Perkins Coie Lunch Series – 2022-2023

The CleanTech Alliance Lunch Series presents notable clean tech executive speakers for a monthly conversation followed by networking with cleantech industry leaders from across the region. A different speaker and topic is presented on the second Wednesday of each month (12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) from September 2022 through October 2023 (except November and December).

Upcoming Series for 2023:

  • February 8, 2023 – Future-Proofing Buildings: Sustainable, Efficient Design for Energy Retrofits
  • March 8, 2023 – Wastewater Heat Recovery
  • April 12, 2023 – C-Suite Roundtable on Developing a Skilled, Inclusive Workforce
  • September 13, 2023 – District Energy, Deep Lake Water Cooling, and Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Lake Washington Lake Canal
  • October 11, 2023 – (During Fusion Week) Discussion on Industry Advancements

Jan. 11 – The BUILT Cluster: Working Together for Infrastructure Decarbonization

12:00 – 1:30 PM PT
Perkins Coie Seattle Office
1201 3rd Ave #4900, Seattle, WA 98101

The Buildings, Utilities, and Infrastructure Living Together – or the BUILT Cluster leverages Washington State’s social and intellectual capital to accelerate, scale, and replicate sustainable and innovative planning, design, and construction practices/technologies. We work together to transform the built environment equitably and decarbonize related infrastructure materials and operations while continuously improving environmental justice. Speakers at this luncheon will share more about the vision and discuss how you can get involved.


Rachelle Ames, Vice President of Economic Development, CleanTech Alliance

Rachelle Ames leads the BUILT Cluster focusing on decarbonizing infrastructure and built environment and one of the initial clusters launched by the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program. She also leads the Alliance’s entrepreneur support programs and has developed the new Lab2Launch resource focusing on breaking down barriers between industry and the Northwest’s academic institution resources.

In addition to entrepreneur support and commercialization activities, she leads member and sponsors development and engagement, and partnership outreach for the Alliance. Rachelle joined the CleanTech Alliance in 2018, after five years at Washington State University working within the Office of Research and focused on industry-academia engagement and technology transfer.

She has a Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Molecular Biosciences from Washington State University and is passionate about helping scientists, engineers, technical founders, and industry communicate their technologies and innovations to others to increase collaboration opportunities through shared understanding.

More speaker information coming soon!

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Past Breakfast Series Speakers

2021-2022 Breakfast Speakers

  • October 2022 – The Future of Fusion Regulations and the Need for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • September 2022 – The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry
  • May 2022 – Innovative Approaches to Organic Waste Management (Hybrid)
  • April 2022 – Ocean Energy, Marine Fuels & the Blue Economy
  • March 2022 – Trends in the CleanTech Funding Landscape
  • February 2022– Salmon Conservation
  • January 2022 – Hydrogen Technologies
  • December 2021 – Indigenous Clean Energy Solutions in Rural Canada.
  • October 2021 – TRi Energy Partnership.
  • September 2021 – Electrification Solutions for the Goods Industry. Focus on Marine Ports.

2020-2021 Breakfast Speakers

2019-2020 Breakfast Speakers

2018-2019 Breakfast Speakers

2017-2018 Breakfast Speakers

2016-2017 Breakfast Speakers