CleanTech Events Calendar

Washington State Department of CommerceCETA Workshop | November 13 | Olympia, WA

1:00-4:00 p.m.  Topics: Additional discussion of planning and reporting requirements.  1011 Plum Street SE, Olympia.  RSVP.


Department of Labor & Industries | WA Clean Energy Transformation Act Meetings | November 15 | Tumwater

CETA allows for certain clean energy project tax benefits when the projects are certified by L&I as having complied with requirements.  L&I is required to adopt emergency rules and permanent rules to define and set these requirements by Dec. 1 to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

  • Meeting:  Nov. 15, 10–noon, L&I Tumwater Headquarters, Rm. 118 & 119, 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater.
  • Remote Access:  WebEx Meeting Link, Password: DmMmmDx8.
  • By Phone:  Toll-free: 855-929-3239, Code: 807 613 289#, Select # a second time to connect to meeting (no password required).
  • Questions:  Maggie Leland, L&I Policy Director, Maggie.leland@lni.wa.gov, 360-902-4504

Department of Energy’s CyberForce Competition | November 15-16 | Various

DOE will host its 2019 Cyberforce Competition on Saturday  November 16th at 10 DOE National Labs across America.  The event will unit 106 university and veterans teams to compete against each other by defending a simulated cyber-physical infrastructure from professionally executed cyber-attacks.  DOE will announce a national winner as well as winners for each lab site at the end of the competition.


PNWER 2019 Economic Leadership Forum | November 17-19 | Seattle

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is a statutory public/private non-profit created in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.


CleanTech Alliance & NEBC:  Energy Leadership Summit | November 19 | Seattle

The 2nd Annual Energy Leadership Summit is a must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities.  In 2019, join us in exploring the nexus of energy, climate change, and the region’s economy with more than 400 industry leaders and policymakers.  The Energy Leadership Summit will provide an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development.  Register hereSponsor hereExhibit here.


Washington State Department of Commerce:  Tentative Clean Buildings Workshop Schedule | November 19 | Seattle

Commerce has reserved this date for a Clean Buildings pre-rulemaking workshops.  For these five meetings, we have reserved space at the Smart Buildings Center at Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144. Exact times and agendas will be posted in the near future.


Forth:  The Future Is Electric! Daimler’s Vision | November 20 | Portland, OR

Forth’s November networking event will be hosted at the DTNA corporate headquarters in Portland. Leaders in DTNA’s Electric Mobility Group will participate to discuss future strategies for managing the increasingly heavy electrical load.  The guest speaker will explore the future of heavy-duty electrification and how it will manufacturing in Oregon. Register here.


CleanTech Events Committee Meeting| November 20 | Seattle, WA

The CleanTech Alliance Events Committee recommends speakers, topics and formats for the annual Signature Events. The Events Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific at the office of the CleanTech Alliance in Seattle.

If you are a member interested in participating, contact Jon Okun at Jon@cleantechalliance.org.


CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | November 21 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Contact Tom Ranken for more information.


NW Energy Coalition:  Clean & Affordable Energy Conference | December 2 | Seattle, WA

This fall’s conference will feature keynote speaker Alison Silverstein of the North American SyncroPhasor Initiative speaking about emerging technologies for grid reliability.  We’ll hear from the leaders of some of the northwest’s largest utilities on the Bonneville Power Administration and the future of the energy system in our region.  Conference panelists will focus on reinventing the grid with customer-side resources, both current and emerging, that will be essential for utilities to provide clean, affordable, and reliable service for all communities.


The New England Venture Summit | December 3 | Boston, MA

The New England Venture Summit will bring together over 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will feature more than 50 VCs as speakers and judges; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities.  Register now with Code ‘CTAVIP’ for an extra 10%, which stacks with the early bird rate!


Washington State Department of Commerce:  Tentative Clean Buildings Workshop Schedule | December 4 | Seattle

Commerce has reserved this date for a Clean Buildings pre-rulemaking workshops.  For these five meetings, we have reserved space at the Smart Buildings Center at Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144. Exact times and agendas will be posted in the near future.


Roofing Contractors Association of Washington:  Holiday Gala and Casino Night | December 6 | Bellevue, WA

The roofing community if filled with great people–please join them for the annual Roofing Contractors Association Gala.  This year’s event will be an amazing evening–and will make a difference.  As a new tradition, a portion of all proceeds of the gala will be donated to Toys for Tots.  Everyone will be asked to bring an unwrapped new toy for a child between the ages of 2-13.  Marriott Bellevue, 6-10 p.m.  Register here.


Washington State Department of Commerce:  Tentative Clean Buildings Workshop Schedule | December 10 | Seattle

Commerce has reserved this date for a Clean Buildings pre-rulemaking workshops.  For these five meetings, we have reserved space at the Smart Buildings Center at Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144. Exact times and agendas will be posted in the near future.


Biofuels and the Agricultural Supply Chain featuring Dr. Michael Wolcott| December 11 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series.  Michael Wolcott, Regents Professor and LP Distinguished Professor in Washington State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Wolcott is a member of the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering faculty and a researcher in the Composite Materials and Engineering Center. Dr. Wolcott is an international leader in the field of bio-renewable materials and fuels.  Dr. Wolcott earned his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1989, his M.S. in Forestry and his B.S. in Wood Science from the University of Maine at Orono.


CleanTech at TheLab: Biofuels and the Agricultural Supply Chain| December 11 | Everett, WA

The NWIRC, through its partnership with CleanTech Alliance, will livestream the 2019-2020 CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series. The series presents notable cleantech executive speakers for a monthly conversation.


AI Public Policy Conference | December 12 | Seattle, WA

The Technology Alliance’s AI & Public Policy conference is shaping up to be an amazing day. With speakers ranging from Oren Etzioni from the Allen Institute to Heather Redman of Flying Fish and Osonde Osoba from the RAND Corporation we will explore what the impacts of AI will be and how our state can stay at the forefront of innovation.


Washington State Department of CommerceCETA Workshop | December 12 | Seattle, WA

Reporting requirements.  12:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Avenue South.


2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy | December 12 | Mercer Island

Sponsored by the Washington Business Alliance and the Low Carbon Prosperity Institute.  Join other leaders for a high level perspective on Washington State’s progress towards effective climate change management. We’ll review what’s working, what’s not, and where we want to be going in 2020 and beyond. Legislators will provide their perspective and answer your questions.  And we’ll socialize after the review with some refreshments.  All at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, a minute off I-90, free parking, EV charger.  Register here.


Washington State Department of Commerce:  Public Hearing | December 16 | Olympia

Phase 1 of the rulemaking process moves into its final steps with a public hearing and formal comment opportunity on Dec.16 in Olympia. Hearing details are in the proposed rule package posted on the CETA web page. These rules will establish social cost of greenhouse gas emissions and incorporate federal incremental hydro eligibility.


CleanTech Events Committee Meeting | December 18 | Seattle, WA

The CleanTech Alliance Events Committee recommends speakers, topics and formats for the annual Signature Events. The Events Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific at the office of the CleanTech Alliance in Seattle.  If you are a member interested in participating, contact Jon Okun at Jon@cleantechalliance.org.


Forth: Annual Holiday Celebration and Food Drive! | December 18 | Portland, OR

Join Forth as they celebrate the holiday season – and the growth that the electric, shared and smart mobility industry has experienced over the past twelve months! Included will be electric transportation trivia, a recap of the biggest news of 2019 and a second food drive.  Enjoy special holiday appetizers, plus local beer and wine. Don’t miss Forth’s last networking event of 2019!  Registration for this event is FREE for Forth members and $25 for the general public. Register here.


CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | December 19 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Contact Tom Ranken for more information.


Washington State Department of Commerce:  Tentative Clean Buildings Workshop Schedule | December 19 | Seattle

Commerce has reserved this date for a Clean Buildings pre-rulemaking workshops.  For these five meetings, we have reserved space at the Smart Buildings Center at Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144. Exact times and agendas will be posted in the near future.


Radical Changes in Store for Washington Carbon Policy – featuring Senator Reuven Carlyle| January 8 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series.

Reuven chairs the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. He also serves on Senate Ways & Means and Rules Committees. As committee chair, Carlyle has been lead sponsor of sweeping carbon pricing and energy investment legislation. Earlier, he was named by Governing Magazine as “one of 12 legislators to watch” and as one of the nation’s most “tech savvy” legislators by GovTech. He has been a leading voice in the Legislature for meaningful tax transparency and accountability, responsible gun safety laws, higher education, foster youth, environmental and energy strategies and more.


