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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 – March 

    Green LAVAWelcome to the March 2014 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-ups and investors  around southern California. With spring comes the conference season.  Check back periodically for updates.   The calendar’s must attend local events include YPE’s Feb 27 event at the City Club on Green Buildings, Clean Technology Council’s meeting on g-Meter on March 12th and Green LAVA’s event on business competitions, March 19 at MWD.

    Feb 18 – 20 – The 2014 GreenBiz Forum brings together GreenBiz Group, The Sustainability Consortium, and ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability. We’re leveraging our vast networks, insights and domain expertise to bring you the brightest thinkers and most influential leaders. You’ll get an unparalleled in-depth look at the key challenges and opportunities facing sustainable business today. Montelucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

    Feb 20 – 21 – The inaugural Building Healthy Places conference presented by the Urban Land Institute.   The conference will focus on how to shape projects and places to improve the health of people, communities, and your bottom line.   Westin Bonaventure, Downtown Los Angeles

    Feb 24 – 26 – The Climate Leadership Conference is dedicated to professionals addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. This event gathers forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community, to explore energy and climate related solutions, introduce new opportunities, and provide support to leaders taking action on climate change. Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego

    Feb 24 – 26 – The 2nd World Ocean Summit will bring together more than 250 leaders from business, government, academia, multilateral institutions and NGOs at the second World Ocean Summit to discuss how economic development and ocean conservation can be reconciled.  Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay

    Feb 24 – 26 – ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is the premier event dedicated to transformative energy solutions. This unique event brings together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace. The Summit’s strategic combination of leaders makes it the perfect forum for developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate its global competitors.  Washington, DC

    Feb 25 – 27 – The Green Data Center Conference examines the ROI of enhanced data center efficiency. This landmark event in southern California will bring together data center owners and operators for a series of interactive workshop sessions and case study presentations from some of the most innovative facilities in the world. This year’s installment will focus on innovations in “green” power and cooling.  Marriott, San Diego

    Feb 26 – UCLA Green Building Symposium – Zinman Center for Real Estate hosts a panel discussion featuring Daniele Horton (Verdani Partners), Peter Belisle II (Jones Lange LaSalle), Adhamina Rodriquez (Swinerton Builders) and Matt Petersen (City of Los Angeles), Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

    Feb 27 – Young Professionals in Energy looks at the Top 10 Trends for Energy and Green Building.  Our program will bring together the young professionals in Los Angeles to discuss the the top green building trends, providing background and discussion points for the attendees , opportunities to network and build relationships with other executives, and enjoy the pre-eminent business club in LA.  Los Angeles City Club

    Mar 2 – 7 – Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on Marine Natural Products will highlight progressive research on the chemistry and biology of natural product chemicals from the marine environment. Featured topics will include advances in molecular characterization, biomedical applications, biotechnology, genomics, chemical ecology, molecular pharmacology, and chemical biology to reflect the ever-evolving breadth of this dynamic field. Four Points Sheraton and Holiday Inn Express, Ventura

    Mar 3 – Deadline to enter 2014 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition via First Look West (FLoW).  Now in its 3rd year, this competition builds on the successful collaborative model of First Look LA to bring universities into the FLoW consortium and in turn support entrepreneurial clean energy activities throughout the seven-state, two territory region.  FLoW draws on a record of successfully engaging the triumvirate of faculty, student groups and investors in driving forward the transformation of university innovation into new ventures.  Applications online at link.

    Mar 4 – 5 – GRA and USCID present Groundwater Issues and Water Management:  Strategies Addressing Sustainability and Drought.  The last few decades have seen mounting water management challenges, particularly those associated with increased reliance on groundwater resources throughout the West. This growing reliance on groundwater is due largely to the expansion of permanent crops, more intensive irrigation practices, increased urban and environmental competition for water supplies, and reduced surface-water supplies due to drought and increasing regulatory restrictions.  Lions Gate Hotel, Sacramento

    Mar 8 – 11 – The Esri Partner Conference is part summit, part jamboree. It’s the yearly meeting place of Esri’s global partners and distributors who are reshaping the world through the application of geospatial technology. At the Esri Partner Conference, we celebrate their efforts and provide them with the environment to develop the strategies and skills that will extend the value of their business and further demonstrate the power of geographic information to deliver success.  Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs

    Mar 10 – 14 – The American Water Works Association in conjunction with the American Membrane Technology Association hosts Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition.  This joint conference and exposition will showcase membrane technology that enhance water reliability and water quality while revealing new directions in water treatment technologies and wastewater membrane bioreactor applications. Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas

    Mar 11 – 13 – Annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco – This annual 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.  Fairmont San Francisco

