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The Seminar Group | Environmental Law in the Trump Administration | Mar 23 | Seattle, WA

Join Stoel Rives attorneys Diana Bob, Beth Ginsberg, Tim McMahan and Jason Morgan at The Seminar Group: Environmental Law in the Trump Administration on March 23 in Seattle, Washington. Ginsberg is the program chair and will provide the Introduction and Overview. Bob will present “The New Administration’s Impact on Government Trust Responsibilities to Tribes,” McMahan will present, “Trump’s Response (Or Lack Thereof) to Climate Change” and Morgan will speak on “How Will States and NGOs React?”


Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge | Mar 30 | Seattle, WA
Innovative and entrepreneurial students are our best hope for solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. The Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge at the University of Washington taps into the passion, smarts, and motivation that university students have for solving environmental/cleantech problems. In the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, develop a solution, design and build a prototype, create a business plan that proves their solution has market potential, and pitch to 250+ judges at a demo-day event. If you are interested in attending, contact the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at uwbuerk@uw.edu.


Seattle Friends of Fission | Making the Case for Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century | Apr 4 | Seattle, WA
Many leading scientists and world bodies say nuclear resources will be a key component in combatting climate change, but there is widespread fear regarding the use of nuclear power. How can nuclear energy make a difference given the challenges it poses, some real and some imagined?
Join Seattle Friends of Fission for a lively discussion featuring a panel of experts with national and global perspectives on how we can safely use nuclear energy to fight climate change.


Oregon's Energy Future Conference | Apr 18 | Portland, OR
Eleven years strong, Oregon's Energy Future is the state's signature clean energy event, connecting policy with practice and addressing the industry’s current challenges and opportunities. This year’s exciting new plenary format will explore the nexus of energy, efficiency, and the state's clean energy economy. Speakers and panel discussions will address how Oregon can continue as a clean energy leader amidst the changing political landscape. Discussions will also focus on markets and strategies for energy projects and efficiency, and how to create new opportunities through equity and inclusion.


WA Commerce | Hannover Messe | Apr 24-28 | Hannover, Germany

Hannover Messe is the world’s largest industrial technology trade show. Washington State is proud to have its largest combined space at Hannover Messe with increased leverage for Washington State companies from the cleantech, smart grid, storage and digital factory spaces. Commerce will fully staff and manage the booths, saving you money and time and expanding your opportunities to see the show. With your registration, Commerce will go to work prearranging B2B tailored to your business, creating marketing materials and media outreach to promote the booth and your business before and during the show. Registration ends February 27, 2017.


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.


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 github.com, 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.


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.

 


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4/6/2017
CEO Exchange Seattle: CEO Insights on CleanTech Startup Success

4/12/2017
Breakfast Series | University Innovation Panel

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