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Industry Events
October 17 – 24, 2014

Itron Utility Week 2014 |  Resourcefulness in Action

JW Marriott Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX. 

Itron Utility Week is the utility industry’s premier customer-focused event providing our customers the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Itron employees, partners and industry leaders to drive better management of energy and water resources. This year the conference is focused on our customers and how they are being resourceful to improve their organizations, and the communities they live in, everyday. 

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October 20 – 23, 2014

Solar Power International

Las Vegas, NV

The solar industry is thriving in North America and worldwide, and that means one thing: It’s time to learn, grow, connect and compete at Solar Power International, October 20-23, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

If your success is connected to the solar energy industry, Solar Power International is a must-attend event. Solar Power International (SPI) is North America’s largest and most comprehensive business event for professionals like you. You will accomplish more in four days at SPI than during any other week of the year!

  • Network with distributors, installers and contractors, engineering firms, architects, builders and developers, investors and financiers, and more—the full range of industry experts, leaders, and professionals.
  • Meet face to face top suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Discover new solutions and ideas that you can take back to explore and apply to your business.
  • Check out your competition and spot new trends and innovations.
  • Build your knowledge base in the most extensive conference program in the industry.
  • Stay on top of policy developments that could affect your business—and talk to the policy makers themselves.


October 21 – 23, 2014

20/20 Vision-Driven Power Conference

San Diego, CA

Join some of the brightest minds in the world of energy at the 20/20 Vision-Driven Power Conference, October 21-23 in San Diego, as they come together to challenge assumptions concerning the future of the intelligent grid. Industry experts, thought leaders and distinguished keynote speakers will discuss topics including distributed energy generation and the evolution of the utility model. If your organization wants be at the forefront of the revolution, you can't afford to miss this thought-provoking conference.


October 27 – 30, 2014

VERGE San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

VERGE is GreenBiz Group's global event series focused on how technology accelerates sustainability solutions across industries and sectors. VERGE San Francisco will convene the world’s largest companies, technology innovators and cities to create broad ecosystem of players that breaks down silos and creates new opportunities for business. Attendees come from buildings and facilities, fleets, real estate, IT, energy, sustainability, strategy, and other business functions. The program focuses on practical, scalable, solutions-oriented topics through six program tracks: new energy systems, next-gen buildings, resilient cities, sustainable mobility, smarter supply chains, and the food-energy-water nexus. Join us at VERGE San Francisco at the Palace hotel, October 27-30 by registering with our special discount code VSF14GTM.


October 28, 2014

Cleantech Open Northeast 2014 Innovation Expo and Awards Gala

Boston, MA 

Join us for the culmination of the 2014 Cleantech Open Northeast accelerator program!  On the night of October 28th, watch history in the making as we crown the winners of this year’s competition, and enjoy a landmark night of networking with cleantech professionals, investors, and top startups.  This year, we celebrate as part of the Global Cleantech Meetup, a week-long series of events that showcase our region’s thriving cleantech ecosystem.


October 28 – 29, 2014

Industry Growth Forum

Denver, CO

The upcoming 27th Annual Industry Growth Forum will feature presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels led by thought leaders, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities. Since the Forum began, it has grown to be the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Each year, the best presenters are awarded cash prizes and commercialization services from NREL. This focus on clean energy innovation is having an impact on the industry—since 2003, the presenting prototype, pre-commercial, and expanding cleantech companies who have presented have collectively raised more than $5 billion in growth financing.