The 2018 BEST FEST is now named "VertueLab Impact Summit" see info and details below!


Impact Summit

WedNesday, September 26, 2018
12 pm - 6:30 pm
Castaway Portland 
1900 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209


Every September, innovators from across the Pacific NW come together at VertueLab Impact Summit (formerly BEST FEST), the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference. Now in its10th year, VIS2018 brings together the doers, thinkers, and innovators working in clean technology across the region. VIS2018 is about learning, inspiring, networking, sharing ideas, and shaping our future. We convene a diverse audience of business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, partners, corporates, university researchers, students and scientists— who have the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges


"I get about 400 invitations to speak a day, and I decline usually about 399 of them a day. But when I heard that VertueLab Impact Summit was going to be here with all the great things they are doing, I had to jump on the opportunity to say YES. The reason I wanted to do that is because this is the best showcase certainly in the region — and quite possibly in the entire country — that links sustainability and economic prosperity."
Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland