ROHNERT PARK – Business, government and academic leaders are gearing up for the sixth annual Sustainable Enterprise Conference on May 13.

The day-long gathering showcases all aspects of the sustainable enterprise, including workforce training, early stage funding, certification, accelerating business growth and state and federal policy.

Panama Bartholomy, deputy director of the efficiency and renewables division of the California Energy Commission, will offer a keynote address.

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo and SSU Business School Dean Bill Silver and Economics Chair and Professor Robert Eyler will be among panelists discussing North Bay opportunities in sustainability.

Business owners and executives will learn the whats, whys and hows of shifting to an ecologically smart way of doing business with an emphasis on employee health and an eye on the future.

As befits a sustainability event, carpooling is available to the conference site at the Sonoma Mountain Business Park center. Printed material will be on recycled paper; morning snacks and lunch will be organic and the conference will wind up its events with a donation to a local creek restoration group.

For a complete schedule and list of speakers, sessions and registration information visit