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"I can’t recall a conference that offers more potential for the average attendee than Oregon BEST FEST. In no other conference have I felt such a broad learner mentality. The current clean technology landscape being quite moldable imbued an interesting dual effect: the existence of so much unchartered water seemed to energize curiosity/brainstorming, and I noted a consistent feeling that participants were searching...perhaps from the refreshing open decision space and potential for leadership, teaming, and ingenuity that exists at Oregon BEST FEST. I would highly recommend calendaring Oregon BEST FEST for 2016." 


The Northwest's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference

Date: Wednesday, September 9th – Thursday, September 10th

Location: Oregon Convention Center | 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 | View MapThe conference will take place in the Portland Ballroom on the second floor, at the south end of the Oregon Convention Center. 

Conference Timing: See the full program of events.

About the Conference

Every September, the cleantech community gathers for Oregon BEST FEST, the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference. Our signature event convenes a diverse audience of university researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and more to accelerate solutions to environmental challenges. This two-day, hands-on gathering harnesses Oregon’s spirit of innovation in sustainability to improve the world’s ability to live, work, and build in healthier and more sustainable ways.

In this year’s program, a range of regional and national speakers will present transformative ideas and innovative solutions meant to inspire and provoke dialogue. Presentations and collaborative workshops will focus on rapidly transforming cutting-edge research into new clean technologies, companies, and jobs. The audience will have opportunities to meet with presenters and rate some of Oregon’s top cleantech startups.

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