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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2016 – April 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the April, 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.  The highlights this month include the Annual LAVA Venture Awards Dinner, Energy Innovation Conference, Cleantech OC’s “Let There Be Light” and CTO’s meeting “Reversing Ocean Pollution.”

    30 March – LAVA’s 13th Annual Venture Awards Dinner recognizes Southern California’s best venture-backed companies and celebrates the induction of a special guest into the LAVA Hall of Fame. The awards dinner will be attended by over 300 leaders in the Venture Capital community, including CEOs and founders of successful emerging companies.  The Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, 5:30 – 10:00 PM

    4 – 7 April – the 30th Annual BioCycle West Coast conference organized by BioCycle Magazine covers all the angles for successful organics recycling: source reduction, source separation, collection, composting, anaerobic digestion, high value end markets, low carbon fuels, water resource recovery and local green economics.  Multiple sessions, exhibits, workshops and keynotes each day.  Town and Country Resort, San Diego

    6 – 8 April – The Wall Street Journals annual ECO:nomics brings together a diverse group of global CEOs, top entrepreneurs, environmental experts and policy makers. This year’s conference will give attendees the opportunity to join the national debate over energy policy, sustainability and climate.  Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara

    12 April – Cleantech OC hosts Let There Be Light.  Integrated LED lighting technologies continue on their paths toward greater efficiencies and further connectedness. The meeting will highlight key technologies in this evolution and those players facing procurement and integration challenges in this dynamic field. We will also highlight tax and other non-energy benefits that can be realized through LED integration and how to navigate that process.  UCI Applied Innovation, 8:00 – 11:30 AM

    14 April – YPE LA and CHBC:  Rollout of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles and Renewable Hydrogen.  California is at the forefront of Stationary Fuel Cells & Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) deployment in the US and worldwide. Funding from the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) is currently being used to build a statewide hydrogen refueling infrastructure of 100 stations to meet the state’s goals for reducing GHG emissions and petroleum dependence. Stationary Fuel Cells are becoming a popular reliable source of renewable power, heat, and hydrogen fuel throughout the state.  Join us for a networking mixer and discussion panel.  Bergamot Art Station, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

    18 – 20 April – 6th Annual Knowledge Foundation Next-Generation Energy Storage conference highlights breakthroughs in new battery chemistries, novel electrode and electrolyte materials, system integration for mobile, and portable and stationary applications have paved the road toward an emerging market with unlimited potential.  The conference features leading experts in the fields of battery materials, systems design and integration, manufacturing and commercial applications who address emerging issues driving this pivotal time in the battery industry.  San Diego Marriott La Jolla

    19 April – The Sustainable Business Council 5th Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards reception and ceremony salutes and spotlights Southern California companies working daily to create sustainably focused products and services that reduce ecological impact.  Lexus Santa Monica, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

    19 – 20 April –  The Peak Load Management Association (PLMA) Spring Conference provides real-world insight from practitioners and energy utilities active in the demand response marketplace.  Now in its 17th year, over 150 demand response industry professionals are expected to attend from energy utilities and government agencies as well as industry allies, including consultants, manufacturers, and service providers. Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

    19 – 21 April – Infocast is hosting the 2nd Annual EVs & the Grid Summit once again uniting the stakeholder groups at the forefront of the transport and power convergence.  California is doubling down on its de-carbonization plan – already aggressive by global standards.  Policy-makers, utilities, third party solution providers, automakers, port and airport authorities, municipalities, fleet managers and commercial building owners will all be present to add their perspective and explore partnering opportunities as CA leads the shift to electric transport.  Long Beach Marriott

    20 April – The Clean Technology Council presents Reversing Ocean Pollution.  Dr. Roland Geyer will examine proactive steps to reduce and eliminate plastics and other manufactured goods from entering the oceans.  The magnitude of plastic waste within the world’s oceans is greater than the estimated 250,000 metric tons floating on top. It’s a real wake-up call calling for all plastic to be recycled or captured in landfills.  Total Wine Conference Center, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    20 – 21 April – Now in its 25th year, the California Water Policy Conference is the premier venue for inclusive, engaging and frank discussion of the most pressing water issues of the day. The conference brings together policy thinkers and management leaders representing diverse constituencies and perspectives who are seeking to inform and be informed through active dialogue. 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. UC Davis Conference Center

    21 – 22 April – The 10th Green California Summit and Exposition arrives at a time when the benefits of years of program development, legislation and ballot measures have moved from concept to implementation. The goals are clear and there have never been more ways to fund projects – from incentives to carbon trading proceeds to innovative financial mechanisms.  Sacramento Convention Center

