as of March 1, 2023
Subject to change
– All meetings take place at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe –

Wednesday, March 1

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Welcome Dinner
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. An Evening with Jeremy Jones
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

An award-winning snowboarder, environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author, Jeremy Jones is widely regarded among the most accomplished action sports athletes of all time. In 2007, Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters, a global cause uniting the winter sports community against climate change, before founding Jones Snowboards the following year. In addition, Jeremy recently authored The Art of Shralpinism: Lessons From the Mountains, an insightful book that shares his journey and personal approach to mountains, snow, and adventure.

Thursday, March 2

7:00 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer

Attendees and their guests are welcome to enjoy breakfast at leisure.

7:30 a.m. Conference Welcome
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

Bob O’Connor, Wilson Sonsini and Tim Woodward, Prelude Ventures

7:45 a.m. Presentation: Protect Our Winters – Mario Molina
7:55 a.m. Winterfest Goes to Sacramento Recap
8:15 a.m. Company Presentation: Nth Cycle – Megan O’Connor
8:30 a.m. Company Presentation: VEIR – Tim Heidel
8:45 a.m. The Critical Metals Gap – Sourcing from Mines to Recycling
The demand for critical metals is outstripping supply and with geo-political pressures on sourcing of key metals for the energy transition, N. America needs to develop its own sourcing. This panel will discuss the scale of the shortfall, which metals are most at risk and technologies and business models for expanding the supply – both from existing and new mines and the development of “urban mines”.

Tim Woodward, Prelude Ventures
Mark Cupta, Prelude Ventures

Amanda Hall, Summit
Mark Frayman, Orion Industrial Ventures
Alina Zagaytova, Redwood Materials
Megan O’Connor, Nth Cycle

9:30 a.m. Company Presentation: Camus Energy – Astrid Atkinson
9:45 a.m. Company Presentation: FutureProof – Alisa Valderrama
10:00 a.m. Meeting Concludes
Hosted Activities begin: Ski or Spa
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Drop-In Lunch
The Lodge at Big Springs – located at the base of Arrow and Zephyr Express lifts

Lunch vouchers will be available for both skiers and non-skiers.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Ski Race (to be confirmed)
Location TBD
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Apres Ski
The Ritz-Carlton Fireside Terrace
5:45 p.m. Shuttles Depart
The Ritz-Carlton Lobby
6:30 p.m. Reception and Dinner
Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, Truckee
9:30 p.m. After-Dinner Dancing
RMU, Truckee

Continuous shuttle service back to the Ritz-Carlton will be available.

12:00 a.m. Final Shuttle to the Ritz-Carlton

Friday, March 3

8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Foyer

Attendees and guests are welcome to enjoy breakfast at leisure.

8:30 a.m. Welcome Back
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
8:45 a.m. Modernizing and Decarbonizing the Grid
Adding ever more clean energy as we push to electrify everything will require an unprecedented investment into the transmission and distribution grids. What are the policy and business model impediments to these improvements? Where can technology be deployed to increase intelligence and drive faster decarbonization of the grid?

Veery Maxwell, Galvanize Climate Solutions

Gregg Dixon, Voltus
Molly Aeck, Georgia Power
Astrid Atkinson, Camus Energy
Tim Heidel, VEIR

9:45 a.m. Company Presentation: DryAd – Carsten Brinkschulte
10:00 a.m. Company Presentation: Quaise – Carlos Araque
10:15 a.m. Company Presentation: Droneseed – Grant Canary
10:30 a.m. Closing Remarks & Adjourn