CleanTech Events Calendar

NEBC:  Oregon’s Energy Future | May 21 | Portland

Now in its 13th year, Oregon’s Energy Future connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and opportunities. Attendees gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic, and social forces driving Oregon’s clean energy economy, and come away with insights into how to meet the current challenges and take advantage of future opportunities.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Demo | May 21 | Portland

Discover what is a hydrogen fuel cell electric bus (FCEB). How does a fuel cell work? What is the performance of an FCEB for real world operations? How do I transition my fleet to zero emission? Find out about flexible fueling solutions from demonstration to commercial deployment. Experts on hand to answer all questions, including financing.  More information here.

Green Transportation Summit and Expo | May 21-23 | Tacoma

The Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) is the region’s premier fleet modernization and alternative fuels event. GTSE events offer information-packed sessions, prominent national and regional speakers, and the latest technologies from industry leaders.  Use code CLEANTECH for 30% off at registration!

Impulse Summit for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells | May 22-23 | Vancouver

Two of the most successful hydrogen and fuel cell events, f-cell and HFC, join together in Vancouver, Canada:  The“cradle of fuel cells.” Renowned international specialists discuss solutions for clean energy with hydrogen and fuel cells as game changers during the 2-day conference and international trade fair.  Speakers include Bart Biebuyck, Randy MacEwen, Sunita Satyapal, Daryl Wilson and Dr. Maik Ziegler.  Two exciting workshops: “CHBC & CHFCA Ports Workshop” and “Transitioning to Fuel Cell Electric Buses” are complementing the conference.  More information here.

Impact Investing Forum | May 22 | Seattle

Impact investing focuses on companies that have multiple bottom lines. It is not only focused on profits. Impact investing is also focused on plant, people, and social progress.  Come join us for a day of education and opportunity to learn more about this important alternative investment that is helping to change our world for the better. Register now…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Demo | May 22 | Seattle, WA

Discover what is a hydrogen fuel cell electric bus (FCEB). How does a fuel cell work? What is the performance of an FCEB for real world operations? How do I transition my fleet to zero emission? Find out about flexible fueling solutions from demonstration to commercial deployment. Experts on hand to answer all questions, including financing.  More information here.

CEM10/MI-4| May 27-29 | Vancouver, BC

Canada ​is ​proud ​to ​host ​the ​upcoming ​tenth ​Clean ​Energy ​Ministerial ​(CEM10) ​and ​the ​fourth ​Mission ​Innovation ​Ministerial ​(MI-4) ​meeting ​from ​May ​27th ​to ​May ​29th, ​2019 ​in ​Vancouver, ​Canada. ​An ​Innovation ​Showcase ​will ​be ​held ​in ​tandem ​with ​these ​meetings ​and ​will ​feature ​dynamic ​exhibits, ​presentations ​and ​activities ​that ​will ​create ​business ​and ​investment ​opportunities ​around ​clean ​energy ​technologies, ​services ​and ​programs ​from ​Canada ​and ​abroad.  Register here.

OEN & OTBC Workshop: Startup 411 – How to Start Your Startup | June 6 | Portland

Got an idea for a startup, but don’t know where to start? This workshop, held jointly by OEN and OTBC, will provide you with:

  • A checklist of where to get started
  • A review of common mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them
  • An overview of startup funding options (and realities)
  • An overview of resources available to entrepreneurs
  • Answers to some of the basic questions that always come up, including protecting your idea, finding co-founders, and more!

Register here….

Greater Seattle Partners:  Complying with U.S. Export Controls | June 5-6 | Seattle

This two-day program is led by the Bureau of Industry & Security’s professional counselling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under these regulations.  This one-of-a-kind program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR. *Limited Space Available* Find more information here.

Northwest Gas Association: 16th Annual Energy Conference | June 5-6 | Stevenson, WA

The Northwest Gas Association and Alliance of Western Energy Consumers’ are proud to invite you to the 16th Annual Energy Conference on June 5-6, 2019. We bring together a diverse and unique audience to promote the critical role of natural gas in achieving a lower carbon future.  We are pleased to announce our dinner keynote speaker, Alex Epstein. Epstein is the author of The Moral Case Fossil Fuels, and has spoken across the country at universities, companies, and on televisionClick here for more information on Epstein’s work. Register now.

