Series Opens October 14 with Darrell Smith, Microsoft’s Director of Facilities and Energy
CleanTech Alliance, the nation’s largest state-level clean technology industry association, is now selling tickets for its Annual Breakfast Series presented by Perkins Coie. The Breakfast Series opens October 14 with Darrell Smith, Director of Facilities and Energy at Microsoft. Smith oversees Microsoft’s worldwide energy strategy for 560 global sites and 32 million square feet of facility space.
CleanTech Alliance members can purchase a Breakfast Series ticket for eight events for $160; non-member Breakfast Series tickets are $240. The fully transferrable series tickets represent a $120 discount and ensure registration for the typically sold-out events.
“The cleantech industry in Washington State continues to evolve very rapidly with new technologies and best practices emerging daily,” said J. Thomas Ranken, President and CEO of the CleanTech Alliance. “Industry players must stay on topic of the latest trends and happenings or risk irrelevancy. The Breakfast Series is an ideal forum for that, assembling the industry’s best and brightest around a single topic each and every month.”
The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series presented by Perkins Coie delivers a notable speaker and/or panel focused on emerging energy, environmental and sustainability topics. In addition to Microsoft’s Darrell Smith, the upcoming Breakfast Series upcoming speakers and program topics include:
- October 2015: Intersecting IT & Energy with Microsoft’s Darrell Smith
- December 2015: Regulation, Legislation and the Ballot; New Initiatives in Carbon Policy 2016
- January 2016: Amanda Sturgeon; CEO, Int’l Living Future Institute
- February 2016: Paris Climate Agreement: A Washington State Perspective with Chris Davis
- March 2016: Human-Centric Lighting for Health, Productivity & Performance
- April 2016: Mark Reddemann; CEO, Energy Northwest
- May 2016: UTC Commissioner Philip Jones
- June 2016: Program Pending
Notable past CleanTech Alliance speakers include:
- Robert Gates, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
- Christine Todd Whitman, Former U.S. EPA Administrator
- Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute
- Denis Hayes, President of the Bullitt Foundation
- Kimberly Harris, CEO of Puget Sound Energy
- Dr. Jud Virden, Associate Laboratory Director at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The Breakfast Series is held the second Wednesday of each month (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) from October 2015 through June 2016 (except November, which is reserved for the CleanTech Alliance Annual Meeting). #CleanTechBacon is served.
About the CleanTech Alliance
CleanTech Alliance Washington is the largest state cleantech trade association in the nation, representing more than 300 businesses and organizations. Founded in 2007 by business leaders, the Alliance facilitates the generation and growth of cleantech companies, jobs, products and services to advance the state’s position as a leader in cleantech. The Alliance offers a range of business services and benefits uniquely designed to help businesses gain visibility, access services at a lower cost and benefit from public policy advocacy. Learn more at www.CleanTechAllianceWA.org.