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Varun Sivaram

Varun Sivaram

Keynote Speaker: Chief Technology Officer, ReNew Power; Physicist, Clean Energy Technology Expert & Bestselling Author of "Taming the Sun"

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Varun Sivaram Biography

Dr. Varun Sivaram is a physicist, bestselling author, and clean energy technology expert with experience spanning the corporate, public, and academic sectors. Most recently, as chief technology officer of ReNew Power, Sivaram led research and development for a multibillion-dollar company recognized as India’s largest producer of renewable energy as well as its most innovative energy company; his corporate experience also includes consulting for McKinsey & Co’s energy practice. Sivaram has also shaped government policies supportive of innovation as the director of the energy and climate program at the Council on Foreign Relations and as a senior energy advisor to the Los Angeles mayor and New York governor’s office. A widely published scientist and innovation scholar, he serves on the boards of Stanford University’s energy and environment institutes, and created the course “Clean Energy Innovation” as a Georgetown University professor to train the next generation of energy leaders. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Aspen Institute and a senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

He is the author of the bestselling book, "Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet," which the Financial Times called “the best available overview of where the solar industry finds itself today, and a road map for how it can reach a brighter future.” He is also the editor of the book, "Digital Decarbonization: Promoting Digital Innovations to Advance Clean Energy Systems."

Dr. Sivaram’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Energy Policy, the Journal of Applied Physics, the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Nature, Nature Energy, Nature Climate Change, Joule, Scientific American, MIT Tech Review, and Issues in Science and Technology. He has also given talks around the world, including at the Aspen Ideas Festival, TED, SXSW, IHS CERAWeek, and the World Economic Forum. TIME Magazine named him to its inaugural TIME 100 Next list of the next hundred most influential people in the world; Forbes Magazine called him one of the 30 under 30 in Law and Policy; Grist selected him as one of the top 50 leaders in sustainability; and PV Magazine named him the “Hamilton of the Solar Industry.”

A Rhodes and a Truman scholar, he holds a PhD in condensed matter physics from St. John’s College, Oxford University, where he developed third-generation solar photovoltaic coatings. He also holds degrees from Stanford University in engineering physics and international relations, with honors in international security. He lives in New Delhi, India.

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Varun Sivaram Videos

Innovators in Energy: A Virtual Exchange of Ideas
Varun Sivaram: A Brighter Future for Solar Power
Why Solar Energy Needs Innovation to Reach Its Potential

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How much does it cost to book Varun Sivaram?

Booking fees for Varun Sivaram, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Varun Sivaram, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Varun Sivaram?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Varun Sivaram for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Varun Sivaram for your next private or corporate function.

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Varun Sivaram is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Futurism and Disruptive Technology. The estimated speaking fee range to book Varun Sivaram for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Varun Sivaram generally travels from New Delhi, India and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Seth Berkley, James Canton and Elizabeth Cook. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Varun Sivaram for an upcoming event.

Varun Sivaram Videos

Innovators in Energy: A Virtual Exchange of Ideas
Varun Sivaram: A Brighter Future for Solar Power
Why Solar Energy Needs Innovation to Reach Its Potential

How to book Varun Sivaram?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Varun Sivaram for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Varun Sivaram, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Varun Sivaram or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Varun Sivaram?

Booking fees for Varun Sivaram, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Varun Sivaram, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Varun Sivaram?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Varun Sivaram for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Varun Sivaram for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Varun Sivaram or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Varun Sivaram or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Varun Sivaram is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Futurism and Disruptive Technology. The estimated speaking fee range to book Varun Sivaram for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Varun Sivaram generally travels from New Delhi, India and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Seth Berkley, James Canton and Elizabeth Cook. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Varun Sivaram for an upcoming event.

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