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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – May 

    Green LAVA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – April 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – March 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

     
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    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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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – October 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – September 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

     
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    Cleantech Teams Wanted for 2014 PortTech Pitch 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – July 

    Green LAVA

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2014 – April 

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

    Mar 17 – 20 – The 24th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air presented by the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation.   For the past twenty-three years, this annual conference has helped to bring the environmental science community closer together by providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs.  Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    April 22 – Earth Day 2014 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
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