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.
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.
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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