Leaders in green industry headline conference in Clovis

Leaders in the green industry will converge in Clovis on Wednesday for the sixth annual International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) conference and induction ceremony.

The 2016 keynote addresses, educational events, alternative energy car display and vendor displays take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buchanan High School on 1560 N. Minnewawa Ave. The induction ceremony is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology at 2555 Clovis Ave.

The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating Agriculture, Water and Energy,” and is sponsored and hosted by CART and Buchanan High.

Engineer and designer Jim Kor, who is on a quest to build the world’s greenest car using 3D printed parts, will deliver the morning keynote address at 8:30 a.m. His topic is “Embracing Innovation as a Way of Life.”

Dr. David Zoldoske, an internationally-known water expert from Fresno State, will speak at the afternoon session keynote at 1 p.m. with the topic of “California Water, Today and in the Future.”

The IGIHOF event is open to the public with paid registration. Included with registration is breakfast and lunch, an alternative energy car display, vendors, the keynote addresses, panel discussions, workshops and admission to the the evening induction ceremony.

General admission, which includes meals, is $50 and $35 for senior citizens and veterans. Registration is available at the door.

IGIHOF is a non-profit founded in 2008 and has recognized more than 300 people and organizations for the excellence, innovation and pioneering work in the green industry.

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