Did you miss the Innovate Sac event earlier this week? If you did, you missed out on some great energy around scaling innovation in Sacramento around the City of Sacramento’s vision of The Sacramento Urban Technology Lab (SUTL). Approximately 150 people turned out on a soggy afternoon to explore the exhibits of regional innovators and also hear from civic leaders and technology thought-leaders about how we can leverage emerging technologies to transform Sacramento into an innovation hub.

Though it doesn’t fully capture the energy in the room, we set up a video camera for the program portion of the event, so if you missed the chance to attend in person you can watch the talks in the video below. Only interested in certain talks? Here’s a cheat sheet to help you find the start times in the video of each segment of the program:

  • Welcome – 0:00
  • Robert S. Nelsen, President, Sacramento State University – 2:30
  • Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento – 7:45
  • Aaron Frank, Singularity University – 22:35
  • Austin Brown, Ph.D., Executive Director, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy – 1:00:35
  • Louis Stewart, Chief Innovation Office, City of Sacramento – 1:21:48

We want to thank all of the speakers for taking their time to share their visions of innovation, as well as Monique Brown for moderating, the exhibitors, Sacramento State for generously hosting the event, and of course the audience for your attendance.


About the Sacramento Urban Technology Laboratory

The Sacramento Urban Technology Lab (SUTL) is a vision from the City of Sacramento’s Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of government, academia and industry collaborating to transform Sacramento into a living laboratory for entrepreneurs, advanced technology businesses, and academic institutions to test, develop, and scale their ideas, products, and services. Find out more and get involved.