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🚨 Note: we are selling standalone tickets for our last panel (VC & Investing in Climate) as well as post-summit happy hour, for those who were not able to get tickets for the full summit.

🌍 AI LA's Earth Summit Returns April 18th, 2024.


The annual AI LA Earth Summit is back for its landmark fifth year, illuminating the intersection of technology and sustainability while empowering participants with education, inspiration, and connectivity. Join us at the stunning and newly-opened UCLA South Bay Campus in Palos Verdes, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.

The summit is a collaborative environment bringing together Los Angeles' foremost sustainability advocates, tech innovators, startups, and enterprises, catalyzing a community-driven movement toward sustainable development. By emphasizing innovation, practical solutions, and strong partnerships, we aim to foster a culture of sustainability that drives impactful change across the city and beyond.

Keynote Speaker

Featuring Evan Rapoport from Google as our keynote speaker, you will learn how your choices and innovations can drive significant change, from battling climate change to enhancing biodiversity. This session will inspire you to reflect on your legacy and the positive impact you can create by merging technology with a deep commitment to our planet.

Event Highlights

  • Educate, Inspire, Connect: Through a series of panels, talks, and networking opportunities, attendees will gain valuable knowledge, find inspiration, and build connections with fellow change-makers in the AI and sustainability space.

  • Panels & Lightning Talks: Topics will range from discussing innovations on land and in water to understanding the complexity of green investing and environmental media.

  • Networking: Plentiful time for attendees to connect, share ideas, and discuss future sustainability projects. After the event, join us for a happy hour with local LA founders, investors, and climate experts.

Panels & Talks

Speakers include leading industry experts from Google, NASA JPL, Starburst, Hydrosat, Blue Bear Capital, Aegeon Asset Management, and more!


  • 10:00am: Doors open

  • 10:30am-11:00am: Evan Rapoport Keynote

  • 11:00am-11:45am: Aiming for Blue Horizons: AI solutions for Water Management and Ocean Conservation

  • 12:00pm-12:45pm: Ideation to Impact: Bringing the Latest Climate Developments into Action

  • 1:00pm-1:45pm: Lunch

  • 1:45pm-2:30pm: Lightning talks #1

  • 2:45pm-3:30pm: A Global Narrative: Widespread Perception of Sustainability and Pivoting for the Future

  • 3:45pm-4:30pm: Lightning talks #2

  • 5:00pm-5:45pm: Metrics for Investing in Earth’s Future: VCs, Private Equity, and the Environment

  • 5:45pm-6:00pm: Closing Remarks

  • 6:00pm-8:00pm: Happy Hour/LA ClimateTech Mixer


The AI LA Earth Summit 2024 marks the inaugural event at UCLA's newly-opened South Bay Campus, offering breathtaking views of Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean.

Join us!

At AI LA, we know that united efforts can pave the way to a sustainable tomorrow. Join us on this transformative voyage and emerge as the catalyst for the change our planet needs.

Earth Summit 2024 is hosted by ​AI LA, and supported by Starburst, EZ-AI, BioscienceLA, Justworks, Cooley and LAVA.

About AI LA 🤖

​AI LA Community, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that's been building community around the responsible development and applications of AI since 2016. We host over 40 events a year, including AI on the Lot, Earth Summit, Life Summit, Responsible AI Symposium, and monthly community meetups across various sectors.

About Starburst Aerospace ⭐️

Founded in 2012, Starburst Aerospace is an innovation catalyst in the global Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry. Combining three complementary activities—startup accelerators, strategy consulting, and ventures—they help A&D stakeholders innovate, navigate, and invest in the dynamic ecosystem. Starburst has a portfolio of 140+ startups and has operated over 20 accelerator programs. Learn more about Starburst at

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