CleanTech Events Calendar

Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop | August 21, 2019 | Seattle, WA

The Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop will be held in Seattle, Washington, on August 21, 2019. This workshop is designed to bring together entrepreneurs, university faculty, researchers, and students working on clean energy technologies, with industry members, think tanks, and investment groups from across the Western US. The workshop will be an influential gathering of policy makers, technology innovators, and market leaders with varied clean innovation entrepreneurial experience.

Seattle 2030 District:  Recycling the Beauty of Puget Sound | August 21, 2019

The Seattle 2030 District, in partnership with Boeing, tasked our community to come up with innovative ways to capture and reuse rainwater in an effort to help meet our 2030 water goal of managing stormwater and reducing potable demand. The submissions blew us away and we are now excited to invite you to our event at the Seattle Design Festival to announce the winning team and discuss how these solutions could be utilized at buildings throughout Seattle.  Get tickets here.

WA Department of Commerce CETA Workshop | August 22 | Olympia, WA

Commerce will hold a rulemaking workshop as part of its work to implement Washington’s new 100% clean electricity law, known as the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA). This will be Commerce’s third workshop on CETA implementation.  The workshop will take place on Thursday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. – noon, at Commerce’s Olympia Office, 1011 Plum St. SE, Olympia.  No preregistration is required, but Commerce requests that stakeholders RSVP hereThe workshop will cover three topics:

  • Amendments to existing rules (Chapter 194-37 WAC) to reflect legislative action.
  • Social cost of greenhouse gas emissions for consumer-owned utilities to use in resource planning and evaluation.
  • Initial discussion of potential areas to streamline requirements of the Energy Independence Act with CETA.

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

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

  • 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 Gadgets: A place to highlight cutting edge energy technologies in display (scale models, museum-style photo displays, graphic representations, etc.)  No cost to display.  Contact:

Eclipse VOLTTRON™ 2019 Users Meeting | August 29-30 | Richland, WA

The VOLTTRON™ distributed control and sensing software platform is all about data, devices, and decisions. The technology’s sixth annual users meeting will be held August 29-30 in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Discovery Hall in Richland, WA. This meeting brings together national laboratories, industry, and academia to learn about VOLTTRON™’s real-world applications, collaborative opportunities, and recent usability improvements. For more info, visit the event website.

Electric Mobility Mixer at EV Tech Expo | September 10 | Novi, Michigan

Connect with fellow conference attendees and get the latest scoop on our efforts to promote electric, shared and autonomous mobility. The reception will take place at the Michigan Beer Company. We will offer hors d’oeuvre and drinks as we toast to smart and clean transportation. Register here.

Tri-Cities Tech Summit 2019 | September 12 | Richland, WA

For the second consecutive year, Teknologize, Wildland, and the Tri-Cities Research District are teaming up to host the Tri-Cities Tech Summit!  After an inaugural summit last year with over 125 attendees and talks from tech-minded leaders in our community, we are excited to announce the theme for the 2019 Summit: Origins.

Transboundary River Conference| September 12-14 | Kimberley, BC

If you’re a scientist, policymaker, industry leader or subject matter expert representing energy, economic and/or environmental perspectives, we invite you to attend this conference and discuss, among other vital topics:

  • The Columbia River Treaty
  • Salmon restoration and reintroduction during a field trip to the Columbia River headwaters
  • Impacts of and response to invasive species
  • The future of energy
  • Climate change-related impacts
  • Transboundary water governance–the future of water management


VertueLab:  #VIS19: Countdown | September  13 | Portland, OR

The clock is ticking. The time is now. To make the technology leaps needed to reverse the climate crisis, we need to connect and collaborate with those who share our inspiration to accelerate climate solutions. VertueLab Impact Summit is the place to meet your fellow doers, thinkers, and innovators working to speed clean technology development across the Northwest.  Network with Extraordinary People | Get Inspired by Cleantech Startups | Learn from Leaders Working at the Intersection of Climate Change, Technology Innovation, and Impact Investing. Register here.

