Win Pass ($195): 3rd Annual Portland Green Professionals Conference @ Oregon Convention Center | 75+ Speakers, Industry Leaders, Exhibit Hall

We are giving away two full Conference passes ($195 each!), which include conference access, lunch and all learning sessions. To win a pass, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Monday, January 24.

Also, there are discounts for students and non-profits and you can see the exhibit hall and keynote for free by registering here.

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From our sponsors at Green Professionals Conference:
The Green Professionals Conference
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Oregon Convention Center
More info: www.green-professional.com

3rd Annual Green Professionals Conference — Growing the Green Jobs Sector and Creating Opportunity

The conference agenda includes educational sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall, and expert keynote speakers. The conference will begin at the Oregon Convention Center with keynote addresses from two of the industry's leaders, Chairman Jon Wellinghoff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Chandra Brown, Vice President of Oregon Iron Works (OIW).

Mr. Wellinghoff, an energy law specialist with more than 34 years of experience, is returning to the conference after a compelling opening Keynote Address at the 2010 Green Professionals Conference. As Chairman of the FERC, he aims to guide the commission in its goal of helping consumers acquire efficient and sustainable energy services. Mr. Wellinghoff will overview accomplishments in 2010 and provide insight into the future of sustainable energy in 2011.

In addition to her role as the Vice President of Oregon Iron Works, Ms. Brown is the President of United Streetcar, a subsidiary of OIW that manufactures modern, American-produced streetcars for green urban transit. She is also a member of many non-profit boards, including the U.S. Manufacturing Council, the Oregon Business Development Commission, the Oregon Innovation Council, and Oregon Wave Energy Trust.

After the opening addresses, the conference will continue with four speaker tracks focusing on energy efficiency, renewable technologies, sustainability, and green jobs. Topics range from wind and solar energy technology to energy efficiency legislation and sustainable agriculture. Presenting these topics are nearly 75 speakers from a wide variety of businesses and organizations, including the Oregon Department of Energy, City of Portland, Oregon Environmental Council, The Rose Garden Arena, Oregon Wave Energy Trust, Boly:Welch, Green Jobs Network, Climate Solutions, Oregon House of Representatives, Burgerville, Regence, Adidas, and many others.

In addition to speaker tracks, the Exhibit Hall feathers exhibitors from various companies, schools, and organizations from throughout the state. In addition a free career services resource area will be available and sessions throughout the day on green jobs. The day ends with a Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall and Green Jobs Track Sessions are free and open to the general public.

About the Green Professionals Conference
The Green Professionals Conference aims to bring individuals together with companies and organizations dedicated to green business to forge an economically and environmentally sustainable future. Not only does the Green Professionals Conference promote knowledge and learning through a wide variety of speakers and forum topics, but it also provides an environment for conversation and networking, allowing individuals to make the connections they need to succeed within the industry.

More than just a job fair, the Green Professionals Conference also provides a means for students and job seekers to learn more about the industry and connect directly with companies and organizations that have open positions. In turn, companies will be able to position themselves as frontrunners in the sustainability industry and reach out to applicants with much to offer. By bringing these two pools of talent and potential for innovation and success together, the Green Professionals Conference will help to transform the future of energy efficiency, renewable technologies, sustainability, and green jobs in Oregon and beyond.

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The Green Professionals Conference is produced by Fluid Market Strategies (Fluid).
Fluid is a management, marketing, and consulting firm that specializes in energy efficiency, sustainability consulting, and consumer and workforce education. The firm advocates an inclusive approach to project development that results in solutions that respond uniquely and appropriately to our clients' needs. Fluid's client list as varies as their project expertise. Learn more at www.fluidms.com.

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28 Responses to Win Pass ($195): 3rd Annual Portland Green Professionals Conference @ Oregon Convention Center | 75+ Speakers, Industry Leaders, Exhibit Hall

  1. Mary Diehl January 19, 2011 at 19:10 #

    I would so love to attend this conference! I have been researching green careers and I’m almost giddy at the thought of so much information all in one place. What a fabulous opportunity this would be, but without a free pass it can only be a dream.

  2. Soco January 19, 2011 at 19:12 #

    I would love to attend this fabulous event….keep our world green!!

  3. Lisa January 19, 2011 at 19:25 #

    Oh, I seriously need a job and this would be a perfect place to meet and greet other environmental professionals…like me!

  4. jarrod January 19, 2011 at 19:45 #

    Please let me win! I am going back to school after 10 years away to study solar power, with a strong interest in system design, and meeting the right people while attending would make my current educational venture, that much more valuable!

  5. conscientiousness January 19, 2011 at 21:24 #

    I took a class in the fall titled Case Studies of Sustainability at SOU. It was excellent. I learned about the fabulous things many businesses are doing to be socially responsible by saving energy and resources. I started writing a publication called “It Pays to Discover.” Businesses and house holds can save dollars by reducing waste and usage. Visit http://www.WhatsInsideYourHead.com to learn how to take back the tap and stop buying bottled water. I would love to learn what these speakers know so I can spread their messages to other people.

  6. Molly January 19, 2011 at 22:13 #

    I am extremely passionate about being green and….well….the company I work for…let’s just say they have a lot to learn. As a professional, it would be awesome for me to facilitate making some serious changes within the operations of this business and to increase the awareness of not just how important this is to me, but to Portland and the World! By attending this conference, I would hope to gain some inspiration and awareness for the company I work for as to how completely instrumental incorporating more green practices would be to our business. I have faced the facts that I will not currently get granted the funds to pay for this by my employer (snowball’s chance in Hell actually!) and I currently don’t have the funds myself. Please help me to make a difference!

