Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2013 – June

alt   Welcome to the June 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.

May 21 – Green LAVA Event – There are few LEED Platinum homes in existence and one of the most celebrated designers of pre-fab LEED platinum homes is Steve Glenn, CEO of LivingHome.  He will be the featured presenter at the Green LAVA May meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at the Real Office Centers in Santa Monica.  Steve has built a company distinguished for sensible design, innovation, attention to detail and leadership in creating pre-fab sustainable shelters.  ROC, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

May 23 – Commercializing Clean Tech in Los Angeles: Perspectives from the LA Cleantech Incubator and Cleantech LA The LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a unique and important non-profit organization formed by the City of Los Angeles to literally incubate new green companies into health. LACI and YPE LA are hosting a special event for YPE LA members and others interested in LACI’s latest endeavors, including an overview of the organization, its merger with Cleantech LA, its portfolio companies, and opportunities offered by LACI.  LACI, Los Angeles, 6:00 – 8:30 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

May 30 – 20th Annual Waterkeepers Celebration – Founded in 1993, LA Waterkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County. LA Waterkeeper’s Litigation & Advocacy, Marine, and Water Quality teams conduct inter-connected projects that serve this mission.  Fairmont Miramar, Santa Monica, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

May 30 – Start Your Startup hosted by Mobile LAVA SIG will examine some of the practical, nuts-and-bolts components of building a new business in the mobile and online spaces. Entrepreneurs are naturally infused with passion, ideas, and a desire to attract people to their passion and ideas. Often, however, the practical realities of starting a business can get lost in the midst of an entrepreneur’s enthusiasm, and easily avoidable mistakes can result in huge headaches down the road, or worse — business failure.  Real Office Centers, Santa Monica, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

June 1 – Cars, Streets and Public Policy: The Future of Southern California The Car in 2035 is a project of Art Center alumna and former faculty member Kati Rubinyi, who has brought together collaborators in the fields of planning, transportation, design and art—including educational leaders, faculty and alumni from Art Center—to create a lively mix of essays, images and interviews about our region’s automotive future over the next 20 years.  Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 10 AM – noon

June 3 – 6 – Sustainable Brands ’13 is ground zero for sustainability, brand and innovation professionals who come together from around the world to be inspired, engaged and equipped to succeed by building the better brands of tomorrow, while building a network of like-minded colleagues who can help.  Sustainable Brands delivers a world-class line-up of thought leaders and practitioners who are leading the way with incredible surges of new values, creativity and the resulting new products and services facilitating the transition to a true sustainability Renaissance.  Paradise Point, San Diego

June 7 – Join Breathe LA at the Long Beach Convention Center as BREATHE LA honors The Boeing Company with its highest distinction, the Breath of Life Award, at its 2013 Breath of Life Awards reception. BNSF Railway will receive the Innovation Award.  Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will receive the Civic Leader Award.  Los Angeles/Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council will receive the Community Impact Award.  Val Zavala, host of KCET’s SoCal Connected, to serve as emcee.  Long Beach Convention Center, 11:30 AM – 2 PM

June 11 – PortTech Forum will feature Phil Gilchrist of Antea Group talking about the ECO-SVE system – a patented remediation technology that effectively and safely treats impacted soil and groundwater by creating a re-circulatory process with zero emissions and no combustion. ECO-SVE increases subsurface oxygen levels and biotic activity, thus accelerating site clean-up and reducing lifecycle remediation costs compared to conventional remediation systems.  LA Harbor College, 10 AM – noon

June 12 – Clean Technology Council presents the Summer Business Mixer for loads of fun, games, great food and drinks.  Meet Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, Inventors, Angel/VC Investors, Joint Venture Partners, Deal Makers, Advisors and Marketing Experts.  Tipsy Goat Irish Pub, 159 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, 5:30-7:00 pm

June 15 – Early Bird Registration Deadline for Women in Green which will be held August 28th at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel

June 19 – 20 – the 31st Annual Energy Management Conference West is the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the western U.S. specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability, as well as innovation solutions to improve your ROI – Las Vegas Convention Center

June 26 – 27 – the 7th Annual Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Conference brings together  leading CSP developers, EPC groups, technology providers, manufacturers and those at the forefront of R&D will meet to discuss the steps the entire value chain must take to make CSP competitive, and how you can prove the value of your CSP technology to key stakeholders to develop! Get ROI on your long-term CSP strategy and prove your competitiveness to decision makers.  Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas

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.