Innovation Agora

With over 200 speakers, more than 130 sessions, and 6,000 participants, the Agora showcases disruptive technologies and innovations

Innovation Agora 2019

Welcome to the Innovation Agora @ CERAWeek. The Agora is an open marketplace for the exchange of ideas on energy innovation, emerging technologies and solutions. It is also a forum to learn and connect. We have an exciting program with many new features and formats designed to facilitate meaningful dialogue and stimulate new thinking. 

Agora Program Guide ⇩

The Agora program covers the range of transformational technology platforms ranging from digitalization, AI, analytics, and connectivity to robotics and drones, blockchain, agile design and additive manufacture and mobility. We have a remarkable community of technologists, investors, thought leaders, government officials and corporate innovators—all dedicated to creating new pathways and solutions for our energy future.

2019 Agora Session Formats

STUDIOS

Providing interactive dialogues with industry leaders on emerging and disruptive technologies, models of innovation and investment strategies.

PODS

Featuring deep-dive presentations in an intimate, relaxed setting including start-ups, our Energy Innovation Pioneers, case studies, and primers by leading technologists.

Voices of Innovation

Offering candid conversations with foremost and sometimes controversial thought leaders.

New in 2019 - The Lyceum @ Agora

The Lyceum is the hub for high impact learning through engagement and collaboration in two formats: 

  • LYCEUM LABS are deep dives and primers on critical topics for energy, mobility and technology executives, delivered in seminars featuring interaction and discussion 
  • LYCEUM WORKSHOPS are interactive workshops with professional facilitators, designed to explore a particular issue - using techniques including design thinking, scenarios, war games - to deliver an insightful result

Agora Experiences

Innovation Agora participants additionally network and connect with peers through: 

  • AGORA HOUSES where our Foundational Partners host personal interaction and experiential activities featuring solutions to energy and technology challenges 
  • EXPERIENCES featuring hands-on explorations of technologies. 
  • MEET-UPS where hosts encourage informal discussion of the newest technologies being implemented across the global energy industry. 
  • CAFÉ and LOUNGE providing the community with opportunities to work, connect, and explore.

Register for the Agora Only

All Agora Only passholders will have access to all sessions within the Innovation Agora.

Registration fee for the Agora (List Price): US $2,750

Register for the Agora only

Agora Pass 2019 includes:


Monday, March 11
Voices of Innovation, Studio Conversations, Pods, Lyceum and Agora Houses programming and access to the Agora Atrium, Café and Plasma Lounge, beginning with Voices of Innovation: 12:30 – 6:30 PM; followed by CERAWeek conference-wide Opening Reception in the Agora Atrium: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, March 12
Voices of Innovation, Studio Conversations, Pods, Lyceum and Agora Houses programming beginning with breakfast, as well as access to the Agora Atrium, Café and Plasma Lounge: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, March 13
Voices of Innovation, Studio Conversations, Pods, Lyceum and Agora Houses programming beginning with breakfast, as well as access to the Agora Atrium, Café and Plasma Lounge: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM.

Thursday, March 14
Voices of Innovation, Studio Conversations, Pods, Lyceum and Agora Houses programming beginning with breakfast, as well as access to the Agora Atrium, Café and Plasma Lounge: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Agora Passholders are invited to attend the CERAWeek Executive Conference programming beginning at 4:30 PM including the CERAWeek reception and dinner on Thursday, March 14, and all programming on Friday, March 15.

Agora Agenda

The Agora agenda includes topics from the new world of innovation – from AI and machine learning to e-mobility, robotics, digital ledgers, additive manufacturing, connectivity, cloud and digital technology – that are transforming the energy future.

View the full Innovation Agora agenda

Agora Speakers

We are proud to host this exciting community of thought leaders and executives from start-ups, technologists, investors, academics, energy companies, and policy-makers – all dedicated to shared learning and exploration.

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Agora Partners

CERAWeek Agora Partners help to build a culture of idea exchange, learning, and relationship-building as we explore new ideas and technologies impacting the energy future. Our Partners support and help make possible the Innovation Agora program through contributions to thought leadership and topic development – and directly benefit from the enthusiasm and excitement of the Agora immersive experiences and dynamic environment.

Agora Partners are provided special codes to use to invite technologists, early-stage companies, partners, colleagues, and clients, to participate in ALL Agora sessions as their invited guests. We encourage Partners to invite companies and contacts who would contribute to this vibrant and dynamic environment and community. 

Additionally, we have allocated a limited number of complimentary Agora Passes that are available through a special Application to Attend

  • Agora Foundational

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Contact us for more information on becoming an Agora Partner

For more information on becoming an Agora Partner please email the CERAWeek Partner Program (ceraweek@ihsmarkit.com) or call Tammy Nelson:+1 303 736 3208