Tuesday, September 17

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM -11:15 AM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stanley Whittingham

Past, Present and Future of Batteries

Sam Jaffe, Cairn ERA: Next-Gen Battery Market Overview

Session One: Next-Gen Battery Markets

Moderator: Doug Campbell, CEO, Solid Power

  • James McKinney, BMW: Next-gen batteries for automotive applications

  • Greg Roberts, Facebook Oculus: Battery Needs for wearable VR devices

  • Craig Horne, Swinerton Renewables: Alternatives to Lithium ion in stationary energy storage

  • Peter Savagian, SVP, Engineering, Ampaire: Batteries to Enable E-Aviation

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Coffee Break

Session Two: Silicon/Carbon Anode Problems and Solutions 

Moderator: Sam Jaffe, Cairn ERA

  • Craig Weich, Sila Nanotechnologies: Approaches to Si-based Composites

  • Jeff Norris, Paraclete Energy: Overcoming First Cycle Loss in High Capacity Si Anodes

  • David Salem, Trion Energy Solutions: A Novel Approach to High Capacity Si/C Material

  • Sujeet Kumar, CEO, Zenlabs Energy: High Energy Electrodes

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM



Nicolo Brambilla, Nanoramic Laboratories: Binderless Electrodes for Batteries and Ultracapacitors

Session Three: Li Metal Anode Problems and Solutions

Moderator: Seth Miller, Cairn ERA

  • Doug Campbell, Solid Power: Solving the Problems of Solid State Batteries

  • Yuri Mihayalik, Sion Power: Li metal for High Energy Batteries

  • Steve Visco, Polyplus: Glass electrolytes for li metal anode batteries

  • Marina Yakovleva, Livent: Li Metal Anode Printing

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Session Four: Next-Gen Batteries Supply Chain Issues

Moderator: Emily Hersh, DCDB Group

  • Francine Sullivan, REC Silicon: The Silicon Supply Chain

  • Chad Hall, Ioxus: The Supercapacitor Supply Chain

  • Dan Blondal, NanoOne: Nanoengineering Cathodes for Li Ion

  • Robert Mintak, Standard Lithium: Extracting Ultra Pure Lithium

Reception and Drinks