2024 CleanTech Innovation Showcase

Collaboration is key to accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy.

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Friday, June 14th, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT

Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle

1635 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

AGENDA | KEYNOTES | BREAKOUT SESSIONS | SPONSORS | ACCELERATOR PAVILION

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Conference Highlights

We will host our 11th annual CleanTech Innovation Showcase at an eco-friendly venue: the LEED-certified Hyatt at Olive 8.

This Event Will Include:

Informative Keynotes on Sector Trends
Presenting Companies with Emerging Technologies
Opportunity to Tour the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Pavilion
Networking | Demonstrations | Exhibitor Booths
Breakfast, Lunch, and Happy Hour Receptions

We will explore key topics impacting the cleantech landscape today, including:

The Grid
Energy
Materials & Carbon
Digital Tools
Funding
Emerging Companies


Agenda

Take a look at our “Schedule At-a-Glance.”


2024 Keynote Sessions:

Morning Keynote:

Myrna Bittner, CEO & Founder, RUNWITHIT Synthetics (RWI)

Myrna Bittner is the CEO and Founder of RUNWITHIT Synthetics, an advanced synthetic data and generative AI modelling platform company working on global social and environmental justice population issues, including equity, growth, decarbonization, sustainability, and resilience investments and decision support. Myrna is passionate about connecting today’s technology, policy, and infrastructure choices to future data about the impacts and outcomes for people and our planet. RUNWITHIT is a certified indigenous business, women-led and global award-winning company pioneering the field of synthetic populations.  Recent RUNWITHIT awards include the United Nations Global Call for Decarbonizing Growing Urban Environments, ASTech Innovation of the Year and AI/ML in Simulation, United Way Big Idea, and Taiwan’s Top Technology Gold Medal.

Lunchtime “Call to Action” Speakers on Vote NO on Initiative 2117:

Gregg Small, Executive Director, Climate Solutions

Gregg brings nearly 30 years of experience working on climate, environmental, and public policy issues, including 25 as an Executive Director. At Climate Solutions, Gregg oversees a staff of more than two dozen policy experts, campaigners, innovators, and researchers across Washington and Oregon, providing strategic direction for one of the most effective regional climate and clean economy organizations in the nation. Under his leadership, Climate Solutions and our many allies have successfully passed some of the best climate policies in the United States. 

Prior to coming to Climate Solutions, Gregg served as the Executive Director of the Washington Toxics Coalition for 7 years and as the Executive Director of the California-based Pesticide Watch for 5 years. During that time, he played a leadership role in creating and developing a number of leading coalitions working on environmental health issues, including the Toxic Free Legacy Coalition,Californians for Pesticide Reform, and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Bodies. At Climate Solutions, he helped to found the Washington-based Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy and Renew Oregon.

Gregg began his professional career as an organizer for Green Corps, working in Washington, DC, Vermont, and California. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College.

When not at work, Gregg spends time with his family and raising awareness about Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that his son Jude has and that he is passionate about finding a cure for.

Rachel Smith, President & CEO, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Rachel Smith serves as the President and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, representing 2,500 businesses and about 750,000 employees. She is recognized by regional leaders for building effective coalitions, synthesizing and analyzing complex information, making systems work for the people they are intended to serve, and working collaboratively to secure significant policy achievements that enrich and foster the growth of the regional business community.

Rachel has played a pivotal role in delivering government investments that generate economic benefit and enhance quality of life for employers and their employees, including securing voter approval for transit proposals, authorization of investments in sporting venues and hospital infrastructure, helping businesses navigate the pandemic, and in 2022, securing passage of Move Ahead Washington, a state transportation package that included many business community priorities.

To help leaders understand community needs and encourage officials to make evidence-based decisions on regional priorities, Rachel spearheaded and directed the launch of the Chamber’s semi-annual research project on quality of life, The Index. During her time as President and CEO, Rachel has championed Seattle’s minority-owned businesses through advocacy work and dedicated programs, and under her direction the Chamber has experienced a strong increase in membership, revenue and overall value.

Rachel brings 20+ years of government affairs, policy, operations, and advocacy experience, including 13 years serving in local and regional government. Prior to her Chamber role, she served as Deputy County Executive and Chief of Staff to King County Executive Dow Constantine. Earlier in her career, Rachel served as Government and Community Relations Officer for Sound Transit, and in the administration of former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels. In 2022, Rachel served on the search committee for the Seattle Police Chief and King County Prosecuting Attorney Leesa Manion’s transition team. Rachel also advocates for employers on the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Commission.

Rachel’s experience spans the nonprofit sector, where she has served both as staff and as a board member. Currently, Rachel serves on the board of United Way of King County, Seattle Aquarium, the Association of Washington Business, and the Seattle Sports Commission. Since 2021, Rachel has been an active member of Seattle 4 Rotary.

Isaac Kastama, Lobbyist, Clean & Prosperous Washington

Isaac is the Managing Partner of Water Street Public Affairs LLC, a public affairs firm representing diverse clients in energy and business. Isaac has built effective coalitions of regulated industries and environmental interests and has over ten years of experience representing clients in Washington. He had deep involvement in the legislative process to enact the 100% Clean Electricity Standard, Clean Fuel Standard, and Climate Commitment Act and continues to engage in policy implementation. Isaac leads advocacy efforts as a Clean & Prosperous Washington team member.

