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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2016 – January and February 

    Green LAVA Welcome to the January-February, 2016 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.  A bit quiet this time of year but we’re fortunate to have one of the great green conferences – VerdeXchange – at the end of January.  Also in January is the annual Cleantech Forum in San Francisco as well as Clean Technology Council’s monthly meeting.  And then in February, we have GreenBiz 16 and Ballast Water Management Summit.

    Jan 13 – The Clean Technology Council welcomes Dr. Rao Surampudi, Assistant Division Manager Autonomous Systems, Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a look at NASA Spacecraft Technology and Green Energy.    Some deep space missions have used radioisotope systems for power generation and fuel cells in human missions for primary electrical power. Advanced solar arrays have provided highly efficient power sources and significant advances have been made in the areas of radioisotope power systems, batteries and fuel cells.  Total Wine & More, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    Jan 13 – 14 – The 7th Annual Bio-Based & Sustainable Products Summit examines Commercialization Strategies for the BioConomy Value Chain.  North America will likely become the leader of the rapidly evolving global bio-based economy, backed by safety and sustainability concerns of fossil fuel feedstocks, volatile prices, long-term availability concerns and greenhouse gas emission reductions initiatives. Government support around the world is robust, with funding programs and/ or renewable innovation hubs in the U.S., Canada, the EU, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore. San Diego Marriott, La Jolla, CA.

    Jan 19 – Young Professionals in Energy present Energy Efficiency: New Trends and Developments, another one of YPE’s Signature Thought Leadership events.  This free event will include networking and discussions on new developments, technologies, and trends in Energy Efficiency for the residential, commercial, industrial and utility markets.  Servicon Systems, Culver City, 6:00 – 8:30 PM.  BTW – YPE is also a supporter of the VerdeXchange event the following week. Register with code: VX16YPE for a nice discount!

    Jan 22 – PortTech and PortXL, a mentorship driven open innovation program focusing on port related industries, ranging from start-ups and spinouts to SMEs and multinationals, co-host a panel group, networking and pitch event in Southern California for cleantech entrepreneurs with products or services within the energy, environment, logistics, trade and transportation industries.  Startups with technology ready for commercialization can apply to PortTech to be included in this one day event for entrepreneurs, investors, port authorities, terminal operators and business leaders.  To request an invitation or for sponsor opportunities to the afternoon event and reception, contact the PortTech office.

    Jan 24 – 26 – VerdeXchange’s cross-platform 9th-annual Green Marketmaker’s Conference.  Once again, accomplished clean and green tech entrepreneurs, energy & water companies, advanced vehicle manufacturers, soft & hardware developers, public policymakers as well as: procurers, innovative financiers, and environmental stewards will gather “under-one-roof” to assess “what’s in-market,” “what’s about to be in-market,” and “what’s needed” in the global, trillion dollar verde economy.  VX2016, in partnership with both the Urban Land Institute-LA’s FutureBuild and JETRO, will feature panels involving leading developers, real estate financiers, and public sector planners and environmental regulators from metro Los Angeles and around the world; and leading Japanese companies and centers of research involved with battery and water technologies. They will be sharing case studies of FutureBuild opportunities and technologies now driving green build innovation and sustainable development.  Los Angeles Hotel Downtown.

    Jan 25 – 27 – The theme of the 14th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco is: More with Less: The Makings of the 2020s are with Us Already.  Resource productivity and efficiency have always been central to the definition of cleantech, and the Forum will focus on sectors and companies who are making the most of this concept.  The 2016 Forum includes the unveiling of our 7th annual Global Cleantech 100 List and Award Winners. This provides our attendees with a unique value proposition – the presence of the leading sustainable innovation companies of the world, across a huge range of sub-sectors and industries, and all in one place for 48 hours. Parc 55, San Francisco

    Jan 25 – 27 – Storage Week. The storage market is projected to see exponential growth over the next decade, with the latest projections estimating a $10B market by 2018, growing to $41B over time. California utilities are negotiating contracts for hundreds of megawatts of storage projects, the PJM fast regulation market is driving the development of numerous large-scale projects, and many other countries, states and ISOs are launching initiatives and products to drive storage adoption. Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego.

    Feb 9 – 11 – 3rd Ballast Water Management Summit. With both the EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP) and US Coast Guard’s (USCG) Ballast Water Management (BWM) regulations now being enforced, and the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) likely to be ratified in the immediate future, environmental retrofits are now unavoidable. With multiple sets of standards currently in enforcement (without any type approved systems), and other divergent standards on track to be enforced in the near future—all existing ships doing business in the United States will need to be retrofitted with a BWMS that is compliant with all of these standards within the next 5 years. Long Beach Marriott, Long Beach, CA.

    Feb 23 – 25 – GreenBiz 16 is framed by the State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Group’s award-winning annual accounting of key sustainability metrics and trends. The report, combined with the high-wattage stage presentations, workshops and networking opportunities that have become hallmarks of GreenBiz events, create a powerful event that has become one of the top annual gatherings for sustainability professionals. Camelback Inn, Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

    Feb 23 – 25 – Quantify your energy savings into dollars and drive ROI through data center efficiency at the Green Data Center Conference . #GDCON provides a comprehensive educational experience created for you and other data center professionals who are looking to optimize their facilities through increased energy efficiency and innovative design trends. Industry experts, interactive workshops, and case study presentations all demonstrate the cost-saving benefits of “greening” your data center.  San Diego Supercomputer Center, La Jolla, CA.

     

     

    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.

     
  • johndmo 7:24 pm on October 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – November and December 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the November-December, 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. As the local conference season winds down we still see some great events.  October still has Verge 2015 and the Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit.  November brings two great funding events (Metropole’s Global Alternative Funding Forum and the inaugural NextGen Crowdfunding Conference), Solar & Storage and the Connected City Summit companion event to LA Auto Show.  December leads off with the Leadership Conference for Women in Energy and finishes with the LAVA Holiday Party.  A fitting conclusion to a great year of events, conferences and symposia.

    Oct 26 – 29 – Accelerating sustainability solutions in an interconnected world – GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 2015 focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world.  The event focuses on transformative but practical, scalable, solutions-oriented exchanges through six program tracks: distributed energy systems, next-gen buildings, resilient cities, sustainable mobility, smarter supply chains, and food and water systems.  Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

    Oct 27 – Women in LAVA “PITCH PITCH AND AWAY” Working Sessions. LAVA. Every entrepreneur needs a polished pitch deck to present to investors and an elevator pitch that rolls off their tongues at networking events. We want to help get yours to perfection. This year we will be hosting a series of working sessions for women entrepreneurs to develop their pitch presentation, practice the pitch, and get invaluable feedback from mentors and colleagues.  Santa Monica Place/Expert Dojo, 6:00  – 8:00 PM

    Oct 29 – 30 – The 2015 Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit is the largest annual event focused on green programs in the nation’s largest K-12 system and higher education systems. With the theme “Achieving the Benefits of High Performance Schools,” the Summit will highlight the economic, educational and community benefits that districts have achieved by making a commitment to sustainability.  Pasadena Convention Center

    Nov 1 – 3 – Final days to vote in LA2050 Challenge.  Vote in each of the 5 categories and chose from many worthy selections including this one: Rebuilding LA’s Port Communities One Business at a Time

    Nov 2 – 4 – Returning for its fifth year, the US Solar Market Insight conference is essential for anyone involved, or looking to get involved, in the U.S. solar industry. Based on over five years of analysis of installation data, the event dissects cost trends, discusses the future of project finance and business models, and examines the potential of individual states and market segments. Loews Coronado Bay Resort

    Nov 5 – 6 – Since 2008, the Renewable Energy Finance Forum brings a focus on renewable energy development in the western United States.  REFF-West will highlight financing trends in renewable power, energy storage, system integration, and transportation; review important developments in Western power market expansion and in the role of the emerging corporate customer market segment; and discuss renewable energy’s role in smarter resource use and response to the Western water crisis. Join us to find out what these developments mean for the industry’s cost of capital and discover growing opportunities in renewable energy on the West Coast. Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco

