Stuff we’re thinking about going to

Business expense: The Long Island Business Development Council hosts its 48th annual conference Oct. 4-6 at the Montauk Yacht Club.

Sept. 27
Healthcare Capital Forum
8-11 a.m., RXR Center, Melville
The Long Island Capital Alliance hosts is Healthcare Capital Forum and networking breakfast. Admission is free for LICA members, event sponsors and their guests. Ticket prices, sponsorship opportunities, registration and more information.

Sept. 27
Let’s Imagine: Learning from the Leaders of the Imagine Awards
8-11 a.m., Carlyle at the Palace, Plainview
Join the winners of the 2017 Long Island Imagine Awards for an informative breakfast discussion and learn from the commitment of highly regarded nonprofit leaders successfully moving the sector forward. Moderated by Cerini & Associates Managing Partner Ken Cerini, founder of the Long Island Imagine Awards. Registration and more information.

Sept. 27
Long Island Tech Showcase
6-8 p.m., Digital Ballpark, Plainview
The Long Island Software & Technology Network hosts its latest technology showcase, including a scheduled keynote address by Gerald Angowitz, managing director of the executive search practice at Lloyd Technology, and presentations from early-stage tech firms Skoop and Eat Everywhere. Registration and more information.

Sept. 28
NYS Paid Family Leave Law Breakfast Seminar
8-10 a.m., SterlingRisk Headquarters, Woodbury
Jericho law firm Silverman Acampora LLC, Jericho human resources consultant Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates and Woodbury insurer SterlingRisk Insurance co-sponsor a Q&A panel discussion on the state’s new Paid Family Leave Law, set to take effect Jan. 1 (with employee paycheck deductions already underway). Registration and more information.

Sept. 28
8th Annual Cybersecurity Conference
9 a.m.-6 p.m., NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, NYC
The NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences’ annual conference features a keynote by Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security Adam Hickey and panel discussions including information-security experts from IBM, Northwell Health, Comtech Telecommunications and other major organizations. Registration and more information.

Sept. 29
Restore NY Communities Initiative Informational Meeting
10 a.m., David S. Mack Student Center, Hofstra University, and online
Empire State Development Corp. hosts a free workshop for municipalities interested in applying for some of the $80 million in redevelopment funding available through Round 5 of the Restore NY Communities Initiative. More information available here.

Oct. 4-6
LIBDC 48th Annual Conference
Wed.-Fri., Montauk Yacht Club
The Long Island Business Development Council’s annual conference brings together business and government leaders for roundtable discussions and other sessions on the region’s top sectors and economic issues. Tickets, registration and more information.

Oct. 5
Energy Business Opportunities in New York State
10 a.m., CEWIT at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University’s Center for Integrated Energy Systems and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Future Energy Systems present a workshop on how to leverage resources to boost economic growth in the upcoming energy environment. Afternoon sessions include panel discussions on opportunities that the different energy areas present. The targeted audience is NYS businesses, utilities, policymakers and academic faculty. Free admission. Registration and more information.

Oct. 5
17th Annual Women’s Expo
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Middle Country Library, Centereach
The annual women’s expo will be held at the library’s Centereach branch, and is now accepting applications from women entrepreneurs, importers, designers and artisans. For more information, contact Amber Gagliardi at or Marlene Gonzalez at, or call (631) 585-9393.

Oct. 10
Drones: Introduction & Commercial Aspects of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. through Nov. 14, Nassau Community College
Five-week class introduces students to integral drone components and operations. Scheduled topics include current and future uses of unmanned aerial vehicles, the development of new commercial aircraft systems and federal regulations. No prior experience necessary, traditional pilots welcome. Text and equipment requirements apply. Registration and more information.

Oct. 12
Going Solar: Converting Rooftops into Revenue-Makers
8-10 a.m., The Woodlands, Woodbury
Women Economic Developers of Long Island presents its October meeting featuring guest speaker Mike Bailis, cofounder of SUNATION Solar Systems, discussing how residential and commercial building owners can convert rooftops into revenue-generating machine. Scheduled topics include “community” solar, saving on electric bills and the difference between owning and leasing. Sponsored by Uniondale law firm Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo and Terrana. Registration and more information.