Afternoon Keynote on WSU Tri-Cities Institute for Northwest Energy Futures

Sandra Haynes, Chancellor, Washington State University Tri-Cities

As the 7th Chancellor of Washington State University Tri-Cities, Dr. Sandra Haynes is a distinguished leader with over 20 years of administrative experience in diverse educational settings. She brings expertise from roles in both research-intensive and comprehensive institutions. Holding a Ph.D. in Experimental Neuropsychology and re-specializing in Counseling Psychology, she holds a faculty position as a professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University. Prioritizing academic excellence and student support, Dr. Haynes’s career highlights include key positions at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she drove interdisciplinary programs and secured funding through community partnerships. She is recognized for her commitment to diversity and community collaboration, and her leadership at WSU Tri-Cities has led to innovations like the Institute for Northwest Energy Futures. With a focus on Student Success, Research and Scholarship, Accessibility and Equity, Community Engagement, Campus Culture, and Institutional Effectiveness, she champions excellence and collaboration, fostering strategic investments for education and community growth.

Noel Schulz, Inaugural Director, Institute for Northwest Energy Futures (INEF), Bob Ferguson Endowed Professor, Washington State University Tri-Cities

Noel N. Schulz is Washington State University’s First Lady and the inaugural director for the Institute for Northwest Energy Futures.

Prior to arriving at the University with her husband, WSU President Kirk Schulz, in mid-June 2016, she served as First Lady and associate dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. She also directed the KSU Engineering Experimental Station and the Electrical Power Affiliates Program and was the Paslay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

A nationally recognized expert in power systems engineering, Dr. Schulz is also dedicated to recruiting and retaining women in the field of engineering and mentoring female engineering faculty. She has initiated faculty networks for women at 3 universities.

Dr. Schulz has more than 26 years of teaching experience at 6 U.S. universities including WSU. She has taught courses in power systems, energy conversion, application of computer programs to power engineering, application of intelligent systems to engineering problems, fundamentals of electrical circuits, renewable and distributed generation, and smart grid technologies. She has graduated 45 master’s students and 13 doctoral students.


Breakout Sessions

Companies and research institutions from across the U.S., Canada, and beyond will showcase their latest innovations, ideas, and initiatives during 20-minute breakout room sessions. Choose your own adventure throughout the day between 15 presentations and 10 discussion groups.

Stay current on trends in business, innovation, and policy from industry leaders at organizations such as: ChargePoly, Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the United States, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) & Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – Cybersecurity Resources for the Energy Sector, Northwest CleanTech Innovation Network – Regional Entrepreneur ResourcesCleanTech Alliance, Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, VertueLab, Port of Portland – Mass Timber Coalition & Campus, RA Capital Planetary Health Investments, Seattle City Light, Siemens, Steven Joiner – Inclusive Design, Trade & Invest BC, Washington State Department of Commerce – Export & International Trade, and more!

Tour the Accelerator Pavilion

The Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator is an 18-week program that delivers cleantech-specific training in business model development, customer discovery, manufacturing, sustainability planning, prototyping, customer delivery, and more to entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups located in or interested in the Northwest region. Learn more about the 2024 Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator cohort.

Networking

Who should attend?

Corporate sustainability officers, environmental officers, C-suite execs, researchers, elected officials, policy staff, entrepreneurs, investors, STEM students, and everyone else excited about building an innovative cleantech future!

In Town the Day Before the Conference? Join Cleantech Leaders Roundtable for an Exclusive Dinner

Join Cleantech Leaders along with CleanTech Alliance E8 Angels for a night of networking and conversation at Cortina in downtown Seattle.

This exclusive dinner event is dedicated to fostering connections, sharing insights, and exploring opportunities within the clean technology and energy sectors.Engage with pioneers shaping the future of our industry, discuss the latest trends, and discover potential collaborators. Seats are limited to ensure meaningful engagement. Learn More.

Visitor Information

Traveling in from out of town? Link to our hotel block is included in your confirmation message upon registration for the conference. Book at the Hyatt at Olive 8 to secure your discounted rate, as availability permits. Government rate is also available.

Transportation and parking information can be found here.

Want to learn more about Hyatt’s Sustainability Initiatives? Check out its work here!

Visit Seattle – Your next great Pacific Northwest adventure awaits.

Planning your perfect summer getaway to Seattle?

It’s the most magical time of year to visit the Pacific Northwest – with long sunny days, sparkling waterfront vistas, and a temperate climate for sightseeing and exploring the great outdoors.
Our boutique host hotel’s ideal location lets you walk to Pike Place Market, hop on the monorail to experience both the Space Needle and Seattle Center, or visit the nearby Climate Pledge Arena. Enjoy rejuvenating on-site amenities from deep-tissue massages to invigorating workouts all within close proximity to city transit.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Gain visibility in front of 300+ cleantech industry leaders, investors, policymakers, and media representatives from North America and beyond.

Interested? Contact Rachelle Ames, VP of Economic Development, at rachelle@cleantechalliance.org. Check out our sponsorship packages here. Wednesday, May 8th is the priority deadline for sponsorship.

Learn more about our 2024 Exhibitors here.

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

Explore Previous CleanTech Innovation Showcases

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