    Nov 6 – the 4th annual Global Alternative Funding Forum hosted by Metropole Capital Group is setting an exceptional precedent by uniting world-class FinTech innovators, next generation investors, recognized authorities and the new players of Main Street, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach and Washington D.C. who are transforming capital markets and financing models in favor of small businesses, entrepreneurial ventures and local communities. It is not just an event – it is a movement.  Century Plaza Hotel, Century City, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Nov 7 – Women in Cleantech and Sustainability hosts the 2nd annual WCS Talks event featuring the brightest minds and most inspiring stories of the clean economy metamorphosis occurring all over the world on an annual basis. The annual event features both women and men from a variety of sectors sharing their perspectives and challenging our assumptions.  Google, Mountain View, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    Nov 11 – the Clean Technology Council presents Protecting Your Family from Scams and Cyber Crimes with Ventura County Sheriff Detective Timothy Lohman.  Detective Lohman shares insights from his 21 years of experience in law enforcement, forgery and fraud investigation.  The public is accustomed to sharing precious personal information and needs to understand what actions put them at risk. Total Wine Conference Center, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    Nov 16 – 17 – California is building the country’s largest electricity system aimed at drawing over 50% of its energy supplies from clean, distributed energy resources in the next decade. The Distributed Energy Future conference will outline the technology innovation, planning, data collection and business opportunities moving in California to allow clean energy sources to compete with traditional energy sources. This event is open to all interested in helping build California’s Distributed Energy Future (#CDEF).  CHSA Museum & Golden Gate at the Presidio, San Francisco

    Nov 16 – 18 – Infocast’s Distributed Solar Summit 2015 brings together solar project developers, integrators, investors, lenders, panel suppliers, utilities, regulators, contractors, installers and other industry players to explore the impacts of the latest financial innovations, which sales channel strategies and business models will lead to success, and ultimately how to help move the distributed solar sector forward nationwide. The Summit has developed into a major networking event for the entire distributed solar community—where people connect, build relationships and get valuable new insights into the distributed solar markets and strategies for financing distributed solar projects. Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego

    Nov 18 – 19 – Solar & Storage will bring together solar developers with battery vendors and storage systems integrators to examine the opportunities, economics, business cases and technologies in combining storage with grid-connected, commercial & industrial and consumer solar PV systems. It will explore the application of mobile and stationary battery technologies, software control suites, microgrids, smart inverters and other technologies to deliver economically viable systems. Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego

    Nov 17 – 19 – The annual Cleantech Open Global Forum celebrates the graduation of a new cohort of entrepreneurs solving the world’s energy, environmental and economic challenges. Join an influential and innovative group of entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and Cleantech Open finalists from around the world to showcase the acceleration of clean technologies and celebrate the graduation of a new cohort of entrepreneurs.  Judging Day selects the best from among US regional finalists and the 6 countries participating in the Global Cleantech Innovation Program.  Entrepreneur day is open to the public to meet the innovators and investors and the event culminates on the final day with an Expo, Awards and Gala dinner.  Three events, 2 venues – GSVLabs Redwood City and Herbst Theater, San Francisco

    Nov 19 – The inaugural NextGen Crowdfunding Conference explores the ways everyday investors find and fund emerging businesses and startups.  Top industry leaders will discuss new forms of crowdfunding and the benefits for and impacts on entry level investors, venture capitalists and startups from Silicon Beach to Silicon Valley.  The conference is cosponsored by the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) the industry leading crowdfunding association. Loews Santa Monica, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

    Nov 19 – Green LAVA presents SoCal Performance Edge a US Department of Energy funded initiative, led by the LA Better Buildings Challenge and LACI, to accelerate smart investments in next-generation building technologies, leveraging DOE research to identify market-ready, best-in-class solutions and match them with property owners committed to innovation. Technologies promoted through So Cal Performance Edge program meet the Department Of Energy’s performance specifications, and have been vetted by third party experts. La Kretz Innovation Campus, Downtown Los Angeles, 1:00- 3:00 PM

    Nov 20 – The Connected City Summit half-day event assembles thought leaders from the automotive, technology and government sectors to address the issues that will enable the car to transform from an individual object to part of a broader network. Discussions about changing vehicle ownership patterns and the proliferation of car sharing and other impending trends will demonstrate how automakers are redefining themselves from being just car and truck manufacturers to become personal-mobility companies. The Connected Car Expo, LA Auto Show, LA Convention Center, 9 AM – 2 PM

    Dec 7 – 8 – The goal of the Leadership Conference for Women in Energy is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key energy trends and skills for personal and professional development.  Join the nation’s most successful women leaders in energy as they share their industry knowledge, strategies and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth.  Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

    Dec 8 – 9 – U.S. Energy Storage Summit will bring together utilities, financiers, regulators, technology innovators, and more for Greentech Media’s premiere energy storage conference. Underpinned by GTM Research’s report series, U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, this two-day conference will include data-intensive presentations, analyst-led panel sessions with industry leaders, and extensive high-level networking. Parc 55, San Francisco

    Dec 8 – 10 – Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo team has completely revamped our tracks strategy – leaving the vertical mindset in the past and thinking BIG PICTURE with tracks developed by size, application and region. As always, our cutting-edge conference sessions will cover the most pressing trends in renewable energy, giving you all the information you need to solve real problems and explore real opportunities in renewable energy. Las Vegas Convention Center

    Dec 9 – Clean Technology Council annual Tech Business Mixer & Holiday Party.  Meet Tech Executives, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, Angel/VC Investors, Joint Venture Partners, Deal Makers and Start up Mentors. Clean Technology Council has sponsored monthly entrepreneur round tables since 2010. CTC members see amazing business opportunities driven by the convergence of technology, globalization and resources.  Our mission is to bring together outstanding business leaders and creative individuals that want to learn, build relationships and operate sustainable businesses.  The Tipsy Goat Irish Pub, Thousand Oaks, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

    Dec 15 – LAVA Holiday Party – Come celebrate the Holiday Season with LAVA!  Enjoy a great networking event, awesome food, and holiday beverages!  Venue and Time – TBD

     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.
     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – October 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the October, 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.  As the local conference season winds down we still see some great events.  September has PortTech’s Pitch, CTC’s Information Security Challenge and the Green Festival.  And October brings Verge 2015, the GSV Pioneer Summit and Energy Storage North America Expo.

    Sept 22 – 23 – Cleantech Group will be hosting The Water Innovation Summit for the 4th time, this year focused on the California drought and opportunities for the water innovation community.  During our day-and-a-half Summit, we will look at sectors such as agriculture, utilities, and energy from a customer-centric view through workshop-style discussions, and explore cross-cutting themes like financing mechanisms for water innovation and improving water management and measurement tools across sectors.  Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, Berkeley

    Sept 23 – The Clean Technology Council presents Meeting the Information Security Management Challenge in the Cyber-Age featuring Dr. Stan Stahl, President of Citadel Information Group.  Cybercrime costs businesses and non-profits billions of dollars annually in theft, fraud, embezzlement and other losses.  Federal and State Laws – like HIPAA and no less than 48 state’s breach disclosure laws – are imposing an increasing management burden on organizations while imposing millions of dollars in fines for non-compliance.  Total Wine Conference Center, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

    Sept 23 – 24 – EUCI presents Demand Response – The Next Generation conference that will help utilities and regulators understand the emerging ‘next generation’ of demand response and its role in the smart grid revolution and transforming utility business model. It will focus on how utilities can get the full benefit of DR and energy efficiency (EE) programs across time and resources, and offer best practices for design and implementation of these programs to work in conjunction with the changing grid.  Hyatt Regency Sacramento

    Sept 25 – SDVG’s Venture Summit is the largest annual gathering of VCs outside of Silicon Valley. Join 600+ in the venture capital community, and meet some of the coolest companies in San Diego. Hear about the hottest topics in technology, innovation, and venture capital! We will have more than ever this year, with Venture Summit followed by the “Debut on the Docks”, a chance to mingle, relax and hear from some of San Diego’s newest start-ups! Grand Hyatt, San Diego, 7:30 – noon

    Sept 25 – 27 – More than 20,000 attendees expected for the 5th Los Angeles Green Festival.  With one of the strongest waste recycling programs and a strong commitment to developing alternative transportation and energy initiatives, we look forward to growing with this green city. Through EnvironmentLA, the city offers a Green Business Certification in addition to establishing programs and projects to make Los Angeles a more environmentally-friendly city. In the last 10 years alone, the City of Los Angeles has planted over 28,000 trees and each year it diverts 5.8 million tons of trash for reuse/recycling.  Los Angeles Convention Center

    Sept 28 – 30  The 7th Annual Transmission Summit West will once again provide the clearest window into the policy, regulatory and changing operational realities facing the industry and the business strategies leading utility and independent transmission executives will pursue to ensure operational reliability and seize development opportunities.  The Summit is focused on the business issues driving the electric transmission sector.  The Westgate Hotel, San Diego

    Sept 29 – The 6th annual PortTech Pitch features innovative cleantech startups from all over North America.  The Pitch program helps promising startups create and deliver compelling investor oriented narratives before a diverse audience of business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, community leaders, regulators,  policy advocates and academics.  This is an invitation only event, contact the PortTech office for details.  A post-Pitch Awards Celebration at Brouwerij West is open to the public.  Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, San Pedro. 1:00 – 4:30 PM; Brouwerij West 5:00 – 7:30 PM

