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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 – 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 – April 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the April 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  Must attend events this month include: Spring Green Expo, LABC’s Sustainability Summit, the quarterly SCRUB and CTC’s Workshop on Mega Drought.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses.  Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – March 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the March 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California. The local conference season is ramping up.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  Must attend events this month include:  Storage Week, CTC’s event on renewable’s role from an Electric Utility Perspective, PortTech’s Stormwater Runoff and innovate!socal 2015.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses.  Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – January – February 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the January-February 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  The conference season is still in its winter lull but there are some must attend events as we enter the new year – e.g. VerdeXchange 2015 Conference, Green LAVA and the Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Technology Symposium.  Check back as we add things to the calendar as we  become aware of them.

    Jan 20 – 21 – Cleantech Group’s second annual Buildings Get a Brain Executive Summit will explore the continued rise of the intelligent buildings market as driven by big data analytics, low cost sensors, cloud computing, and other emerging technologies. The resulting innovations aim to improve the productivity and comfort of building occupants, while capturing the huge amounts of unrealized energy and cost savings in our existing building stock.  The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

    Jan 25 – 27 – For the past six years, the VerdeXchange has brought together “under one roof” the leading private and public marketmakers, thought leaders and business executives from all sectors of the economy – finance, energy, water, waste, transportation, consumer goods, mining, forestry, government, innovation centers, academia and more – to discuss the opportunities and challenges of creating sustainable economic growth and to meet the people that are leading this change.  The L.A. Hotel Downtown

    Feb 3 – Green Biz eighth annual edition of State of Green Business report.  Each year, the report looks at 10 key trends and dozens of metrics assessing how, and how much, companies are moving the needle on the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.  Webcast, 10 AM.

    Feb 3 – 5 – The 2nd Ballast Water Management Summit an examination of the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) Ballast Water Management (BWM) systems regulations that will be enforced in 2015.  And with the IMO BWM Treaty expected to be ratified early in 2015, environmental retrofits are now unavoidable. With both of these sets of parallel standards about to be imminently enforced — all existing ships will need to be retrofitted with a compliant certified BWM system within 5 years’ time of enforcement, while all new ship builds moving forward will need to have standards compliant BWM systems.  The Queen Mary, Long Beach

    Feb 4 – 5 – Green Power Conference Solar Power Generation USA is the must-attend strategic meeting for developers in North America committed to driving new business opportunities in US solar. Attending Solar Power Generation USA Congress 2015 will give you a real perspective of how to capture the BIG money-making opportunities, taking a fresh look at the pressures on the US solar developers. San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

    Feb 6 – Green LAVA, MWD and H2OConnect presents Sunken Treasure: Cleantech Funding & Sales Opportunities hidden in the Water Bond.  There is over $425 million dollars available for various projects and new technologies just in Southern California alone.  Do you know how to apply for it?  Don’t think your technology will qualify? Think again. You would be surprised how wide reaching the funding availability is for projects that indirectly conserve water or make the management of water more efficient. Come hear how your technology or business might qualify!  Come learn from the experts.  Metropolitan Water District Headquarters, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.

    Feb 7 – 9 – The Alliance to Save Energy convenes the 2015 Energy Efficiency Summit , an ambitious event like no other. The agenda will include presentations of unique and innovative best practices in energy efficiency projects on college campuses, structured campus planning and networking sessions, a student poster exhibit, and more!  The PowerSave Campus Program builds effective partnerships among students, staff, administrators, and faculty from 16 California State and University of California campuses around the common goal of empowering students to be energy efficiency leaders.  CalPoly Pomona

    Feb 10 – 12 – SAE 2015 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium addresses critical information on both the technical developments in electronic vehicle technologies as well as the business decisions around technology development and implementation. Additionally, it allows for attendees to meet with those industry experts and technology specialists from the entire supply chain of EV, HEV and EREV to engage in dialogue about the topics of greatest interest. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

    Feb 10 – 12 – The annual Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit continues to the best event for the wind power industry. Once again, the entire spectrum of the wind industry, at the highest levels — developers, tax equity investors, lenders, private equity funds and other investors, turbine suppliers, PPA offtakers, customer and more—will gather to network and exchange valuable insights on financing and business opportunities; an effort that would require months of flying around the country. Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego

    Feb 11 – The Clean Technology Council hosts Dennis Washburn, President of the Santa Monica Mountains Fund to discuss Wildlife Conservation Technology. The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is the world’s most successful. No other continent retains as close to a complete complement of native wildlife species. While other countries struggle to conserve the little they have left, we enjoy great abundance and diversity of native wildlife.  Total Wine Conference Center, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    Feb 12 –  The Sustain Summit showcases corporate sustainable innovation strategies and best practices across multiple industries for peer-to-peer learning which reveals the massive opportunities offered by solving our collective global challenges. This event will bring together top innovators, corporations, government agencies, investors and thought leaders, in a program unlike any other – where sustainability strategies meet innovation opportunities. The Island Hotel, Newport Beach, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

    Feb 16 – 18 – The 18th Annual Energy, Utility & Environmental Conference is the largest-running networking and professional event of its kind. The EUEC conference features a plenary program, followed by a technical program with concurrent tracks with 500 speakers, and EUEC exhibit companies provide the latest innovations and technologies that can benefit the energy and utility industry.  The inaugural Clean Car Expo will share the floor with the EUEC.  San Diego Convention Center

    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

     

    Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses.  Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – October 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the October 2014 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  Some good shows still on the calendar for the end of September including:  the PortTech Pitch and EXPO, CTC Event on Water Desalination, the inaugural Graphene World Summit.  And October events include the Southern California Energy Summit, Demand Response World Forum and the unique and wonderful STEAM Carnival.

