CleanTech Community Events

Innovative Leadership in the Energy Sector Course | March 22 | Bellevue, WA

Saybrook University invites you to join like-minded colleagues for an exploration of innovative leadership and energy. This six-hour course engages international, national and regional leaders on being successful leaders in their companies while also constructively impacting the bottom line in a significant manner.

Sourcing Taiwan | March 22 | Taipei, Taiwan

Sourcing Taiwan 2018 is organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and executed by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council to serve as a trade link between global buyers and top-rated Taiwanese suppliers. The event invites 200 international buyers from a range of industries, including machinery, environmental protection & green energy, daily commodities & leisure, biotech & medical industries, and smart city & startup sectors. 

Cleantech Investing Brown Bag Lunch | March 27 | Seattle, WA 

Join the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds and Byron McCann of E8 and TurboPatent for a casual, open discussion about investing in early-stage cleantech companies. Please bring your own lunch and questions or topics to discuss. Water, coffee and tea will be provided. Jeff Canin will host office hours immediately following the lunch.

Energy Storage Systems Safety and Reliability Forum 2018 | Mar 28-29 | Seattle, WA 

On behalf of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) Energy Storage Program, you are invited to participate in an upcoming workshop on the safety and reliability of stationary energy storage systems. Forum participants will learn about the current state of energy storage safety and reliability and will help identify additional R&D efforts that further advance the current DOE roadmap for energy storage. As a key stakeholder within the energy storage community, your input will help identify the challenges, opportunities, and potential solutions for improving energy storage systems.

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.

GoGreen Conference Seattle | Apr 4 | Seattle, WA 
GoGreen empowers business decision makers with sustainability strategies, tools and connections to create positive change within their organizations by facilitating environmental, economic and social performance improvement through our topics and best practices covered at each conference. View the 2018 Conference Program and our featured Case Studies/Speakers and join us for an action packed day of driving social and sustainable change in your organization!

Northwest Energy Systems Symposium | April 4-5 | Seattle, WA 

The 2018 Northwest Energy Systems Symposium bring regionally recognized experts together to discuss energy storage and renewables, energy data science, Washington Clean Energy Fund grants, and EIM and transmission RT tools.

Puget Sound is known for iconic scenery and wildlife. Recently Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order outlining a strategy for southern resident orca whale and Chinook salmon recovery. But how is climate change impacting these animals? And how is the rest of the food web affected? This Climate Science on Tap will examine how the food web of Puget Sound and the wider Salish Sea will be altered by a changing climate, from microscopic plankton to massive orcas and everything in-between. Three scientists will weigh in with fascinating presentations followed by an engaging discussion of the climate change impacts to salmon, whales, and the broader food web, as well as what we might expect in the future. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Come early to get a good seat and enjoy the craft.

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.

Washington Green Schools Fundraiser | April 26 | Seattle, WA 

Join Washington Green Schools for an evening fundraiser that will support K-12 students as they develop skills to be sustainability-minded leaders. 

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.

Western Nuclear Suppliers Workshop | May 15-16 | Idaho Falls

USNIC is partnering with its Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain Working Group and Idaho National Laboratory to conduct its fourth Ready4Nuclear Nuclear Suppliers Workshop for the benefit of Western U.S. and Canada. Event attendees will learn about NuScale Power’s proposed Small Modular Reactor, advanced reactor designs, and the latest nuclear business requirements. Over the 3-day conference you will hear from nuclear experts about the status and direction of U.S. nuclear industry and from suppliers about their challenges and benefits. Register today!

Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Product Showcase | June 18-20 | Portland, OR

In keeping with the 2018 conference theme, Product Innovation Using Greener Chemistries, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute is inviting companies to participate in a unique event—a green chemistry product innovation showcase.Highlight your innovations to industry and academic scientists and leaders in the green chemistry community at this special event.

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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