Oct. 13
Executive Business Breakfast

7:30 a.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
ACIT presents the next in its business breakfast series featuring keynote speaker Jeffrey Kraut, executive vice president of strategy and analytics at Northwell Health and associate dean of strategy at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Sponsored by Northwell Health. Sponsorship opportunities and more information.

Oct. 14
Women Empowering Women: Inspire, Educate & Motivate
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brookhaven Town Hall, Farmingville
Brookhaven Town’s Division of Women’s Services hosts its 10th-annual conference and expo, featuring guest speakers, vendor booths and workshops promoting wellness and personal growth. Keynote by Deb Silber, author of “The Unshakeable Woman: Four Steps to Rebuilding your Body, Mind and Life after a Life Crisis.” Sponsorship opportunities available; contact Sharon Boyd at (631) 451-6146. Event registration and more information.

Oct. 16
Long Island SummIT Awards
6-9 p.m., The Garden City Hotel
LISTnet hosts its annual awards program honoring Long Island’s technology all-stars. Event advertising, tickets and sponsorship opportunities available. Registration and more information.

Oct. 17
What You Need to Go Global
8:30-10:30 a.m., NYIT de Seversky Mansion, Glen Head
NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Commercial Service present an exporting seminar covering resources and regulations business owners need to know to discover and succeed in global markets. Scheduled topics include identifying global market opportunities, protecting against non-payment issues, securing intellectual property, freed trade zones and international shipping protocols, among others. Event sponsors include Melville law firm Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt LLP. Registration and more information.

Oct. 19
C3E Women in Energy Networking Event
5:30 p.m., Farmingdale State College
In conjunction with Farmingdale State’s sixth-annual International Energy and Sustainability Conference, Suffolk County Economic Development and Planning and the C3E Network for Women’s Leadership in Clean Energy host a networker highlighting the contributions of women in the energy industry. The event includes a student poster contest, dinner, eight leadership mentors from the energy industries and more. Registration and more information.

Oct. 19-20
International Energy & Sustainability Conference 2017
All day, Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale State hosts its sixth-annual exploration and celebration of global developments in renewable energy, this time focused on offshore wind and geothermal technologies. Featuring keynote addresses by National Grid, NYSERDA and the Long Island Power Authority and a host of workshops and discussions with industry leaders from around the word. Registration and more information.

Nov. 1-2
Life Sciences Summit 2017
All day, 10 on the Park, NYC
Stony Brook University’s Center for Biotechnology hosts an early-stage investor and business-development conference that highlights innovation, connecting emerging biotech companies and academic innovators with capital and strategic partners. The two-day program features corporate presentations by promising young companies with transformative science that targets unmet medical needs and informative plenary sessions, business workshops and therapeutic sessions. Registration and more information.

Nov. 2
6th Annual Butterfly Awards
6:30-10 p.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
Girls Inc. hosts its annual awards program honoring Martin Chavez of NYU Winthrop, Ann Weber-Hughes of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office, Donna Ruggiero of the Estee Lauder Cos. and Gail Simmons of Hofstra University. Dinner, dancing and awards ceremony. Sponsorships available. Registration and more information.

Nov. 7-8
International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World
Schedule TBA, CEWIT at Stony Brook University 
The New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology at Stony Brook University hosts the 13th International Conference & Expo on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World. Registration information coming soon, learn more here.

Nov. 17-19
Techstars Startup Weekend
Fri.-Sun., LaunchPad Huntington
Global entrepreneurial network Techstars hosts a three-day workshop/competition designed to help would-be entrepreneurs with a new product, app or business idea get off the ground. Part pitch-a-thon, part crash course in business formation, Long Island Startup Weekend is slated to include coaching by “Pitch Doctor” Craig DiFolco, Columbia Business School Entrepreneur in Residence Barbara Roberts and other accomplished business leaders, with final-round judging by Jove Equity Partners CEO Dave Calone and Hofstra University Vice President of Economic Development Mark Lesko. Sponsorship and scholarship opportunities available. Registration and more information.

Dec. 1
16th Annual Smart Growth Summit
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
Vision Long Island presents a day-long trade show/networking event features workshops, technical workgroups, a youth summit and plenary sessions focused on local, regional and national issues facing mixed-use development. The organization is accepting programming suggestions through Aug. 31 at Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, call (631) 261-0242; online registration available.

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