August 18, 2008
The Technology and Commercialization Task Force of the Economic Development Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Illinois Global Partnership are helping to put together Cleantech 2008 in Chicago on September 9th . It looks like a fantastic event. I would definitely be there if I wasn’t already committed to another outstanding event in Champaign that day.
I believe Cleantech is one of the next huge opportunities and, because of that, I am spending a lot of time on Cleantech at DFJ Portage (along with my staple web/IT deals). If you are also interested in Cleantech I would suggest checking out this mini-conference. The $100 price tag is minimal for the value you’ll get. Here is the official info:
Reflecting the increased global awareness and demand for cleaner technologies, this conference will bring together local, Midwest, and international entrepreneurs, practitioners, and policy makers to share best practices and discover new synergies for collaboration, cooperation, and commercialization.
In a half-day format designed to encourage audience interaction, participants will hear the latest policy views from global leaders through Panel Discussions on Economic & Public Policy and Science & Technology Commercialization. Later, they will have an opportunity for in-depth discussions and networking in the Sectoral Breakout sessions including Sustainable Water & Land Management; Solid Waste & Recycling; Architecture & Design; Renewal Energy; and Biomaterials & Green Manufacturing. Throughout, participants will have the opportunity to see table-top exhibits of clean technologies, products, and services.
The conference, organized by the Technology and Commercialization Task Force of the Economic Development Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago , Illinois Global Partnership, and others will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois.
At the conclusion, buses will be available to take participants to McCormick Place for a special guided tour of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The fee is $80 for members and clients of sponsoring organizations, $100 for non-members and international participants, and $20 for a reservation on the bus to the guided tour of IMTS. For additional information on exhibiting at the conference or for registration purposes, please visit the event website at www.ChicagoCleanTech2008.com .
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