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Oct
18
Wed
2017
Asia Society’s Discussion on Confronting Climate Change @ Asia Society Texas Center
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Confronting Climate Change: What Can the U.S. and Japan Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies?

Asia Society is proud to welcome scholars and experts in economics, geography, urban planning, and sustainability for a discourse on these important issues. They will be visiting Houston as part of the Abe Fellows Global Forum (Abe Global), a new initiative of the Abe Fellowship Program which encourages international multidisciplinary research and U.S.-Japan cooperation on topics of pressing global concern. Join Asia Society for a discussion on the environment and how two of the globe’s largest economies are working to create a more sustainable future.

Featured speakers include Dr. Toshi H. Arimura, Dr. Janelle Knox-Hayes, Dr. Shinsuke Tanaka, and moderator, Dr. Ronald L. Sass.

For information on Parking and Directions: visit Asia Society Texas Center – Plan Your Visit.

For more information about the event: visit Asia Society’s Discussion on Confronting Climate Change.

Oct
23
Mon
2017
2017 GridNext Annual Conference @ Sheraton Georgetown Hotel
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day

treia_logo.jpgTREIA (TEXAS RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE) is taking its annual conference to the NEXT level. Connect with thought leaders and businesses across the Texas energy industry at the GridNEXT conference being held Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24, 2017, in Georgetown, Texas at the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center. TREIA’s power industry conference focused specifically on how renewable energy technologies are transforming the Grid of the Future. Come learn, connect, and innovate with your peers about the latest energy trends and developments.

Former Vice President Al Gore will be the special keynote speaker on the opening day of GridNEXT. An established global leader on energy and environmental issues, he is a world-renowned advocate for the environmental and economic benefits of renewable energy technologies. Gore’s new film, An Inconvenient Sequel features his recent visit to Georgetown, Texas, to talk with city leaders about their successes after converting to 100% renewable energy.

For the full agenda of the conference and list of guest speakers, visit www.treia.org/agenda-2017/. To save your spot, register online before it’s all gone.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Houston Audubon November Speaker Event: The Genius of Birds @ Matchbox 4
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For decades, people have written off birds as largely witless, driven solely by instinct, and their brains as primitive, capable of only the simplest mental processes.  But it is not so. Jennifer Ackerman, and her book “The Genius of Birds” explores the new view of birds as “thinkers”—cunning, playful, witty, greedy, cranky, joyful, competitive.  She looks at the intelligence of birds within the context of easily observed behavior in our own surroundings and brings to it the latest science from lab and field. Join the Houston Audubon for an interesting presentation from Jennifer Ackerman about birds and their amazing intelligence.

Houston Audubon has partnered with Blue Willow Bookshop for this event. Pre-order your copy of the Genius of Birds with Blue Willow though this link: http://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/event/houston-audubon-event-jennifer-a… or purchase your book at the event. 15% of all book sales will be donated to Houston Audubon and there will be a book signing after the presentation. Although this is a free event, seating is limited so get your tickets online.

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Solar Business Festival @ Hilton Austin Hotel - Downtown
Nov 29 @ 7:45 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Solar Business Festival (SBF) is the leading solar conference and trade show that focuses on Texas markets and provides a significant business platform for knowledge sharing, connectivity, marketing, and sales. The event brings together manufacturers & suppliers, distributors, service providers, installers and integrators, energy consumers, project developers/EPC contractors, investors and analysts, system integrators, government officials & policy makers, utilities, research institutes, architects, and PV equipment & materials companies. For more information and to register, visit www.sbftexas.com.