    Sept 29 – 30 – CaFFEET (The California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies) is an annual event held over 2 days organized by EDF, The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States, PRIME and the French Tech Hub. It’s aim is to promote the exchange of technical and scientific knowledge in the field of energy efficiency between France and California, two major low-carbon economies. Each year, CaFFEET gathers more then 200 experts from academic world, research centers, organizations, institutions, utilities and startups.  The Village, San Francisco

    Sept 30 – Oct 1 – 2015 Southern California Energy + Water Summit forges new connections with over 600 public and private sector leaders from throughout Southern California united together to foster clean energy opportunities, identify long-range water solutions and build a sustainable region.  EWS2015 will bring together a blend of interactive educational sessions, keynote presentations and panel discussions from a wide array of experts.  Palm Springs Convention Center

    Oct 1 – The inaugural California Forum on Energy Efficient Manufacturing (CaFEEM) examines environmental, social and economic reasons it is critical for the manufacturing industry to significantly reduce their consumption of energy and pollutant emissions.  The California Forum on Energy Efficient Manufacturing, hosted by UC Davis, will focus on solutions for decreasing industrial energy usage and emissions in manufacturing facilities. Renowned researchers and practitioners from industry, universities and government will discuss the latest research and state-of-art technology for energy efficient and low carbon manufacturing.  UC Davis, 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM

    Oct 5 – 7 – SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to advance solutions that drive economic, environmental and social change. In its fifth year, the conference will feature collaborative events to facilitate direct connections, as well as focused panel sessions and exciting competitions that will introduce attendees to transformative products, technologies and ideas. Through provocative programming, strategic alliances and global participation, SXSW Eco supports the communities creating a positive impact. Austin Convention Center, TX

    Oct 7 – 9 – Global Silicon Valley Pioneer Summit aims to accelerate and scale transformative companies. Companies presenting at the GSV Pioneer Summit are working on bold creations in areas including resource sustainability, knowledge and education innovation, machine learning and artificial intelligence, connected devices, virtual reality, financial technology, robotics, digital health and moonshot ideas including space exploration, nuclear energy, and more to solve global challenges. GSVLabs, Redwood City

    Oct 8 – OC Tech Alliance presents the 22nd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards which honors innovation and ingenuity in technology developed in Orange County. We’re looking to make the 2015 High-Tech Awards bigger and better than ever before and we can’t do it without you. The Orange County Tech Alliance fosters growth and innovation for Orange County’s exceptional high tech companies, from large manufacturers to new startups, as well as the businesses that support them. Our annual High Tech Awards Gala is our way to bang our own drum about the great technology this County contributes to today’s technology economy. Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa

    Oct 13 – 15 – Energy Storage North America (ESNA) Expo is America’s largest energy storage conference and exhibition – focusing on projects, customers, and deal-making. ESNA connects utilities, developers, policymakers and energy users to craft strategies, gain deeper insight, and ultimately shape the fast-growing market for energy storage.  Energy Storage North America is the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage.  San Diego Convention Center

    Oct 16 – Hosted by the City of Fremont, the 2015 Cleantech Open Western Region Awards and Innovation Showcase is the culmination of our eight-month regional cleantech accelerator program. Closed-door judging will take place on October 15th. On the 16th, we will bring together an audience of 300 cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, corporate sponsors, university and government partners to showcase and award the best of the region’s early stage cleantech companies. Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    Oct 20 – 22 – The Utility Scale Solar Summit is the primary business hub where decision– makers come each year to move the utility scale solar sector forward. This networking event is the place where the entire utility scale solar community gathers to get the latest insights into the market and to meet the key players. The Summit focuses on the key trends impacting the utility scale sector and what they mean for the future of the industry. Leading utility-scale solar project developers, investors, lenders, utilities, equipment suppliers, construction contractors, EPCs and other key industry players will all be on hand to share their perspectives.  Rancho Bernardo Inn

    Oct 21 – 22 – The LACI Cleantech Global Showcase (GloSho) is an annual summit held in Downtown Los Angeles that convenes an international group of entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, utility executives, and policymakers focused on the acceleration of clean technology and the funding of early stage cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us at GloSho’15 to hear from thought-leaders including Steve Westly and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. J.W. Marriott, Downtown Los Angeles

    Oct 23 – The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) annually hosts the influential Mayoral Housing, Education and Sustainability Summit. The summit will explore the 2024 Olympics, innovative solutions to increase housing production, connecting the LA River with transit hubs, new opportunities for workforce development and new sales taxes to fund transportation.  LABC is known for its advocacy and educational programs throughout the region, and is a vital representative of business leaders from all industry sectors. Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA, 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM

    Oct 26 – 29 – Accelerating sustainability solutions in an interconnected world – GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 2015 focuses on the technologies and systems that accelerate sustainability solutions across sectors in a climate-constrained world.  The event focuses on transformative but practical, scalable, solutions-oriented exchanges through six program tracks: distributed energy systems, next-gen buildings, resilient cities, sustainable mobility, smarter supply chains, and food and water systems.  Fairmont Hotel, San Jose

    Oct 29 – 30 – The 2015 Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit is the largest annual event focused on green programs in the nation’s largest K-12 system and higher education systems. With the theme “Achieving the Benefits of High Performance Schools,” the Summit will highlight the economic, educational and community benefits that districts have achieved by making a commitment to sustainability.  Pasadena Convention 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.
     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – August 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the August, 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.  This is the slow season for conferences and events (but not for the curator which is why this is late!) but what is out there is worth investigating including the wonderful Women In Green Forum, Fleet Technology Expo and Pathway 2050!

    Jul 28 Update:  CHBC Summer Summit added.  Thanks, Mark!

    July 29 – 30 – Following the success of the First Annual West and East Coast Microgrid Conferences, the 2015 West Coast Microgrid Conference continues to provide a platform for public and private sector professionals to demonstrate and discuss their successful microgrid projects and lessons learned.  Presentations will cover current deployments on alternative islanding philosophies, enabling technologies, successful design and architecture, microgrid economics and the regulatory landscape. New topics to be discussed at this year’s program include conducting proper cost-benefit analysis, integrating renewables to a high penetration, showcasing different methodologies for seamless islanding versus open transition, strategizing how to get assets on the balance sheet and propose it to management, cyber security, demand response efforts with microgrid capabilities, and more.  Irvine Marriott, Orange County, CA.

    July 29 – 30 – California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) Summer Summit will focus on two key issues that are important to California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while increasing the role of renewables in our energy portfolio.  Hydrogen and fuel cell technology will be part of the portfolio producing energy that is clean, quiet and compatible with existing transportation and stationary power generation needs.  SoCal Gas Energy Resource Center, Downey, CA.

    July 29 – 30 – The EV Roadmap 8 Conference has established itself as one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States. Founded by Portland General Electric and Portland State University, and now produced by Drive Oregon, the conference provides a “graduate course” in electric vehicle deployment.  We believe that widespread electric vehicle adoption requires a supportive “ecosystem” of stakeholders, from utilities and local governments to vehicle OEMs, charging providers, interest groups and drivers. The EV Roadmap Conference brings all of these stakeholders together in a highly interactive format to explore emerging trends, share best practices, and map the road ahead.  World Trade Center, Portland, OR.

    July 30 – PortTech hosts a Phase 1 SBIR/STTR Workshop featuring  Martin Klechner III, PhD.  Attend this workshop to learn how to write successful proposals to any of the 11 government agencies that run Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  San Pedro, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

    August 5 – 6 –  Battery Power 2015 is an international conference highlighting the latest developments impacting mobile and portable battery systems for consumer and commercial products, including the Internet of Everything, power tools, smart phones, tablets, laptops and medical devices. The 13th annual event will be held at the Hyatt Tech Center, Denver, CO

    August 8 – 13 – The 12th Annual American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY): a deep retreat with global leaders in renewable energy and climate change mitigation.  This is America’s premiere global think-tank and networking event featuring Clean Energy World leaders in finance, investment, government,  the public and private sectors. Presentations, performances, film screenings and stimulating cross-sector dialogue.  As part of the program the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), presents Startup Green, a two-day green innovation and accelerator program.  Westin Snowmass Lodge, Snowmass Village, CO

