I just received the following press release in my mail box late last night and thought it was worth mentioning.
“While most economic sectors within California are ailing, the clean energy industry – newly dubbed the “green gold rush” – promises to boost jobs and drive development despite dismal economic conditions. The California Utilities Diversity Council (CUDC), committed to promoting diversity in the state’s utility industry, will host a one-day conference Friday, May 29, in Long Beach, open to business owners, educators and all other professionals interested in learning from public and private sector experts.
The conference, entitled “Advancing Diversity in the New Green Energy Economy: How to take advantage of the green gold rush in California,” will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center and bring together top-ranking officials in California’s leading utility companies, private enterprise executives, educational institutions to lead the day’s events. Focus will be on business opportunities for existing and new entrepreneurs, as well as anticipated job opportunities with companies developing products and services in the new clean energy field.”
What is the conference about?
“The green energy conference will directly address issues of diversity and inclusion in the clean energy industry, and provide opportunity to discuss solution strategies that can generate tens of thousands of green jobs for California. Topics that will be discussed include sustainable technologies for the future of California, the future of green jobs, businesses going green, the challenges of diversity in the new green economy, developing, cultivating and training a green pipeline, and the value of green branding,” as stated in the press release.
When? It will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. To learn more about the CUDC and “Advancing Diversity in the New Green Energy Economy,” please visit www.cudcsummit.com.
Sounds like Long Beach is the place to be tomorrow. If anyone attend, please let us know what you learned.