The Innovation Agora @ CERAWeek is a vibrant and interactive marketplace of ideas on energy innovation and emerging technologies. This exciting program includes opportunities to learn, connect, and create.
The Agora is dedicated to advancing solutions to the greatest challenges facing our energy and environmental future. It brings together a community of technologists, startup entrepreneurs, VCs and investors, thought leaders, policy makers, and corporate innovators—all committed to exploring new pathways for lower emissions, affordability and reliability.
Our focus is on transformational technologies—from hydrogen and clean power generation to CCS, advanced nuclear, e-mobility, generative AI and digitalization, quantum computing, robotics, drones, blockchain, additive manufacture, reimagined smart grids, cities of the future and more. We also explore the workforce and skills needed to advance these.
Our formats include:
Agora Studios – Dialogues among innovation leaders on emerging and disruptive technologies. Voices of Innovation – Up-close conversations with foremost innovators and thought leaders.
Agora Hubs – Dedicated zones for sharing ideas and insights, exploring the technology frontiers around a central theme and topic area. Each Hub includes Meetups, displays and demonstrations, Discovery Pods for start-ups and presentations and receptions and informal meetings for connections.
Agora Pods – Start-ups and innovators showcase new ideas, technologies and innovations across the energy ecosystem.
Learning Lyceum – High-impact learning on emerging topics through engagement, collaboration and timely briefings.
Meetups – Small, unstructured gatherings fostering in- depth discussion around common interests and topics, led by S&P Global analysts, partners, and guests.
Agora Partner Houses – Dedicated spaces for Delegates to experience transformative technologies.
Clean Energy Commons – A space for informal interactions and connections in a casual setting with refreshments and beverages.
Clean Tech Accelerator Rooms – Dedicated spaces showcasing leading incubators and companies in the energy tech space.
Clean Tech Corridor – Featuring start-up stations where Delegates can meet entrepreneurs building promising companies.
Book Signings – An opportunity to meet and receive a personally autographed book by a leading energy authority.
As an integral part of CERAWeek, the Innovation Agora is physically located on the third level of the George R. Brown Convention Center, just across the skywalk from the Hilton Americas Hotel, and takes place simultaneously with our CERAWeek Executive Conference.