    August 12 – The Clean Technology Council monthly meeting features Dr. Jim Stewart’s Healing the Earth with Seaweed Forests, using biomass from the ocean to produce renewable energy.  Dr. Stewart and PODenergy cultivate and harvest ocean kelp forests and produce biomethane to be used in place of fossil fuels.  The process sequesters CO2, recycles nutrients and improves biodiversity in near shore environments.  Total Wine & More, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    August 20 – Pathway to 2050 is Advanced Energy Economy’s annual Sacramento event that brings together an influential group of advanced energy business leaders and state policy-makers to discuss opportunities to accelerate California’s economy through the growth of advanced energy.  Sacramento Convention Center, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    August 24 – The 8th 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.  The Summit will focus on the benefits of public-private partnerships to deploy clean energy, and to invest in innovation and the infrastructure needed to modernize our nation’s electric grid. A dynamic setting for a conversation about moving the electrical grid towards a 21st century market for clean energy.  Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    August 24 – 26 – The Fleet Technology Expo is for all fleet types that are looking for ways to improve operational efficiency.  Educational sessions include strategies on reducing fuel use and maintenance costs to optimizing fleet software and data to alternative-fuel adoption. With additional sessions focused on emerging technologies, a huge Ride & Drive Event and an expo hall with the latest vehicles, equipment, software and other tools, Fleet Technology Expo provides attendees the means for smart and efficient fleet management.  Long Beach Convention Center

    August 24 – 26 – The 7th Annual Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo (APRISE2015) convenes business, technology and policy leadership across the global resilience pillars of energy, agriculture, water and security.  The joint Asia Pacific Clean Energy, Islands Innovation and Pacific Defense Energy events collaboratively seek out new solutions for the vanguard communities facing the impact of climate-change.  Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu

    August 26 – The 6th Annual Women in Green Forum is the premier network and professional conference series for women in environmental careers, highlighting the leaders of the environmental movement.  The Forum brings together an international audience of women focused on environmental issues, including academic researchers, business experts, energy analysts, and technology developers. The WIGF will also appeal to regulatory agencies involved in developing the policies and legislation which will further the development and propagation of green technologies on our roads, in our homes and at our schools.  TreePeople Campus, Beverly Hills, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    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.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – April 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the April 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.  Must attend events this month include: Spring Green Expo, LABC’s Sustainability Summit, the quarterly SCRUB and CTC’s Workshop on Mega Drought.

    April 1 – Cleantech San Diego presents: San Diego’s Energy Storage Future looking at the ways to maximize energy output from clean resources, a new challenge arises of how and where to store that clean energy. Energy storage is a critical part of San Diego’s cleantech economy, and local innovators are well equipped to meet this 21st Century challenge.  SDG&E Energy Innovation Center, San Diego. 8:30 AM – 11 AM.

    April 3 – the last day for early bird registration to OCTANe’s Technology Investor Forum – the annual OC showcase of SoCal innovation.  The event is held in early May.

    April 6 – Clean Fleet Transportation Efficiencies Forum a hands-on and interactive forum will educate fleets about the strategies, technology options, and best practices associated with increased vehicle sustainability and efficiency. This includes petroleum reduction, alternative fuels, electrification options, and incentives for clean vehicles and infrastructure. Held in conjunction with the Green California Summit and Exposition and organized and presented by CALSTART, CarbonBLU, Clean Cities Sacramento and Clean Cities East Bay.  Sacramento Convention Center, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    April 7 – Solar for Homeowners will be presented by the Center for Sustainable Energy and will explain the fundamentals of solar electricity, how to apply for available incentives and share valuable consumer awareness tips that can help you feel more confident when evaluating solar for your home.  SDG&E Energy Innovation Center, San Diego. 5:30 – 8:00 PM

    April 7 – 8 – Now in its ninth year, the Green California Summit remains the only event of its kind – an annual opportunity for stakeholders from the public and private sectors to share innovations in policy, practice and technology that can help the Golden state attain its environmental and economic goals. The Summit includes keynote presentations, educational sessions, networking opportunities and an Expo featuring green products and services. Sacramento Convention Center

    April 9 – Cleantech San Diego and the Moxie Foundation present SCRUB – the quarterly program that features early stage cleantech companies presenting their business plans.  In return the companies receive business guidance and key connections, including advice on access to capital, strategic partnerships, and professional services.  Morrison & Foerster, San Diego, 8:30 – 10:30 AM

    April 12 – 14 – The Growth Capital Expo brings together the best ideas, the most promising companies and the top deal makers in emerging growth finance for three days of education and networking in the nation’s premier destination for meetings and entertainment. Join 300 of the top growth company executives, investors and finance specialists focused on the pre-IPO and public microcap market for an unparalleled experience in education, networking and deal making. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

    April 14 – 16 –  Now in its eighth year, Greentech Media’s Solar Summit is the U.S. solar industry’s premier annual gathering. Join leaders from across the solar value chain for over two days of ground breaking content as well as unsurpassed networking opportunities that will drive business and foster new partnerships among attendees. The Solar Summit focuses on what the solar industry needs to know now – making it the premier conference for defining industry needs and creating new business opportunities.  The Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, AZ

    April 18 – Southern California Number Theory Day 2015 – Caltech – 9:00 AM

    April 18 – 19 – Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival.  Now celebrating its 45th year, the community-organized festival is one of the longest-running and consistently held Earth Day celebrations in the country – and is believed to be one of the largest Earth Day festivals on the West Coast.  The Community Environmental Council has hosted and organized the event since its beginning in 1970.  Alameda Park, Santa Barbara

    April 19 – 20 – Intelliversity presents the Revenue Royalties Summit for Investors and Entrepreneurs.  Revenue Participation Funding — also known as “Revenue Royalties” – is the idea of selling (or buying) a share of a company’s revenue, in contrast to traditional methods of finance such as selling (or buying) stock (equity) or borrowing (or lending) money in the normal way.  The Summit intends to educate interested entrepreneurs and investors, as well as their advisors, and also provide unprecedented access to each other.  Doubletree Hilton, Santa Monica

    April 21 – 22 -The Knowledge Foundation’s Next Generation Batteries conference convenes electrical/chemical engineers, materials scientists, battery manufacturers, energy storage system integrators, project developers, electrical utilities managers, independent power producers, electrical system regulators and policymakers, governmental agencies and the investor community to energize the dialogue about efficient energy capacity, storage and conversion. San Diego Marriott

    April 22 – The Cleantech Institute will again present their EV Forum – a great networking opportunity for stakeholders and the general public to discuss the challenges and opportunities in electric vehicle industry, exploring options in solving the pollution problems caused by the mass deployment of fossil fuels with the internal combustion engines.  The EV Forum 2015’s theme is to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles, to highlight the latest development in electric drivetrain, advanced battery technology, the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, laws and regulations and government incentives, education and workforce training. TBD

    April 22 – the Clean Technology Council presents “Can California’s Economy Survive a Mega Drought” with Dr. Anthony Hepton, Past VP, Quality Assurance at Dole Food Company.  Dr. Hepton will review CA’s water use, conservation, diversion in agriculture, residential and business with new guidelines for saving water.  Total Wine Tasting Room, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    April 24 – The Los Angeles Business Council presents the 2015 Sustainability Summit – an overview of the long term sustainability goals and strategies affecting business in Los Angeles and throughout the region.  Topics include CA Senate Climate Change Package, financing renewables, energy efficiency, smart grid, Cap and Trade and electric vehicles.  Getty Center, West Los Angeles, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    April 27 -29 – The Utility Solar Conference hosted by the Solar Electric Power Association provides an exclusive forum for utilities to share their experiences, exchange ideas, and talk through various strategies and business models in an intimate environment free of outside influences. USC brings together utilities interested in improving, expanding or developing a viable long-term solar strategy.  Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego

    April 28 – 30 – the Climate Action Reserve hosts the 13th annual Navigating the American Carbon World, the nation’s longest running and most anticipated conference for discussing climate policy and carbon markets.  This event will focus on the current status and future growth of California’s historic cap-and-trade program, other established and emerging carbon markets, potential linkages between markets, activity stemming from U.S. EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, other national climate change policies and other innovative environmental initiatives.  Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

    April 30 – The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is proud to host the 8th annual Spring Green Expo. This unique one-day educational event has something for everyone. Whether you come for an hour, or stay for the day, you will have an opportunity to learn more about what steps you can take to live and work in a more environmentally friendly manner. Green Exhibits, ECO Innovators Showcase, Seminars and recognition of Water Awareness Month photo exhibit.  MWD HQ, downtown Los Angeles, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

    April 30 – The 10th Annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference is about leadership and actions that will drive the California economy while preserving resources needed for a prosperous future. This day-long conference is the North Bay’s premiere networking event for business, government, education, and community leaders seeking inspiration and education about green trends, policies and products. Over 30 speakers, 300 attendees and 40 exhibitors are expected. Sonoma Mountain Village, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

    April 30 – May 1 – The Association of Commuter Transportation hosts the 2015 ACT Regional Conference. This year’s Southern California Regional Conference will focus on ACTive Transportation and is sure to educate and inspire attendees with sessions on new technologies, car-free living, climate update, and much more. Queen Mary, Long Beach

     

    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 and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – March 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the March 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California. The local conference season is ramping up.  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.  Must attend events this month include:  Storage Week, CTC’s event on renewable’s role from an Electric Utility Perspective, PortTech’s Stormwater Runoff and innovate!socal 2015.

