• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Agora Activities

Special events and activities happening at the Innovation Agora throughout CERAWeek

    NEW! Clean Energy Commons

    A lively space in the Agora where serendipity happens! Grab a beverage and a snack and network in this casual gathering space surrounded by innovative partner experiences and Agora sessions including Studios, Pods, Hubs, and Lyceum Labs – all accessed directly from the Commons. 

    Meet with The U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office (LPO) and discover new technologies and solutions in the Clean Tech Accelerator Experience rooms hosted by: 

    • Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI) 
    • 8 Rivers 
    • Ecopetrol 
    • Mitsubishi Heavy industries

    Agora Partner Houses

    Explore exciting glimpses of the future in the CERAWeek Agora Partner Houses. Stop in on your own or sign up for a tour with one of our guides to immersive yourself in showcased technologies from our Partners that are transforming the energy industry. 

    Tours will take place Monday-Thursday, are approximately one-hour with delegates spending approximately ten minutes in each House — and are only available to delegates.

    Conference-wide and focused receptions

    To enhance engagement and foster relationships, the Innovation Agora will host select Conference-wide receptions, a series of focused receptions in the Hubs, as well as the Agora Partner House receptions taking place on Tuesday evening.

    Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI) Energy Ventures Pitch Competition

    Wednesday March 8, 2023 I 10:00AM-3:00PM 

    The annual Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI) Energy Ventures pitch competition brings together key members of the energy industry, investors, and startups to showcase the critical innovations and emerging technologies that create value from the world’s transition to low-carbon energy systems. 

    Start-ups and entrepreneurs with businesses providing cleaner and more sustainable energy while also meeting global energy needs reliably and affordably will compete for non-dilutive cash prizes and awards from TEX-E/Greentown Labs, SLB, HX Ventures, and more. In addition, Chevron will consider all finalists for inclusion in their Chevron Technology Ventures Catalyst program, as they did in the inaugural year of the competition.

    Agora Pod Program

    Engage with start-up entrepreneurs, innovators, and technologists in the Agora Presentation Pods. 

    Offering a powerful spectrum of innovations and approaches to solving the world’s greatest energy challenges, our Agora Pod Program features 200+ thirty-minute presentations by CEOs and founders of early-stage energy technology companies, running concurrently throughout the week.

    Innovation Agora Tech Corridor

    A new and exciting addition to our program will be our Innovation Agora Tech Corridor. Located in the middle of the action, this dedicated space will give delegates a chance to speak with a number of our Agora Pod presenters in a more relaxed and interactive setting. Pod presenters will be stationed in the Tech Corridor throughout the week in select time blocks for visits and conversations. Stop by for a visit!

    Book Signings

    The Hydrogen Revolution: A Blueprint for the Future of Clean Energy, by Marco Alvera

    Choice of Leonardo Da Vinci or Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson

    Our Common Values: Waging Peace through Commerce by Design, by Bill McDonough

    Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology, by Chris Miller 

    Overreach: How China Derailed its Peaceful Rise, by Susan Shirk 

    Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest, by Angela Stent

    Fixing the Climate: Strategies for an Uncertain World, by David Victort

    Stop Playing Safe, by Margie Warrell

    The New Map, by Dan Yergin

    Social Media Hub

    Social @ CERAWeek 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CERAWeek 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ceraweek/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CERAWeek/  

    Please join the conversation before, during and after CERAWeek using @CERAWeek, #CERAWeek and #CWAgora. On-site, please visit the Social Hub in the CERAWeek Innovation Agora Atrium (George R. Brown Convention Center, Level 3) to learn about CERAWeek’s social media.