Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – June

Green LAVAWelcome to the June 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  Some good events still left in May include:  5/20 PortTech Meet the Angels, 5/21 H2O TECHCONNECT Matchmaking and User Conference and 5/21 the inaugural Logistics x Tech conference.  And June brings us the West Coast Energy Management Congress, CTC’s look at AB32 and LA TechDay.

May 19 – 20 – the inaugural Low Carbon Energy Investor Forum 2015 is the senior officers’ conference focusing on the institutional investors’ interests in accessing a wide range of low carbon energy investments.  Join leading investors, fund managers and senior energy executives to discuss recent deals, the market outlook, and other key subjects of debate such as how low carbon investments fit throughout the LP portfolio.  JW Marriott Union Square, San Francisco

May 20 – 21 – The Institute of the America’s XXIV La Jolla Energy Conference welcomes thought leaders from across the hemisphere to present policy updates and outlooks on the key energy trends and issues for the Americas.  In-depth analysis of energy trends and unparalleled exposure and networking for attendees and sponsors. Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

May 20 – PortTech launches the 2015 Pitch competition with Meet the Angels, an entrepreneur’s opportunity to get information and insight directly from local Angel investors:  Larry Jordan (TCA), Kristin Hiibner and Chris Wadden (Pasadena Angels).  Discover what angel investors in the Los Angeles area look for in early stage tech companies and learn how to best present your startup.  Boardwalk Café, Ports O’ Call, San Pedro, 4:30 – 7:30 PM

May 21 – Metropolitan Water District presents H2O TechConnect: Matchmaking & User Conference. The conference is designed to help the Innovation and Technology Community learn how to use the H2O TECHCONNECT Platform to connect with innovation and technology community members, form virtual teams, find research partners, discover new technologies, discuss ideas, find grant and funding partners, participate in pilot programs, create prototypes, discover experts and resources, and commercialize your technology. H2O TECHCONNECT is accelerating connections in technology for innovators, universities, investors, public agencies, entrepreneurs, advanced manufacturing, etc.  Kellogg West Conference Center, Pomona, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

May 21 – In its landmark 25th year, Breathe California’s 2015 Clean Air Awards will bring together nearly 200 Bay Area leaders committed to addressing the biggest issues of our times. Nominees include civic, business, health, and education leaders that are making a positive impact on Bay Area air quality through their leadership, advances in technology, research, and education. Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

May 21 – CSCMP Southern California hosts the 1st Annual Tech and Supply Chain Summit. Hear first-hand from CEO’s of the hottest supply chain start-ups including Cargomatic, Flexport, Washio, Flexe and ShipHawk;  top industry professionals; investors; and, operators.   The industry is undergoing a sea change at a pace never before thought possible. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the leading edge technology the panelist and their investors are using to disrupt and improve the supply chain.  Big Door Studios, El Segundo, 11 AM – 7:30 PM

May 27 – 29 – Green Marine presents GreenTech 2015.  The eighth annual conference will take place for the first time on the West Coast.  In addition to the presentations and keynotes, delegates at GreenTech 2015 will visit the award winning Seattle Aquarium’s exhibit and a waterside tour of the Port of Seattle.  Seattle Renaissance Hotel

May 28 – 30 –  Founded in 2009, sustainatopia remains one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. Attendees have participated from more than 60 countries.  Combining a mega-conference and a broad-ranging festival, sustainatopia brings together the global ecosystem of social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact like no other singular event.  Hyatt Regency Century City

May 31 – Isidore’s E-Waste Collection Event – Drop-off old computers, phones, TVs and other electronics. Get your cracked phone screen repaired. Isidore recycles responsibly, creates local jobs and keeps your data secure.  Atwater Village Farmer’s Market, 10 AM – 2 PM

May 31 – June 2 – The 2015 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum is the premier conference dedicated to catalyzing investment in, and scaling the market for, energy efficiency. Since 2007, attendees have enjoyed significant value in meeting and mingling with thought leaders and game-changing innovators from the industry at this important networking opportunity.  San Francisco Marriott Marquis