    Feb 22 – 27 – Gordon Research presents Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology. Developing sources of sustainable energy is a crucial challenge for the 21st century. Nanotechnology may contribute paradigm-changing approaches to energy technology, because many energy conversion and storage processes occur at interfaces and surfaces, which are abundant in nanomaterials. Ventura Beach Marriott

    Feb 24 – 25 – UC San Diego presents the Industrial Stormwater Compliance Workshop. This intensive two-day workshop is designed to provide comprehensive training on California’s reissued Industrial Storm Water Permit, which will impose significant regulations on as many as 130,000 California businesses. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how the Industrial General Permit applies to them and how to achieve and maintain compliance at their facility. UCSD Extension, San Diego

    March 2 – 4 – The eighth annual Storage Week 2015 is the global business hub for energy storage solutions. Join policymakers and senior executives at the forefront of a coming wave of storage deployment. The road to bankable revenue flows is opening for both grid connected and behind the meter applications, with billions of dollars of investment expected in the next few years. Marriott Marquis, San Diego

    March 4 – 6 – The Urban Water Institute presents their Spring Water Conference.  The Urban Water Institute, Inc., was incorporated as a nonprofit public education organization in the State of California in 1993, with the Mission to provide non-partisan information of timely and pertinent interest to the water resource industry, including public agencies and private firms, with particular emphasis on water economics, management and resource policies as they affect consumers and the general economy. Hilton Palm Springs

    March 8 – 11 – The Pacific Climate Workshop hosts Droughts: Reconstructing the past, monitoring the present, modeling the future.  PACLIM is a multidisciplinary workshop that broadly addresses the climatic phenomena occurring in the eastern Pacific Ocean and western North America. The purpose of the workshop is to understand climate effects in this region by bringing together specialists from diverse fields including physical, social, and biological sciences. Time scales from weather to the Quaternary are addressed in oral and poster presentations.  Asilomar Conference Grounds,  Pacific Grove

    March 11 – The Clean Technology Council presents Storage, Wind, Solar, Hydro & Fuel Cells:  An Electric Utility Perspective by Gary Barsley, Manager of Customer Self-Generation at So Cal Edison. Gary will discuss trends and business models in the solar industry, customer energy storage programs and “Community Solar.” Traditional energy markets and relationships between utilities, customers and energy suppliers are changing dramatically. Renewable energy generation and storage play an increasingly important role. Total Wine Conference Room, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    March 11 – 13 – The 8th Annual Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit will focus on the ever changing and expanding opportunities for development in the region where the full spectrum of renewable energy production continues to thrive.  Imperial Valley currently exports over 500 megawatts of renewable energy to surrounding communities. With the addition of new renewable energy projects that are under development and upon completion would produce up to 2,500 MW of renewable energy. Imperial Valley is poised to be a major contributor in helping California achieve its renewable energy portfolio standards of 33% renewable energy by 2020. Quechan Resort, Winterhaven, CA

    March 12 – Climate Resolve and Environmental Defense Fund host the California Methane Symposium.  At this symposium, climate change and methane experts from leading academic and research institutions will discuss the science behind methane as a major climate change agent and announce newly funded research. Scientists and government representatives will detail what is both known and unknown about concentrations and sources of methane in California, such as landfill emissions, oil extraction and refinement and aging gas transmission infrastructure.  Deaton Auditorium, LAPD Headquarters, Los Angeles, 1:30 – 4:30 PM

    March 12 – 13 – the Green Revolution 2.0 — will examine Food and Fuel for the 21st Century:  stress tolerant food crops to feed our growing populations and advanced biofuels to power our continued economic growth. This symposium will feature top researchers from around the world presenting the latest research in genetics, synthetic biology, bioinformatics, economics, and bio-manufacturing of algae and plant-based biomass. Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego

    March 14 – 15 – Since 2005 AltCar has provided a very accessible and comprehensive setting where both industry and general public can discover existing alternatives to the way they use energy and transportation and motivate everyone to take further action. There are little decisions that we each make every day that, added together, will make a big impact overall. Turn off a light, walk or ride a bike to the movies, consolidate trips, take mass transit to a conference or business meeting. Craneway Pavilion, Point Richmond

    March 16 – 17 – The California STEM Learning Network will convene 400 partners and STEM leaders from PK-12, higher education, business and industry, government agencies, science rich education institutions, and non-profits to help California prepare the nation’s most STEM-capable graduates by coordinating and activating a statewide network representing all STEM stakeholders.  Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles

    March 16 – 18 – The Cleantech Group presents their annual Cleantech Forum. This gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive, multi-day development program along with exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and get deals done.  Sensors, data, software, financing mechanisms, and analytics are needed to manage our increasingly complex and decentralized world.  This challenge and opportunity will be at the core of what is discussed at this year’s event.  Palace Hotel, San Francisco

    March 18 – Imagine H20’s Water Gala celebrating this year’s winners of the Water Infrastructure Challenge is a companion event to the Cleantech Forum.  Palace Hotel, San Francisco, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

    March 19 – 20 – Now in its 24th year, the California Water Policy Conference is the premier event in the State that brings together leaders from the agricultural, urban water and environmental communities to discuss the current policy issues impacting California’s water. Every year over 300 participants from around the State attend this conference to network with their colleagues, listen to perspectives they may have not heard before and learn about new programs and ideas.  Roberts Environmental Center, Claremont McKenna College

    March 23 – 24 – the International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Power Generation presents the 15th Annual Clean Energy Conference, a two-day event focused on clean energy systems covering sustainable power generation, energy utilization, and grid ramifications.  Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UCI

    March 24 – PortTech Forum looks at the impact to local business owners and operators due to the new Stormwater Runoff Rules that go into effect on July 1.  The revised regulations are broader in scope and introduce new compliance requirements needed to reduce the flow of contaminated waters into sewers, flood control channels and ultimately the ocean.  The Forum will examine the goals of the rules generally and how they apply specifically to the businesses in and around the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  LA Harbor College, 8:00 – 10:30 AM

    March 24 – 25 – The California Climate and Agriculture Network will host their 4th California Climate and Agriculture Summit.  The Summit explores the science, policy and practice of climate change and sustainable agriculture in California. Participants include farmers and ranchers, agency staff, technical service providers, policymakers and advocates concerned with climate change challenges and opportunities for California agriculture.  UC Davis Conference Center

    March 26 – The innovate!socal 2015  conference is a symposium that brings together disruptive thinkers in economic development and the startup community to work together to find solutions to building the entrepreneur ecosystem for Southern California. The day features panels and renowned speakers sharing their perspectives on tools and models that help establish a powerful, self-sustaining, nurturing environment for high growth start-ups.  Pacific Ballroom, Long Beach Convention Center, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

     

    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 and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – November – December 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the November-December 2014 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California.  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.  The conference season is winding down but there are still some good events to attend in October like VERGE, the Ship Air Emissions Management Summit and the unique and wonderful STEAM Carnival.  And the last months of the year has the 2014 Cleantech Open Awards, CTC’s Open Mixer, CONNECT’s Innovative New Product Awards and AWEA Wind Energy symposium.

    Oct 20 – 22 – The 6th Biennial Emerging Technologies (ET) Summit hosted by PG&E gathers more than 500 stakeholders in the energy efficiency and demand response emerging technologies sectors for a 2-day interactive conference to learn, ideate and debate the intersection of utility programs, technology, market drivers, customer engagement, policy and implementation in order to impact the advancement and adoption of emerging technologies.  Wyndham Parc 55, San Francisco

    Oct 20 – 23 –  The 2014 Solar Power International, the solar industry’s comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition, is presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), whose combined efforts have created world-class events. This event focuses solely on creating an environment that fosters the exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise for furthering solar energy development in the United States. All conference proceeds support the expansion of the U.S. solar energy market through SEIA’s and SEPA’s year-round research and education activities, as well as SEIA’s advocacy efforts.  Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas

    Oct 25 – 26 – A modern take on the traveling circus, STEAM Carnival is an entertainment showcase using high-tech amusement and project-based kits to inspire kids of all ages about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Attractions include a midway loaded with challenging games, interactive experiences, hands-on workshops, contests, prizes and artisanal carnival food. STEAM Carnival leverages kids’ passions for music, fashion, and games to expose them to STEAM disciplines.  Select student participants will have the opportunity to display projects through a variety of exhibitions including a wearable electronics fashion show and a junior arcade.  Two days of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math and fun.  CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

