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Participate in events that inform, engage, and inspire. Find opportunities below to get involved and get out there! And be sure to check out Oregon BEST FEST, our signature event and the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference.

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CleanTech Showcase 2017: Application to Present

Feb 17 to Mar 15, 2017

Northwest region

Spotlight your clean technology innovation, program or initiative at the premier one-day cleantech business conference. Apply by March 15!

The CleanTech Innovation Showcase spotlights 24 presenting companies, providing each with 20 minutes at the podium to detail their latest innovation. Apply now for your moment to shine!

The CleanTech Innovation Showcase gathers more than 500 industry leaders, investors, policymakers and media to experience the latest clean technology innovations from across the greater Northwest region. You don't want to miss this amazing event, whether you’re seeking partners, investors or just want to educate the industry on your efforts.

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Event Categories: Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Showcases

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Feb 27 to Mar 1, 2017

Washington, D.C.

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways.

Now in its eighth year, the Summit offers a unique, three-day program aimed at moving transformational energy technologies out of the lab and into the market. Join other energy industry experts, thought leaders, and decision makers at the 2017 Summit to: 

  • Experience first-hand the latest technological advancements across a wide variety of energy sectors
  • Attend practical seminars about transitioning cutting-edge technologies into successful commercial products
  • Network with breakthrough technology companies, federal government leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers who are ready to collaborate
  • Meet influential government, research labs, and private-sector leaders and learn about partnerships and funding opportunities
  • Hear insightful keynotes from industry leaders and luminaries on the future of energy technology
  • Apply to have your breakthrough technology featured in the highly regarded Technology Showcase

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Event Categories: Conferences, Showcases

Mass Timber Conference

Mar 28 to Mar 30, 2017

Portland, OR

A lineup of expert speakers from around the world will address how we can advance cross-laminated timber and the mass timber industry, and how we can increase the use of wood in mid-rise and tall buildings across the world.

The Mass Timber Conference explores the entire supply chain for cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber, glulam panels, laminated veneer lumber, and other mass timber; and the opportunities and obstacles for mass timber building in global construction. Benefit from 80 speakers, 4 focused educational tracks, 60 exhibits (and poster presentations) in the exhibit hall, multiple networking receptions, and one of the largest gatherings of CLT and mass timber experts in the world. The conference attracts professionals from across the forest, manufacturing, design, and construction industries.

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Event Categories: Conferences, Showcases

World Agri-Tech Investment Summit

Mar 28 to Mar 29, 2017

San Francisco, CA

The World Agri-Tech Investment Summit will gather together an outstanding group of international agribusiness leaders, technology innovators and investors to define future alliancing and investment opportunities in sustainable agriculture.

The World Agri-Tech Investment Series is held annually in London and San Francisco and is acclaimed as the most international gathering of agribusiness leaders, VC investors and agri-tech innovators.

March 2017 will see the third World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in the US following four highly successful events in London. The summit brings together a unique combination of agenda-setting thought-leaders, drivers of innovation from within the major agribusinesses, technology developers from international hotspots including the US, Israel, Europe and Australia, and the VC investor community. The goal of the summit is to accelerate the adoption of sustainable, resource-efficient agricultural technologies through knowledge-sharing and the formation of new partnerships and alliances between key stakeholders.

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Event Category: Conferences

NREL Industry Growth Forum

Apr 13 to Apr 14, 2017

Denver, CO

NREL's Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors.

For over twenty years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Industry Growth Forum has been the nation's premier clean energy investment event. The Forum features presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe apply to present at the Forum.

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Event Categories: Conferences, Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Meetings

Oregon’s Energy Future Conference

Apr 18, 2017

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.

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Event Category: Conferences

OEN's Angel Oregon Showcase

Apr 27, 2017

Portland, OR

Got a great idea? OEN wants to help it take flight. OEN’s Angel Oregon Program is a chance for entrepreneurs to hone their pitch and business plan and connect to mentors, resources, and funding opportunities.

OEN’s Angel Oregon Showcase is your opportunity to discover breakthrough ideas, explore new markets, and make invaluable business connections. Join over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to get a sneak peek at Oregon’s most exciting up-and-coming companies!

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Event Categories: Conferences, Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Showcases, Angel Investing Events

Willamette Angel Conference

May 11, 2017

Corvallis, OR

The Willamette Angel Conference increases the amount of seed capital and angel funds available in the Willamette Valley by connecting early stage and seed businesses with angel and venture investors.

WAC is an annual investor conference committed to building a strong economy through support of entrepreneurial ventures in Oregon. Early stage entrepreneurial ventures are highlighted to investors when entrepreneurs submit a business plan for review and coaching. Investors complete due diligence on finalists before awarding an investment on the day of the conference.

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Event Categories: Conferences, Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Angel Investing Events

Living Future unConference

May 17 to May 19, 2017

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 of Genius and Courage, featuring keynotes 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 a 11 years of innovation, and experience the added noteworthy twists that will exemplify the essence of the unConference.

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Event Category: Conferences

INOREgon Symposium

May 19 to May 22, 2017

Corbett, OR

This year’s North American Symposium will be held in the state of Oregon, which has proven to be a leader in offshore renewable energy development.

Are you a graduate student, early-stage researcher, or young professional in offshore renewable energy? You’re invited to Oregon State University this May for INORE’s annual North American Symposium! Join us for four days of research sharing, idea exchange, workshops, and site visits in a dynamic and informal environment. Meet and collaborate with like-minded individuals from around the world specializing in offshore renewable energy.

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Event Categories: Conferences, Competitions/Opportunities at Events