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  • johndmo 5:52 pm on May 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2016 – May 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the May, 2016, Cleantech Calendar of events for 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.  On tap this month:  SV AgTech; California Energy Summit; Innovation Coast Conference; CTC’s Wind, Storage and Power for LA; and the San Diego Smart City Hackathon.  Go listen, learn and participate!

    May 4 – 5 – The World Energy Innovation Forum (WEIF), chaired by industry leader Ira Ehrenpreis, convenes the who’s-who in the energy innovation sector to discuss the important energy issues and opportunities of our time. The event will host the leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, policymakers, and other prominent members of the energy ecosystem for two days of conversation, dialogue, and networking. Tesla Factory, Fremont, CA.

    May 4 – 6 – The nation’s longest running and most anticipated conference for discussing climate policy and carbon markets, Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) has a well-established history of providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on these topics and serving as the best event for networking with colleagues from the business, government, nonprofit and academic sectors. It is easily the largest carbon conference in North America and known as the sector’s must-attend event. Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego

    May 6 – The 3rd Annual Silicon Valley AgTech Conference brings together farmers, technologists, venture capitalists and governmental representatives to discuss how technology will affect farming. AgTech is applying biotech, robotics, software and hardware technology to all aspects of agriculture. The AgTech Conference will share the stories of these companies and those who invest in them. We will explore drones, big data, water, sustainability, biotech, cleantech, transportation, the sharing economy and more.  Computer History Museum, Mountain View, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    May 10 – 12 -The 4th Annual California Energy Summit will bring policy-makers together with utility, IPP, energy storage and DR executives to provide the latest information on the opportunities and threats in California and discuss potential strategies for the future. They will not only examine the impacts on California, but also the finance-ability of projects across the West. Doubletree Suites, Santa Monica

    May 11 – 12 – Now in its ninth year, Solar Summit is Greentech Media’s flagship annual solar conference that attracts leaders from across the solar value chain. Join us for two full days of unrivaled networking opportunities and innovative, engaging panel sessions that will provide a unique mix of market intelligence and coordination among industry players. This conference will present deep dives by top industry executives and thought leaders that will help attendees navigate the challenges in the market, as well as offer high level networking opportunities that enable you to advance corporate business strategies.  Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ

    May 17 –  2016 Innovation Coast Conference and Competition presented by the USC Marshall School of Business Center for Global Innovation.  Network with innovation experts from companies of all sizes.  Attend sessions led by industry experts from consumer products, digital media, software and medical devices to learn how they innovate and partner with emerging companies.  Featured keynote presenters on innovation.  Witness finalists compete for at least $45,000 in prizes.  Town & Gown, USC, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

    May 18 – Clean Technology Council presents Wyoming Wind & Utah Energy Storage to Power Los Angeles.  Lincoln Bleveans of Burbank Water and Power will discuss a proposed 1200 MW (Megawatt) underground compressed air energy storage (CAES) facility in Utah. The project combines 3000 MW of proposed wind energy in Wyoming, a proposed 500 mile high-voltage transmission line from Wyoming to Utah, 300 MW of existing wind in Utah, and an existing 500 mile high-voltage transmission line from Utah to Southern California. The CAES facility would be installed in 300 MW phases, and together with renewables, could help replace an existing 1900 MW coal-fired generating station in Utah. Total Wine & More, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    May 20 – 22 – San Diego Smart City Hackathon organized by The Silent Intelligence in partnership with UCSD Center for Wireless Communications, the City of San Diego, Cleantech San Diego, and others will crowdsource the most innovative technology solutions from our tech community and beyond (academia, corporations, independent software developers) to help the City deliver on its Climate Action Plan.   Participants will have a chance to come up with original creative prototype solutions to difficult city problems, which require wireless sensors and a lot of data – such as energy and water monitoring, waste management, transportation, and other city services. UC San Diego

    May 25 – The Connected and Charged Symposium is the premier business and civic leadership forum on the latest challenges and strategies for new technologies and solutions in connected vehicles, mobility and electrification. Now in its sixth year, the event draws 250+ business and civic leaders from across the region to examine the current and future state of transportation technology, market development and policy issues. SAP Campus, Palo Alto, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    May 25 – 26 – For twenty-five years, the Institute of the Americas Energy Program has brought together thought leaders from government, industry, and civil society to facilitate dialogue, inform rational policymaking, and foster economic development across the Western Hemisphere. The La Jolla Energy Conference  is key to those efforts.  Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

    May 25 – 26 – The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) presents the 34th Energy Management Congress the largest energy efficiency conference and technology expo held in the Pacific Northwest specifically for business, industrial, governmental, and institutional energy users. The West Coast Energy Management Congress, hosted by Puget Sound Energy, is designed to help end users, business leaders, and energy managers find solutions to control their energy costs, improve power reliability, upgrade existing systems and equipment, explore renewable energy options, and leverage financing and performance contracting options to implement new and retrofit projects. Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

    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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  • johndmo 10:58 pm on March 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2016 – March 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the March, 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.  The highlights this month include CTC’s event on converting CO2 into Useful Products; the PortTech EXPO, the largest martime oriented cleantech event on the West Coast; and, the Microgrid Global Summit at UCI.

    March 1 – 2 – The 4th annual Venture Summit West, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers. Computer History Museum, Mountain View

    March 8 – 10 – The annual Climate Leadership Conference convenes a global audience of climate, energy, and sustainability professionals to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Now in its fifth year, the 2016 event will host the first U.S. climate conference post-Paris to further accelerate climate solutions and a low-carbon economy.  Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle WA

    March 9 – 11 – 9th Annual Renewable Energy & Water Summit hosted by the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC). The IV is home to more than 2,000 megawatts of geothermal, solar and wind energy developments with potential of 25,000 MW of renewable energy.  As California pushes for an increased Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) of 33% by 2020 to 50% by 2030, Imperial Valley continues to be positioned to be a major contributor in helping the state achieve its RPS goals. Imperial Palms Hotel, Holtville, CA

    March 9 – 13 – Natural Products Expo West/Engredea is projected to be the largest in its 36-year history. The sold out trade-only event will play host to more than 3,000 companies and 70,000 attendees. The natural products industry is experiencing growth of 9% per year, driven in part by new and emerging brands. This year, the number of entrepreneurial exhibitors will hit 600.  Anaheim  Hilton and Anaheim Convention Center

    March 10 – The 6th annual PortTechEXPO brings together innovators and entrepreneurs; port and transportation executives; investors, sponsors and service providers; and academic, corporate and civic leaders for global networking opportunities. The #PortTechEXPO features live demonstrations, interactive displays and the latest advancements in environment, energy, transportation and safety/security solutions.  CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Use the Group Discount Code: LAVA when you register!

    March 13 – 15 – The California Section of the WateReuse Association will convene its 2016 Annual Conference designed for individuals, organizations, and agencies that are associated with or interested in the design, management, operation, and use of water recycling facilities and projects in California.  Conference attendees include water recycling leaders, public agency representatives, elected officials, customers, developers, consultants, teachers, operators, environmental groups, students, manufacturer representatives and other individuals interested in engaging in the dialog about water recycling. topics covered will include recycled water planning, operational issues, regulatory issues, financial considerations, and environmental benefits. Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA

    March 16 – The Clean Technology Council presents: “Turning Carbon Dioxide in Air & Emissions into Useful Products.” Joel Balbien, CFA, Ph.D, Managing Director, GreenTech Consulting reviews new processes that convert waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from fermentation plants, fossil fuels, and the air into useful products. He will review his work at Joule unlimited, Liquid Light, Mantra Energy, Hydrogenics, SolarJet, Ginkgo Bioworks, NewCO2Fuels, NREL, MIT, Caltech, USC, and UC Berkeley.  Total Wine Conference Center​, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    March 16 – Greentech Media in collaboration with More Than Smart hosts the first state-specific conference on the Future of the Grid Edge. As distributed energy gains steam in California, state regulators, policymakers, utilities and DER providers are shaping the rules, regulations, and markets that will ensure the transition is speedy and smooth. It’s a complex, exciting landscape, and today’s actions in California will undoubtedly influence tomorrow’s DER market across the country. Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Reception 5:00 – 7:00 PM

    March 16 – IMAGINE H2O’s 7th annual Water Gala featuring the 10 startups selected to participate IH2O’s Water Data Challenge.  IH2O provides a proven path-to-market for early stage water companies, with participants benefitting from mentorship and advice from industry leaders, visibility in the marketplace, introductions to investors and connections to a global network of companies and utilities committed to deploying water technology. Galvanize, San Francisco, 6:30 PM

    March 22 – 24 – UCI hosts the Microgrid Global Summit, one of two pillars in the ICEPAG (International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation).  The Summit draws together experts from industry, government, and academia from around the world to examine these issues and share critical, cutting edge information about real-world, on-the-ground Microgrid deployments that are pushing the envelope of energy reliability, quality, and accessibility.  UCI, Samueli School of Engineering

    March 22 – 24 – Infocast presents the Solar Power Executive Briefing and Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit; the leading gathering place for the industry’s deal makers. Each year, senior-level solar and financial executives mingle in an intimate setting that provides for an efficient, in-depth, and focused networking experience. From beginning to end, the Summit offers up constant opportunities to meet key dealmakers, learn about their plans for the upcoming year, and capitalize on new prospects that will lead to successful deals. Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego

    March 24 – Call it green, responsible, sustainable, SRI, or ESG, there are many ways to invest for profit and positive impact. Attending a regional Investing for Impact event can help you understand the valuable resources available, develop the confidence to talk about investment impact and performance, create deeper relationships with investors based on trust and common values, and assist investors to make more informed, more impactful choices. Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, 9:00 AM – 4:00 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 – 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 – September 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the September, 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.  The Women In Green Forum happens this week at the fabulous TreePeople campus in Beverly Hills and September has some great events: Global & Green LAVA Energy & Cleantech Future, PortTech’s Pitch, YPE’s Energy & Emissions at the Ports and the annual Solar Power International.

    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 and sustainability strategies of Mexico and the US.  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

    August 26 – 27 – The Santa Ynez Chumash Environmental Office conducts a Greening Facilities Workshop will provide ways to reduce the use of energy, water and toxic cleaning products, improve purchasing practices and decreasing GHG emissions.  Hotel Corque, Solvang

    Sept 1 – 3 – Sustainable Chemicals & Plastics Adoption & Application Summit brings together consumer product brands, retailers, investors, strategists and chemical industries to examine the state of bio-based and sustainable chemicals and plastics industry.  Consumer demand for greener products compel retail, consumer brands, OEMs and government regulators to explore safer, bio alternatives to petrochemicals and chemicals of concern.   San Diego Marriott Del Mar

    Sept 3 – Global LAVA and Green LAVA join to host Woodrow W Clark II, an expert and author on economics, renewable energy and sustainable communities, in a conversation about Energy Innovation and the Future of Clean Technologies.  Dr. Clark has published 11 books on economics, renewable technology and the environment.  Century City, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

    Sept 10 – The LA Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy and the Association of Environmental Professionals present Energy & Emissions Technology at the Ports.  Join us for a thought leadership event with the Port of Long Beach, SoCalGas, and the Clean Air Coalition to showcase energy trends and emissions technologies being deployed at the San Pedro Bay Complex – which includes the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach as well as surrounding areas. The discussion will focus on the various success stories of technologies being implemented to reduce emissions at the ports as well as the benefits of technology adaptation to the businesses, communities, and environment. Port of Long Beach Board Room – 6:00 – 7:30 PM; networking at Long Beach Marriott – 7:30 – 9:00 PM

    Sept 13 – 16 – The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Annual Meeting will explore states’ efforts to open new economic opportunities for businesses through smart state energy policies and programs that help to integrate intelligent energy efficiency, distributed generation, and the benefits of cloud computing. These approaches are forever changing how we construct and use buildings, power systems, factories, and vehicles.  Wyndham San Diego Bayside

