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  • johndmo 12:17 am on June 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2016 – June 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the June, 2016, Cleantech Calendar of events for entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond. These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress. Check back periodically for updates. On tap this month:  California Water Summit, CTC’s Presentation on Pollination, VERGE Hawaii and LAVA’s First Look LA at local innovation.  Go listen, learn and participate!

    June 1 – 2 – The United States will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, on June 1 & 2, 2016. The Clean Energy Ministerial is the follow-up meeting to the COP21 U.N. Convention of Parties climate change talks last December in Paris. The participating energy ministries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Westin, St. Francis, San Francisco

    June 1 – 3 – At Infocast’s 3rd California Water Summit, network and join the discussion with key regulators, municipalities, utilities, developers, investors, financiers, water technology companies, and other stakeholders in California water. There is still an enormous shortfall in the funding needed to fully meet California’s existing and estimated future water needs – and so public sector stakeholders will need to find alternative solutions to meet their water goals. Assessing new opportunities & projects and meeting key players from across the water value chain is especially critical at this juncture. Westin, Sacramento

    June 6 – 9 – Sustainable Brands is home to over one million business leaders who are reshaping the future of commerce worldwide. As the demand for new products, services and business models that deliver purpose and profit continues to soar, brand leaders who are tapping into this shift are thriving in the face of uncertainty. Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego

    June 8 – 10 – ACI presents the 3rd National Capitalizing on Grid-Scale Energy Storage: Energy Storage as a Practical Reality – Working toward Maturity and Building Value in a Developing Market Systems. Cost effective energy storage yields better asset utilization as well as the reduction of environmental damage from traditional energy generation, and now is becoming a reality due to economic and technological advances in bulk energy storage systems. Discover the significant market opportunities for energy storage, including government policy and regulatory initiatives, new requirements for transmission and distribution of power in electric markets, increased utilization of distributed energy systems and the integration of storage into smart grid platforms. DoubleTree Newark-Fremont

    June 10 – The 1st BC Green Power Forum.  Forme parte del 1er Foro Generación de Energía BC Green Power 2016 que reúne a los principales jugadores del sector energético en la Mega-Región.  Oportunidades para las tecnologías energéticas innovadoras abundan en Baja California. Asistir al primer Foro Generación de Energía donde las autoridades , empresarios y expertos en el sector de la energía , donde van a dirigir los debates sobre las oportunidades de generación de energía. El Santuario Diegueño, Tecate, BC, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    June 15 – 16 – Energy Storage Update 2016 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 key utilities, leading policy makers, financiers, developers and those at the cutting edge of technological development to define your future strategy. Hilton San Diego, Mission Bay

    June 21 – 23 – Introducing Grid Edge World Forum 2016: A conference and exhibition building on the growth and success of Greentech Media’s Grid Edge Live event for high-quality content, unparalleled business networking opportunities and dedicated exhibition time to experience the latest innovations at the grid edge. Hear from the industry experts shaping the next generation electricity system with exclusive keynotes, fireside chats and 120% more deep-dive knowledge sessions. Fairmont, San Jose

    June 21 – 23 – The Environmental Leader 2016 Conference is all about current and emerging real-world challenges and the practical tools and solutions to help you meet them. You will take away ready-to-go solutions that are tangible, replicable, measurable and transferable. An impressive and growing list of organizations are advancing their environmental, sustainability and energy programs by attending the interactive ground breaking event. Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Colorado

    June 21 – 23 – The Hawaii State Energy Office has partnered with GreenBiz Group to launch VERGE Hawaii — Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit. VERGE Hawaii will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure and sets the stage for immediate actions and plans needed to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious goal of 100% renewably powered energy in the electricity sector by 2045. Further, this VERGE event will serve as a platform for Hawaii’s energy leaders and stakeholders to engage, learn and contribute. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu

    June 22 – Clean Technology Council hosts William Lewis, Past President, CA State and LA County Beekeepers Association and his presentation: Decline of Pollinators Threaten World’s Food Supply. The founder of Bill’s Bees Inc. explains why many species that promote the growth of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food each year face extinction. Pollinator insect species are threatened, including 16 percent of vertebrates like birds and bats. Bill presents solutions to this global crisis. Total Wine & More, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    June 23 – LAVA presents the 2016 First Look L.A., an introduction to the most interesting, promising research and startups from Caltech, University of Hawai’i, LA Biomed, Cedars Sinai, UCLA, USC, UCSB, UCI, ASU, and Children’s Hospital LA. First Look L.A. 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.  Request an invitation to attend. UCLA California NanoSystem Institute, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

     

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

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

    Green LAVAWelcome to the May, 2016, Cleantech Calendar of events for entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond. These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  On tap this month:  SV AgTech; California Energy Summit; Innovation Coast Conference; CTC’s Wind, Storage and Power for LA; and the San Diego Smart City Hackathon.  Go listen, learn and participate!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

     
  • johndmo 10:42 pm on January 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2016 – January and February 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

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

    Green LAVAWelcome to the November-December, 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond. These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress. Check back periodically for updates. As the local conference season winds down we still see some great events.  October still has Verge 2015 and the Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit.  November brings two great funding events (Metropole’s Global Alternative Funding Forum and the inaugural NextGen Crowdfunding Conference), Solar & Storage and the Connected City Summit companion event to LA Auto Show.  December leads off with the Leadership Conference for Women in Energy and finishes with the LAVA Holiday Party.  A fitting conclusion to a great year of events, conferences and symposia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses.  Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP.
     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – October 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the October, 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  As the local conference season winds down we still see some great events.  September has PortTech’s Pitch, CTC’s Information Security Challenge and the Green Festival.  And October brings Verge 2015, the GSV Pioneer Summit and Energy Storage North America Expo.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses.  Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP.
     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – 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 – 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 – May 

    Green LAVA

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

    April 20 – Intelliversity presents the Revenue Royalties Summit for Investors and Entrepreneurs.  Revenue Participation Funding — also known as “Revenue Royalties” – is the idea of selling (or buying) a share of a company’s revenue, in contrast to traditional methods of finance such as selling (or buying) stock (equity) or borrowing (or lending) money in the normal way.  The Summit intends to educate interested entrepreneurs and investors, as well as their advisers, and provide unprecedented access to each other.  Doubletree Hilton, Santa Monica, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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

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

    April 23 – The US Green Building Council and Southern California Gas Company presents the 14th annual Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo.  Stimulating dialogue and 20+ educational sessions featuring strategies and best practices for collaboration between cities, implementing LEED and the Living Building Challenge, and building on regional efforts on benchmarking and disclosure. Southern California Gas Company, Downey, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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

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

    April 28 – UCLA’s Smart Grid Energy Research Center or SMERC is hosting its Smart Grid Research and Demonstration Thought Leadership Forum to discuss research performed, technology developed, data analytics developed, initial lessons learned, and, the overall progress in the last 5 years since the region and the country embarked on various Smart Grid projects. UCLA, Edward K. Rice Conference Room, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – 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 – November – December 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the November-December 2014 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  The conference season is winding down but there are still some good events to attend in October like VERGE, the Ship Air Emissions Management Summit and the unique and wonderful STEAM Carnival.  And the last months of the year has the 2014 Cleantech Open Awards, CTC’s Open Mixer, CONNECT’s Innovative New Product Awards and AWEA Wind Energy symposium.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

     
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