Upcoming Cleantech Events
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- Controversy Over Coal Terminals: Should the Northwest Export Coal?
- WCTA 101 | Get the Most Out of Your Membership
- Other Events
Join us on March 12, 2014 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. for another WCTA Breakfast sponsored by Perkins Coie.
Mike Elliott is the Washington State Legislative Spokesman for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen. A veteran of the Armed Forces, Mike also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. He has twenty years of experience in the railroad industry and has held several offices within the BLET union including Division Legislative Representative, Division Vice President, and Division President. During his time with BLET, Mike’s work has mostly been focused in the areas of safety, workplace health and sanitation, education, and state legislative affairs.
Jan Hasselman is a staff attorney with Earthjustice‘s Northwest office in Seattle, which he first joined in 1998. Since that time, he has successfully litigated a number of regional and national issues including listings of salmon under the Endangered Species Act, storm water pollution, coal fired power plants, and forestry. He is currently fighting coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest. Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.
**FREE** March 18, 2014 | Noon – 1:30 PM | WCTA Offices, Seattle
Join us for lunch, networking and an introduction to all the perks and services available to you as a WCTA member! Not a WCTA member yet? That’s OK, non-members interested in joining are encouraged to attend!
Registration is required, there will only be lunch for those who register by Noon on March 13th.
Progress and Promise in U.S. Grid Energy Storage
Special Presentation from Dr. Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy
March 20, 2014 | 4:00-6:30 PM | K&L Gates, Seattle
Advanced tickets required, on sale through March 16th.
Dr. Imre Gyuk directs the energy storage research program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which funds work on a wide variety of technologies such as advanced batteries, flywheels, super-capacitors, and compressed air energy storage. Applications include seamless continuity of power supply for high-tech industry during outages, making renewables dispatchable, and helping to increase the capacity factor and ease congested distribution lines. Work under his direction has received seven R&D100 awards. Dr Gyuk is also responsible for the $185M ARRA stimulus program in energy storage which has attracted very substantial cost shares from industry and venture capital.
Dr. Gyuk has a B.S. from Fordham University and he did graduate work at Brown University (where he was a research assistant to Nobel Laureate Leon Cooper). He has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Purdue University and became a research associate at Syracuse. Dr. Gyuk has taught Physics, Civil Engineering, and Architecture at the University of Wisconsin and Kuwait University.
Upcoming WCTA Events
April 12: The Port of Seattle | Cleantech on the Waterfront | at Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Ave., Suite 4900, Seattle | April 9, 7:30-9:00 a.m.| Contact us to sponsor the event. Click here or call 206.389.8662.
May 14: What’s in YOUR Tank? The future of transportation fuels | at Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Ave., Suite 4900, Seattle | May 14, 7:30-9:00 a.m. | Featuring experts whose collective organizations are spending millions researching alternatives to fuel your car in the future: Moderator/Overview: Tony Usibelli (Washington State Department of Commerce), Mike Wolcott on biofuels (WSU), Eric Leonhardt on electricity (WWU), Jake Leachman on hydrogen (WSU), and a speaker on natural gas | Contact us to sponsor the event. Click here or call 206.389.8662.
June 23: Clean Technology Showcase | At Bell Harbor, Seattle | June 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | WCTA members are participating in the cleantech revolution today; from start-ups to highly profitable organizations with existing product and service offerings. To better highlight the contributions of its members and those with emerging technologies, the WCTA is hosting its inaugural Clean Technology Showcase. The event will spotlight the business success and promise of cleantech companies. The Clean Technology Showcase will be a full-day program complete with expert speakers and break-out sessions to showcase firms and developing technologies. In addition, there will be table-top presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. | Contact us to sponsor the event. Click here or call 206.389.8662.
Cleantech Forum – San Francisco | Mar 11-13 | The Fairmont, San Francisco | This annual gathering of the global cleantech innovation community offers a comprehensive, multi-day development program along with exclusive opportunities to network, socialize, and get deals done. A room filled with impact + intelligence + insight. Note: If you are interested in attending and meeting with companies from Israel, please contact Dana Berenson, Executive Director, Washington Israel Business Council, Mobile: (425)246-6154 or email.
GLOBE2014 | Mar 26 – 27, 2014 | Vancouver, B.C. | The Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County and the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle will once again partner for a two-day trip to Vancouver, BC, to the largest clean-technology trade show in North America. Details will be sent out after the holidays. Individuals interested in attending the conference can check out the agenda, speakers and fees at http://2014.globeseries.com. The first early-bird deadline is Dec. 18 and the next one on March 4; there is also a 1-day conference rate.
Meeting High Performance Flammability Requirements in Aviation Conference | Apr 2-3 | Hyatt at Olive 8, Seattle | Pinfa-NA, SAMPE and State of Washington Department of Ecology is sponsoring this event to present trends in flame retardants and advanced materials technology solutions in the aviation design and manufacturing industries. Attendees will hear from Aviation OEMs, regulatory experts and solutions providers regarding needs in the growing aviation industry. An introduction to the latest developments in flame retardant technologies will be presented on the opening afternoon. The conference will continue with presentations from experts in the aviation field regarding environmental, regulatory and testing requirements as well as advanced manufacturing and materials technologies.
Opportunities in the International Clean Tech Space | Apr 7 | Trade Development Alliance of Seattle | Featuring Francesco Sanna, Partner, K&L Gates, Milan. Additional speakers to be announced soon! | WCTA Members use code” wacleantech” for free admission
Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference | Apr 15-18 | Red Lion Conference Center, Seattle | The 2nd Annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium, which is being held in conjunction with The Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference (GMREC), has received over 70 high quality abstracts. To accommodate presentations on these papers, the symposium and GMREC VII will be extended through 12:00 Noon PST, April 18, 2014.
Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products Conference | Apr 28-30 | Red Lion Conference Center, Seattle | The goal of this conference is to bring together the community of researchers, business leaders, government agencies, and economic development personnel to share and exchange research findings, ideas, and strategies for the common goal of sustainable development of wood-based bio-refineries for production of biofuels and co-products in the Pacific Northwest.
GoGreen Seattle: A Conference to Green Your Business | Apr 30 2014 | The Conference Center, Eighth Avenue at Pike Street, 3rd Floor | The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and government decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind. This year we’re tackling a new slate of topics including urban agriculture and food systems; the shared economy; positive system disruption; self reliant/self funding sustainability advancements; and intrapraneurship.
West Coast Energy Management Congress | Jun 25-26 | Washington State Convention Center | Seattle, WA | The EMC is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability, as well as innovation solutions to improve your ROI.
EV Roadmap 7 | Jul 24-25 | Portland, OR | The EV Roadmap series of workshops has established itself as the Pacific Northwest’s premier electric vehicle gathering and one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States. The “EV Roadmap” workshop series brings together Oregon’s early adopters with national and international experts to inform transportation electrification efforts across the nation. EV Roadmap 7 is produced by Portland State University, Portland General Electric, and Drive Oregon.
NREL Industry Growth Forum | Oct 28-29 | Denver, CO | The Industry Growth Forum is the premier event for clean energy startups to maximize their exposure to receptive venture capital, corporate investors, and strategic partners. The upcoming 27th Annual Industry Growth Forum will feature presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels led by thought leaders, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities.