October 25 - 27, 2019

Tolovana Inn at Cannon Beach

3400 S. Hemlock 

Tolovana Park, OR 97145

Ticket sales will commence by June 2019

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Confirmed Speakers for 2019:


Mona Das was elected to the Washington State Senate in 2018. She was born to Indian parents who immigrated to America when she was 8 months old with $6 in their pocket, and an unfailing desire to build a better life for their family. She knows that the state of our economy shapes how we live in our great state. She also deeply appreciates that a thriving economy must co-exist with healthy ecosystems, which after all is why many of us live in this beautiful place.

She earned her BA from the University of Cincinnati and her MBA from Pinchot University (now Presidio Graduate School).

During this past legislative session, she served on four committees including Financial Institutions, Economic Development, and Trade; Environment, Energy, and Technology; Transportation; and was vice-Chair on the Housing Stability and Affordability Committee


Innovation retreats give participants a chance to make connections with like-minded individuals across industries, sectors, and generations to apply their skills in making the world a better place. Attendees include students and alums of his program, professors and practitioners from across the USA, and serial entrepreneurs and thought leaders across the variety of industries the attendees call their professional home.

The programs are built around leadership, community development and innovation. Typical guests and keynotes may be in biotech, government, social media, water, infrastructure, energy, food security, artists, and other sectors. Attendees walk away with a renewed sense of purpose and inspiration to apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve real-world problems. 

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How Energy Drives your Business Decisions

This course is designed to help executives and stakeholders leverage energy as a strategic asset.  The participants will learn the importance of a cross-functional team to manage utilities. Too frequently a company unknowingly makes costly decisions because of the complex nature of utilities management.  The class will investigate financial metrics, operational benchmarking, environmental compliance and behavioral issues that gives a business the competitive edge.

Aligning a Utility Resource strategy with your values.

This program educates stakeholders on the critical components of implementing a utility resource management program. Comprehensive utility management programs require cross-functional knowledge of finance, operations, facilities, communications, vendor management and technology expertise. This one-day workshop is designed to introduce the critical skills and components to run a multi-disciplinary team.

Improving teamwork and Collaboration to Reduce Energy Overspend

Energy supports your business and many departments have roles and responsibilities that affect your costs. Companies regularly waste 30% of their energy resources due to lack of transparency and coordination. This workshop is designed to bring together stakeholders across your organization and create a vision for how to identify, implement and sustain measures that lowers expenditures and improves operational resiliency.

improving Profitability and financial metrics

Utility costs directly impact your bottom line, profitability and margins.  Reducing wasted costs is a top priority for many companies. Understanding the scope and impact of a Utility Resource Management Program is crucial to business decisions. This workshop includes pre-workshop surveys and interviews with key stakeholders within your organization to create a business-as-usual scenario and a gap analysis of your opportunity.