SEED Town HallNovember 7th, 2008 by Steven Gardner
On Wednesday the Port of Bremerton will hold a town hall meeting about the Kitsap Sustainable Energy and Economic Development project. The commissioners and staff will make presentations, providing some history and context and looks into the future. Next would come time for residents to speak and ask questions.
Speaking of clean-tech, I heard about this next thing from a Facebook friend. (I’m not into networking, really, but if I can do it online without actually ever talking to someone, neato!) If you’ve got $1,500 to spend, a yammerin’ to go to San Francisco and a genuine interest in clean technology and where to invest your money in the industry, you may want to go to the Gerson Lehrman Group Clean Tech Summit. It’s a two-day forum on where the money will be in clean-technology. The information on the site indicates there will be 20 sessions focusing on investment into different clean technologies.
Who will attend, you ask? Why, the site tells you:
An expected audience of more than 200 executives will represent clean technology ventures, active clean technology investors, government and near-governmental entities, and others.
Together, we’ll discuss:
- Winners and losers in key sectors and industries;
- Hot technologies and promising innovations;
- Investment strategies and patterns, sector by sector, in venture capital, private equity, and M&A;
- Best practices in managing clean technology innovation;
- Regulatory obstacles and governmental support.
Who will not attend, you ask?
Believe me, this isn’t the time to be asking my bosses to send me to San Francisco in less than two weeks. They might have approved that, oh, eight years ago.
What I really wonder is if anyone from the port is going. I’ve sent inquiries. It’s cheaper than another study.
The town hall meetings will be at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Comfort Inn at 5640 Kitsap Way in Bremerton. The next evening, 7 p.m., there is a budget hearing at the airport.