    Sept 14 – 17 – The largest solar trade show in North America, Solar Power International  attracts over 15,000 solar energy professionals from over 75 countries.  Presented by the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Solar Electric Power Association 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.  Anaheim Convention Center

    Sept 19 – SDG&E, Cleantech San Diego and the Center for Sustainable Energy present the 3rd annual Electric Vehicle Day – San Diego. Experience the excitement of driving electric and see why so many San Diego residents are making the switch to electric vehicles (EVs). Already own an EV? Come put your car on display and talk to attendees about why you love driving electric.  Liberty Station, San Diego, 10 AM – 3 PM

    Sept 22 – 23 – Cleantech Group will be hosting The Water Innovation Summit for the 4th time, this year focuse 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 – 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 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 & Technology Showcase at Brouwerij West is open to the public (requires pre-registration).  Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, San Pedro.

    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

    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 – July 

    Green LAVA Welcome to the July 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  Some good events still left in June include:  CTC’s look at Climate Change Impacts and Reforms, LAVA’s First Look LA and Droughts, Water Restrictions, Energy Supply hosted by the Green Business Council.

    June 23 – The Green Business Council hosts Droughts, Water Restrictions, Energy Supply and will feature Tom Bowman, Energy Upgrade California, and Kevin Wattier, GM Long Beach Water Department.   California leads the nation on energy efficiency and carbon pollution. And the Golden State is preparing to move ahead with bold new steps. Meanwhile, one of the most severe droughts in history is bringing new restrictions on water use. Learn what’s in store for Long Beach and our region and what your business can do to meet the challenges. Renaissance Long Beach,  7:30 – 10:00 AM.

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

    June 24 – The Los Angeles Venture Association presents First Look LA, a conference that supports, nurtures and stimulates our unique culture in Southern California, while furthering L.A.s position as a center for start-ups and emerging technology. In addition to the entrepreneur presenters, attendees include venture capitalists,  angel investors, business and community leaders, regulators and university researchers from local universities.  UCLA California NanoSystems Institute, 9 AM – 4 PM

    June 24 –  CTC Education Director John Esposito will moderate the Clean Technology Council’s panel on Climate Change Impacts and Reforms.  Discussion is focused on issues and remedies for impacted sectors: financial, legislative, agriculture, transportation, energy and water.  Total Wine Conference Center, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    June 25 – The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and Sustainable Silicon Valley present Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2015. The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center promotes energy-efficient technologies, systems and practices, emphasizing economically attractive deployment. PEEC works to understand and overcome market, policy, technology and human behavior barriers, and informs public and private policy making. Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

    June 25 – Future Ports Annual Conference: Strong Ports = Strong California will feature experts from the Ports, government and regulatory agencies, community, and business finding ways to reach common ground on issues affecting us all.  Collaboration ensures California’s success for a healthy economy and environment!  Renaissance Long Beach, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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

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

    July 7 – 8 – Energy Storage USA 2015 is the only event in the United States focused exclusively on the commercialization of storage, to help you bring your technology to market and win lucrative projects. This is your chance to network with utilities, legislators, financiers, developers and those at the cutting edge of technological development to define your future strategy.  Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

    July 7 – 9 – Infocast presents EV and the Grid Summit,  a gathering of automakers, utilities, regulators, EV service providers, fleet owners and experts at the leading edge of EV infrastructure implementation.  Automakers will discuss their views of the drivers for future EV and PHEV sales.  Utilities will illuminate the technical challenges in integrating EVs.  Regulators and policy experts will explore how to best support EV infrastructure investment without overly increasing the cost burden for the customer base.  And, fleet operators and EV SPs will share their experiences in pioneering EV infrastructure projects.  The Westin Los Angeles Airport

    July 13 – 16 – Intersolar North America Conference and Exhibition both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry. Learn the latest innovation in the fields of PV, energy storage and solar heating/cooling. New this year is an expanded focus on topics like energy storage, financing, utility-scale solar and installation best practices. Look forward to an exciting conference and expo program with 80 conference sessions, technical training, installation workshops and special events!  Conference: InterContinental Hotel San Francisco; Exhibition: Moscone Center, San Francisco

    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.  Orange County, 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.