  7. Chris Stout January 19, 2011 at 22:18 #

    I am thinking of starting up a new green biz and would love to get focused by attending this great event.

  8. Kelvin January 20, 2011 at 00:43 #

    I am volunteering in non-profit organization and I would love to see more out of the conference.

  9. Lorelei January 20, 2011 at 10:51 #

    I am unable to attend Van Jones talk the night before and I think this would make up for it – I also can’t pass up the incredible opportunity and wealth of information.

  10. taryn wheeler January 20, 2011 at 10:56 #

    ME GREEN. ME WANT. ME WANT GREEN PASS.
    new to portland and seeking new job in an industry i moved to portland to pursue- GREEN

  11. greengal January 20, 2011 at 22:54 #

    Not sure if folks are aware of this, but even if you don’t win a pass, the exhibit hall, keynote addresses and green jobs track are all free to attend. Great opps if you can’t afford the full registration. Check it out http://green-professional.com/register.html

    • Mary Diehl January 21, 2011 at 09:23 #

      Thanks so much for the info, greengal. Greatly appreciated.

  12. Sarah January 21, 2011 at 09:28 #

    I’m a recent transplant and need to be brought up to speed on how Portland excels at Green. New ideas and working strategies of green. My green dream is to work in a sustainable industry. I’d been laid off back east as a business manager of an urban farm and I need to be the sentinel that brings good ideas home! To create sustainable futures!

  13. lacey January 21, 2011 at 10:45 #

    Environmental Science background and I currently work at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, this would be a great opportunity for me!! would love to go :)

  14. John Morris January 21, 2011 at 13:43 #

    Hi All,

    This is John Morris, director at Fluid Market Strategies and founder of the Green Professionals Conference. I am pleased to see so much interest in the tracks and the networking. We worked hard to keep the cost down and deliver a best in class green conference.

    I look forward to meeting the winner of this contest! Some very compelling answers so far =)

    John

  15. sherrie January 21, 2011 at 14:49 #

    wow, this would be such a fantastic opportunity for networking! i would love to attend.

  16. Melissa January 21, 2011 at 15:02 #

    My husband’s launching a green-based company… I bet he’d love to go.

  17. Ben U. January 21, 2011 at 15:35 #

    As a young professional interested in a foot in the door in these companies, I really want to attend this event. Who knows, if I don’t win… I may buy some tickets anyway! (but I still would rather win)

  18. adam coulter January 22, 2011 at 10:09 #

    i want to go cause i spent all my money going to school to study green technology only to find myself graduated with no chance of finding an entry level position. all i have is debt.

  19. Shannon January 22, 2011 at 15:51 #

    These tickets would be stellar. I’m involved in health care administration and be able to network at this event would help me advance sustainable health care- healthy health care- for the Portland community. Given the current economy I can’t get my employer to pay for this right now. Doh!

  20. Kelly G January 22, 2011 at 22:18 #

    I attended the Green Conference last year and it was great! I’m already planning on attending the free parts of it this year, but if I could win a pass, then I could attend all of it. I am an engineer who has dreamed a long time of helping the world become a greener and safer place in which to live, and this conference helps keep me in touch with the progress in the green industry, and hopefully it will also help me land a green job soon.

  21. Brian Connolly January 23, 2011 at 17:35 #

    I am starting a new job with a local technology firm that focuses on projects that support state and local environmental needs.

    This is an exciting move for me because it is taking me away from a long career of supporting the DoD sector, and putting me in a place where I feel I will be able to better serve my community and country in a more effective and positive way.

    I would like to attend this conference to help prepare me for my new job, and to develop new networking contacts to help facilitate my transition to working within the green technology community.

  22. chris January 24, 2011 at 08:59 #

    As a science teacher, I would love to go and bring back some information for my classes. I hope I win tickets.

  23. Tom January 25, 2011 at 15:28 #

    Being a newcomer to Portland, I’d like to learn the career opportunities available in the Green fields and share my economics and project management experience from other parts of the country with PDX Green Professionals. It will be interesting to see how many people of color participate.

  24. Alyssa January 26, 2011 at 10:32 #

    If you have not given out this tickets yet- I would be forever thankful if you gave them to me. I just moved back to Portland, am in great need of a job in my field (Environmental Policy and Economics). I can’t think of a better networking opportunity.

  25. SJ January 29, 2011 at 17:16 #

    I would love to attend this event because i hope to build as green a home as I can some day and I want to learn as much as I can about what’s green these days….. also, currently in transition with careers, I would like to see what kind of creative earth friendly opportunities are out there!! This would be so awesome! Thank you!!!

  26. Roseland Hupp June 25, 2011 at 07:37 #

    I am a job seeker wanting to learn more about the industry and connect directly with companies and organizations that have open positions. I would like to learn about the future of energy efficiency, renewable technologies, sustainability, and green jobs. In addition, I recently started a small business that addresses companies who are socially responsible and this is an opportunity to showcase those companies that are responsible when it comes to our environment. This is a great opportunity and one I would like to be a part of.

  27. matt June 28, 2011 at 13:23 #

    I’d like to attend because I think green jobs aren’t just a viable career option, they’ll soon be THE option. We need to reach the point where good quality, sustainability, renewable energy, etc. are all more profitable practices than the current throw-away culture.

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