CleanTech Events Calendar

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

Connect with fellow conference attendees and get the latest scoop on Forth’s efforts to promote electric, shared and autonomous mobility. The reception will take place at the Michigan Beer Company. Hors d’oeuvre and drinks to toast tosmart 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

Registration is closed.

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.

Washington State Department of CommerceCETA Workshop | September 18 | Olympia

9 a.m.- noon.  Topic: Planning requirements Sections 6 and 14.  1011 Plum Street SE, Olympia.

Low Carbon Prosperity Institute:  Introduction to Cap & Invest in Washington State | September 18/10:00 a.m. and September 19/1:30 p.m. | Webinar

The Low Carbon Prosperity Institute is working with the Legislature to enact a Cap & Invest policy in 2020.  The bill would place a cap on total emissions, create a market mechanism to encourage competition and innovation, and an investment fund for carbon-reducing projects and green transportation infrastructure.  The goal of the webinar series is to provide expert analysis and topics tailored to the needs of the state’s major stakeholders and help build an effective dialogue.  The first installment will provide a high-level summary of the proposed legislation and what it would mean.  Register here.

Washington Small Business Fair| September 21 | Renton, WA

Biz Fair is the longest running all government and non-profit-run small business fair in Washington State. Last year, more than 250 people attended the fair.

  • Sharpen your business skills by attending seminars taught by savvy business experts who share their knowledge and real-life experiences in a no-sales environment.
  • Gain access to valuable small business resources by visiting the Exhibitor Resource Center staffed by representatives from federal, state and local government agencies, and business and trade associations.

WA Dept. of CommerceClean Energy Transition Act | September 23 -POSTPONED | Webinar 

Learn more about community clean energy planning featuring lessons from a rural community during the webinar “Community Grid Modernization and Workforce Development: Lessons from Tenino.”  The purpose of this event is to hear from the Tenino community about designs to modernize the local energy grid through the use of solar panels, lithium-ion battery storage and other methods of generating clean power, while also addressing education and workforce development in the clean energy sector.  Leveraging grants from two different programs, Tenino was recently awarded “Visionary of the Year” by the Smart Electric Power Alliance for its approach to advance community involvement in energy.   More information here.

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.

National Clean Energy Week – Policy Makes Symposium | September  26 | Washington, D.C.

Panels include:

  • Clean Energy at the Giga-Scale: Achieving Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
  • Clean Energy in the Mainstream
  • Ideas to Action In Innovation: What Comes Next in Clean Energy?
  • Technology Leadership: American-Made Solutions for the World
  • Global Clean Energy Finance

Women in Clean Energy Reception| September  29 |Boise, ID

The Women in Clean Energy Reception precedes the 9th Annual Energy Policy Research Conference. Women in Clean Energy Reception attendees do not need to register for the Conference to participate in the pre-conference reception.

Energy Policy Research Conference | September  29 – October 1 |Boise, ID

The Energy Policy Research Conference is a premier, interdisciplinary forum in North America that examines the drivers and impacts of policy in energy-related systems. The 9th Annual Meeting will focus on how energy policy is framed, influences and is evaluated in times of disruptive change.

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.

Solar Washington:  Washington State Solar Summit | October 18 | Bellevue, WA

Solar Washington is hosting the Washington State Solar Summit, an annual information gathering and networking event for industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators/policy makers, educators, students, tribal members, advocacy organizations / nonprofits, distributors, engineers, financial lenders, consultants and more. Learn more and register.

Washington State Department of CommerceCETA Workshop | October 21 | Olympia, WA

1:30-4:30 p.m.  Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way #102, Wenatchee, WA 98801.  Topic: Compliance and reporting requirements.

COSM:  AI, Blockchain, Crypto, and Life After Google | October 23-25 | Bellevue

COSM is an exclusive national summit on converging technologies remaking the world. For decades, George Gilder has written about the revolutions shaping our world:  artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, crypto-currency, autonomous vehicles, cloud computing, the biotech revolution, and internet commerce.  All are converging in Seattle at COSM. The mission of the conference is to stimulate debate and deliberation amongst industry leaders on the unities animating these apparently divergent technology areas. More information can be found here.

Wellspring IV: Smart Water, Smart Solutions| October 24-25 | Tacoma, WA

Join top water operators, business leaders, water entrepreneurs, government policy makers and experts for the Smart Water—Smart Solutions Summit for 2019. It is the premier Pacific Northwest gathering focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to critical water problems and challenges. Register…

Save the Date! Blue Forum: R&D Pathways for Maritime Energy Solutions| October 29 | Seattle, WA

The Washington Maritime Blue cluster organization and its local partners, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and DNV GL, invite you to join us for a workshop to develop a shared maritime energy agenda. This workshop will provide an opportunity for the maritime industry and R&D institutions to come together with federal organizations to identify maritime energy needs for decarbonization and cross agency/industry collaboration opportunities. For sponsorship information, please contact:

Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge| November 7 | Denver, CO

The OGCC is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. As the oil and natural gas industry evolves and faces challenging markets, it continues to invest in technologies that address methane mitigation, resource usage, water quality and operational risks. Companies with an innovative technology that applies to the oil and gas industry can apply here to present. The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MDT.

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.

Washington State Department of Commerce:  Washington Energy Delegation to Chile | Santiago, Chile | November 18-22 TBD

Washington State is planning to lead a delegation to Santiago prior to COP-25.   The delegation will include State government representatives and, ideally, 5-10 companies.  Topics for discussion may include renewable thermal energy development (solar, geothermal, biomass, district energy) wave & tidal energy, grid modernization/resilience, electric public transportation, buildings and energy efficiency, marine energy research & innovation, gender diversity and inclusion within the energy sector.  For more information, contact Dave Baron.

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!

Washington State Department of CommerceCETA Workshop | December 12 | Seattle

12:30 pm to 4:00 p.m.  Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Avenue South.  Topics: To be determined.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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

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:

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