CleanTech Events Calendar

6th Annual RCAW Salmon Derby | July 29, 2020 sunrise to 2 pm | Pt. Defiance Marina

Come on out to the Point Defiance Marina and get your fish on! $1000.00 in cash for first prize, $500 for second, and $300 for 3rd – not to mention lunch, a band, and some great raffles and best photo contest!

Click here for more information. Put on by the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington.

State of play: A clean energy powered recovery| July 29, 2020 at 10:45-12pm Pacific | Online

Produced in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts and National Governors Association, this webinar will examine the state and local response to COVID-19. Panelists will explore how state governments are responding to the pandemic, identify energy resilience solutions critical for communities in the wake of this crisis, and discuss federal infrastructure legislation currently pending in Congress. Speakers will be announced shortly. 

Register Here

Powering Forward is a webinar series from BCSE & CEBN that explores the unique impacts facing clean energy industries during the COVID-19 pandemic and the vital role our sectors will play in the economy’s recovery.

Elevate NW Series: Doing Business with the Navy | July 29, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM| Online

Are you a small business interested in working with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps? As part of Seattle Fleet Week, the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs will lead a webinar on how small businesses can do business with the Navy and Marine Corps.

Click here to learn more & register.

Elevate NW is an event series from the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Panel: Cleantech Investing Frontiers| July 31, 9:00-10:00 AM PDT| Online

Join Propel(x) in a panel discussion with business leaders from the world of cleantech.

Sample topics include:

What is the future of cleantech?
How should potential investors think about developing a cleantech strategy?
What are the risks should potential investors consider?

NSF Consortium on Greener Technologies for Data Centers| August 12, 2020 | Online

 This consortium envisions a new generation of data centers that embed power generation and storage as inherent components of cloud infrastructure.  These new data centers would incorporate batteries, fuel cells, d.c. power networks, and other advanced energy technologies at the rack or pod level, completely changing the way energy and computing are connected. 

This consortium is led by the University of Washington, together with partner schools University of California, Irvine, and the Colorado School of Mines.   These universities will conduct applied research related to embedded energy technologies for data centers, with projects prioritized by member companies.  EIN is seeking support from the National Science Foundation to become an Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC).  Please attend the webinar to learn more ! 

This webinar is free; please register here to attend.

Green Transportation Summit & Expo | August 24-26, 2020 | Tacoma, WA

The 10th annual Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) is the region’s premier clean transportation mecca. This year’s conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the U.S. EPA’s West Coast Collaborative Partner’s Meeting focusing on heavy-duty diesel reductions in major fleets across the continent, and the Mobility Summit West 2020 offering a glimpse into the future of mobility in the Americas. This year’s GTSE offers invaluable fleet technician training and general educational opportunities with information-packed sessions and seminars tailored to fleets and clean transportation stakeholders from the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Our GTSE maintains its staple fleet-focus as the intersection of policy, technology, practice and the future of mobility with a regional focus but using a national lens.

Register with Cleantech Alliance special code WACTA30 for a discount.

Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop| August 26, 2020, 8:00-12:30 PM | Online

The 2nd annual Clean Energy Entrepreneur Workshop will be held on August 26, 2020. This workshop will bring together entrepreneurs, university faculty, researchers, and students working on clean energy technologies, with industry members, and investment groups from across the Western US.

Attendees will hear from experts from various parts the clean energy innovation ecosystem, including a keynote presentation by Ben Wrightsman, President and CEO of the Battery Innovation Center in Indiana; as well as Professor Dan Schwartz, Director of UW’s Clean Energy Institute and Professor Devin MacKenzie, Technical Director of the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds. Register Here…

Washington Department of Commerce: Streamlining EIA and CETA Implementation Workshop | September 2, 2020 9-12pm | Virtual Workshop

Commerce is hosting a workshop on Sept. 2 to discuss streamlining EIA and CETA implementation. Details will be provided prior to the workshop.

  • Webex (link)
  • Password: CETA135!
  • Joined by phone: +1-415-655-0001
  • Access code: 281 923 003

GoGreen Conference | September 8-9 2020 | Online

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.

GridFWD 2020 | October 13-14, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Grid Forward is excited to announce the date of its flagship event, GridFWD 2020: October 13-14 at the Bell Harbor Center in Seattle, WA. The region’s premier, cross-sector event on grid modernization will once again bring together a wide range of stakeholders to address the biggest challenges and opportunities for grid modernization in our region. Mark your calendars and plan to join us.

CleanTech Alliance & NEBC : Energy Leadership Summit | November 12, 2020 | Seattle

The Energy Leadership Summit is the region’s must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities. Join us in exploring the nexus of energy, climate change, and the region’s economy with more than 400 industry leaders and policymakers from across the Northwest.  The Energy Leadership Summit will provide an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development in the Northwest.

Northwest Energy Efficiency Council | Fall Conference, November 19, 2020 |Portland

TESC 2020 Transactive Energy Systems Conference & Workshop| December 9-10, 2020 |Online

Digitization, decarbonization, and democratization are driving the most dramatic changes to the electricity grid since Tesla and Edison. State and local policy makers have pledged to meet their energy needs with 100% carbon neutral energy, including new efforts to electrify heating, transportation, and industrial sectors. With this transformation come new challenges and complexity in managing the grid that must be addressed concurrently.

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