Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2013 – April

alt   Welcome to the April 2013 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.

March 18 – 21 – The 23rd Annual Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air gathering of environmental professionals. For the past twenty-two years, this annual conference has helped to bring the environmental science community closer together by providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs. The Annual AEHS Foundation Meeting and International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air offers attendees an opportunity to exchange findings, ideas, and recommendations in a professional setting. The strong and diverse technical program is customized each year to meet the changing needs of the environmental field.  Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego.

March 18 – 20 – The Cleantech Forum is the annual event that attracts corporate executives, international policy makers, investors, entrepreneurs, and industry thought-leaders gather to  examine trends, develop clean technology strategies, and make deals happen.  Attendees make high-level contacts, get exclusive insights from the latest Cleantech Group research, and participate in thought-provoking discussions.  Hyatt Embarcadero, San Francisco.

March 19 – Green LAVA will feature a presentation by Quoc Pham, VP Control Systems for eSolar.  Quoc is a graduate of Caltech and has worked on several ideaLab! start-ups before heading up the software development efforts at eSolar – the Burbank based developer of modular, scalable concentrating solar thermal technology.  In 2011 eSolar was named to the Global Clean Tech 100.   Real Office Center, Santa Monica, 6 – 9 PM.

March 20 – 2nd Annual SoCal Angel Summit  is an opportunity for many of the SoCal Angel Investment Networks to collaborate, network and forge stronger relationships while viewing several of SoCal’s finest entrepreneurial ventures for potential investment. With increased syndication, communication and idea-sharing, all players in the start-up ecosystem will benefit. This will lead to greater entrepreneurial success and ultimately higher returns for investors.  USC Hoffman Hall, 3 – 7 PM.

March 20 – 21 – The Networked Grid 2013 will bring together an unprecedented number of forward-thinking utility executives and industry visionaries to discuss this market evolution.  Greentech Media’s flagship smart grid conference will examine the evolving electric grid in the context of global trends and opportunities for next-generation energy ‘systems.’  The Four Seasons, Westlake Village.

March 26 – 27 – CleanTech Future 2013 Conference brings together the top innovators, corporations, government agencies, investors and thought leaders, in a conference unlike any other – the only event designed specifically to present and improve upon the plan for the transition to a sustainable energy future and the plethora of opportunities that will emerge.  Westin Hotel, Phoenix AZ.

April 2 –  USC-CMAA’s 19th Annual Symposium and Dinner is the final symposium in the Megacities series and will focus on Water Sustainability.  This evening long event brings together professionals and students to discuss topics relevant to the AEC industries.  The evening will commence with a cocktail reception segueing into a formal dinner featuring speakers such as Debra C. Man, the assistant general manager and chief operation officer at the Metropolitan Water District, and David R. Pettijohn, the director of water resources at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  Town and Gown, USC, 5 – 9 PM

April 4-5 – The 5th Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference builds on the success of previous conferences.  Green Technologies is an inter-disciplinary area with impacts in all human endeavors.  The impacts of our energy consumption are forcing us to fundamentally rethink every aspect of what, why and how we do, reimagine of what and how we can do it differently, and recreate the capacity, structure and operations to support our reimagination.  GreenTech’13 will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to address these wide-ranging issues covering various aspects of “green technologies.”  Hyatt Regency, Denver, Co.

April 8-11 – The 27th Annual BioCycle West Coast Conference  is where you’ll want to be to network with the who’s who of the composting and renewable energy industry. This is the Conference where participants get the latest on technologies and practices to manage organics to produce valuable resources.  Town & Country Resort, San Diego.

April 9-13 – Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting will bring together geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainablity, and GIScience.  Downtown Los Angeles.

April 16 – PortTech Los Angeles April Forum – this month’s Forum features presentations by engineering firm P2S and their green design and engineering work within the Los Angeles/Long Beach harbor complex; Hive Lighting, the award winning lighting firm incubated at LACI; an invitation to participate in the 2013 Cleantech Open; and the Marketing Minute.  Los Angeles Harbor College, 10 – noon.

April 17 – The Sustainability Business Council Awards Dinner.  The goal of this award’s event is to recognize the contributions to the local economy by sustainable businesses and individuals.  The Sustainable Business Council, SBC,  is a non-profit organization founded in 2005, which provides professional networking, mentoring, and educational forums to business professionals in Southern California. Lexus Santa Monica Showroom – 7 PM.

April 18 – The Clean Technology Council presents a Solar Power Secrets workshop with solar pioneer Greg Johanson, Inventor and President of Solar Electric Systems.  Greg is a recognized leader in the design and development of solar energy systems, holds the Guinness record for first solar vehicle and designed the solar roof for the Toyota Prius.  This event will be held at Solar Electrical Systems,  Westlake Village, 5:30 PM.

April 18 – Alternative Fuels Symposium brings leaders in alternative fuel transportation technology and implementation to discuss the driving forces that have created the current situation in the alternative fuel industries and where the industry, and public, goes from here.  Peterson Automotive Museum, 1 – 5 PM.

April 18-19 – The Green California Summit is the largest annual gathering of public sector decision makers and their partners in the private sector who are working to build a green future for California. Topics include energy efficiency and renewable energy, green building, environmental preferred purchasing, green chemistry, and green nanotech (application of green chemistry and engineering to nanotechnology).  Sacramento Convention Center.

April 19 – Los Angeles Business Council Annual Sustainability Summit brings together leaders from industry, government and public utilities to discuss clean energy investment, innovation and implementation.  Getty Center, 7 AM – 2 PM.

April 22 – Earth Day has the power to bring about historic advances in climate policy, renewable energy and green jobs and catalyze millions who make personal commitments to sustainability – A Billion Acts of Green™ – mobilizing the power of people to create change by taking small steps in our homes, our schools and our businesses that add up to an enormous collective action.  Global.

April 23 – SBIR Phase I Workshop  The upcoming solicitations for DoE, NSF, DoD and DHS will get special attention.  This workshop by SBIR expert Marie Talnack will cover the basics of applying for SBIR/STTR funding, provide resources and insights to successful proposal development; tips and tricks; scoring of proposals; and, sample worksheets, resumes and financials.  Lunch and workbooks are provided.   PortTech Los Angeles, San Pedro, 9 AM – 3 PM.

May 1-2 – UC Santa Barbara 4th Annual Summit on Energy will focus on “Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future.”  Join the Institute for Energy Efficiency and leaders from industry, academia, national labs and government to hear insights into the materials challenges, opportunities and latest developments relating to key technologies impacting energy efficiency.  Fess Parker’s Doubletree Hilton, Santa Barbara

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.