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Events For March 20, 2013

SoCal Angel Summit
Location:Los Angeles
SoCal Angel Summit. This historic event is an opportunity for many of the SoCal Angel Investment Networks to collaborate, network and create stronger relationships. With increased syndication, communication and idea-sharing, all players in the start-up ecosystem will benefit. As a result, this will lead to greater entrepreneurial success and ultimately higher returns for investors. Arch Angels, GoldenSeeds, HBS Angel Alumni Association, Maverick Angels, Pasadena Angels, Private Capital Network and Tech Coast Angels have already committed to participate. See
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Light Speed Santa Barbara
Location:Santa Barbara
Light Speed Santa Barbara. How Photonics is Revolutionizing Big Data and the Central Coast. Photonics is rapidly becoming an area to watch in both Santa Barbara and the world. Santa Barbara is positioned to potentially become a global technology leader in this exciting new industry, with local photonics firms raising over $20 million in the past two years. "The demand for photonics is large and on the way to becoming 'enormous,' yet the ubiquitous technology remains nearly invisible to the general public," Eugene Arthurs, CEO of photonics industry group to SPIE, said in a release. Learn about photonics technology, the photonics firms that are emerging in the Santa Barbara business landscape, and how to position yourself or your firm for the next global hub to emerge in this region. See
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Signature Speaker Series - Clark Kokich, Chairman, Razorfish
Location:Costa Mesa
Signature Speaker Series - Clark Kokich, Chairman, Razorfish. American Marketing Association. Three years ago CMO's were demanding to see proof that digital marketing works. Today, they're demanding programs across a dizzying array of digital devices and platforms. Now there's only one person who can stop the march to digital, and that's the CEO. Many, if not most CEO's are terrified by the pace of change. Although they've accepted the old ways of marketing aren't working like they used to, they haven't embraced the digital age and are not convinced new digital strategies and media tactics are good enough to get the job done. In this talk, Razorfish chairman Clark Kokich will explain exactly what CEO's need from our industry in order for them to fully embrace the future of digital marketing. See
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SPIN/INCOSE-LA/GSAW NRO's Continued Journey to Affordability for the Future
Location:Los Angeles
SPIN/INCOSE-LA/GSAW NRO's Continued Journey to Affordability for the Future . CAPT Scott Margulis, Program Manager, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)’s Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (ICITE) Transition Program, will discuss NRO's journey to a common mission environment following the path defined in 2011 (Test It, Prove It, Use It, Exploit It). He will highlight recent NRO executive decisions, including an emphasis on how applications development changes will pave an affordability path for the future. See
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Digital LA - Startup Showcase: Entertainment + Investor Panel
Location:Santa Monica
Digital LA - Startup Showcase: Entertainment + Investor Panel. Join us for our monthly startup showcase featuring LA startups! This month's theme is entertainment. Startups in movies, music, games, or apps, will pitch for 5 minutes with 5 min of audience questions and feedback from our panel including speakers from Disney, Warner Bros' new Media Camp accelerator. PANEL includes:
- Ethan Applen, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Executive Director. Media Camp.- David Min, Walt Disney Company, VP Strategic Business Innovation - Andy Kleinman, Scopely, Chief Business Officer. Scopely makes mobile app games like Dice with Buddies. @scopely. See
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Ask a Geek Town Hall
Ask a Geek Town Hall. It’s a Town Hall Event...with Geeks. You’re working on a great project, one you are so passionate about but you have a few technical questions. And the guys at Best Buy are no help. So where do you go? You’re in luck! We’re doing a mashup of “SCV Startup” + “SCV Web Geeks” for one night and one night only. You wonder....Should I choose Ruby or PHP? Flash or HTML5? Drupal or Wordpress? PayPal or Stripe? Media Temple or Amazon Cloud? Oh there’s so many questions... Lucky for you we’ve assembled a few of the best from the Web to come on down to SCV Startup and share the wisdom. We’ll start off with a half hour presentation on the most pertinent high tech info available for your project. Then we’ll go into Town Hall meeting style where the tech geniuses will answer your questions about your project. Be sure to submit your question beforehand when you RSVP. See
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The Networked Grid 2013
Location:Westlake Village
The Networked Grid 2013 will bring together an unprecedented number of forward-thinking utility executives and industry visionaries to discuss this market evolution. Greentech Media’s flagship smart grid conference will examine the evolving electric grid in the context of global trends and opportunities for next-generation energy ‘systems.’ (via Green LAVA) See
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Smart Grid Training
Location:Los Angeles
Smart Grid Training workshop & certificate. UCLA's Smart Grid Energy Research Center or SMERC is creating a Smart Grid Training Workshop & Certificate for utilities, industry and government. This workshop will be taught by leading academic and industry experts and will be organized by SMERC in UCLA. The workshop will integrate a fundamental knowledge of the different aspects and topics within the umbrella of Smart Grid with real-world technologies deployed, applications and use case studies. Participation at this workshop would range from managers and engineers to executives - any who wishes to get a perspective on what the smart grid of the future would look like, how advanced technologies would modify the current grid, and how the smart grid of the future would benefit the consumer, utilities, and society. See
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Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air
Location:San Diego
The 23rd Annual Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air gathering of environmental professionals. For the past twenty-two years, this annual conference has helped to bring the environmental science community closer together by providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs. The Annual AEHS Foundation Meeting and International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air offers attendees an opportunity to exchange findings, ideas, and recommendations in a professional setting. The strong and diverse technical program is customized each year to meet the changing needs of the environmental field. (via Green LAVA). See
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Crowdfunding: Angel Investors for Everyone
Location:Los Angeles
Crowdfunding: Angel Investors for Everyone. Presented as part of the Emerging Commerce Council's Technology Salon Series and Small Business Council. Join us as we unlock the secrets of a new financing tool that allows existing small businesses and high-growth startups alike to leverage this tool to develop a clear competitive advantage. The Jobs Act of 2012 will for the first time allow businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries to access angel investment in return for equity to fuel their ventures while harnessing new online platforms for marketing, communicating and fundraising. Whether you're running a small business or a fast growing tech startup, our crowdfunding salon connects you with industry experts and proven entrepreneurs who will share tips and techniques to harness this new tool and provide valuable insight on the rules and regulations to consider.

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