    Oct 27 – 29 – The 5th annual edition World Bio Markets is North America’s #1 bio-based markets congress looking at bio-based fuels and chemicals. With a new look format for this year featuring 2 tracks: WBM Fuels and WBM Chemicals. Leveraging industry partnerships to realize the opportunity in advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals. San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

    Oct 27 – 30 – The Green Biz Group’s 2014 VERGE San Francisco is focused on how technology accelerates sustainability solutions across industries and sectors. The event brings together the world’s largest companies, technology innovators, and cities, creating a broad ecosystem of players to accelerate opportunities for business, the environment, and society. The program focuses on practical, scalable, solutions-oriented conversations through six program tracks: new energy systems, next-gen buildings, resilient cities, sustainable mobility, smarter supply chains, and the food-energy-water nexus. Attendees come from buildings and facilities, fleets, real estate, IT, energy, sustainability, strategy, and other business functions. Palace Hotel, San Francisco

    Oct 28 – 29 – The Industrial Environmental Association presents the Statewide Environmental Conference focused on environmental compliance. The conference is attended by over 400 people representing manufacturing, biotech, and high tech companies. The speakers and panelists include California legislators and regulators who are at the forefront of environmental policy at the State and National level. Hilton San Diego Resort

    Oct 28 – 30 – The Ship Air Emissions Management Summit gathers all of the stakeholders – ship owners & operators, shipbuilders, the regulators, port authorities, shipping associations, equipment suppliers and others – to exchange information and strategize cost-effective, practical solutions for compliance, now and going forward. Join us for the most in-depth discussion available of still-evolving requirements, to ensure you can meet all relevant ship air emissions requirements and corporate targets cost-effectively.  Queen Mary, Long Beach

    Nov 3 – 4 – Smart Cities is an Energy Central event established to educate utilities on the steps and paths to collaboratively develop smart cites in their region. At this event attendees will establish early relationships with key stakeholders; discover collaboration strategies that have been shown to increase smart cities project success; explore the current state of smart cities development through specific information sessions; take a deep dive into real world smart city project case studies with leaders of smart cities initiatives; learn how to add new revenue streams, save costs, and manage demand predictability through efficiency. Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

    Nov 11 – 12 – Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference in Los Angeles features a series of panels and breakout sessions in which presenters from local food policy experts and urban agriculture entrepreneurs to investors and thought leaders in the sustainable agriculture industry will explore new approaches to strengthen the marketplace for local food and foster the revitalization of urban areas by embracing innovation in sustainable agriculture. UCLA Anderson School of Management

    Nov 12 – The Clean Technology Council invites you and your friends to the Open Mixer and join CTC for loads of fun, games, great food and drinks (don’t miss the 5-6pm early bird specials!) Meet Tech Executives, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, Angel/VC Investors, Joint Venture Partners, Deal Makers and Start Up Mentors. Clean Technology Council has sponsored monthly entrepreneur roundtables since 2010. CTC members and friends see amazing opportunities driven by the convergence of technology, globalization and resources. Our mission is to bring together outstanding business leaders and creative individuals that want to learn, build relationships and operate sustainable businesses. The Tipsy Goat Irish Pub, Thousand Oaks, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

    Nov 12- 13 – Come to the 2014 Cleantech Open Global Forum where we will showcase the best new clean technology start-ups from 8 US regions and 6 other countries who have just completed the Cleantech Open Accelerator program. The 2014 Global Forum includes: 100 cleantech exhibitions and start-up teams; networking and presentations by industry experts; matchmaking event with cleantech start-ups and venture capitalists; selection of Cleantech Open grand prize winner. Hilton San Francisco

    Nov 17 – 19 – Distributed Solar Summit 2014 brings together solar project developers, integrators, investors, lenders, panel suppliers, utilities, regulators, contractors, installers and other industry players to explore the impacts of the latest financial innovations, which sales channel strategies and business models will lead to success, and ultimately how to help move the distributed solar sector forward nationwide. The Summit has developed into a major networking event for the entire distributed solar community—where people connect, build relationships and get valuable new insights into the distributed solar markets and strategies for financing distributed solar projects. Hilton San Diego

    Nov 18 – 20 – Every fall, the AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium sets the stage for sharing successes, strategies, and lessons-learned with your wind energy industry peers. This exclusive, executive-level event is one of the only venues where AWEA’s committees, working groups, and Board of Directors convene face-to-face. As the industry continues to mature, it’s essential to get a view from the top to help map out your company’s strategic plan. Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego

    Nov 19 – The Canada-US Energy Innovation conference is an invitation only event convening thought leaders and decision makers to discuss energy innovation and Canada’s interconnected relationship with the United States. Canada is developing its vast and varied natural resources with a renewed interest in deploying sustainable innovation at scale to address key environmental concerns. The conference will highlight the deepening relationships between energy stakeholders and policy and technology innovators on both sides of the border, exploring models from Canada and California that facilitate improved environmental and economic performance of energy systems. Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco 8 AM – 6 PM

    Nov 19 – 20 – PRIME, EDF and the French consulate in San Francisco host the California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies (CaFFEET) to foster technical and scientific collaborations on Energy Efficiency. For the last 3 years, this event has brought together over 150 experts from Universities, R&D centers, utilities, corporations and startups. CaFFEET’14 will address the topic of Smart Factory to demonstrate how smart solutions (sensors, software, data analytics…) add value to manufacturing productivity and industrial energy management.  Consulate of France, San Francisco

    Dec 4 – The Most Innovative New Product Awards, CONNECT’s largest and most prestigious event, attracts more than 700 of the region’s top business leaders, researchers and capital providers. CONNECT continues its tradition of honoring San Diego’s celebrities of innovation along with the groundbreaking new products launched in the last year. This year over 100 companies were nominated and competed in the rigorous judging process, 25 finalists have been chosen but only 8 will walk to the podium. Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 5:00 – 8:30 PM

    Dec 8 – 10 – Greentech Media and the Solar Energy Industries Association presents the U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference.  Now in its 4th year, this conference is essential for anyone involved, or looking to get involved, in the U.S. solar industry. Based on over five years of analysis of installation data, the event dissects cost trends, discusses the future of project finance and business models, and examines the potential of individual states and market segments. Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego

     

    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 and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – September 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the September 2014 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California.  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 shows still on the calendar for the end of August and through September including:   the PortTech EXPO, Women in Green Forum, PortTech Pitch, CTC Event on Water Desalination, Green Festival and the inaugural Graphene World Summit.

    August 17 – 21 – SPIE Optics and Photonics 2014 is the largest international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America. Hear the latest research in optical engineering and applications, solar energy, nanotechnology, and organic photonics:  34 workshops, 47 events, 180 exhibitors and 3000 presentations.  SPIE Optics and Photonics is also the leading conference on green photonics technologies for energy, sustainability, conservation and environmental monitoring.  San Diego Convention Center

    August 19 -20 – The inaugural California Adaptation Forum.  The Forum is designed to create a comprehensive network of multi-disciplinary adaptation leaders who have a strong commitment to addressing climate risks in California. We plan to craft a program reflective of the diverse needs and challenges California is facing.  Sheraton Grand Hotel Sacramento.

    August 25 – The 5th Annual Women in Green Forum is the premier conference highlighting the efforts and successes of women in the environmental arena. The Forum is the largest international conference of its kind and brings together a wide range of environmental leaders ranging from corporate sustainability officers to technology developers to discuss innovative new products and designs and develop powerful professional networks. Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

    Sept 2 – 5 – the Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products Symposium – an event co-sponsored by NREL and Iowa State University – focuses exclusively on thermochemical processing of biomass into fuels and chemicals. The program will feature speakers discussing recent scientific developments in this rapidly developing field. This forum offers a mix of plenary sessions featuring leading experts in the field, interactive breakout sessions, and ample opportunities to network with colleagues.  Participants will include academic, government, and industry researchers who are making thermochemical processing one of the most exciting developments in advanced biofuels.  Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center

    Sept 4 – 5 – The Energy Policy Institute and Center for Advanced Energy Studies presents the 4th Annual Energy Policy Research Conference that will feature a keynote address by Dr. Stephen Chu, Nobel Prize recipient, former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and 12th US Secretary of Energy.   The event includes presentations and discussions about energy policy research with participants and panelists from academia, think-tanks and research institutes, NGOs, national laboratories, industry, and government.   Presenters are required to submit papers and discuss their research to advance the state-of-the-art, analyze policies, and foster research collaborations dealing with an increasingly carbon-constrained economy and regulatory environment.  The Westin on Market Street, San Francisco

    Sept 4 – 5 – The Urban Land Institute  presents Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities gathers together leading thinkers and practitioners to discuss topics at the cutting edge of resilience planning. Whether looking to minimize risks from climate change, increase the value of a development, or strengthen a community’s ability to bounce forward when disaster strikes, these discussions present the best practices for smart development and risk mitigation.  Hyatt Regency, San Francisco

