What is the BIGathon?
The BIGathon is a unique opportunity for thought leaders from India and the United States of America to network, engage, and partner in the smart built infrastructure space.
Collaboration between the U.S. and India, the world's two largest democracies, has led to innovations in several spheres. In a novel realization of these bilateral ties, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created the Building Innovation Guide (BIG), a premier guide to achieve green, smart, energy-efficient, high-performance buildings in India.
The BIG was launched in five cities in India, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Trivandrum, and Bengaluru, through a unique series of events: the BIGathon.
By covering the width and breadth of communities in India, each with its own challenges and opportunities, the BIGathon seeks to inspire and drive innovation into each city’s own ecosystem.
Why attend the BIGathon?
Apply insights from BIG to accelerate economically sustainable and environmentally safe buildings and a better tomorrow
Future-ready technologies meet best practices
Advance your expertise using state-of the-art principles to design, build and operate intelligent, connected urban infrastructure
For BIG impact
Create collaborations by meeting top influential leaders from the US, Indian government, and private sectors
Reshma Singh serves as Program Director of the Department of Energy’s tech-to-market IMPEL program, and previously the U.S.-India Center for Building Energy Research & Development (CBERD.org) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Ms. Daljit Bains has 20 years of professional experience spanning the private and social sectors from – International Development, Sustainability, Climate Change and Social Entrepreneurship. Ms. Bains was appointed as the Deputy Director, at the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development in November 2016.
BIGathon Program Manager
Anson Sando, the former Program Manager at the Energy Systems Management at the University of San Francisco is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable building and development in India.