Introduction to Climate Off Setting | June 8 | Seattle

Our morning presentation and workshop focuses on learning key points around carbon offsetting. Join local carbon offsetting stakeholders as they share their expertise on why offsetting is important and how to make sure your offsets are making a difference. We will learn about why it is important offsets are Real, Additional, Verified, Registered and Permanent. Our goal is that participants leave with an understanding of why offset and how to offset with confidence in their personal and professional life. Register…

Roadmap Conference 2019 | June 18-19 | Portland

The Roadmap Conference is the nation’s largest and most advanced annual conference on electric and smart mobility. Held each summer in the Pacific Northwest, Roadmap includes over 100 national and international speakers, dozens of exhibits, regional smart mobility tours, and high-energy interactive sessions. Expect to make connections with a diverse mix of key leaders in the industry, government, and utilities. Register here.  Use code CLEANTECH for $75 off registration today!

Angel Food Conference | June 19 | Portland

Join us and over 200 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies. You might just discover the next Brazi Bites or Salt & Straw and you’ll be able to say “I saw them when…!”  In partnership with Food Northwest, the OSU Food Innovation Center, and Season to Taste, OEN is presenting the first-ever Angel Food Conference and Food Fair on June 19. The Angel Food Conference is the first-ever investment fund specifically designed to support the dynamic food and beverage sector and will showcase scaling food & beverage companies from Oregon and SW Washington, and connect them with vital funding. Register now…

Grid Forward Launch Event: Accelerating Grid Innovation | June 21 | Portland

Join us for an exciting session with expert-led discussions and the official launch of Grid Forward, a new non-profit industry association that has evolved from Smart Grid Northwest. The theme of the event, Accelerating Grid Innovation, aligns directly with Grid Forward’s mission: to promote and accelerate grid innovation. Register to come hear from our dynamic lineup of speakers. Register here…

Ready, Set, Raise | Apply by June 23 | Online

Ready Set Raise is a national startup accelerator, through Female Founders Alliance, consciously created by and for women and non-binary founders. Through a six-week pitching and fundraising program, founders will work with Fundraising Coaches and Champion Mentors to perfect their pitch and get ready to raise. Click here to apply.

CleanTech Innovation Showcase | June 24 | Seattle

The 6th Annual CleanTech Innovation Showcase will bring the industry together to discuss the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives on June 24. More information here! 

19th Annual New York Venture Summit | July 9-10 | New York, NY

The 19th Annual New York Venture Summit July 9-10 at Convene will bring together over 800 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies.  It will feature over 100 VCs on panels; presentations by more than 100 Top Innovators; and high-level networking opportunities. More information here.

Powering the Future: Energy in the West | August 26-27 | Boise

Formerly the Intermountain Energy Summit, the theme of the summit in 2019 is Innovations in Energy Sustainability.  Learn more on the website here.

  • Innovation in electrification of transportation: The latest on the Regional EV Corridor for the West.
  • Energy innovation and current and future capital markets.
  • Innovation in R&D challenges and opportunities, from storage to the grid.
  • Sustainability as viewed by users and producers.
  • Innovation in hydro, the BPA and the future.
  • Hall of inventions: See the latest in new regional energy technology.

VertueLab Impact Summit| September  13|Portland, OR

Is your Pacific Northwest-based cleantech business ready to connect with investors and strategic partners? Apply by June 26th to be considered for Eco-Capital Connections, an annual, invitation-only matchmaking event featuring the most active cleantech investors from the Pacific Northwest, Silicon Valley, and global corporations. Eco-Capital Connections is co-located at the VertueLab Impact Summit in Portland on September 13, 2019. Apply now to participate

U.S. Business Day| October 3|Taipei, Taiwan

Along this vein, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and TAITRA are co-hosting “U.S. Business Day” for the 8th consecutive year, to deepen trade ties between the two partner economies. This year’s “U.S. Business Day” will take place on October 3rd, 2019 at the Taipei International Convention Center. The one-on-one business event is a must-attend and the largest gathering for U.S. businesses seeking to tap into Taiwan’s global supply chain, and vice versa.

“U.S. Business Day” is co-organized by American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and American State Offices Association (ASOA). The event will reimburse qualified buyers and sellers for travel expenses incurred during their visits. Contact.

Grid Forward Event| October 7-9 | Portland

Energy Leadership Summit | November 19 | Seattle

Stay tuned for more information on the 2nd Energy Leadership Summit hosted by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC). Click here for information on last year’s event.

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