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

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

    Sept 16 – The PortTech Pitch concludes a the summer long program with the Final Presentations of cleantech start-ups.   The Pitch recruits cleantech teams from all over the globe, conducts business and presentation workshops and culminates in a set of final team presentations before a panel of judges – investors, service professionals and environmental specialists.  Attendance by invitation only.  Use the contact info in the link to request an invitation.  The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, Reception at 4:00 PM; Presentations begin at 5:00 PM.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oct 6 – 7 –  Last year’s Cleantech Global Showcase attracted over 400 participants and 70 speakers from 20+ countries.  This year, hundreds of cleantech professionals will again converge in Downtown Los Angeles for GloSho’14. This event will host a high-level group of inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, utility executives, government officials and academic researchers all focused on one goal: accelerating the development and commercialization of clean technology globally.  The Los Angeles Theater Center, Downtown Los Angeles

    Oct 7 – 8 – The Green Grid Forum 2014 will bring together respected industry experts to share strategies, best practices, and tools that improve the resource efficiency of information technology and data centers. Look beyond the data center walls to gain new insights into end-to-end energy productivity solutions, interconnected IT services, and the rapidly evolving ICT industry. San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

    Oct 9 – The Clean Technology Council presents “Ocean Health to Lunar Landings: How to Compete for the X-Prize” featuring Mike Outmesguine, CEO and Alan DeRossett, CTO of VOXearch.  Mike and Alan are out to win the $2 million dollar Ocean Health XPRIZE with a DYI (Do-It-Yourself) kit for kids and hobbyists that work in Makerspace learning centers around the world.  The team’s first XPRIZE challange was to develop the world’s first Medical Tricorder, based on the science-fiction device. They moved on to the Ocean Health XPRIZE using their experience with sensor technologies. Total Wine Conference Center, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    Oct 9 – 10 – The Southern California Energy Summit (previously called the Coachella Valley Energy Summit) is the preeminent forum brining industry and community leaders together to discuss trends, advocate for clean energy issues and highlight the region as the epicenter for renewable energy. The event will feature a blend of educational sessions, keynote presentations, and panel discussions from a wide array of experts.  Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs

    Oct 13 – 15 – Demand Response World Forum brings together professionals from around the world to explore the latest auto-DR technologies and strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century. Topics include VPPs, integrating DER, the future of residential DR, smart thermostats, latest regulatory developments, and more. Join SCE, Duke Energy, PG&E, CPUC and many others as we discuss enabling an integrated and flexible network that is responsive to a wide range of energy resources, marketplace entities, and customer energy demand / generation.  Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa

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

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

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

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

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

    Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses. Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – September 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the September 2014 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  Some good shows still on the calendar for the end of August and through September including:   the PortTech EXPO, Women in Green Forum, PortTech Pitch, CTC Event on Water Desalination, Green Festival and the inaugural Graphene World Summit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses. Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP and K&L Gates, LLP.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – July 

    Green LAVA

    Welcome to the July 2014 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, service providers, investors and community leaders around southern California.  These are the events that should be of interest to our cleantech community – reducing energy use, saving water, the grid, investment, nuclear, solar, green buildings to name a few . Check back periodically for updates.  Must attend local events for the summer:  #LAVA30th, Energy Management Congress, Intersolar and Summer Jam.

     

    June 24 – 25 – Greentech Media presents Grid Edge Live, a conference focused on the rapidly changing energy distribution systems, communication networks, analytic and business models will bring together an emerging ecosystem of power industry thought leaders, grid modernization technology vendors, distributed generation and storage professionals, national- and state-level policy experts and commercial energy managers. Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego

    June 25 – 26 – The Association of Energy Engineers presents The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) – the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability, as well as innovation solutions to improve your ROI.  Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

    June 26 – SoCal Gas, LADWP and LA Business Council presents Energy Efficiency Workshop focused on energy efficient products and programs available for commerical and industrial building owners, energy auditors and all service providers.  SoCal Gas Company HQ, Downtown Los Angeles, 9:00 – 11:00.  RSVP required by June 24.

