Los Angeles Clean Tech Calendar 2012 – May

Welcome to the May 2012 Clean Tech Calendar of events for southern California.  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. 

April 24 – Emerging Commerce Council  The inaugural meeting of the Emerging Commerce Council will feature Fred Walti, executive director of the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator (LACI),  Mariana Gerzanych, CEO of 350 Green; and Phil Roberts, CEO of California Lithium Battery – two of the incubator green tech start-ups.  LA Chamber of Commerce, noon- 1:30 PM

April 26 – Cleantech Open Business Brief – Learn about our annual Business Competition, an opportunity to accelerate your cleantech startup.  Christie Parker Hale, LLP.  Glendale, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

April 26 – 11th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) , Southern California’s longest running and largest sustainability and green building event focused on the needs and concerns of municipalities. The event is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles and Orange County chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council and Southern California Gas Company.  Downey, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

April 26-27 – Building a Green Future for the Golden State – the annual Green California Summit is the place to come to discover innovations in policy, practice and technology that can keep green programs healthy and expanding.  Led by an Advisory Board that includes leaders from government and industry, the Summit brings sustainability to life through education sessions, keynote presentations, an Expo featuring green products and services and the Summit’s annual Leadership Awards.  Sacramento Convention Center

April 27 – 6th Annual Sustainability Summit Local Energy Global Markets will present insights and opportunities in the business of sustainability with local, state and federal officials, regulators, utility executives, business leaders and investors.  The program is hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council and will convene at the Getty Center, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

May 1 – How to Build a Winning Team, the Clean Technology Council First Tuesday event will feature Alexandra Kaplan,  business consultant with Mark Kamin & Associates, a national business consulting firm. Powerful teams are essential to productivity and accomplishment in business. Yet very often businesses and organizations have formal groups and departments, but powerful teams are missing. SoCalIP Law Group, Westlake Village, 6:00 PM.

May 1 – FLoW Awards and Judging Ceremony – The first Annual FLoW (First Look West) DOE Regional Clean Energy Awards for university student teams.  The best-in-class teams will then move through the process to the final judging, which will be held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 5:30 PM

May 4 – The 6th annual California Clean Innovation (CACI) Conference is a forum for investors, entrepreneurs, managers, and students to review the current clean technology trends and commercially viable innovations. CACI 2012 will be held on Friday May 4th, 2012, at UCLA’s Covel Commons. 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM.

May 5 – The University of California presents World Electric Vehicle Cities & Ecosystems  conference which will bring together 300 leaders from across the globe–city and agency decision makers, business executives, and non-profit leaders–to explore best practices and innovative solutions for the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).  J.W. Marriott, Downtown Los Angeles, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

May 6-9 – The Electric Drive Transportation Association presents the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EV26).  3,000 attendees, 200 Speakers, 150 companies with the latest information on Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, EV Charging and Refueling, Auto Marketing,  Environmental Policy and Transportation Policy.  Los Angeles Convention Center.

May 11-12 – The 9th annual Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo (AltBuild) presented by the City of Santa Monica and co-presented by U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles, AltBuild is considered the largest and most-respected green building and design expo in Southern California.  Featured programming—with over 40 industry speakers—focuses on practical and often hands-on skills for all attendees, with special focus on water efficiency, saving through green building.  Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

May 15 – PortTech Los Angeles monthly Forum – LA Harbor College.  10 AM – noon.

May 15 – Transforming Trucking with Natural Gas – the Gas Company and Coalition for Clean Air present a one day symposium.  Speakers will discuss the opportunities for and challenges to increasing the use of natural gas trucks for goods movement. Special attention will be given to the emissions reduction benefits and fuel cost savings natural gas trucks can provide in addition to spotlighting fleets that have successfully deployed natural gas trucks for operation in the Southern California region. Cathedral Plaza, Downtown, Los Angeles, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

May 15-17 – The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is North America’s premiere alternative fuels and clean vehicles conference and expo representing all alternative fuel types. ACT Expo showcases the latest in advanced clean vehicle technologies and funding opportunities, and provides a forum for policy and regulation updates and sharing best practices to support the increased deployment of AFV technologies.  Long Beach Convention Center

May 18 – Green LAVA monthly meeting, Century City, 7:30-9:30 AM. 

May 20 – Worldfest 2012 – LA’s Green, Compassionate Living, Musical Festival will again be held at the beautiful outdoor setting of Woodley Park. Worldfest welcomes attendees to a magnificent day filled with entertainment, education and enlightenment.  Lake Balboa, 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM

The Green Whiteboard is the sustainabilty blog of the Los Angles Venture Group Strategic Interest Group, Green LAVA.  Green LAVA and the Green LAVA monthly meetings are generously sponsored by Marcum, LLP.