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Workforce Snohomish | Clean Technology Roundtable | Apr 26 | Everett, WA
Workforce Snohomish is hosting a Clean Technology Round Table event from 7:30 am to 9:30 am on April 26. The intent is to engage attendees in a conversation with employers about workforce needs and challenges. A robust conversation is anticipating that will bring to light the variety of issues that are generally seen from the different types and sizes of employers within their clean technology occupations.

Washington Green Schools | The Future of Green is Now: 2017 Annual Fundraiser | Apr 27 | Seattle, WA

Join us to celebrate and support Washington Green Schools’ programs that engage students as leaders for the environment. More than 1.2 million students spend their days in K-12 schools across Washington State. You can ensure they gain the skills and hands-on learning opportunities needed to be successful leaders. Our state depends upon the next generation… And Washington Green Schools is working with you to give them the tools they need to succeed.

National SBIR Road Tour | May 2 | Boise, ID

The National SBIR Road Tour, hosted by the Idaho SBDC, will begin their run in Boise on May 2 at Boise State University's Student Union Building. The morning will feature program managers from 11 different federal agencies presenting about their SBIR needs and meeting one-on-one with local entrepreneurs and small business owners. The afternoon is made up of panel discussions covering SBIR award winners, local small business resources, and partnering with research institutions. The day ends with a networking event that features experts in small businesses.

Ignite Northwest Demo Day | May 3 | Spokane, WA

Ignite Northwest’s twice a year event is your opportunity to see the final presentations of the companies graduating the Ignite Northwest accelerator. Come meet with the graduating cohort teams and the advisors, instructors and community that believes in them. The event will feature presentations, guest speakers, demonstrations, food, drinks and fantastic networking opportunities. 

The Seminar Group | The Business of Wind in the Northwest | May 4 | Seattle, WA
Please join our Program Chair, William H. Holmes of K&L Gates LLP, along with the outstanding faculty he has assembled to cover topics including; Status of Wind Power Development in the West; Wind Power Siting Utility; Perspectives of Renewables; How Big Business is Putting Wind to Work, and Why It Makes Financial Sense; Cal ISO Expansion Equity, Financial Structures and Tax Considerations.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences | Transitioning to Safer Chemicals | May 8-9 | Seattle, WA

This course will provide participants with information about and hands-on experience with the process for transitioning to safer chemicals, as well as the key methods, tools, and databases that can assist in this process. More specifically, the course will guide participants through OSHA’s seven-step substitution planning process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing those alternatives that are safer.

K&L Gates | Women in Power: Navigating Changes in Energy Attitudes Coast to Coast | May 9 | Seattle, WA

K&L Gates is hosting a discussion about changing attitudes affecting the energy and energy services industries. In the morning, K&L Gates attorneys will update attendees on recent and expected developments in four energy-related areas, highlighting how the evolving business of energy is reshaping regulation and regulation is reshaping the industry. Over lunch, a panel of outstanding women leaders representing diverse points of view will share insights on hot topics in the energy industry and what we can expect to see in the near future. Although the agenda features an all-female line-up, all are encouraged and welcome to attend.

VOLTTRON 2017: Fourth Annual Technical Meeting on a Software Framework for Transactive Energy | May 16-17 | San Francisco, CA

VOLTTRON 2017 is a two-day technical meeting in San Francisco. The first day of the meeting will be of general interest to the user community; the second day of the meeting will focus on the VOLTTRON developer community. VOLTTRON is an open source control and coordination platform that DOE is developing as a common platform for distributed control. VOLTTRON enables developers to quickly build secure applications and agents that can unlock more value from building devices through the delivery of end-use services, grid services, and energy market services. More information is available on the VOLTTRON website. The source code for VOLTTRON has been released to the public and is available at, along with a quick start page, documentation, and the VOLTTRON user guide.

International Living Future Institute | Living Future Conference | May 17-19 | Seattle, WA

Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. This year’s three-day conference will focus on the diverse layers ofGenius and Courage, featuringkeynotes Van Jones, Kirsti Luke and Naomi Klein. Out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats lend to the design strategies and cutting-edge technical information that abounds at Living Future. Come celebrate 11 years of innovation, and experience the added noteworthy twists that will exemplify the essence of the unconference.

Renewable Cities | Global Learning Forum 2017 | May 17-19 | Vancouver, BC
The Global Learning Forum 2017 is a solutions-focused dialogue on the transition to 100% renewable energy in cities across the globe. Join 400+ leaders from local governments, the private sector, utilities, and the NGO and research communities to engage and learn. From policy to building political will, from finance to technology, learn about cross-cutting solutions. Engage in focused small group workshops and inspiring plenary sessions with participants from 70 cities from around the world. Meet and learn from international policy and technology innovators in a city that’s committed to 100% renewable energy.

Imagine Tomorrow | May 20 | Pullman, WA

Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow challenges 9th through 12th graders to seek new ways to support the transition to sustainability. Students research complex topics related to sustainability, then innovate technologies, designs, or plans to mobilize behavior. They forge connections in their communities and create positive change. In this competition, as in life, solutions are limited only by imagination.

