2018: Innovation in Waste Management
For the 5th annual Resources Roundtable, BERC is hosting a one-day symposium of Bay Area innovators in the waste and materials management space for sharing of ideas and best practices. This event will bring together entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, academics and hands-on practitioners in and around Berkeley to learn from each other and share their work. In addition to selected speakers, we’ll be hosting a panel session of experts and stakeholders and an open table session in the afternoon for direct collaboration and networking opportunities. Details and speaker lists to follow soon!
2017: Feeding the World at 9 Billion
Last year’s event tackled the triple threat of climate change, soil degradation, and water shortage are increasingly pressuring our food systems. Meanwhile, human population continues to grow exponentially in some of the world’s most resource-constrained areas. The question looms: how can we feed an ever-expanding population in the face of persistent environmental degradation? During this event, we will look at two salient challenges: optimizing agricultural yields and meeting the world’s protein needs. The event will feature two panels, as well as two keynotes and a round of lightning talks from emerging tech companies in the food and ag space.