Welcome to the June, 2016, Cleantech Calendar of events for entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond. These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress. Check back periodically for updates. On tap this month: California Water Summit, CTC’s Presentation on Pollination, VERGE Hawaii and LAVA’s First Look LA at local innovation. Go listen, learn and participate!
June 1 – 2 – The United States will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, on June 1 & 2, 2016. The Clean Energy Ministerial is the follow-up meeting to the COP21 U.N. Convention of Parties climate change talks last December in Paris. The participating energy ministries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Westin, St. Francis, San Francisco
June 1 – 3 – At Infocast’s 3rd California Water Summit, network and join the discussion with key regulators, municipalities, utilities, developers, investors, financiers, water technology companies, and other stakeholders in California water. There is still an enormous shortfall in the funding needed to fully meet California’s existing and estimated future water needs – and so public sector stakeholders will need to find alternative solutions to meet their water goals. Assessing new opportunities & projects and meeting key players from across the water value chain is especially critical at this juncture. Westin, Sacramento
June 6 – 9 – Sustainable Brands is home to over one million business leaders who are reshaping the future of commerce worldwide. As the demand for new products, services and business models that deliver purpose and profit continues to soar, brand leaders who are tapping into this shift are thriving in the face of uncertainty. Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego
June 8 – 10 – ACI presents the 3rd National Capitalizing on Grid-Scale Energy Storage: Energy Storage as a Practical Reality – Working toward Maturity and Building Value in a Developing Market Systems. Cost effective energy storage yields better asset utilization as well as the reduction of environmental damage from traditional energy generation, and now is becoming a reality due to economic and technological advances in bulk energy storage systems. Discover the significant market opportunities for energy storage, including government policy and regulatory initiatives, new requirements for transmission and distribution of power in electric markets, increased utilization of distributed energy systems and the integration of storage into smart grid platforms. DoubleTree Newark-Fremont
June 10 – The 1st BC Green Power Forum. Forme parte del 1er Foro Generación de Energía BC Green Power 2016 que reúne a los principales jugadores del sector energético en la Mega-Región. Oportunidades para las tecnologías energéticas innovadoras abundan en Baja California. Asistir al primer Foro Generación de Energía donde las autoridades , empresarios y expertos en el sector de la energía , donde van a dirigir los debates sobre las oportunidades de generación de energía. El Santuario Diegueño, Tecate, BC, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
June 15 – 16 – Energy Storage Update 2016 is the only event in the United States focused exclusively on the commercialization of storage, to help you bring your technology to market and win lucrative projects. This is your chance to network with key utilities, leading policy makers, financiers, developers and those at the cutting edge of technological development to define your future strategy. Hilton San Diego, Mission Bay
June 21 – 23 – Introducing Grid Edge World Forum 2016: A conference and exhibition building on the growth and success of Greentech Media’s Grid Edge Live event for high-quality content, unparalleled business networking opportunities and dedicated exhibition time to experience the latest innovations at the grid edge. Hear from the industry experts shaping the next generation electricity system with exclusive keynotes, fireside chats and 120% more deep-dive knowledge sessions. Fairmont, San Jose
June 21 – 23 – The Environmental Leader 2016 Conference is all about current and emerging real-world challenges and the practical tools and solutions to help you meet them. You will take away ready-to-go solutions that are tangible, replicable, measurable and transferable. An impressive and growing list of organizations are advancing their environmental, sustainability and energy programs by attending the interactive ground breaking event. Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Colorado
June 21 – 23 – The Hawaii State Energy Office has partnered with GreenBiz Group to launch VERGE Hawaii — Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. VERGE Hawaii will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure and sets the stage for immediate actions and plans needed to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious goal of 100% renewably powered energy in the electricity sector by 2045. Further, this VERGE event will serve as a platform for Hawaii’s energy leaders and stakeholders to engage, learn and contribute. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu
June 22 – Clean Technology Council hosts William Lewis, Past President, CA State and LA County Beekeepers Association and his presentation: Decline of Pollinators Threaten World’s Food Supply. The founder of Bill’s Bees Inc. explains why many species that promote the growth of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food each year face extinction. Pollinator insect species are threatened, including 16 percent of vertebrates like birds and bats. Bill presents solutions to this global crisis. Total Wine & More, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
June 23 – LAVA presents the 2016 First Look L.A., an introduction to the most interesting, promising research and startups from Caltech, University of Hawai’i, LA Biomed, Cedars Sinai, UCLA, USC, UCSB, UCI, ASU, and Children’s Hospital LA. First Look L.A. supports, nurtures and stimulates our unique culture in Southern California, while furthering L.A.s position as a center for start-ups and emerging technology. Request an invitation to attend. UCLA California NanoSystem Institute, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses. Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP.