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TAO X Climate Curious: Cleantech Symposium

220 NW 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

220 NW 8th Ave. Portland, OR 97209



In Oregon we love our trees. We love our mountains. We love our blackberries, our salmon, and our... semiconductors. Our state has always cherished a love of mother nature and a love of technology, but it has never been a better time to explore how the two can work together. From a VC boom in climate tech investing that beat recession and inflation fears, to massive government programs, to a critical mass of consumer demand - for those in tech who want to make an impact on the planet the moment is now.

Join us to learn how Oregon is leading the way in cleantech, and what you can do today to help.


11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Registration, Networking, Lunch

12:30 to 12:45 PM - Opening Remarks

12:45 to 1:30 PM - Please Install Upgrade: What Earth needs most from Tech

Experienced sustainability leaders share front-line experiences in leveraging innovation to fight climate change and reduce human impact on the earth. Learn about the technological step-changes they think have been most crucial in changing how we engage with things like climate, and hear their problem-solving wishlists of the top opportunities they see coming for clean tech.

  • Panelists include Lina Cowen, Kara Valikai, and Cyrus Wadia

1:45 to 2:30 PM - Fireside Chat with Tobias Read & Jordan Rice

Open conversation with our State Treasurer about his office's net-zero commitment, how public-private partnership can accelerate Oregon's leadership in clean tech, and his personal ask of environmentally-minded Oregon businesspeople.

2:30 to 3:00 PM - Break

3:00 to 3:45 PM - Local Solutions

Melanie Adamson leads a panel discussion on how Oregon is harnessing climate tech solutions to make an impact on the planet, and what others can do to help. Featuring industry experts from startups, scale-ups and ecosystem accelerators, the discussion will explore some of the exciting ways that Oregon tech leaders are leveraging innovation to fight climate change and reduce human impact on the earth.

  • Panelists include Jo Brickman, Tanya Barham, Dexter Turner, and Morgan Pitts

3:45 to 4:30 PM - Hosted Roundtable Discussions

  • Earth Day Oregon, Beneficial State Bank, and more to be announced.

4:30 to 5:30 PM - Happy Hour