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Join us November 11th-12th for the Global Forum!

Join us at the CTO Global Forum in Los Angeles, November 11-12. Meet nearly 100 startups driving innovation in environmental and sustainable technologies in areas ranging from energy, agriculture, water, transportation, and smart cities. We anticipate an audience of over 400 industry insiders. It will be a great opportunity to make new connections in the burgeoning Los Angeles cleantech innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

** Global Forum moves back to its traditional calendar spot - mid-November - to showcase the companies from the Summer 2019 Cohort. ** 

Finalists from our six US Regions will be pitching to win the Cleantech Open Grand Prize, as will finalists from other countries in our Global Ideas Program.

As an attendee, you will:

  • Gain rich exposure to the startups from our 2019 cohort, more mature alumni companies graduated from the program since 2006, and LACI portfolio companies;

  • Network with entrepreneurs, mentors, peer judges, investors, and industry insiders; and,

  • Hear about the latest developments in the cleantech world from notable speakers on panels and keynotes – with plenty of opportunity for Q&A and networking.

Program Overview

Here’s the rundown of our program at a very high level.

New this year, we are locating at the USC Hotel across the street from the University of Southern California, in Downtown Los Angeles and just a short ride from LACI, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.

Monday, November 11th - @ USC Hotel

  • Final US National Judging – Live Audience!

  • Final Global Ideas Judging – Live Audience!

  • Networking Reception, evening

Tuesday, November 12th - @ USC Hotel

  • Innovation Showcase Expo

  • Investor & Partner Connect (invitation only)

  • Networking

  • Keynotes and panel

  • Awards Ceremony & Celebration Lunch

What does my ticket include?


Your General Admission ticket includes all of the main events on both days!  You can get the General Admission ticket here.

  • Investors and Corporate Partners for 1-on-1 Connect event:  register here instead (only for qualified investors and invited partners)

  • If you are a CTO alumnus and want to exhibit in the Expo and participate in Investor & Partner Connect: register here instead

 So please do join us in LA!