“Clean Energy Beers has no formal agenda – it’s laid-back fun, with only one requirement – you have to like at least one of the following: beer, bar-b-que, or clean energy,” Dr. Webber.
The event brings together a wide variety of people from Austin’s growing clean energy community. Most months, about 75 people show up for Clean Energy Beers: job hunters looking for work, employers looking for employees, investors looking for inventors, inventors looking for investors, business partners seeking deals, “and people who just like hanging around other people who like energy.”
Free Admission. See Uncle Billy’s menu for food and drink prices.
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Validated Parking in garage of Barton Place
CleanTX and Webber Energy Group
What are the disruptive technologies,
What are the disruptive technologies, trends, and policies that are defining the future of the electric grid and its impact on you? What have we learned from recent hurricane activity? What is the status of Austin’s electric autonomous vehicles plan and transportation electrification program? What do we hope to accomplish with the US Department of Energy grant-funded Austin SHINES project?
Specific Austin-based programs will be discussed, with a “bigger picture” view on how they contribute to Energy & Smart Cities.
About the Speaker:
Karl Popham is Austin Energy’s first and current Electric Vehicles & Emerging Technologies Manager, the nation’s 8th largest public power utility. Karl has been the Principal Investigator on three U.S. Department of Energy grants advancing transportation electrification and renewable energy technologies and policies. He has published several articles on electrification and emerging trends, is a research contributor, and is co-author of Smart Cities: Applications, Technologies, Standards & Driving Factors, a book published by Springer in 2017.
(Tuesday) 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
118 Nueces St., Austin TX
The Austin Forum
The U.S. Commercial Service-Austin office
The U.S. Commercial Service-Austin office is teaming up with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and World Affairs Council of Austin for a specific event highlighting several key federal government resources your Austin-area business should take advantage of when looking to do business in emerging markets.
This event will feature subject matter experts from The U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, as well as the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Each organization connects U.S. businesses and organizations with overseas opportunities, and will speak on a panel discussion geared toward infrastructure opportunities as well as where investments are taking place.
Your company should attend if:
- You are an exporter or export ready and want to expand into emerging markets
- You’re pursuing international competitive bids in emerging markets
- Your company is looking to develop infrastructure in emerging markets, or sell U.S. goods and services to infrastructure projects
- The engineering and consulting work you do is in infrastructure development
About the Speakers:
Paul is the Director for Partnership and Innovation at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Known as USTDA, the agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.
Jonathan is the Managing Director for Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Latin America at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. MCC is an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth.
Karen Parker of US Commercial Service
Karen is the Director of U.S. Commercial Service-Austin. The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, and helps U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.
***REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE EVENT!***
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One-on-one meetings with panel speakers are available in the afternoon.
Questions on this event?
Free . Must register to attend!
(Thursday) 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Austin Chamber of Commerce
535 E 5th St Austin, TX 78701
TREIA is taking its annual conference to the NEXT level. Connect with thought leaders and businesses across the Texas energy industry at the GridNEXT conference being held October 23-24 in Georgetown, Texas at the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center.
Former Vice President Al Gore will be our special keynote speaker on the opening day of GridNEXT. An established global leader on energy and environmental issues, he is a world-renowned advocate for the environmental and economic benefits of renewable energy technologies. Gore’s new film, An Inconvenient Sequel features his recent visit to Georgetown, Texas, to talk with city leaders about their successes after converting to 100% renewable energy.
*World-renowned founder of retail energy and Forbes contributor, Peter Kelly-Detwiler will serve as Emcee.
*Additional Pre-Conference “Readiness” Workshops include:
*Continuing education workshops for utilities and market stakeholders
*Readiness workshops to prepare attendees for “deep-dive” afternoon sessions
*World-renowned founder of retail energy and Forbes contributor, Peter Kelly-Detwiler will facilitate GridNEXT 1.0 and 2.0 Readiness Workshops.
*The Present and Future State of Utilities: In a salute to CPS Energy’s 75th Anniversary of public utility ownership, COO, Cris Eugster, and Chief Safety Officer, Fred Bonewell address Texas operational excellence and policy trends.
*Cleantech Open Pitch Competition: Some of the brightest entrepreneurs in Texas give their best shot in pitching a panel of judges with new ideas for clean energy solutions.
*Building the Roadmap to Smarter Grid: Texas utility leaders provide an update on their utilities’ smart initiatives and place their efforts on the roadmap leading to their vision of the smart grid.
*Electrical Vehicles (EVs) and the Grid: Driving Electrified Transportation in Texas.
*Emerging Cyber-physical Security Challenges and the Microgrid
*Cities in the Drivers’ Seat – Leading Transformation to a Cleaner Grid: Texas City Leaders discuss ways their cities are keeping their commitments to enact green energy policies that are rapidly transforming their 21st-century grid.
10% off Registration for CleanTX members!
10% off Registration for CleanTX members!
23 (Monday) - 24 (Tuesday)
Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center
1101 Woodlawn Avenue Georgetown, TX 78628
Join us for the second year of Start@ets hosted by Zpryme on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. This year’s program will feature a jam-packed afternoon filled with engaging talks, dynamic brainstorming sessions and a rousing pilot pitch competition. Toast the winning team and mingle with esteemed guests at our networking reception at The Highball following the event. Don’t miss it!
In partnership with Austin Energy and Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), Zpryme will execute a Pilot Pitch Competition that will result in innovative pilots being proposed to key decision makers and experts in the fields of energy, smart cities, transportation, mobility, EVs and energy storage. The winning pilot will be awarded with a MOU to enter further discussions with the appropriate party (e.g city, utility). A cash prize of $5,000 will also be awarded to the winner.
The goal of this year’s contest is to demonstrate new solutions (companies) that can solve real-world problems. Topics include: augmented reality, virtual reality, utility solutions, smart city applications, mobility, transportation, renewables and/or energy storage.
Start@ets is a contest hosted by Zpryme for early stage startups around the nation to solve real-world problems, turning their ideas into action. Last year’s inaugural event featured a fast-paced event with panels and talks around energy that pushed the knowledge exchange for startups, entrepreneurs, executives, and influencers. Learn more about Start@ets here.
If you have any questions about Start@ets or the event, please contact Rod Kyle Paras, Program Manager at Zpryme at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested donation of $15-$25. All proceeds will benefit a local Austin nonprofit.
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
1120 South Lamar Blvd, Austin TX