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Clean Technology Community Events | 2018


Empower Happy Hour | Jan 10 | Seattle, WA 

Join Green Canopy Homes in the New Year to highlight and celebrate the good work of their friends at Sightline, a local non-profit promoting smart policy ideas and monitoring the region's progress towards sustainability! The event will be a fast-paced, fun-filled, empower-hour, featuring 10-minute presentations from cutting-edge, high-impact impact organizations. 


Value of Biogas West | Jan 16-17 | Abbotsford, BC

The B.C. Government’s Renewable Portfolio Allowance indicates a strong preference for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) in the Province, with gas utilities able to pay up to $30/GJ for RNG. At this price not only is B.C.’s RNG market expected to grow, but many municipalities, wastewater treatment plants, landfills, food processors, farmers, etc., in B.C. can now build profitable biogas plants. To learn more about biogas and RNG, as well as the opportunities it presents, attend 2018 Value of Biogas West (in Abbotsford, British Columbia). Western Canada’s only biogas and RNG conference, this two day event will attract over 200 attendees and is designed for anyone wanting to learn more biogas and RNG. 

CleanTech Forum | Jan 22-24 | San Francisco, CA
This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive, three-day program along with exclusive opportunities to network, learn, and get deals done. Now in its 16th year, Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2018 will once again be a true kick off for your year – mark your calendars for January 22-24, 2018!


GreenBiz 18 Conference | Feb 6-8 | Phoenix, AZ

As the premier annual event for sustainable business leaders, GreenBiz 18 will convene more than 1,000 sustainable business professionals from the world’s largest companies, leading NGOs and government agencies, as well as thousands more attending from around the world via GreenBiz Virtual. This year’s program is framed by seven tracks: Materiality & Metrics, Purpose & People, The New Energy Landscape, Design & the Circular Economy and Stakeholders & Storytelling — plus two new to this year’s program — Financing Sustainability and Responsible Supply ChainsClick here for a one-page overview on GreenBiz 18.


Western Center for Metro Extension | Urban Green Infrastructure Summit | Feb 21 & 22 | Tigard, OR

Metropolitan areas face many challenges, including those of urban flooding, storm-water management, air and water quality, urban heat islands, chronic diseases and public health issues, access to green spaces, and equity and social justice. Learn about the role urban green infrastructure plays in addressing all these issues from the researchers, government and agency personnel.


Economic Forecast Conference | Mar 8 | Seattle, WA 

The Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC) is pleased to announce the 46th Annual Economic Forecast Conference taking place at the Westin Seattle Hotel. Don’t miss your chance to join the conversation! Learn what lies ahead for the region with forecasts from nationally recognized experts, and network with more than 800 corporate and public leaders from around the Northwest at the largest forecast conference in the region.

GLOBE Forum 2018 | Mar 14-16 | Vancouver, BC

North America’s largest and longest-running international leadership summit on sustainable business.  

The undisputed thought-leader in sustainability worldwide, GLOBE is known as the quintessential gathering of global senior business, government and civil society representatives who meet to network and advance issues at the nexus of business and sustainability agendas.  The Conference and associated clean-tech Innovation Expo, showcasing everything from electric vehicles and remediation technologies to life cycle analysis tools and more, will once again attract nearly 10,000 delegates from more than 60 countries, sparking inspiration, collaboration, green innovation and enhanced corporate responsibility.

Transforming Local Government Conference | Apr 3-6 | Tacoma WA

The 2018 Transforming Local Government Conference (TLG) will take place April 3-6, in Tacoma, Washington, attracting over 600 local government professionals at every level in the organization across the U.S. and Canada. The show is recognized for its dynamic content that encourages freethinking and fosters unprecedented ideas, all within a relaxed and professional networking and learning environment.

Alaska Rural Energy Conference | Apr 10-12 | Fairbanks, AK

Building on the growing success, the Alaska Energy Authority and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power have joined forces again to organize and sponsor the 11th biennial Alaska Rural Energy Conference. The 2016 conference in Fairbanks attracted almost 400 people from over 75 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three day event offering a large variety of technical sessions covering new and ongoing energy projects in Alaska, as well as new technologies and needs for Alaska's remote communities.

Green Transportation Summit & Expo | April 17-18 | Tacoma, WA

The Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) is the region’s premier fleet modernization and alternative fuels event. GTSE 2018 is confirmed for April 17-19, 2018 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center with our Performance Ride & Drive at Pacific Raceways and will offer information-packed sessions, prominent national and regional speakers, and the latest technologies from industry leaders. Fleet managers and clean-fleet stakeholders have relied on GTSE events to give them the best value for their time and budget, and the 9th annual installment promises to continue that trend. Topnotch education and networking opportunities attract professionals who are determining the future of their fleets, companies and cities.


HANNOVER MESSE | Energy Trade Fair | April 23-27 | Hannover, Germany

At the Energy trade fair, industry players meet solution providers and decision makers in politics and economics. Together, they discuss how to lead a successful energy transition, how to develop the charging infrastructure of tomorrow, and how industrial companies can significantly cut costs by using energy more efficiently. Learn how to showcase your innovations at this leading trade fair here

National Renewable Energy Laboratory |
Industry Growth Forum | May 3-4 | Denver, CO

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Industry Growth Forum features presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels, one-on-one meetings and organized networking opportunities. NREL's Industry Growth Forum allows growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe apply to present at the Forum, which attracts leading cleantech investors, corporate partners, and global energy companies looking for strategic investments and partnering opportunities. 


Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Expo | June 19 | Nanaimo, BC 

The VISTA Expo brings together Vancouver Island-based technology students/academic leaders, investors, researchers, innovators and economic development teams focused on accelerating sustainable technology initiatives.

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Commercialization & Outreach
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