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Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8 am - 8 pm
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Centralia College, Health and Wellness Center
Centralia, WA

 for more information:


Andreas Keodara
Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy
360-736-9391, ext. 755
Office Hours: Monday/Tuesday, 9 am-5 pm


Holiday Inn Express - Chehalis, WA
(360) 740-1800
Red Lion Hotel - Olympia, WA
(360) 943-4000


 Registration is free and mandatory.

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WHO should attend?

Main summit day: includes information designed for educators, industry, organized labor, and students who are engaged in creating a workforce that is skilled, sustainable and in-demand.
Day two:  all those involved in energy infrastructure, including waterways and ports,  in the Pacific Northwest - especially design and construction engineers, energy transmission and utility managers, supply chain/logistics managers, educators, organized labor, industry, emergency management and other workforce partners.

We look forward to seeing you!


Main summit day: June 18, 8 am – 8 pm
Sustaining Our Nation's Infrastructure

8 – 8:30 am: Check-in, breakfast and vendor pavilion open  

Keynote: The Stand-Up Economist: Carbon and the Economy, by Yoram Bauman, PhD.

Plenary sessions: Industry experts – representing energy, construction, marine and advanced manufacturing, and homeland security-emergency management – will respond to implications of climate change, carbon solutions and workforce impacts.

The day will include breakout, wrap-up and networking sessions.

6 – 8 pm: Signature Crab Feed and Scholarship Auction (registration required)

Second day: June 19, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cascadia Region Earthquake Readiness Workshop

8:30 - 9:15 am: Check-in, breakfast and vendor pavilion open.

Scientists are telling us to brace for the big one. A catastrophic earthquake of magnitude 9.0 or a series of earthquakes ranging from 8.0 to 9.0 will hit the Pacific Northwest. It’s not a question of if this will occur, but WHEN.



Summit Partners

This year’s annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit is presented by five Washington state Centers of Excellence. Joining the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy and Construction Center of Excellence are: The Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, the Center of Excellence for Homeland Security-Emergency Management, and the Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing and Technology.