    Sept 9 – 11 –  The 7th Annual Utility Scale Solar Summit presents the latest insights into the market and to meet the key players.  The Summit focuses on the key trends impacting the utility scale sector and what they mean for the future of the industry. Leading utility-scale solar project developers, investors, lenders, utilities, equipment suppliers, construction contractors, EPCs and other key industry players will all be on hand to share their perspectives on how to meet the challenges of developing the next wave of utility scale projects, preparing for the post-2016 ITC era, and getting projects financed and completed. San Diego Convention Center

    Sept 10 – The Clean Technology Council presents Yoram Cohen, UCLA Professor of Engineering to discuss Water Desalination: Inventing a Low Cost Technology.  Dr. Cohen has delivered a mobile water treatment technology that cuts the costs of getting the salt out of brackish groundwater and agricultural runoff.  Bottled water costs from $1 to $3 per liter.  The system treats water at a cost of about $1.50 per 1,000 liters.   His Smart Integrated Membrane System eliminates the need for on-site maintenance crews and can be remotely controlled to cope with changing water quality conditions and reduce membrane fouling. The complete plant fits in a 40-foot cargo container that treats up to 25,000 gallons of water a day, enough to provide 50,000 people with clean, potable water for reuse in irrigation and household uses.  Total Wine Conference Center, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    Sept 10 – 11 – Greentech Media presents Soft Grid 2014 – Data, Analytics and Software-Defined Utility.  Massive data sets, real-time analytics and application-specific software platforms are unlocking opportunities for vendors, utilities, third-party service providers and energy consumers. Join us as we explore how to effectively manage, analyze and take action on the data generated by grid networks and intelligent, energy efficient endpoints to enable an energy system of the future. SRI International, Menlo Park

    Sept 12 – 14 –  The annual Green Festival is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.  Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event;  bringing together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living. Los Angeles Convention Center

    Sept 15 – 16 – The inaugural Graphene World Summit will focus on bringing together the scientific and business communities for technical collaboration, scientific exchange, and the successful development and commercialization of graphene and potentially other 2-D materials.  Planned sessions are designed to amplify and clarify the role of graphene in the future.  These sessions include the global path to standardization, innovation and commercialization; investment strategies; material development and production case studies; and game-changing applications and commercialization success stories.  Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley

    Sept 15 – 17 – The Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo (APRISE2014) convenes business, technology and policy leadership to examine the resilience in energy, agriculture, water and security.  APRISE joins with the 2014 Innovation Challenge programs – Defense Energy Challenge, Pacific Agriculture Innovation and Islands Innovation – and brings together global government leadership and hundreds of corporate executives to discover innovative technology and best practice solutions for Energy, Agriculture and Security.  Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    Sept 16 – The PortTech Pitch concludes a the summer long program with the Final Presentations of cleantech start-ups.   The Pitch recruits cleantech teams from all over the globe, conducts business and presentation workshops and culminates in a set of final team presentations before a panel of judges – investors, service professionals and environmental specialists.  Attendance by invitation only.  Use link to request an invitation.  The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina, 4:00 – 8:00 PM

    Sept 16 – 17 – The 7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum – West (REFF-West) is the premier West Coast renewable energy finance event, uniting senior financiers, investors, and renewable energy executives from across the country since 2008.  With a focus on renewable energy development in the Western U.S., REFF-West will highlight financing trends for renewable power, clean technologies, and transportation; assess the future of federal and state policy and the role of financing innovations; identify early-stage investment opportunities; and discuss the region’s role in the international renewable energy marketplace. The conference also offers unparalleled networking opportunities, allowing you to meet senior representatives from both the energy and financial sectors.  The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

    Sept 16 – 18 – The 16th Annual OLEDs World Summit  is the longest-running, preeminent technical and business event dedicated exclusively to the OLEDs industry – connecting researchers with customers and manufacturers in both the lighting and display sectors.   The OLED industry is growing exponentially, with more and more novel applications being developed for commercial use. The 2014 edition of the OLEDs World Summit will continue to focus on large displays and flexible devices, but also explore some of the more promising technologies currently in development, and help define a path towards commercialization.  Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley

    Sept 17 – The 5th Annual PortTech EXPO  is the largest maritime oriented cleantech conference on the West Coast this year.   The EXPO is a showcase for innovative clean technology and panel discussions about the trends within and opportunities for technology that enables operators and enterprises to address challenges with energy, safety, security, cargo handling, transportation and environmental impacts.  The EXPO attracts a large, diverse audience: maritime executives, port authorities, thought leaders, community and government officials, policy analysts, regulators, entrepreneurs, investors, service professionals, academics and students.  Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles, 8:00 AM – 3:00PM.

    Sept 23 – 24 – The Cleantech Group presents Water Innovation Summit 2014 – an exploration of technology and business model innovation in the water and wastewater sectors, from both industrial and municipal points of view.  On the municipal side, sessions will explore topics including predictive maintenance, the Internet of Things Water, contaminant detection, and water reuse. We will also discuss water’s more industrial applications, including its role in oil & gas, mining, food and beverage, and agriculture.  Claremont Club and Spa in Berkeley

    Sept 29 – 30 – Microgrids and Smart Communities conference will address microgrid drivers and initiatives at the national, state, and utility levels; regulatory and policy initiatives that encourage micro grid development; financing opportunities and challenges, and technical aspects. Further, we will introduce the concept of the “Smart Community” and address what the role of a microgrid is within this concept with case studies, presentations, and panel discussions.  Over the next five to eight years, the market for vendors of microgrid-related products and services is estimated to reach around $40 billion.  Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley

    Sept 30 – Oct 2 – The 6th Annual Transmission Summit West provides the clearest window into leading utility and merchant transmission executives’ plans for new projects, partnerships and business strategies. They will address the business models, financing trends, strategies and practical lessons being learned in project execution and construction management for new transmission builds and upgrades. The Summit is the place to meet and network with other key stakeholders and find solutions to the problems facing the transmission business.  The Westgate Hotel, San Diego

    Sept 30 – Oct 2 – Energy Storage North America is the largest grid storage event in North America focused on market developments and technology integration.  It brings together 1000+ attendees (customers, solution providers and partners) and hosts 40+ conference sessions, workshops and tours focused on the convergence of transportation, distributed, and utility-scale applications.  Concurrent tracks allow attendees a deep dive into the market structures, the policies powering them, and the opportunities to integrate projects of all sizes on the grid.  San Jose Convention 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 and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – April 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the April 2014 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, service providers, investors and community leaders around southern California. With spring comes the conference season.  Check back periodically for updates.   There are some good events left to come in March and then April shifts the conference and event season into high gear.  Must attend local events include Green LAVA’s event on business competitions, March 19 at MWD;  ECO:nomics, the WSJ annual confab up in Santa Barbara; SBC Industry Achievement Awards in Santa Monica; Clean Technology Council’s monthly meeting on Water Reuse Strategies; and, Growth Capital Expo in Las Vegas at the end of the month.

    Mar 17 – 20 – The 24th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air presented by the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation.   For the past twenty-three 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.  Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego

    Mar 18 – Imagine H20 is hosting the 5th Annual Water Gala.  Imagine H2O is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire & empower people to solve water problems. Our vision is to turn water challenges into opportunities.  One Leidesdorff Ballroom, San Francisco. 6:00 – 9:00 PM

    Mar 19 – Green LAVA in conjunction with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California reviews cleantech events and competitions with emphasis on the Cleantech Open – the annual accelerator program that draws cleantech entrepreneurs and start-ups from all over the US and recently expanded to global competition.  The program will feature CTO representatives, entrepreneurs who have participated in these events and examine the benefits from the time and effort needed to successfully compete.   Metropolitan Water District Headquaters, Downtown Los Angeles, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

    Mar 23 – 26 –  The Road to Zero Waste is the theme for the Solid Waste Association of North America annual international conference that will focus on the challenges of dealing with organic solid waste and the efforts that must address collection, processing, truck design, policy and waste management planning.  Marriott Monterey, Monterey, CA.

