Los Angeles Clean Tech 2011 Calendar of Events – August

Green Fair LA – the SET Group, California Green Pages and Los Angeles Community College District present speakers and commentator involve in the green development will present their work and share with you how to improve our tomorrow.  LA Trade Technical College (LATTC), July 30,  9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Financial Aspects for Sustainability – Companies and organizations of all sizes need to balance the promise of “green” initiatives with the ongoing obligation to contain costs and deliver sustainable bottom-line results. Designed for financial executives and managers, entrepreneurs, investors, and students in finance and accounting, this one-day seminar provides an overview of sustainability practices that can actually have positive impacts on a firm’s profitability. UCLA Extension, Westwood, Jul 30, 9 AM to 3 PM.

Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop – features cutting-edge speakers and break-out groups presenting environmentally/energy efficient, economically sound and socially responsible developments and practices to advance public transportation’s role in sustainability.  Downtown Los Angeles, Omni Hotel, Jul 30 – Aug 2.

Communities and Technology – the Keys to Thriving in the 21st Century   The Clean Technology Council is hosting a special conference and mixer at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center – featuring Parris Glendening, former Governor of Maryland, and current President of the Smart Growth America Leadership Institute. He will address how our communities – and the technology that ties them together – underpin our economic prosperity.  Calabasas, Aug 2, 6:00 PM.

Electric Vehicle in Smart Grid – presented by the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center examines the introduction of EVs and what it means for auto makers, charger makers, parking lot operators, utilities, regulators, policy makers and the public. UCLA, Aug 3, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

LAVA Annual Venture Capital Panel – Meet the top VCs who are investing in Southern California. Find out what they are looking at and how to make your company attractive to VCs.  What to do and what not to do when seeking Venture Capital – West Los Angeles, Skirball Center, Aug 9, 7:00 – 9:00 AM.

Green Business Networking – the 2nd Tuesday of every month an opportunity for the owners and leaders of Los Angeles green businesses to get together.  Working Village, Santa Monica, Aug 9, 6 – 9:30 PM

Clean Business Investment Conference – the largest Socially  Responsible Investment event in coastal California, links innovative, high growth companies with leading business development and financing experts, and service providers. More than 575 start-up and growth companies have been introduced to venture investors and related services experts, with more than $110, 000,000 invested through prior events sponsored by the California Coast Venture Forum. UCSB, Corwin Pavilion, Aug 12, 7:00 AM to 6:30  PM.

West Coast Expo – Sustainability/Green Pavilion is a showcase of sustainable products and services which demonstrate green technology applicability and information for both residential and commercial usage. Expect to find leading edge green technology products and best business practices for sustainability. Los Angeles Convention Center, Aug 12-14.

Monetizing Carbon in the Global Economy – The 8th American Renewable Energy Day, held annually in Aspen, CO., is one of the most important renewable energy technology and policy summits in the United States.  Each August, AREDAY attracts national and international attention with its impressive roster of speakers and participants.  Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Aug 18 – 21.

Green LAVA – monthly meeting of the green/clean tech movers and shakers – registration required.  August 19, 7:00 – 9:00 AM.

Women in Green Forum – brings together an international audience of environmental leaders, including corporate executives, academic researchers, technology developers, and clean tech financiers. The Forum also includes participation from regulatory agencies involved in developing the policies and legislation which will further the development and propagation of green technologies on our roads, in our homes and at our schools.  The venue to connect with the “who’s who” of the environmental industry! These leaders have played a critical role in driving innovation and pushing for stronger standards within the industry.  Sheraton Delfina, Santa Monica, Aug 30 – 31