Smart Buildings CenterWhy Smart Buildings?  Building a Compelling Case | September 17, 2019 | Seattle, WA

1130 a.m. to 2 p.m. (followed by a Tool Lending Library Open House from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. South. Hosted by the Smart Buildings Center Education Program, the Forum will include a panel discussion with regional experts in the industry to discuss their experiences with smart building technologies.  All of the panelists have unique and unbiased perspectives on implementing smart building technologies and practices in a variety of applications.  The panel will consist of owner representation, engineers, architects, and IT experts to discuss topics.  More information.

National Tribal Energy Summit (NTES) | September  24-26 | Washington, D.C.

DOE’s Office of Indian Energy, in coordination with the National Conference of State Legislatures, will host the 2019 NTES, Tribal Energy: Powering Self-Determination, September 24-26 at the Westin Washington City Center in Washington, DC.

Greentech 2019 Conference:  Innovating Environmental Protection for the Future | October 2-3, 2019 | Seattle, WA

The next 50 years of environmental protection will not look like the first 50—because they will be driven by technology as much as by regulation.  Technology is radically reshaping how things are powered, made, and moved.  It is allowing us to observe environmental conditions in real time, and to adjust how we produce goods and services to reduce waste and pollution.  Technology is not a panacea, but it is an instrument of rapid change in the work we live in and in the world of environmental law and protection.  Join leaders from some of the world’s most innovative companies engaging with policymakers, lawmakers, technologists, and NGOs to explore environmental protection in an era of transformative technological change.  Bell Harbor.

InnovationXLab Artificial Intelligence Summit | October 2-3 | Washington, DC

Join industry leaders from the energy, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare sectors, and researchers from DOE’s National Laboratories, to discuss how advanced artificial intelligence tools and techniques can support your business’ transformation and drive growth. The summit, hosted by Argonne National Laboratory, is the fourth in DOE’s InnovationXLab series that showcases the remarkable assets of the national laboratories and its partnerships. More info…

NEBC Northwest Remediation Conference | October 3, 2019 | Tacoma, WA
The Northwest Remediation Conference brings together cleanup professionals, regulators, and property owners to share the latest knowledge and best practices, build relationships, and connect you and your clients to the region’s top remediation service and technical solution providers.

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 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 2019 | October 7-9 | Seattle, WA

Radical changes in energy sources, distribution systems and usage are surging through the electrical infrastructure of the region. To help all stakeholders move forward on modernizing our regional grid, Grid Forward is hosting GridFWD 2019, an collaborative event at Benaroya Hall, Seattle. Join leaders from regional and national utilities, solution providers, regulatory agencies, governments, labs and other stakeholders who are working together to promote and accelerate innovation across regional grid to create a reliable, resilient, affordable and low-carbon energy system.

Seattle 2030 District:  2019 Vision Awards | October 10 | Seattle, WA

Celebrate outstanding work in sustainability and enjoy a night of festivities, while raising funds for a great mission with your peers.  We’ll be exploring the link between climate change/national security and how our industry plays a role.  More information here.

Ecocity World Summit | October 7-11 | Vancouver, BC

Can cities be both ecologically healthy and socially just? There are no easy answers, not even in Vancouver, one of the world’s greenest cities. Yet multiple solutions are emerging with new leadership and new partnerships. Ecocity 2019 is where these breakthroughs and advances will be shared.  An academic portion (including workshops and field trips) is scheduled for October 7 and 8th, and the main summit program will be held October 9th to 11th.  Register.

Forth:  Revolutionizing The Electric Car Buying Process | October 16 | Seattle, WA

At Forth’s October networking event, strategies will be discussed to educate consumers and dealers about EVs including strategies to get cars to the consumers and to engage dealers in making the electric car jump.  Guest speaker Hieu Le, Campaign Representative at Sierra Club, will discuss results from the current Rev Up EV campaign – a nationwide study on the consumer experience of electric vehicle shopping. Register here.

CleanTech Alliance & NEBC:  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.

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.

NW Energy Coalition:  Clean & Affordable Energy Conference | December 2, 2019 | 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!

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.

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 our 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

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.

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