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Connect. Collaborate. Create.

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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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

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

Oregon Science Startup Forum

Apr 22, 2017

Portland, OR

Join this one-day course in science entrepreneurship!

The Oregon Science Startup Forum is a one-day conference in science entrepreneurship on April 22, 2017. You'll hear the startup experiences of science entrepreneurs from around Oregon, and get practical advice from investors, intellectual property lawyers, and other experts. There will also be plenty of networking opportunities, including an evening reception with great local beer and wine! 

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Event Category: Workshops, Trainings & Lectures

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

CleanTech Showcase

Jun 26, 2017

Seattle, WA

CleanTech Innovation Showcase is the premier one-day event to experience the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives.

  • Network with 500+ cleantech industry leaders, investors, policymakers and media from across the U.S., Canada and beyond.
  • See the next-generation of clean technologies from 24 featured presenting companies.
  • Tour the CleanTech Innovation Expo featuring international pavilions, company exhibits, technology demonstrations, research posters and more.
  • Visit the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator startup pavilion.
  • Learn from renowned keynote speakers and panelists.
Event Categories: Conferences, Competitions/Opportunities at Events, Showcases