Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2013 – May

alt   Welcome to the May  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.

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.  Be good to your mother! 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; sample worksheets; resumes and financials.  Lunch, sample proposal and workbooks are provided.   PortTech Los Angeles, San Pedro, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

April 24 – 9th Annual Earth Day Fair will feature over 50 on- and off-campus environmental organizations at the Earth Day Fair to share their sustainability efforts, achievements, and information on opportunities to get involved. Come network and enjoy some free food and live music.  UCLA Intramural Field, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

April 25 – Invitation to participate in the 2013 Cleantech Open for Glendale/Pasadena/SGV/SFV entrepreneurs and early stage companies.   Learn about the 2013 Cleantech Open competition, meet with Cleantech Open alumni, and network with local cleantech professionals.  Get involved in the world’s largest Cleantech accelerator and business competition or as a mentor to cleantech startups.  Christie, Parker, Hale, LLP., Glendale Office, 8:00 – 10:00 AM.

May 1 – Women in Green Power Breakfast picks up the conversation that was started at the inaugural breakfast in January.   Keeping with the mission of this group, the event celebrates the women leaders who are shaping the sustainability movement and bringing together new and emerging leaders to encourage, inspire, mentor and motivate.  Los Angeles Athletic Club, 7:00 – 9:30 AM

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

May 2 – Zero Waste Summit  presented by Pegasus Capital Advisors and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute will examine the process and practice of using materials that can be repurposed following recovery – a community approach to resource management.  The summit is intended for policy makers, institutional and individual investors, operators of Zero Waste facilities and community leaders.  USC Town and Gown Ballroom, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

May 4 – California Renewable Energy and Storage Technology Conference draws researchers, scientist, policy makers and consultants to participate in the 2nd regional conference.  This conference brings together universities, industries, R & D laboratories & Government agencies to propel Renewable Energy and Advanced Energy Storage Technology into the future.  David Nahai, former CEO and General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power will keynote.  CSU Northridge

May 6 – 10 – 28th Annual World Ports Conference presented by the International Association of Ports and Harbors will draw 1,000 attendees from 90 countries to learn and exchange ideas on Port’s impacts and responses to: global warming and climate change, piracy, finance, green vessels, clean technology in logistics, community impacts and zero emission stragegies.  Marriott at LA Live

May 10 – 11 – 10th Annual AltBuild Expo celebrates a decade as the largest and most-respected green design and building expo in Southern California by bringing together architects, builders, contractors, engineers, and landscapers to focus on what is next for Los Angeles and figure out how to get there.  Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

May 12 – 16 – The 6th Annual Cleantech Conference and Showcase, co-located at the TechConnect World Conference, includes presentations from over 4,000 technology developers, investors and partners along with hundreds of showcasing technologies from around the world.   This CleanTech Conference and Showcase is the largest annual multi-industry research-to-commercialization gathering in the US.  Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center,  Washington DC 

May 13 – 15 – The American Public Works Association Sustainability Conference brings together influential public works and sustainable infrastructure leaders whose jobs influence energy use, air and watershed quality, ecosystem and human health, climate impacts, civic life, and local prosperity.  This conference presents solutions and strategies for the future and offers an opportunity to engage in a deep dialogue about public works’ role in creating sustainable communities.  Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

May 15 – Clean Technology Council presents Sustainable Design in the Trenches with Jason Oliver of Behr Browers Architects.  The program will look at lessons learned in sustainable design and core green construction with emerging regional trends; sustainable strategies; semi-permanence of buildings and adaptive re-use; and, solar responsibility – passive and active solar strategies working in So. California.  Total Wine Meeting Room, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

May 15 – Cleantech OC hosts The Smart Grid – A Revolution in Progress brings together a distinguished group of panelist – Dr. Scott Samuelsen (UCI), Mike Montoya (SCE), Jeff Lund (Echelon), Chris Knudsen (AutoGrid) and Lisa Varga (Phoenix Energy Technologies) for an overview, examination of trends and review of recent developments driving the development and deployment of Smart Grid technologies.  Newkirk Alumni Center, UCI, 1:00 – 5:30 PM

May 15 – LA’s Climate Future: What’s Coming and What We Can Do  Scientists have been warning about the global impacts that climate change will bring over the coming decades, but what do those impacts mean for Los Angeles? Do they spell doom for life as we know it in our California paradise? To answer these questions, Professor Alex Hall will present the results of his ground-breaking research on the local impacts of global climate change.  UCLA Fowler Museum, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

May 15 – 17 – The 33rd Utility Energy Forum provides attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors with a high quality, low-key opportunity to exchange information about current and emerging industry issues.  The primary goal is to provide a networking and professional development forum for mid-level staff of energy utilities serving California and neighboring states who are responsible for developing and implementing customer programs related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, key account management, and customer service Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, Tahoe City, CA. 

May 21 – Green LAVA Event – details soon.  ROC, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

May 23 – Water Energy Smart Technology (WEST) 2013 Summit hosted by Sustainable Silicon Valley and NASA Ames Research Center is the inaugural partnership to identify and showcase game-changing, scalable, multiple-benefits solutions that address mitigation and adaptation to climate change; water availability and other issues threatening planetary sustainability. Participants will include investors, sustainability leaders, corporate and entrepreneurial solution providers, researchers and governmental leaders.  NASA Ames Research Park, Mountain View, 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

May 29 – 30 – Geopower Finance and Investment Conference brings together leading experts on technology, financing, engineering, research and analysis of geothermal project development.  This international conference is designed to be board-level, networking-heavy exclusive event led by developers, operators/owners, utilities and financiers.  The mix of formats elevates it to a key opportunity to do business.  South San Francisco Conference Center

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.