    Mar 12 – The Clean Technology Council presents Brent Locke, CEO of EnerGtech Experts to discuss g-Meter: the future of home and building energy management systems.   This will include Internet based control of energy systems at an affordable price; high efficiency energy technology;  live demo of advanced cloud based technology; and, assisting schools with CA Prop 39 energy directive compliance. Total Wine Conference Room, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

    Mar 12 – 16 – American Society for Environmental History presents Crossing Divides – an academic conference on the environmental changes that coincide with development with a focus on California’s history.   Parc 55 Wyndham, San Francisco

    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 – One day SBIR/STTR Phase II Workshop – This workshop, presented by Tibbetts Award Advocate Dr. Marie Talnack, will provide you with the tools, techniques, plans and deliverables to meet the proposal requirements and the best practices to maximize your chance of winning an award. The Phase II workshop emphasizes developing the commercialization plan and access to resources to implement the plan.  PortTech Los Angeles Training Center, San Pedro, 9:00 AM – 3:30 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

    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 we welcome a new sponsor, K&L Gates, LLP, a top 20 global law firm representing leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. 

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2013 – November & December 

    Green LAVA

    Welcome to the November & December 2013 Clean Tech Calendar of events for southern California.  And it will be a November to remember as we will see the inaugural Cleantech LA Global Showcase and the annual Cleantech Open Global Forum!  The domestic conference season comes to a close just after Thanksgiving so take advantage of these last few events to round out the year in Cleantech!

    This Calendar is provided by Green LAVA – the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association dedicated to exploring and explaining regional clean and green technology, business and trends.

    Oct 23 – Clean Technology Council special event will feature Steve Gill, President of Gills Onions discussing the company’s Advanced Energy Recovery System.  And Tom Landau will brief the group on the new CTC Global Initiative. Westlake Village.  Request an invitation by e-mail to:  cleantechcouncil-info AT yahoo.com

    Oct 29 – 30 – World Bio Markets USA provides the executive-level platform through which to understand and describe where you fit into the complex and fast-changing landscape of the bio-based industries.  Whether you are developing better feedstocks, creating technology to turn them into valuable end-products, investing to make money, or creating policy frameworks to create new markets and jobs, World Bio Markets USA will provide an invaluable chance to learn from and network with the most relevant CEOs and industry leaders.  Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square.

    Nov 4 – 5 – Cleantech LA Global Showcase – speakers galore – Mayor Garcetti, DWP GM Nichols, Deputy Director Martin of ARPA-e, CARB Chairwoman Nichols to name a few at the coolest venue in downtown – LA Live.  Significant discounts available for the 2 day event – enter FRIEND at registration.  The conference will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, global community and business leaders at the last great cleantech show of 2013.  Marriott at LA Live

    Nov 4 – 5 – CleanTech Future Conference II will bring together top innovators, corporations, government agencies, entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders, in an event unlike any other – clean technology’s only “all keynote” conference. Speakers will come from industry and include corporate CEOs, Executive VPs, Strategy and Business Development professionals and Chief Innovation, Technology and Sustainability Officers.  The conversation at CleanTech Future Conferences revolves around “The Transition to a Sustainable Energy Future through Accelerated Deployment of Clean Technologies Globally”.  Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco

    Nov 11 – 12 –  The 6th Annual Opportunity Green conference brings together today’s leading companies and visionaries; showcasing the sought-after opportunities, profound innovations and trends accelerating the new green economy.   OG ’13 exposes participants to an interdisciplinary cross-section of ideas at the forefront of sustainable business practices through a variety of formats, including creative panels and experiential workshops.  From Fortune 500 powerhouses to inventive startups, Opportunity Green attracts over 1000 industry professionals and executive decision-makers from around the globe.  Los Angeles Center Studio

    Nov 13 – Clean Technology Council presents Greenbelt Resources CEO Darren Eng to discuss the future of biofuels.   Greenbelt Resources Corporation™ is an innovator of sustainable energy production systems focused on delivering modular solutions designed for localized processing of locally generated waste into locally consumed byproducts.  Total Wines, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 PM.

    Nov 19 – 21 – Connected Car Expo (part of the LA Auto Show) will feature an entrepreneur fast pitch competition sponsored by Splunk.  Four auto tech entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business concept in front of CCE attendees to a panel of judges (VCs, incubators, CEOs etc); winner to be announced at the end of the day.  Mobile LAVA contributed to the development of this event!  Los Angeles Convention Center

    Nov 20 – 21 – Cleantech Open 2013 Global Forum, the spectacular “Academy Awards of Cleantech”, as the Cleantech Open brings a close to this year’s competition with 22 Cleantech Open US Regional Finalists and the Global Ideas Competition Finalists from 20+ international countries.  These companies demonstrate their innovative solutions on stage at cleantech’s premier annual event with national and international entrepreneurs, the investment community, corporate partners, the cleantech community, and like-minded business leaders.  San Jose Convention Center

    Nov 21 – 22 – CaFFEET (California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies) is an annual event established in 2011 by EDF and the Consulate General of France in San Francisco. Its aim is to promote technical and scientific collaborations on energy efficiency between France and California, two leaders in achieving low-CO2 economies.  Stanford University

    And December events:

    Dec 3 – 4 –  The 26th Annual Industry Growth Forum will feature presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels led by thought leaders, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities. Since the Forum began, it has grown to be the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Each year, the best presenters are awarded cash prizes and commercialization services from NREL.  Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado.