    Mar 26 – 28 – Phosphor Global Summit 2014 has the most up-to-date news and developments in the field of phosphors – highlighting OLED and LED lighting perspectives, efficiency and operation, ceramic phosphors for high luminance applications,  solid-state white lighting, applications of laser pumped phosphors, rare earth metal supply and demand, and new scintillators for Gamma Spectroscopy and non-intrusive inspection.  Paradise Point, San Diego

    April 2 – 4 – The Wall Street Journal presents ECO:nomics – Creating Environmental Capital  Each year, top CEOs and investors, pioneering entrepreneurs, environmental experts and policy makers convene at ECO:nomics, The Wall Street Journal’s celebrated conference in Santa Barbara, to discuss and debate the most critical issues facing leaders who are driving change at the intersection of business and the environment.  Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara

    April 3 – 4 – IEEE hosts the 6th Annual Green Technologies Conference with this year’s focus on green technology deployed in marine and coastal environments.  Topics include Ocean, Wind, Tidal, Solar and Geothermal conversion; Green Energy Generation and Storage; Smart Grid; Biomass & Biofuel; Green Buildings and Green Policy, Management and Regulation.  Omni Corpus Christi, TX

    April 8 – 9 – Each year, the Green California Summit provides a unique opportunity to discover innovations in policy, best practices and technology that can help both public and private sector professionals achieve greater success in their sustainability efforts.  Sacramento Convention Center

    April 9 – CleanTech Future Conference III brings together the top innovators, corporations, government agencies, investors and thought leaders, in a conference unlike any other – the only event designed as a thought leadership platform specifically to present and improve upon the plan for the transition to a sustainable energy future and the plethora of opportunities that will emerge as we do so.  Arizona Commerce Authority, Phoenix

    April 10 – PortTech Los Angeles Forum – Transportation Technology – LA Harbor College, 8:30 – 10  AM

    April 14 – 16 – Solar Summit is Greentech Media’s flagship annual solar conference that focuses on global market trends, relevant technologies and project finance. With sessions on everything from Latin American market dynamics to BOS innovations, Solar Summit attracts high-level decision makers from all areas of the industry.  Wigwam Resort, Phoenix, AZ

    April 14 – 17 – Green Management Industry Council presents the 9th Annual Sustainable Meetings Conferences  Whether you are an experienced meeting professional or in the beginning stages of implementing sustainable event practices, the annual Sustainable Meetings Conference will help you create sparks in your meeting design by integrating sustainable solutions to benefit all stakeholders.  Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

    April 17 – Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) Western Regional Summit  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) launched the The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) in March 2013 as a growing commitment to American competitiveness and to address challenges across the energy and manufacturing sectors.  As part of this initiative, DOE is organizing regional summits around the country. The CEMI Western Regional Summit is the second in this series and will bring together up to 250 manufacturing stakeholders from across the West Coast. Parc 55 Wyndham, San Francisco

    April 22 – Earth Day 2014 

    April 22 – Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles presents the 3rd Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards celebrates and salutes Southern California companies working daily to create sustainably focused products and services that reduce ecological impact.  Lexus Santa Monica, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

    April 23 – The Clean Technology Council presents Subir Bhattacharjee, CTO of Water Planet Engineering discussing New Water Reuse Strategies at this month’s event.  Water scarcity and droughts are shaping new water strategies. California’s complex industry and agriculture environment has fostered discussions on how to tap new sources of water, recycling, new technology, reuse, cost of water management and fair use. One approach is to assign a value to the quality of water. This presentation will provide a framework of how water quality is often more important than quantity and how judicious management of water quality is important for industrial economies.  Total Wine Conference Room, Thousand Oaks,  5:30 – 7:30 PM

    April 23 – 25 – Smart Fabrics and Wearable Technology brings together over 250 of the world’s top professionals in the smart fabrics and wearable technology industry will gather in San Francisco for three days of networking, hands on experiences, and learn from a panel of renowned speakers covering textiles, technology, fashion, investment and the military.  Merchants Exchange, San Francisco

    April 25 – 27 – Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.  Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs.  CoLoft, Santa Monica

    April 29 – May 1 – Inaugural Growth Capital Expo – Two full days of general session programming, networking and one-on-one meetings for investors, pre-IPO private and early-stage public company management, and capital markets advisers. Pre-conference half-day IPO Boot Camp for founders, executives and directors of growth companies planning or recently completing a going-public event.  Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

    April 29 – 30 – The Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) presents the Utility Solar Conference,  an exclusive forum for utilities to share their experiences, exchange ideas, and talk through various strategies and business models in an intimate environment free of outside influences. The conference brings together utilities interested in improving, expanding or developing a viable long-term solar strategy.  Due to regulatory concerns, the event is limited to employees of regulated investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities and federal power authorities.  Marriott Newport Beach

    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 and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2013 – November & December 

    Green LAVA

    Welcome to the November & December 2013 Clean Tech Calendar of events for southern California.  And it will be a November to remember as we will see the inaugural Cleantech LA Global Showcase and the annual Cleantech Open Global Forum!  The domestic conference season comes to a close just after Thanksgiving so take advantage of these last few events to round out the year in Cleantech!

    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.

    Oct 23 – Clean Technology Council special event will feature Steve Gill, President of Gills Onions discussing the company’s Advanced Energy Recovery System.  And Tom Landau will brief the group on the new CTC Global Initiative. Westlake Village.  Request an invitation by e-mail to:  cleantechcouncil-info AT yahoo.com

    Oct 29 – 30 – World Bio Markets USA provides the executive-level platform through which to understand and describe where you fit into the complex and fast-changing landscape of the bio-based industries.  Whether you are developing better feedstocks, creating technology to turn them into valuable end-products, investing to make money, or creating policy frameworks to create new markets and jobs, World Bio Markets USA will provide an invaluable chance to learn from and network with the most relevant CEOs and industry leaders.  Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square.

    Nov 4 – 5 – Cleantech LA Global Showcase – speakers galore – Mayor Garcetti, DWP GM Nichols, Deputy Director Martin of ARPA-e, CARB Chairwoman Nichols to name a few at the coolest venue in downtown – LA Live.  Significant discounts available for the 2 day event – enter FRIEND at registration.  The conference will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, global community and business leaders at the last great cleantech show of 2013.  Marriott at LA Live

    Nov 4 – 5 – CleanTech Future Conference II will bring together top innovators, corporations, government agencies, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders, in an event unlike any other – clean technology’s only “all keynote” conference. Speakers will come from industry and include corporate CEOs, Executive VPs, Strategy and Business Development professionals and Chief Innovation, Technology and Sustainability Officers.  The conversation at CleanTech Future Conferences revolves around “The Transition to a Sustainable Energy Future through Accelerated Deployment of Clean Technologies Globally”.  Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco

    Nov 11 – 12 –  The 6th Annual Opportunity Green conference brings together today’s leading companies and visionaries; showcasing the sought-after opportunities, profound innovations and trends accelerating the new green economy.   OG ’13 exposes participants to an interdisciplinary cross-section of ideas at the forefront of sustainable business practices through a variety of formats, including creative panels and experiential workshops.  From Fortune 500 powerhouses to inventive startups, Opportunity Green attracts over 1000 industry professionals and executive decision-makers from around the globe.  Los Angeles Center Studio

    Nov 13 – Clean Technology Council presents Greenbelt Resources CEO Darren Eng to discuss the future of biofuels.   Greenbelt Resources Corporation™ is an innovator of sustainable energy production systems focused on delivering modular solutions designed for localized processing of locally generated waste into locally consumed byproducts.  Total Wines, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 PM.

    Nov 19 – 21 – Connected Car Expo (part of the LA Auto Show) will feature an entrepreneur fast pitch competition sponsored by Splunk.  Four auto tech entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business concept in front of CCE attendees to a panel of judges (VCs, incubators, CEOs etc); winner to be announced at the end of the day.  Mobile LAVA contributed to the development of this event!  Los Angeles Convention Center

    Nov 20 – 21 – Cleantech Open 2013 Global Forum, the spectacular “Academy Awards of Cleantech”, as the Cleantech Open brings a close to this year’s competition with 22 Cleantech Open US Regional Finalists and the Global Ideas Competition Finalists from 20+ international countries.  These companies demonstrate their innovative solutions on stage at cleantech’s premier annual event with national and international entrepreneurs, the investment community, corporate partners, the cleantech community, and like-minded business leaders.  San Jose Convention Center

    Nov 21 – 22 – CaFFEET (California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies) is an annual event established in 2011 by EDF and the Consulate General of France in San Francisco. Its aim is to promote technical and scientific collaborations on energy efficiency between France and California, two leaders in achieving low-CO2 economies.  Stanford University

    And December events:

    Dec 3 – 4 –  The 26th Annual Industry Growth Forum will feature presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels led by thought leaders, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities. Since the Forum began, it has grown to be the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Each year, the best presenters are awarded cash prizes and commercialization services from NREL.  Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado.

    Dec 10 – 11 – The U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference presents data, analysis and expert forecasting on the state of the solar market in the U.S. This is the only event exclusively underpinned by the Solar Market Insight report series produced by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association.  Based on over four years of analysis of installation data, the event dissects cost trends, discusses the future of project finance and business models, and examines the potential of individual states and market segments.  Westin Gaslamp, San Diego

    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.

     
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