Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2013 – August

Green LAVAWelcome to the August 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.

July 25 – The Union of Concerned Scientists hosts Science, Democracy and Community Decisions on Fracking, a Lewis M. Branscomb Forum. The forum will convene leading thinkers from academia, industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and citizen groups to delve into some of the most complex challenges around hydraulic fracturing, centered on the following themes: the current state of the science and knowledge gaps; the current policy and regulatory landscape; and, public access to information and civic engagement. UCLA Covel Commons, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

July 31 – 4th Annual PortTech Clean Tech Pitch Competition kick-off and orientation session welcomes this year’s competitors.   The Pitch Competition will feature the most innovative entrepreneurs and their clean technology products, services, systems and platforms from all over the US.   Competitors should apply in advance.  There is no charge to participate.  PortTech Training Center, San Pedro, 10 AM

August 1 – Stormwater Quality Compliance will be a frank discussion on water quality compliance and what this means for investing in the region. A diverse group of panelists will inform and debate the subject of stormwater regulations and will consider successful funding mechanisms with regard to compliance.  This event is hosted by the Council for Watershed Health, Southern California’s center for watershed research and analysis focused on building concensus to improve the region’s watersheds through education, research and planning.  The Autry National Center, 8:00 AM – noon.

August 1 – International Green Tech Collaboration – the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator presents an interactive presentation by Bertram Huber from Stuttgart, Germany and Naoto Kuji, from Tokyo, Japan.   Dr. Huber is a German rechtsanwalt and IP specialist.   He was formerly Senior VP at Bosch, the largest European patent owner.   Naoto Kuji was General Manager for IP of Honda Motor, the parent company of Honda companies and is currently the Executive Director of the Japan Intellectual Property Association.   Both gentlemen formed IP*SEVA, along with Cynthia Cannady, to promote international collaboration in sustainable energy and environmental technologies.   LACI, downtown Los Angeles, 1:00 PM.

August 8 – Pitch Competition Practice and Coaching Session – Entrepreneurs present their pitches in front of a panel of coaches, some of whom will be judges at the Competition. Finalists are then chosen based on evaluations during these practice runs.  Long Beach Small Business Development Center, 10 AM – 3:00PM

August 8 – Young Professional in Energy Summer Mixer will be held at 3rd Street Station (3rd and La Cienega), 6 – 8 PM. RSVP  to:  ypelosangeles@gmail.com

August 13 – The sixth annual National Clean Energy Summit will bring together clean energy visionaries and leaders, public officials, business executives, energy policy experts, entrepreneurs, investors, citizens, and students, to discuss empowering Americans to develop our massive clean energy supplies, secure greater energy independence, and create jobs.  Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

August 14 – The Clean Technology Council presents “Is Renewable Energy Sustainable?” with Terry Murphy, President of ARTICA Enegy and will examine the economics, incentive programs, alternative energy technologies, electric vehicles and the future for coal and nuclear.  Mr. Murphy has 30 years experience leveraging advanced technologies into cost effective, “green” energy products.  Total Wines Conference Room, Moorpark, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

August 15 – Pitch Competition Practice and Coaching Session – Pitches are recorded and each entrepreneur receives a copy of the video, giving participants the opportunity to review and refine their presentation to prepare for the finals. If entrepreneurs are disappointed in their performance, they are allowed to take a second shot and sometimes even a third (if time allows) to improve their pitch and increase their chances of becoming a finalist.  Long Beach Small Business Development Center, 10 AM – 3:00 PM.

August 25 – 29 – SPIE Solar Energy and Technology Conference  focused on the development of new solar-based energy sources, systems, and technologies and the latest research in thin film solar technology, concentrators, reliability, solar hydrogen, next-generation cell technology, laser materials processing, organic photovoltaics, and more.  San Diego Convention Center

August 28 – The goal of the 2013 Women In Green Forum (WIGF) is to create a venue for sustainability professionals to develop the skills necessary for professional success, to promote women’s leadership across the environmental industry, and to provide insightful approaches and innovative ideas to solving today’s environmental challenges.  Luxe Sunset, 8 AM – 6:30 PM

August 28 – The Social Reception at the Ocean Institute – Join Clean Tech OC for a relaxed evening at the Ocean Instite in Dana Point. This beautiful venue opens its exhibits to us privately for our gathering. In addition this year, we are honored to have the Ocean Institute’s President, Dan Stetson, speak to us about the various initiatives facing the organization.

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.