Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Last call for Peak Innovation Conference Early Bird Registration - Available through Aug 15

Sierra Business Council presents workshops, panels, nationally acclaimed change agents and extraordinary discussions to ignite social, economic and environmental change in the Sierra Nevada
WHAT  Peak Innovation Conference - an inspiring networking opportunity and educational conference
WHEN  Oct. 8-10, 2014
WHERE  Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge, 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA
COST  $499 through Aug. 15. On Aug. 16 price increases by $100.
INFO  Visit or call (530) 582-4800
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Active residents, businesses, natural resource managers and community leaders will gather for Sierra Business Council’s 20th Anniversary Conference “Peak Innovation – The Next 20 Years” in Tahoe City from Oct. 8-10. The conference is designed to offer inspiration, concrete action steps and unparalleled networking and learning opportunities.
“Peak Innovation brings together people who are implementing cutting-edge solutions to difficult social and environmental issues,” said Steve Frisch, president of Sierra Business Council. “This conference offers all who care about creating sustainable communities, an opportunity to gain skills, have conversations and take steps toward making the Sierra an even better place to live and work.”
The conference officially opens on Oct. 8 with an inspiring evening featuring a Washoe blessing, delicious fall harvest dinner featuring farm fresh produce, interview with celebrated writer Terry Tempest Williams and mini Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Optional pre conference offerings include a free Granlibakken Energy Efficiency Retrofit Tour, free guided hike, launch of Sierra Nevada Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership and hands on workshops for a small fee.
Throughout the three day conference, participants will discuss relevant ways that rural regions can cultivate innovation and sustainability, and there will be in-depth discussions about how to increase investment in the Sierra. Sierra Business Council also presents NY Times best selling author Van Jones who has written “The Green Collar Economy” and “Rebuild the Dream”. The list of his awards and honors is vast: Rolling Stone’s “12 Leaders Who Get Things Done,” TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Fast Company’s “12 Most Creative Minds on Earth,” and Essence Magazine’s “25 Most Inspiring African Americans”.
Early bird registration includes all meals, networking opportunities, panels, film festival, optional morning and Friday afternoon activities for $499 (a $100 discount). Visit or call (530) 582-4800 to register.
Sponsors include Northern California Regional Council of Carpenters, Northern California District Council of Laborers, mPower Placer, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Sierra Pacific Industries, California Tahoe Conservancy, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows USA, Granlibakken Resort, Clif Bar, Carmel Gallery, Morgan Family Foundation, Terra-Gen Power, Tahoe Trips and Trails, Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel and Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

The Sierra Business Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to building a better Sierra through on the ground projects that promote, develop and amplify the area’s social, natural and economic capital. SBC’s 20th anniversary conference, Peak Innovation: The Next 20 Years, brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, active residents, acclaimed writers and science gurus from Oct. 8-10 in Tahoe City. or call (530) 582-4800 to register and for more information.

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