Present your poster at the Innovation Expo!

The BERC Energy Summit is now accepting submissions for posters to present at the annual BERC Innovation Expo on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your ideas, research, thesis, or project to the entire community. 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!

Guidelines for Abstracts and Posters

Theme: Energy innovation

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 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 are able to 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 23rd, 2017.  Winners of the poster contest will be announced at the BERC Summit conference on Friday, February 24th, 2017. 

The final deadline to submit your abstract is February 3, 2017 by 5pm, and the final poster deadline is February 10, 2017 by 5pm.

  • Early abstract submissions are due Friday December 23rd, 2016, by 5pm. Those who submit early will receive a coaching session with one of our judges prior to the Innovation Expo. 

  • Link to form for submission of abstract:

  • Email address to submit final posters or ask questions:

  • Poster size and format requirements: 36″ x 48“ and PDF (other sizes and formats cannot be printed by us)

  • Total prize pool: $5000