June 1 – 4  At Sustainable Brands 2015 nearly 2,000 thought leaders, brand innovators, designers, and global business leaders will gather to explore various topics and issues pertinent to sustainability. Whether through plenaries, workshops, the Activation Hub, the Innovation Open, or networking events, this conference has been designed to benefit everyone from NGOs and small business owners, to CEOs and global brand leaders. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join them in discovering How to tap emerging innovations to successfully scale sustainability now.  Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego

June 3 – 4 – The West Coast Energy Management Congress is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users.  Now in its 33rd year, the EMC 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.  This is the conference to learn about new technologies, compare energy supply and alternative energy options, and learn about innovative project implementation strategies.  Long Beach Convention Center

June 17 – The Clean Technology Council welcomes David Pollock, Councilmember of the City of Moorpark to lead a discussion about Complying with AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act that is focused on stopping climate change.  AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act must be implemented to improve the environment while maintaining a robust economy.  Total Wine Conference Center, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

June 18 – Los Angeles TechDay is a massive science fair for startups.  Startups have the opportunity to show off their products to thousands of consumers, the highest caliber investors, hordes of press, the most sought after talent, and the greatest pool of tech enthusiasts looking to celebrate emerging venture.  California Market Center, 10 AM – 5 PM

June 18 – Cleantech OC is hosting the 2nd annual Advanced Transportation Symposium and Expo.  The symposium will examine the movement of goods and how that has become a pivotal issue in the direction of technology and infrastructure development.  We will also challenge our infrastructure players to lay out their value propositions as they prepare towards legislative milestones. Other topics could include: autonomous vehicles, distributed energy resources (DER) and the role of investor owned utilities in the electrification of California’s transportation.  Brandman University, 12:30 – 6:30 PM

June 20 – A Saturday in the park at the Green Jazz Festival – a free showcase of live jazz, soul, funk while raising awareness of the environment, the zero waste initiative and sustainable living.  Embarcadero Park North, San Diego, 10 AM – 4 PM

June 24 – The Los Angeles Venture Association presents First Look LA, a conference that supports, nurtures and stimulates our unique culture in Southern California, while furthering L.A.s position as a center for start-ups and emerging technology. In addition to the presenters, venture capitalists and early stage angel investors attend the event, along with local elected officials, business leaders and senior administrators from local universities.  UCLA California NanoSystems Institute, 9 AM – 4 PM

June 24 – 25 – Greentech Media hosts Grid Edge Live 2015 and expects this year’s event will be larger than ever with more than 500 participants.  The event is being extended to include more content and interactive sessions. Our pre-conference seminar on June 23 will focus specifically on Microgrids and on Day One we will have deep dives that address grid, customer and business model transformation. You won’t want to miss research and analysis shared from the Grid Edge Executive Council and the integration of software and analytics topics from The Soft Grid. Rancho Bernardo Inn

June 28 – 30 – Commercial Real Estates most important event of the year, Every Building Conference and Expo 2015, is more than a collaborative meeting of the industry’s best minds. It’s an impressive display of innovation, creativity and best practices—a critical, career-advancing opportunity for property professionals who are serious about crafting their success in the ever-changing, high-stakes business of office, industrial and mixed-use property management.  Backed by the industry’s leading association, BOMA International’s Every Building Conference & Expo delivers a gold-standard combination of information, expertise and industry connections that can’t be duplicated at any other event.  Los Angeles Convention Center

Jun 29 – Jul 1 – Infocast presents the 2nd California Water Summit.  The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that $69 billion worth of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects in California will be needed to address future municipal and industrial water shortcomings. The efforts by Governor Brown resulted in the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Act of 2014. There is now $7.5 billion worth of funds available, signaling that investments in water and that the long-term sustainable supply and delivery of that water are critical to California’s future. The Westin Sacramento


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.