The second annual Cleantech Open Southeast Regional Innovation Summit and Gala takes place Thursday and Friday.

Keynote speakers include Seth Goldman, co-founder of Honest Tea, Nancy Floyd, founder of Nth Power, and Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy.

The two-day event begins at 10 a.m. at The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW. Friday’s session begins at 9 a.m. at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Dupont Circle, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. $20-$200.

Other events of note
Wednesday, Oct. 9

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is hold a business education workshop on the “Intersection of Public Policy and Business Success – Why Advocacy Matters to You.” Tracy Baynard of McGuireWoods and Mark S. Ingrao of the chamber are the presenters. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the chamber’s offices at 1763 Fountain Dr., Reston. Free for members, $10 for everyone else.

The Northern Virginia chapter of the Business Executives Networking Group is having its first meeting. It begins at 1:30 p.m. at Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Pl., Oakton. Free.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council is holding a panel discussion on “Creative Ways to for Businesses to Establish their Cash Flow and Business Viability.” The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at Ballston LaunchPad, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1132, Arlington. $25 for members, $45 for everyone else.

Thursday, Oct. 10

The Northern Virginia Technology Council is hosting a fireside chat with Todd Headley, chief financial officer of Sourcefire, and Jim Tholen, CFO of Broadsoft. The event begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. $45 for members, $75 for everyone else.

— Shawn Selby