    June 30 – The 2nd Annual Technology Showcase highlights the Los Angeles Better Building Challenge (LABBC).  This free program sponsored by LACI and LA Area Chamber of Commerce provides property owners, managers, and engineers with an update on the best-in-class building technologies on the market today, through fast-pitch presentations from leading technology companies.  The LABBC is an innovative public-private initiative to support property owners and managers in developing cost-effective energy efficiency projects to achieve 20% energy savings by 2020.  The California Endowment, downtown LA, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    June 30 – KPCC’s NEXT series: Nuclear Fusion:  Energy of the Future?  An update on the progress toward clean, resilient, reliable energy from two groups developing advanced technology: the multinational group working on the  International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the American efforts lead by Lawrence Livermore Lab up in the Bay Area.  Crawford Family Forum, Pasadena, 7:00 – 8:30 PM.

    July 7 – 10 – Intersolar North America brings its 7th Annual Conference to the Bay Area.  Since its establishment in 2008, Intersolar North America has become the most attended solar event and the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry.  In total, 576 exhibitors and 17,881 trade visitors participated in 2013.  The conference featured more than 50 sessions with over 200 speakers and catered to about 1,600 conference attendees.  Moscone Center, San Francisco, California.

    July 9 – The Clean Technology Council Business Mixer celebrates 5 years of programs and events that highlight sustainable development, clean tech education and product development.  An evening of fun, games and refreshments! Tipsy Goat,Thousand Oaks, 5:00 PM

    July 15 – the 30th Anniversary Celebration for the Los Angeles Venture Association.  For  30 years LAVA’s mission has been “to educate people in the knowledge necessary to the establishment and growth of business ventures.”  Skirball Center, West Los Angeles, 7:00- 9:00 AM

    July 15 – Last day for early bird registration to attend the Women in Green Forum to be held at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard in West LA on August 26th, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

    July 17 – L.A. Tech Start-up Summer Jam presented by Be Great Partners – a full day of curated keynotes, breakout sessions, over 50 startup showcases and a special Be Great style party to celebrate the growing L.A. startup ecosystem. Join an exclusive network of over 1000 L.A. startups and entrepreneurs including business superstars, civic leaders, press and tech luminaries.  Mack Sennett Studios, Los Angeles, 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM

    July 17 – Wearable Tech LA is the first Entertainment and Health Wearable Conference in Los Angeles.  IDC reports wearables will be the fastest-emerging category and become a $12B industry in 2018. You’ll also get the inside track from industry leaders on wearables, a first look at emerging wearable computing, watch fast track pitches from 15 startups and network with top VCs, angels, large corporation (e.g. GoPro, Intel, Samsung, adidas, Qualcomm, Google, etc.) and thought leaders.

    July 21 – registration for the annual PortTech Pitch closes this week.  #PortTechPitch Registration must be completed by July 25 for this year’s EXPO.  The competition culminates during the EXPO when the top teams are announced and the grand prize winner presents their pitch to the attendees.  Finalists exhibit at the EXPO for free.  EXPO is the largest maritime oriented cleantech event in North America.  Port of Los Angeles.

     

    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.

     

     
  • johndmo 11:51 pm on January 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Green LAVA: How to Fund Your Cleantech Business 

    Green LAVANext Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM, Green LAVA kicks off the new year with a panel session focused on financing your cleantech start-up.  The Metropolitan Water District will host the first meeting of 2014 at their headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.

    HOW TO FUND YOUR CLEAN/GREEN BUSINESS IDEA

    Have a lean, green, clean innovation, product or business expansion idea?

    Looking to understand the landscape for financing or raising money here in LA?

    The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California are hosting a midday panel on January 15th to kick off the year for Green LAVA. The panel will feature seasoned professionals from the ranks of local VCs, Angels, service providers, incubators and lenders.

    We’ll explore:

    • What kind of funding is right for your company?
    • When is the right time to seek funding?
    • Where do you look for investors?
    • Who can help with introductions?
    • How much is enough?
    • What do you need in place to even ask?
    • How can LAVA, MWD, incubators and service providers help?

    Please join us on Wednesday, January 15th at 1:00 PM at the MWD HQ in downtown Los Angeles –  700 N. Alameda Blvd., Los Angeles, California  90012

    Registration is now open at:  Green LAVA

    Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses. Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP.

     
  • johndmo 7:13 pm on October 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Great Opportunity: Cleantech LA Global Showcase – Nov 4 & 5, LA Live 

    From the Desk of Fred Walti – Executive Director of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

    CLA_SHOWCASE.FW.NOTEPAD2I’m not kidding.  If you’re thinking about how to expand internationally and you don’t have a department full of strategic planners, you could develop your company’s expansion strategy after attending our Global Showcase because 15+ countries will present their sustainable market characteristics.  Experts from each country will discuss market size, trends, give examples of successful approaches and provide names/contacts of organizations that can help you launch your product in their market.  You’ll be able to learn about the following countries:

    The Americas

    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Mexico

    Europe/Middle East

    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Israel
    • Switzerland
    • UK

    Asia/Pacific

    • China
    • Japan
    • Hong Kong
    • Korea
    • New Zealand

    Because we’ve had exceptional sponsor support, we’re able to reduce the Conference’s price to $125.00 for both days!  Take a look here for information on the Showcase and registration (please use this Discount Code:  FRIEND) http://www.cleantechla.org/globalshowcase 

     
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