Los Angeles Clean Tech Calendar 2012 – February

Welcome to this month’s Clean Tech Calendar.  This Calendar is provided by Green LAVA – the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association dedicated to exploring and explaining regional clean and green technology, business and trends.

Jan 22-24 – VX2012 – VerdeXchange Market Makers Conference – an international, executive level conference that brings together market leaders from all sectors of the green economy for two days of high-level discussion, interaction and market making.  Marriott, Downtown Los Angeles.

Jan 25 – CODA Automotive welcomes Steve Glenn, founder & CEO of LivingHomes, a premier developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction, who will discuss “High Design: Low Impact. Building LivingHomes”.  CODA Experience Center, West Los Angeles, 7:00 PM

Jan 26 – University of La Verne’s Water Technology Conference  The event will build upon last year’s highly successful technology program, and a year’s worth of momentum to establish the La Verne area as a national center of water technology innovation and a model for economic development.  8 AM – 4 PM – Sara & Michael Abraham Campus Center, University of La Verne.

Jan 27 – The Future of Water in Southern California – Local source development promises greater reliability, water security and progressively more cost-effective sources of water. This summit will highlight success stories from across the globe, explore emerging water reuse strategies, and identify critical policy, communications and coalition-building questions for the region.  UCLA: Luskin Center for Innovation, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Water Technology Research Center – Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles, 8:45 AM – 7:00 PM

Jan 30 – Feb 1 – Energy Utility and Environment Conference (EUEC) – the 15th annual energy, utility and environment conference.  EUEC is the largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind in the US.  Over 2,000 delegates network at 9 lunches, receptions and breaks held in the 200 company exhibit area.  Environmental business leaders, energy executives, NGO’s and government policymakers make presentations and discuss various issues in a 12 track program – Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

Jan 31 – Feb 2 – Solar Power Generation, brings together the key players for large-scale solar power generation in the US, Las Vegas, NV

Feb 1-2, 8th Annual Clean Tech Investor Summit, chaired by Technology Partners’ Ira Ehrenpreis and co-produced by International Business Forum and Clean Edge, is the premier clean-tech investment and innovation event of the year. Held each winter in Palm Springs, the event brings together leading investors, Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and service providers for two days of high-level presentations, conversations, and networking. The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells, CA.

Feb 3 – Solar Industry Value Chain – half day seminar presented by Clean Energy Experts includes real-time data from real projects. They walk you though the industry value chain: industry participants, technology, supply chain, project economics, power purchase agreements, policies and more.  Clean Energy Principles, San Diego, 7:30 AM

Feb 7 – The Science Behind Ionized Water’s Impact on Health and Environment – Clean Technology Council Conference presents “Water’s Impact on Health and Environment.”  Kevin Humphrey, President of Alkaline Water Truth and Success Design International will explain  how the properties of water can be altered to become a totally green product through ionization that protects the environment.  Electronic Water Ionizers convert ‘regular’ water into two simultaneous streams of ‘functional’ water, each with distinct benefits and uses.  Westlake Village. 6pm

Feb 11 – Creating Successful Companies through Incubation – Business incubators and accelerators provide essential resources and counsel that entrepreneurs need to become successful, self-sufficient businesses. Additionally, they reduce the risk of failure by offering affordable space and shared facilities along with an array of mentors and advisors that are invaluable for companies just starting out.  Caltech, Baxter Lecture Hall, Pasadena, 8 – noon.

Feb 14-16  Solar Power Gen and Renewable Energy World.   The Solar Power Gen 2012 conference and Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America 2012 conference programs feature a comprehensive curriculum of courses covering a wide range of topics important to the further development of the industry.  Long Beach Convention Center

Feb 15 – Wind and Solar Immersion – Designed to give strong knowledge, and working chronologically, a Clean Energy Expert starts the course with site selection, goes through permitting, interconnection considerations, power markets and ends with operations. This includes details on agreements required, legal and financial structure options, as well as legal rights and control.  Clean Energy Principles, San Diego, 8:00 AM

Feb 17 – Green LAVA monthly meeting – Marcum, LLP, Century City, 7 – 9 AM.  Registration required.

Feb 27-29, ARPA-E Energy Innovation Conference, is designed to bring together key players from across the energy ecosystem – researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and government officials – to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of clean energy technologies. The Summit’s unique combination of leaders makes it the perfect forum for developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate our global competitors.  Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, Washington, DC