensure U.S. cities, major emission contributors, become smarter and more sustainable. This conference will bring together a range of stakeholders, including city, state and federal government representatives, as well as national and international businesses, to elevate the role of technology in the fight against climate change. We will examine the various initiatives by technology companies to reduce their own carbon emissions, and explore ways technology can become an enabler to drive climate action throughout U.S. cities. The conference will also examine the work to date by the federal government and city governments, and the resources available to businesses to help support wider climate goals.

Congresswomen Norton

“Climate change threatens millions of Americans and billions of people around the world. Technology and innovation can play a significant role in our climate action, but they must be utilized responsibly. This conference is a good opportunity for stakeholders to come together and take action.”

~ Congresswomen Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. House of Representatives.

Key Discussion Themes

Future Networks and Enabling Technologies

U.S. Climate Change Recovery

Climate Action Leadership in Business and Government

Funding the U.S. Climate Goals

Thank you to our Speakers

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Co-Chair of the Senate Climate Change Task Force

U.S. Senate
Congresswomen Norton
Congresswomen, Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Chair of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Carter
Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA)

Member of the Select Committee on Climate Change and Vice Chair of the Communications and Technology Committee

U.S. House of Representatives*
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Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee

U.S. House of Representatives*
Geoffrey Starks


Federal Communications Commission
Vanessa Chan
Dr. Vanessa Chan

Chief Commercialization Officer and Director of the Office of Technology Transitions

U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Robert Hampshire
Dr. Robert Hampshire

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Innovation; and Chief Science Officer

U.S. Department of Transportation
Sonia Brubaker
Sonia Brubaker

Chief Resilience Officer

City of Miami
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Shelby Rust Busó

Chief Sustainability Officer

City of San Diego
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Akshay Malik

Smart Cities Director

City of Philadelphia
Daniel Conner
Daniel Conner

Chief of Staff at Department of Energy & Environment

The District of Columbia
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Sasha Mackler

Executive Director of the Energy Program

Bipartisan Policy Center
David L
David Lieberman

Director, U.S. Government Relations

Bentley Systems
Alison Pascale
Alison Pascale

Senior Policy Strategist

Volkswagen Group of America
Tom Lawler
Tom Lawler

Executive Director

Digital Climate Alliance
Nathalie Capati
Nathalie Capati

CEO and Co-Founder

Jasmine Energy
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Rika Nakazawa

Best-selling Author | Technologist

Conference Rapporteur
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Rebecca Klar

Tech Reporter

The Hill
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Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

Climate Behavioral Scientist | TV Contributor | Author | CEO

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James Maloney

Founder and Managing Partner

Tiger Hill Partners
Jim Connaughton
Jim Connaughton,

Chairman of the Board

Nautilus Data Technologies
Amy Serpliss
Amy Serpliss

Federal Solutions

Schnieder Electric
Josh Sawislak
Josh Sawislak

Managing Director

Deloitte Consulting LLC
Denise Lee
Denise Lee

Vice President Engineering Sustainability Office

Shiva Goel

Legal Advisor

Federal Communications Commission
Brent Skorup

Senior Research Fellow

Mercatus Center, George Mason University
David Lu
David Lu

CEO and Co-Founder

Clarity Movement Co.
*Virtual Representation


The full conference agenda will be made available shortly. To discuss ways to share your story and join the day’s activities, please contact
Tom Chinnock at:
or +44 (0) 7785 795 015.

Event Partners

Digital Twin Partner

Public Policy Partner

Auto Partner

Clean Energy Attribution Partner

Associate Partner

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Strategic Partner

Media Partner

Accomodation Partner

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If you are interested in becoming an event partner, please contact:

Simon Hayman at or +44 (0) 7949 349 328.

If you are interested in becoming an event partner, please contact:

Simon Hayman at / +44 (0) 7949 349 328.

This conference supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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Event Venue

National Press Club

Washington D.C., U.S.A


For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Tom Chinnock using any of the details below:

Tel: +44 (0) 7785 795 015

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