    22 April – The Energy Innovation Conference is an annual event that brings together students, academics and professionals and seeks to showcase innovative technologies with the potential to reinvent the energy industry, enable entrepreneurs and researchers to demonstrate technology to investors and industry experts, and provide an atmosphere of collaborative learning through a panel format. UCLA Carnesale Commons, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    23 April – Riverside Green Festival and Summit – the free event will include presentations every half hour from 9 am till 12:30 and unique outdoor demonstrations with interactive activities. Program tracks include: Local Foods; Green Living; Sustainability in City design; and Wild Riverside, featuring information about local places to enjoy nature, wildlife, watersheds, native plant landscaping and more. Take-home ideas for sustainable living and learn about using your “purchasing power” for the benefit of our local economy.  Riverside Community College Quad – 9:00 AM – 3:30 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 2016 – January and February 

    Green LAVA Welcome to the January-February, 2016 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond. These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress. Check back periodically for updates.  A bit quiet this time of year but we’re fortunate to have one of the great green conferences – VerdeXchange – at the end of January.  Also in January is the annual Cleantech Forum in San Francisco as well as Clean Technology Council’s monthly meeting.  And then in February, we have GreenBiz 16 and Ballast Water Management Summit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

     
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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 – 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 – June 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    June 3 – 4 – The West Coast Energy Management Congress is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users.  Now in its 33rd year, the EMC brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability, as well as innovation solutions to improve your ROI.  This is the conference to learn about new technologies, compare energy supply and alternative energy options, and learn about innovative project implementation strategies.  Long Beach Convention Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – March 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – 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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    Cleantech Teams Wanted for 2014 PortTech Pitch 

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    Urb-e – a personal commuting vehicle that folds up and is easily carried. From EgoLogical Mobility Solutions, Winner of Best New Technology Award.

    For the last 5 years PortTech has been running an Entrepreneur Pitch Competition.  The Pitch Competition is the kick-off to the annual PortTech EXPO – the largest maritime oriented cleantech conference and exposition on the West Coast.  In that time we’ve screened hundreds of cleantech entrepreneurs and early stage companies and featured approximately 50 companies in the competition.  Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 PortTech Pitch (#PortTechPitch).

    The goal of the program is to present the best cleantech start-ups from all over the world.

    The competition always attracts a diverse set of promising cleantech start-ups from security scheduling apps to oil/water separation devices.  The winners from 2013 were:

    • ARES (Advanced Rail Energy Storage) North America received the grand prize for a grid-scale energy storage technology that uses electric locomotives and the power of gravity to generate and store green energy. This technology provides a clean, economical and efficient land-based solution to overcome the challenge of storing renewable energy such as wind and solar.
    • Bright Light Systems received the Best Business Model Award for the company’s energy-efficient, durable plasma lighting technology with wireless capabilities. With 15 new customers, Bright Light Systems is already on a path to success by providing high-quality, high-mast lighting to large-scale facilities such as the Navy, Army and ports.
    • Egological Mobility received the Best New Technology Award for the world’s most compact electric scooter, which is capable of traveling 20 miles on a single charge, is light enough to carry on the bus and is perfect for the first and last mile of a commute.

    Go to:  PortTech Pitch and register (a simple e-mail to the organizer).  There is no cost to participate other than time, effort and desire to improve the way you present your business to investors, partners or customers.   After registering, you will be contacted and asked to supply some collateral – a business model canvas or Exec Summ or current pitch deck or marketing plan.  And the competitors will be scheduled to present a brief (90 second – 2 min) fast pitch that will be done via Skype or AnyMeeting.

    Semi-finalists will be selected and invited to perfect their pitch with a group of mentors and coaches with decades of experience with start-ups, sustainable design, clean technology, product development, fund raising and presentations. These intensive sessions with one-on-one interactions and direct feedback will be conducted at the PortTech Training Center or remotely via video conference.  From these interactions with the mentors and coaches, 8 – 10 finalists will be selected to present to a judging panel of investors, industry experts and environmental specialists on Sept 16th.

    Awards will be presented the following day during the luncheon at the 5th Annual PortTech EXPO.

    PortTech is a commercialization center and incubation program dedicated to creating sustainable technologies for ports and beyond. We bring together entrepreneurs, strategic partners and investors to accelerate innovation, advance clean technologies and create economic opportunities. We promote and develop technologies that enable organizations and enterprises to meet their environmental, energy, security and transportation goals. PortTech is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a cooperative effort of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles, and the San Pedro and Wilmington business communities.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – July 

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    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.

     

     
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