Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative Begins BERC Symposium Online

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Tickets Selling Fast, New Keynote Announced

The BERC Symposium, the largest student-run energy event in the West, kicks off Thursday evening on the UC Berkeley campus. For energy professionals who cannot join the event in person, the event has already begun with the new online “prEsymposium” at

The exclusive online content includes a question-and-answer video with Alex Laskey, the president and founder of Opower. Participants from around the country submitted questions online, and Laskey answered by video. The online symposium will also include spotlight videos on the energy and environmental work of many UC Berkeley departments, and a video interview with Nat Goldhaber, the managing director of Claremont Creek Ventures.

Tickets to the Innovation Expo and Symposium are selling fast at The Innovation Expo will feature over 50 cutting-edge technical presentations from researchers around the university. The Innovation Expo takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, at the MLK Student Union at UC Berkeley.

BERC is also proud to announce a new keynote presentation for the Symposium on Friday, October 19. Leading energy investor Nancy Pfund, the founder and managing director of DBL Investors, will address the conference at lunch. A full listing of conference content is available online:

Tickets can be purchased at

About BERC
The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) is a multidisciplinary network of students, alumni, faculty, industry professionals and advisors at UC Berkeley. We seek to turn world-leading research into world-changing solutions by tackling tough and timely energy and environmental challenges. BERC’s mission is to connect, educate, and engage its members in order to foster innovation and action.

We connect nearly 3,000 members as a part of a broad, cross-disciplinary network of students, faculty and professionals in energy and resources; educate students about cutting edge work in energy and resources through events, lectures, and treks; and engage members by providing opportunities to collaborate on real-world projects.

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