May 4th - 5th, 2016Tesla FactoryFremont, CA

About the World Energy Innovation Forum

The World Energy Innovation Forum (WEIF), chaired by industry leader Ira Ehrenpreis, convenes the who’s-who in the energy innovation sector to discuss the important energy issues and opportunities of our time. The event will host the leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporates, policymakers, and other prominent members of the energy ecosystem for two days of conversation, dialogue, and networking.

Attendees will have the extraordinary opportunity to hear first-hand from Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, who will help kick off this year’s Forum.

The Forum will feature many other key leaders in the energy innovation sector, all of whom will take to the podium to address the pivotal energy issues and opportunities of our time.

This event marries the best in thought-provoking discussion with the best in industry networking in the most exciting venue in our industry.

Venue: The Telsa Factory, Fremont, CA


In May of 2010, Tesla purchased the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California from New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. By combining top Silicon Valley engineering talent with the best automotive talent within a proven manufacturing facility, Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transportation by building a full line of increasingly affordable electric vehicles.

The Tesla Factory has returned thousands of jobs to the area and is capable of producing 1,000 cars a week. Production of the Model S began in mid-2012. Tesla launched its crossover vehicle, the Model X, in September.



7:30AM - 8:30AM
Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30AM - 9:00AM
Chairman's Welcome
9:00AM - 12:15PM
Mainstage Speakers
12:15PM - 1:45PM
Networking Luncheon
1:45PM - 5:00PM
Mainstage Speakers
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Networking Reception
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Dinner & Entertainment
7:30AM - 9:00AM
Networking Breakfast
9:00AM - 12:15PM
Mainstage Speakers
12:15PM - 12:30PM
Chairman's Closing
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Networking Luncheon w/ Musical Entertainment
1:30PM - 5:00PM
Tesla Test Drives & Factory Tours

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Ira Ehrenpreis

Forum Chairman
Managing Partner, DBL Partners


Elon Musk

Tesla Motors & SpaceX


Steven Chu

12th United States Secretary of Energy

Stanford University

Professor of Physics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

George Shultz

Former U.S. Secretary of State
Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow

Ray Mabus

United States Navy

Secretary of the Navy

Arun Majumdar

Stanford University

Jay Precourt Professor
Former VP Energy Google, Founding Director ARPA E

Nancy Pfund

DBL Partners

Managing Partner

Lyndon Rive



Dan Arvizu

National Science Board


Precourt Energy Scholar

Stanford University

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