Visitors to the experience on the track on the final day of Shell Make the Future at Sonoma Raceway, Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Sonoma, Calif. (Alison Yin/AP Images for Shell)

About the event

Shell launched the #makethefuture campaign as part of our ambition to support a brighter energy future by helping to find solutions for more and cleaner energy. By working together with governments, businesses, academic institutions and the community, we can help to transform lives and bring more and cleaner energy to communities around the world.

Make the Future California took place at Sonoma Raceway, April 19-22, 2018. It composed of two events:

  • Make the Future Festival. The Festival brings bright energy ideas together and provides a platform for conversation and collaboration; inviting everyone to experience, test, discuss and contribute ideas. It enables our partners to inspire audiences of young people to think differently about their future and that of the world.
  • Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The Shell Eco-marathon brings together young engineers to design, build and drive ultra-efficient vehicles. There are two competitions:
    • Shell Eco-marathon Mileage Challenge - where students compete to see whose vehicle design can go the farthest on the least amount of energy.
    • Shell Eco-marathon Drivers' World Championship Regional Final - marrying energy efficiency with speed in a race to be crowned the regional champion and secure a place in the Drivers' World Championship Grand Final in London.

Meanwhile, Shell Powering Progress Together took place in San Francisco on 18 April 2018. Powering Progress Together convenes leaders from across California for an action-oriented day of dialogue focused on accelerating the energy transition. While acknowledging that the energy transition is well underway in California, the conversation in San Francisco focused on the need for continued creativity, collaboration, solution-oriented policy and investment across all sectors.

Kids at Make the future

What's On

Make the Future California will take you on an interactive journey into what is happening now and the possibilities for the future of energy and mobility.

What to Expect
Student smiling at Shell Eco-marathon high mileage competition

Shell Eco-Marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is a global program built to offer students hands-on opportunities to develop ideas and technology, knowledge and skills

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