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Investment, Innovation, and Inclusion:

Locals Leading a Clean Energy, Climate-Stable Future for All

June 13-14, 2023 • Santa Rosa, CA

Our 14th Annual Forum will be held in-person in Santa Rosa, CA, on Tuesday, June 13th, and Wednesday, June 14th. Offered at no cost to local governments, you’ll have the opportunity to network with climate and energy practitioners from throughout the state, learn about innovative projects and funding opportunities, and hear from key state agencies and climate leaders. So join us, and take your climate work to the next level.

Our forum offers 3 plenary sessions, 20 breakout sessions, and 5+ special events, including 2 very engaging tours.


We are happy to offer forum registrants two free tours, taking place prior to the start of the forum. Registration links to the tours become available after you have completed your registration for the forum, and you can find descriptions of them below.

Sonoma Clean Powers Advanced Energy Center w/ CEO Geof Syphers

Monday, June 12th 2:00pm-4:00pm

The Advanced Energy Center will open its doors at 2:00pm on Monday, June 12th for attendees of the 14th Annual California Climate & Energy Forum. CEO Geof Syphers will meet with attendees to showcase the award-winning community centric education hub for clean energy technologies. Come learn about building education programs with improved installation guidelines and best building practices for each tech type, how to bundle ALL local programs and financial assistance available to make these appliances improvements affordable, and experience a public agency space that is also an event center that provides an atmosphere all around combating the climate crisis and gives you simple solutions to conserve energy in your life.

Santa Rosa Junior College Urban Microgrid Project

Tuesday, June 13th 8:45am-10:30am

The tour will take place at Sonoma County Junior College’s Downtown Santa Rosa Campus, a 100 acre campus located in Santa Rosa, CA. Funded by the California Energy Commission EPIC program, the Santa Rosa Campus has developed an advanced urban microgrid with multiple distributed energy resources that allows the 28 building campus to “blinklessly transition” from the utility grid, optimize power generation and storage, and provide grid support services.

Registration Rates

Registration Type
Regular Rate
Late Rate

April 17 – June 4

June 5 – June 13

City or County



Other Public Agency
Includes state and federal agencies, governmental councils and associations, Regional Climate Collaboratives, water authorities, conservation districts, ports, etc.



Includes colleges, universities, think tanks, etc.



Private Sector



Note: Speakers receive a reduced registration rate. Speaker rates are shared with speakers upon confirmation of attendance.

After May 23, 2023 NO REFUNDS will be offered. Refund requests will be honored if received by the May 23 refund deadline. All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee. Refunds will be issued via the original payment method used at time of registration. Please allow 3 business days for any refunds to be credited to the original credit card provided at the time of registration.

Should a participant need to cancel their registration after the May 23 refund deadline (for whatever reason), they may replace themselves by contacting Tiela Combs ( who will provide additional instructions.

Mentorship Program

CCEC will be managing a mentorship program for attendees of the 14th Annual CCEC Forum! This program is intended to provide an environment that fosters learning and promotes personal and professional growth for young professionals in the climate and energy sector.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or mentee at the CCEC Forum, please complete the application linked below. The planning team for the CCEC Forum will do its best to match mentees to mentors, one-on-one, according to areas of interest and areas of expertise indicated in your application.

The Location

Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country

170 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401
The host hotel is SOLD OUT of the discounted block.
We recommend using the Marriott Courtyard Santa Rosa that can be found next door to the host hotel.

COVID-19 Readiness: Safety Guidelines for the 14th Annual CCEC Forum

CCEC Forum COVID Guidelines

The California Climate and Energy Collaborative is committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19. For the safety of all guests, we will be following all applicable state, county, and federal guidelines. In addition, shortly before the forum, attendees will be required to attest to either being vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within the 48 hours before the forum at the registration desk, as well as the following:

  1. I am not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath. If I develop these symptoms, I agree that I will leave the event premises immediately. I am aware that I must follow the safety and hygiene protocols of the event organizer.
  2. I have not been exposed to a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  3. I will follow California Department of Public Health SMARTER guidelines as much as possible, limiting my exposure to the coronavirus. 

Forum organizers will have masks available at the registration desk as well as a limited number of rapid tests if needed.

Finally, CCEC asks all participants to adhere to the following safety practices:

  • Be a good neighbor. When outside the venue, we ask that attendees take the necessary precautions to ensure they limit their exposure to COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to: wearing a mask while indoors, social distancing, avoiding crowds, and enjoying meals outdoors.
  • Sanitize. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration desk, throughout the forum venue, and during meals.
  • Protect your peers. If you have COVID symptoms while at the meeting, please remove yourself from the Forum event spaces, isolate, and get tested. Notify event staff at if you are symptomatic, or if you test positive. We will share information about a positive test with attendees, but will maintain your anonymity.

We reserve the right to adjust these guidelines as needed.

Join us as a Sponsor!

Join us as a forum sponsor and enjoy benefits such as – a booth at the event, complimentary forum registrations, featured space in the forum program, webpage, emails blasts, a dedicated promotional blast and more!

Become a Promotional Partner!

Promotional Partners play a vital role in the overall success of the event by helping to spread the word about the Forum and encouraging hard-to-reach stakeholders to participate.