Presenting your poster at the Innovation Expo

The BERC Innovation Expo will be held on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your ideas, research, thesis, or project to the entire community and win a cash reward. People from all trades of energy will be attending the poster session. From energy financiers to startup founders, from world-renowned scientists to community members curious about the energy sector, this poster session will expose you to people from all walks of the industry, and potentially even your next employer. BERC Summit registration is free for accepted poster presenters, and we’ll even print the posters for you!


Target Audience: Members of the energy community, University of California Berkeley, and the public at large. Posters and presentations should both make an impression on the judges and be understandable to the majority of Expo attendees.

Project Parameters: A good project is at a point where outcomes or conclusions can be reported, and a question is being answered. Projects are welcome from departments that have traditionally participated (engineering, chemistry, energy and resources group) as well as other departments (public policy, business, law, CNR, etc.). If you have questions about the fit of a potential project, please email the address below.

Design Specifications: For participation in the Innovation Expo, a separate abstract and poster will need to be submitted. All abstracts and posters are subject to approval. Your abstract should be around 250 words in length and include Title and Author Information, Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. For BERC to print your poster it must be submitted in PDF format, size 36″ x 48″ (or 48” x 36”). We cannot print any other sizes or formats. We cannot provide any quality control for your poster regarding picture quality etc. If you bring your own poster, we can be more flexible with the poster size.

Judging: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place poster prizes will be determined by a panel of expert judges. Judging criteria will be announced and posted on this page at a later date. There will also be an "Attendee Favorite" award for the research poster which gets the most audience votes at the Innovation Expo on February 22nd, 2018.  Winners of the poster contest will be announced at the BERC Summit conference on Friday, February 23rd, 2018. The winners will be splitting a total prize pot of $2500!

at this time We are no longer accepting poster submissions

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