Thursday, September 14, 2006

Upcoming events of interest

The Alliance and Foresight have a lot going on this Fall with our kick-off, first networking events, special programs, Explorago, the Sustainable Convergence, and the Enterprise Fair. (

In addition, there are a lot of other great activities related to sustainable business coming up that we want to highlight. Mark your calendars for the following events:

September 19 and 26:
Information sessions for the 2006 Green Roofs Grant Program
Center for Green Technology, 445 N Sacramento

September 21:
RTA/CTA Transit Benefit Information Session
How Transit Benefits can save companies and employees money
Chicagoland Chamber, 200 East Randolph, Suite 2200
Contact: Event Hotline, 312-494-6709
Pre-registration is required:

September 26:
"Alternative Financing Avenues for Small to Mid-Sized Growing Companies...When the Traditional Banks Say NO."
Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center's Accelerator Series
Free for Alliance members, but pre-registration is required
Email us for more information.

September 27-28:
"2006 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference"
Sponsored by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Cost: $300-500
Register online:
This conference is the region's premier energy conference, specifically designed for the Midwest's unique energy chalenges. It is an opportunity to learn, network, be inspired, and create a plan for the region's energy health.

October 10:
"Chicago Climate Exchange Associate Membership for Small Business."
Center for Green Technology, 445 N Sacramento
To register, send an email to and include your name and the name and date of the session.

October 23-24:
"Sustainable Innovation Conference"
Registration for business professionals is $309 per day.
Stuart School of Business, 565 West Adams Street
Register online:

October 27-29:
"Navigating Global Change: 2006 Net Impact Conference"
Net Impact Member: $400/475, Non-member: $475/525. Early Registration ends 10/4.
Navy Pier and Fairmont Chicago
Register online:

October 30-November 10:
"Green Building Trade Mission to China"
Sponsored by the Office of Trade & Investment
Participants must cover travel cost to China.
Download more information here.

November 10:
"Corporate Strategies that Address Climate Change"
Free, but space is strictly limited.
The University of Michigan, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Register online:

Check our Events page regularly for new Alliance and related events.


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