Energy conference coming to JCCSF

Registration has begun for the inaugural Jewish Response to the Energy Challenge conference, which will bring together leading Jewish energy innovators to share ideas and strategies critical to transitioning to a clean-energy economy.

Also known as J-REC, the event will take place Nov. 8 at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

Through speakers and breakout sessions, the conference will explore how the Jewish community can play a leading role in the movement to accelerate economic development, bolster national security for the United States and Israel, and improve quality of life in an environmentally sustainable way.

Invited speakers include Richard Sideman, president of the American Jewish Committee; JB Straubel, chief technical officer of Tesla Motors, makers of the high-performance electric sports car; and Anne Korin, chair of the Set America Free Coalition, which focuses on reducing oil dependence and increasing energy security for the U.S.

The conference is organized by AJC’s New Generation program, ACCESS, which aims to prepare young professionals to engage U.S. policymakers and opinion leaders around the world on issues of concern to the global Jewish community.

Cost is $45 for general admission, $35 for students and nonprofit professionals. For more information about the conference or to register, visit