Industry Events

February 21.

Panel discussion on Oregon’s Clean Energy Future, Portland, OR.

You are invited to attend the following event that is sponsored by a consortium of business school alumni clubs in the Portland area: • Date and Time: Tuesday, February 21, 6-8:30pm • Location: Union Bank, 407 SW Broadway, Portland • Panel Topic: The Future of Clean Energy in Oregon The panel will include the following speakers who are key players in renewable energy and related technologies: • Blaine Sundwall, EDF Renewables (wind and solar developer) • Kevin Keene, SolarWorld (manufacturer of solar panels) • Ardes Johnson, JLM (energy storage provider) • David Frost, Cycle Power Partners (renewable energy investor) All of these speakers are experts in their areas of technology and active in local and regional green energy projects. The panel will be moderated by Bruce Hamilton of Navigant Consulting. The panel discussion will be preceded and followed by networking with refreshments. Cost is $17.50 per person through February 17th, $20 after February 17th, or $25   more

February 22 - February 23.

Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself! – The Art of Public Speaking, Tukwila, WA.

Join the Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) for a two-day training exploring and enhancing your presentation skills. This training will be led by Peter Donaldson of Sustainability Ambassadors.During this training, you will receive expert and peer-to-peer coaching on your public speaking skills. Participants will have a chance to create an inspiring presentation on your “Best Two Minutes.” Join us for an interactive, informative, and fun way to improve your knowledge and skills in public speaking!  more

March 3.

2017 Sustainability Leadership Awards & Fundraiser, Swedish Cultural Center 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, WA.

The Sustainability Leadership Awards Dinner & Fundraiser recognizes outstanding contributors who have made significant impacts over the past two years on developing a more sustainable future in the greater Seattle region. This year, the Awards will be given in the following categories: TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE AWARD: LARGE BUSINESS TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE AWARD: SMALL BUSINESS RESILIENCE: EFFECTIVE ACTION ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY TECHNOLOGY: INNOVATIVE CREATION OR IMPLEMENTATION TO ADVANCE SUSTAINABILITY ARTS AND CULTURE: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY HERO   more

March 8.

Managing Stormwater in Washington, Tacoma, WA.

Presented by NEBC. Celebrating it's tenth year, this focused one-day conference is Washington's leading stormwater event, convening regulated companies, governments, solution providers, and regulators for learning, networking, and business development.  more

March 16.

GoGreen Seattle, Seattle, WA.

GoGreen Seattle 2016 hosted over 500 regional leaders, 57 speakers and over 50 partners featuring the theme of Green Your Workplace and Green Building. Last year's theme delivered a track of content dedicated to the business case for high performance and deep green buildings; the importance of district and cooperative energy and applying the principles of green chemistry and engineering to sustainable building and product design. Other important issues addressed included putting a price on carbon pollution and how the updated 2015 Climate Action Plan works to drive private sector and regional economic development forward.   more

March 22 - March 24.


The Environmental Industry Summit is a national three-day learning event bringing together professionals from the environmental industry. With an ideal setting, ample networking opportunities and presentations and panel discussions from environmental industry executives and analysts, the Environmental Industry Summit offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable perspective on today's environmental industry. Summit is $795 for NEBC Members for the three day event.  more

April 18.

Oregon's Energy Future, Portland, OR.

Coal to Clean: SB1547 One Year Later: In a new plenary format, 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.  more

May 9 - May 11.

Oregon Solar Energy Conference, Portland, OR.

The Oregon Solar Energy Conference is the fastest growing regional solar conference in the U.S. We hosted over 400 attendees in 2016 at the Portland Crowne Plaza. For 2017 we will offer an additional day of training including business development sessions, hands on installation training and electrical code change courses. Also, we will be developing solar + storage trainings & policy sessions.  more

May 10 - May 12.

Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology (BEST) 2017, Whistler, BC.

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association's BEST Conference attracts environmental professionals every May for two days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and a sponsor exhibition. Conference registration includes a welcoming reception, technical sessions, keynote presentations, an off-site networking reception, and all meals and coffee breaks. This is the fourth annual BEST Conference. Earlybird Registration and the Call for Abstracts are now underway!  more

June 7 - June 9.

AOR's Sustainable Oregon 2017, Gleneden Beach, OR.

Sustainable Oregon is a three-day interactive learning experience featuring cutting-edge educational sessions and workshops, local and national experts and speakers, facility tours, valuable networking opportunities, and an awards program celebrating the achievements of Oregon’s recycling, reuse, and waste reduction businesses and leaders. Sustainable Oregon provides stakeholders in Oregon’s recycling and waste prevention community with the knowledge and resources to address current challenges in the industry, implement and improve recycling programs, advocate for policies and initiatives that advance recycling and waste prevention, and support the development of a generation of professionals for whom sustainability is a core tenant of their work and life philosophy.  more