    Dec 10 – 11 – The U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference presents data, analysis and expert forecasting on the state of the solar market in the U.S. This is the only event exclusively underpinned by the Solar Market Insight report series produced by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association.  Based on over four 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.  Westin Gaslamp, 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.

     
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    Mayor Eric Garcetti Keynote at PortTech EXPO – Sept 11, 2013 

    Garcetti-originalAt the 4th annual PortTechEXPO clean technology companies large and small will have the chance to connect with business prospects at Southern California’s ports and explore opportunities with ports worldwide working to achieve a more sustainable future. This year’s EXPO is expanding to feature clean technology demonstrations, interactive displays and the best technology advancements for ports and beyond.  The EXPO will feature a luncheon keynote by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

    Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His “back to basics” agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.

    Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as President of the Los Angeles City Council from 2006 to 2012. From 2001 until taking office as Mayor, he served as the Councilmember representing the 13th District which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village — all of which were dramatically revitalized under Garcetti’s leadership.

    Garcetti was raised in the San Fernando Valley and earned his B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University. He studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and the London School of Economics and taught at Occidental College and USC. A fourth generation Angeleno, Eric lives in Silver Lake with his wife and one-year-old daughter. He is a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy reserve and is an avid jazz pianist and photographer.

    For more information on Mayor Garcetti, visit the City of Los Angeles website.

    The 2013 PortTech EXPO is the only West Coast maritime oriented clean technology conference and exhibition this year.  500+ attendees, 100+ exhibitors and sponsors will convene on September 11 in San Pedro at perhaps the most unique conference venue in the area – CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.

    For further information and to register as an attendee, sponsor or exhibitor:  PortTech EXPO

    EXPO Sponsors:

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    Accepting Applications for Cleantech Pitch Competition 

    PortTech EXPO.pngThe 4th Annual PortTech EXPO kicks off with a Pitch Competition open to any entrepreneur or start-up team with a cleantech device, product, service or system that reduces environmental impacts or accelerates sustainable development. The competition seeks to showcase and promote promising start-ups working on or with clean technology based projects or products related to energy, the environment, transportation or security. Devices, services or systems that save energy, reduce emissions, clean stormwater runoff, remediation of contaminated air, water, soil or provide clean transportation alternatives are preferred. The focus of this competition is to prepare the entrepreneur for encounters and interactions with investors, customers, partners and vendors.

    For further information and registration to participate see: http://porttechla.org.

    There is no cost to participate – only the time and effort to work up and perfect a pitch – the first and most important chance to make a good impression. Ten finalists will be selected from the applicants to present an eight minute pitch & deck about the company, team, technology, IP, product, market, financials and needs to a panel of investors, industry experts and environmental specialists in the Pitch Competition on September 10, 2013.

    Orientation Session – July 31st, PortTech Training Center, San Pedro

    Coaching Session 1 – August 8th, SBDC Office, Long Beach

    Coaching Session 2 – August 15th, SBDC Office, Long Beach

    Selection and notification of Finalists – August 28

    PortTech Entrepreneur Pitch Competition – September 10, Port of Los Angeles

    PortTech Los Angeles is a commercialization center and incubation program that promotes and develops companies with technologies that enable enterprises and consumers to meet their immediate and future environmental, energy, security and logistics goals. PortTechLA is an integral part of the Clean Tech Los Angeles Initiative, a founding member of the Business Incubation Network of Southern California and is a member of the National Business Incubation Association. The incubator is a cooperative effort of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles and the business communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. It is located adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles in the heart of the San Pedro Business Improvement and Arts, Culture and Entertainment Districts.

     
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    Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2013 – June 

    alt   Welcome to the June 2013 Clean Tech Calendar of events for southern California. This Calendar is provided by Green LAVA – the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association dedicated to exploring and explaining regional clean and green technology, business and trends.

    May 21 – Green LAVA Event – There are few LEED Platinum homes in existence and one of the most celebrated designers of pre-fab LEED platinum homes is Steve Glenn, CEO of LivingHome.  He will be the featured presenter at the Green LAVA May meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at the Real Office Centers in Santa Monica.  Steve has built a company distinguished for sensible design, innovation, attention to detail and leadership in creating pre-fab sustainable shelters.  ROC, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

    May 23 – Commercializing Clean Tech in Los Angeles: Perspectives from the LA Cleantech Incubator and Cleantech LA The LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a unique and important non-profit organization formed by the City of Los Angeles to literally incubate new green companies into health. LACI and YPE LA are hosting a special event for YPE LA members and others interested in LACI’s latest endeavors, including an overview of the organization, its merger with Cleantech LA, its portfolio companies, and opportunities offered by LACI.  LACI, Los Angeles, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

    May 23 – Water Energy Smart Technology (WEST) 2013 Summit hosted by Sustainable Silicon Valley and NASA Ames Research Center is the inaugural partnership to identify and showcase game-changing, scalable, multiple-benefits solutions that address mitigation and adaptation to climate change; water availability and other issues threatening planetary sustainability. Participants will include investors, sustainability leaders, corporate and entrepreneurial solution providers, researchers and governmental leaders.  NASA Ames Research Park, Mountain View, 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

    May 29 – 30 – Geopower Finance and Investment Conference brings together leading experts on technology, financing, engineering, research and analysis of geothermal project development.  This international conference is designed to be board-level, networking-heavy exclusive event led by developers, operators/owners, utilities and financiers.  The mix of formats elevates it to a key opportunity to do business.  South San Francisco Conference Center

    May 30 – 20th Annual Waterkeepers Celebration – Founded in 1993, LA Waterkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County. LA Waterkeeper’s Litigation & Advocacy, Marine, and Water Quality teams conduct inter-connected projects that serve this mission.  Fairmont Miramar, Santa Monica, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

    May 30 – Start Your Startup hosted by Mobile LAVA SIG will examine some of the practical, nuts-and-bolts components of building a new business in the mobile and online spaces. Entrepreneurs are naturally infused with passion, ideas, and a desire to attract people to their passion and ideas. Often, however, the practical realities of starting a business can get lost in the midst of an entrepreneur’s enthusiasm, and easily avoidable mistakes can result in huge headaches down the road, or worse — business failure.  Real Office Centers, Santa Monica, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

    June 1 – Cars, Streets and Public Policy: The Future of Southern California The Car in 2035 is a project of Art Center alumna and former faculty member Kati Rubinyi, who has brought together collaborators in the fields of planning, transportation, design and art—including educational leaders, faculty and alumni from Art Center—to create a lively mix of essays, images and interviews about our region’s automotive future over the next 20 years.  Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, 10 AM – noon

    June 3 – 6 – Sustainable Brands ’13 is ground zero for sustainability, brand and innovation professionals who come together from around the world to be inspired, engaged and equipped to succeed by building the better brands of tomorrow, while building a network of like-minded colleagues who can help.  Sustainable Brands delivers a world-class line-up of thought leaders and practitioners who are leading the way with incredible surges of new values, creativity and the resulting new products and services facilitating the transition to a true sustainability Renaissance.  Paradise Point, San Diego

    June 7 – Join Breathe LA at the Long Beach Convention Center as BREATHE LA honors The Boeing Company with its highest distinction, the Breath of Life Award, at its 2013 Breath of Life Awards reception. BNSF Railway will receive the Innovation Award.  Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will receive the Civic Leader Award.  Los Angeles/Orange County Building & Construction Trades Council will receive the Community Impact Award.  Val Zavala, host of KCET’s SoCal Connected, to serve as emcee.  Long Beach Convention Center, 11:30 AM – 2 PM

    June 11 – PortTech Forum will feature Phil Gilchrist of Antea Group talking about the ECO-SVE system – a patented remediation technology that effectively and safely treats impacted soil and groundwater by creating a re-circulatory process with zero emissions and no combustion. ECO-SVE increases subsurface oxygen levels and biotic activity, thus accelerating site clean-up and reducing lifecycle remediation costs compared to conventional remediation systems.  LA Harbor College, 10 AM – noon

    June 12 – Clean Technology Council presents the Summer Business Mixer for loads of fun, games, great food and drinks.  Meet Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, Inventors, Angel/VC Investors, Joint Venture Partners, Deal Makers, Advisors and Marketing Experts.  Tipsy Goat Irish Pub, 159 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, 5:30-7:00 pm

    June 15 – Early Bird Registration Deadline for Women in Green which will be held August 28th at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel

    June 19 – 20 – the 31st Annual Energy Management Conference West is the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the western U.S. 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 – Las Vegas Convention Center

    June 26 – 27 – the 7th Annual Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Conference brings together  leading CSP developers, EPC groups, technology providers, manufacturers and those at the forefront of R&D will meet to discuss the steps the entire value chain must take to make CSP competitive, and how you can prove the value of your CSP technology to key stakeholders to develop! Get ROI on your long-term CSP strategy and prove your competitiveness to decision makers.  Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas

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

     
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