    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 – May 

    Green LAVA

    Welcome to the May 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  Some good events still left in April and must see events in May include:  Green LAVA Pitching the Pitches, the LA Sustainability Summit, Intelliversity’s Revenue Royalty Summit and CTC’s Workshop on Mega Drought.

    April 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 advisers, and provide unprecedented access to each other.  Doubletree Hilton, Santa Monica, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    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 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 23 – The US Green Building Council and Southern California Gas Company presents the 14th annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo.  Stimulating dialogue and 20+ educational sessions featuring strategies and best practices for collaboration between cities, implementing LEED and the Living Building Challenge, and building on regional efforts on benchmarking and disclosure. Southern California Gas Company, Downey, 7:30 AM – 4:30 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 – UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center or SMERC is hosting its Smart Grid Research and Demonstration Thought Leadership Forum to discuss research performed, technology developed, data analytics developed, initial lessons learned, and, the overall progress in the last 5 years since the region and the country embarked on various Smart Grid projects. UCLA, Edward K. Rice Conference Room, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    April 28 – Green LAVA, MWD, Cleantech Open and PortTech co-present “Pitching the Pitches” – a look at the summer’s best programs for learning the ways to engage a specific audience – investors or partners or customers.  The Cleantech Open, MWD’s Matchmaking and Users, and PortTech’s Pitch are 3 of our local cleantech competitions that highlight pitching a concept, business model or technology to the people that can propel you to success.  Metropolitan Water District HQ, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

    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

    May 1 – Hosted by the UCLA Anderson Energy Management Group and UCLA Luskin, with support from the students at USC Marshall, the 2nd annual Energy Innovation Conference is the premier energy convention that brings together the leading executives, industry experts, and scholars from the southern California energy community in fields including solar, utility, battery storage, oil & gas, and energy policy to answer these questions and more. UCLA Carnesale Commons, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    May 8 – USC Marshall Center for Global Innovation presents the Innovation Coast Conference, a one-day event featuring keynote speakers, panels of experts and networking opportunities focused on fostering innovation.  The conference will also feature the finals of the Innovation Coast Competition offering $60,000 in cash prizes.  Irvine Marriott Hotel, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    May 11 – 13 – the 3rd Annual California Energy Summit will examine the impacts of Governor Brown’s new renewable energy goals; prospects for radical changes to Investor Owned Utilities; retail rate design reforms; and, emerging requirements impact on future procurement of generation, storage and alternative technologies.  Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco

    May 11 – 13 – The 11th Smart Fabrics and Wearable Technology  conference program will feature 2 and a half days of exciting plenary sessions that will bridge the gap between textiles and technology.  NEW this year will be a panel of innovative wearable technologies flash talks, designed to keep our audience up to date on the most groundbreaking, unique, and game-changing technologies the industry has yet seen.  Hyatt Regency San Francisco

    May 12 – 14 – 2015 Energy Symposium – the 3rd annual industry driven / sponsored event where you and your colleagues will enter a gate leading to a brighter energy future. The future of our economy, environment and national security depends on our energy independence.  Cutting-edge technical sessions on a wide variety of topics will provide fresh ideas, new benchmarks and proven techniques for maximum energy savings.  Hyatt Regency Hotel & Spa, Monterey, CA

    May 13 – the Clean Technology Council hosts Neil Wahlgren, Commercial Director of CoolPlanet and his presentation about “CoolPlanet Raises Millions for Super Soil and Biofuel“.  CoolPlanet is a technology company that produces sustainable products and has raised over $100 million from Google, BP, Conoco Philips, GE, Exelon and NRG Energy.  Neil will summarize research from hundreds of applications CoolPlanet is developing.  Total Wine Tasting Room, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    May 13 – 14 – Ceres Conference 2015  Companies and investors across all industries must rise to the challenge in this rapidly changing landscape and come together in unprecedented ways. We must build new alliances, seize new technologies and innovate new business models to accelerate our critical transition to a sustainable global economy. They must be bold and innovative, and they must lead.  Fairmont Hotel, SanFrancisco

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

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

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

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

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

    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 – 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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