Washington State Department of Commerce & Utilities & Transportation Commission Workshop | January 16, 2020 | Olympia
Methodologies for incorporating social cost of greenhouse gas emissions in utility planning, evaluation and acquisition.


CleanTech Group:  Clean Tech Forum San Francisco | January  27-29, 2020 | San Francisco, CA

As a true kick-off for the year ahead, this January gathering of global cleantech innovation community offers unique opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done. Since 2002, Cleantech Group has brought together leading corporate executives, startup and scale-up company CEOs, investors, government agencies, and other key innovation thinkers, supporters and enablers from all areas of resource innovation, all major industrial verticals, and from across the globe.  Register.


CleanTech Day 2020 | February 3, 2020 | Olympia, WA

CleanTech Alliance’s annual day in Olympia meeting with legislators, reception and board meeting


GLOBE Capital 2019| February 10-13, 2020 | Vancouver, BC

GLOBE will have five focused technology clusters, as well as numerous ‘general’ clean technology and environmental service exhibitors. The five Clusters are: Bio & Circular Economy, Clean Mobility, Carbon Productivity, Smart Cities, and Oceans & Plastics.


Cleantech Venture Day | February 11-12, 2020 | London

Cleantech Venture Day has been a trailblazing event for the cleantech community since it started in 2006 in Finland, now also taking place in London. Over the last decade, more than 220 companies have pitched at Cleantech Venture Days and as much as 600 million euros has been invested as a result of the events.  Meet the leading cleantech startups, investors, corporates and other key-enablers from around the world to make valuable connections happen.  Information here.  Apply here.


Changing Trends in Energy Storage – Featuring Jud Virden| February 12, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Part of the ClenaTech Alliance Breakfast Series.

Dr. Jud Virden is Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate (EED) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He leads a team of 1,000 staff in delivering science and technology solutions for energy and environmental challenges. These challenges include increasing our nation’s energy capacity; reducing dependence on imported oil; and detecting, mitigating and preventing the environmental impacts of legacy waste and energy generation and use. In fiscal year 2013, EED’s research sales to government and industry clients totaled $235 million.


22nd Power, Energy and Automation Conference PEAC 2020 | March 2-5, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Advancing the Grid: Data to Automation to Resiliency.  This is the first year PEAC will be held in Seattle ( and we are excited about the new venue and the opportunity it provides for more attendees and exhibitors. The keynote speaker will Dr. Damir Novosel, President of Quanta Energy.  Seattle Airport Marriott.  Abstract page.


Fighting Cancer with Energy Efficiency – Featuring Bob Cowan| March 11, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast series.

Featuring Bob Cowan, Director of Facilities for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is responsible for day to day Operations, Maintenance and Repair of the beautiful, highly complex, world class, 1.6 million square foot, Fred Hutchinson Campus. The 15 building Campus, located in Sunny Seattle WA, is dedicated to both Cancer Research and Treatment, has over 4,000 staff and boast of 3 Nobel Prize winners amongst the staff.


Maritime Blue: Accelerating Innovation and Sustainability Panel| April 8, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Breakfast Series. Featuring:


GoGreen Conference | April 9, 2020 | Seattle, WA

For 10 years, the conference has featured regionally targeted sustainability content and leaders from the community.  GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions.  View our most recent Conference Program and featured leaders Case Studies and Speakers.  More information here.


NREL:  Industry Growth Forum | April 29-30, 2020 | Denver, CO

NREL is the United States’ primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. The Industry Growth Forum is a program of NREL’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC). The IEC fosters an ongoing and extensive connection with the early-stage business community to stimulate an innovative and entrepreneurial cleantech environment, facilitate robust access to capital for investors, and accelerate the commercialization of clean energy technologies.


Clean Tech Investing | May 13, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Speakers to be announced.


CleanTech Alliance:CleanTech Innovation Showcase | June 24, 2020 | Seattle, WA

The CleanTech Innovation Showcase brings the industry together to discuss the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives. The Showcase attracts industry leaders from across the U.S., Canada and beyond to see technology innovations and featured presentations from industry notables. The event truly is a who’s who of the cleantech industry. No other event gives you unprecedented access to industry leaders, decision makers, researchers, investors, policymakers, foreign business leaders, and the media!  Interested in previous Innovation Showcases? Check the links below:


Have a cleantech event you want to share? Send a short description and website link with more information to Jon Okun at jon@cleantechalliance.org.