SED2017 to align stakeholders and community on reducing barriers to tech adoption

Unexamined access barriers to all forms of 'green tech' in low-income communities threaten the flow of investment, the pipeline of innovation, and the tech sectors' economic and social-ecological impact.

As a global engine in the growth of the CleanTech sector, California is poised to drive a solution-focused dialogue and collaboration on reducing barriers to technology adoption. SB 350 provides a policy framework for evaluating access barriers in a way that connects 'green tech' innovation with social equity.

CYPHER will host SED2017 in coordination with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR), Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), the California Energy Commission (CEC), Air Resources Board (ARB), Strategic Growth Council (SGC), and Tecdonor. SED2017 is a participating event in Columbia Memorial Space Center's 2017 City of STEM program. Limited seating. Reserve tickets at

What:    SED2017 CleanTech Forum and Showcase

When:   Apr 26-27, 2017, 9am-5pm

Where: Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator


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Event Highlights

Apr 26-27: CleanTech Forum to discuss barriers and solutions to “green tech” access in low income communities with tech firms and key local stakeholders. California Energy Commission will have 'green tech' funding and career opportunity booths.

Apr 28: CleanTech Showcase of grass-root CleanTech from California, Kenya, and China. A teaser performance on Climate Music Concert courtesy of Rhodes Fest.

Apr 26-28: VIP reception during lunch; mingle with founders of tech firms in renewable energy, 'green' transportation, and 'smart building' and key 'green tech' and workforce development stakeholders from the local and state levels. Only 15 tickets available per day. Purchase ticket from