Northwest Power Markets: Mapping the Road Ahead | May 24 | Portland, OR
Northwest Power Markets: Mapping the Road Ahead, co-presented by Energy NewsData and CJB Energy, will bring together leading industry experts to explore market structures, policies, resources, transmission, prices and more—today and in the future. This event will help expand your understanding of the market’s evolution in the midst of great flux: increasing renewables, changing retail electric-load patterns, low wholesale power and natural gas prices, expanding centralized markets, growing reliance on short-term transactions, and other changing circumstances. The agenda features a primer on key characteristics of the Northwest power market; a session delving into status of the markets, including transactions and prices; a dive into the growing Western Energy Imbalance Market and prospective ISO expansion; a discussion of the changing power-resource mix and the outlook for effects on regional markets, power flows and transmission; and a panel of regional energy executives on fitting the market puzzle pieces together. Larry Kellerman, managing partner of Twenty First Century Utilities, will give the luncheon keynote address.

WA Ecology | Reducing Chemical Hazards: The First Move | Jun 6 | Portland, OR

It is crucial to make informed decisions when choosing chemicals in products, processes and supply chains. Though it seems like an obvious step, identifying and knowing the potential hazards of chemicals is often overlooked or perceived as too complicated or costly to address. Yet companies face brand and financial risk if they are not making informed decisions about the chemicals they use. The List Translator provides a first line of defense against regrettable chemical choices while the in-person training provides you with hands-on practice and ensures you can effectively use the tool in your organization.

Trade Development Alliance | Complying with U.S. Export Controls | Jun 8 | Lynwood, WA

This two-day program is led by BIS professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods, such as: What items and activities are subject to the EAR; Steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; How to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); When you can export or re-export without applying for a license; Export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) concepts; Real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on" exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company's export activities. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.

Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Association | VISTA Expo | June 20 | Campbell River, BC

Vancouver Island is the largest island in the Pacific east of New Zealand. Home to the Capital of British Columbia, Vancouver Island’s vibrant technology sector is served by three universities and two multi-campus community colleges comprising of more than 50,000 students. For many years the island has focused on sustainability and the mix of university level research, government and private investment, commercialized innovation and deployed projects - including those by most of the 53 First Nations on Vancouver Island - is testimony to this. Acknowledged more and more as engaging to help lead both west coast and national decision making Vancouver Island is now planning its third-annual full day Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Expo. The VISTA Expo rotates each year between Nanaimo, Greater Victoria and/or Campbell River and aims to present some of the best sustainable technology talent, through panel discussions, poster-boards, booth exhibitors and stakeholders with both island and regional experts in attendance.

VERGE Hawaii | June 20-22 | Honolulu, HI
In 2015, Hawaii became the first U.S. state to mandate 100% renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2045. Fulfilling this bold mandate will require enacting high-impact solutions now with unprecedented collaboration among government at all levels, military, utilities, solution providers, energy producers and global leaders. To convene the diverse stakeholders required to meet this mandate, the VERGE Hawaii — Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit will return to Honolulu, June 20-22, 2017. Produced in partnership between the Hawaii State Energy Office and GreenBiz Group, VERGE Hawaii will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies, infrastructure and identify immediate actions needed to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious mandate. The conference and expo also serves as a platform for Hawaii’s energy leaders and stakeholders from around the world to engage, learn and contribute.

Lens of the Market Training for Chemistry Researchers | June 25-28 | Corvallis, OR

Researchers who want to better understand the markets for their chemistry-related ideas and technologies can gain insights at the Lens of the Market innovation workshop, a half-day training event on June 25, 2017. It’s part of the American Chemical Society’s 2017 Regional Meeting, held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, from June 25-28. Workshop attendees may also attend other sessions at the conference that feature chemistry and biofuels tracks. Register by May 22 for a discounted fee. You will need to register for the regional meeting and apply to attend the workshop. See the meeting program.

Sustainable Energy Coalition | 20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum | July 11 | Washington, DC

The 20th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum will bring together over 40 organizations showcasing a cross-section of renewable energy (biofuels/biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) and energy efficiency technologies.

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences | Transitioning to Safer Chemicals | Sept 6-7 | Seattle, WA

This course will provide participants with information about and hands-on experience with the process for transitioning to safer chemicals, as well as the key methods, tools, and databases that can assist in this process. More specifically, the course will guide participants through OSHA’s seven-step substitution planning process for understanding and evaluating chemical use, identifying and assessing alternatives, and implementing those alternatives that are safer.



Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences | Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship Online Certificate Program | Sept 27 | Webinar

The Green Chemistry three-course program is intended to give graduates the tools to make a difference and find success by learning to design safer chemicals and industrial processes. Businesses are facing increasing market and regulatory pressures to use less toxic chemicals in their manufacturing processes and products, and are in need of professionals who can provide innovative solutions and more sustainable substitutes. 67% of global executives agree that sustainability strategies are necessary to be competitive.


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