What is the “Inspiration Nook?”
Just about all of us – designers, manufacturers, researchers, students, etc. – have something on our mind that we’d like to share with our greenroof and greenwall community, right? Â Well, as much as we’d love to have a hundred speakers at our Virtual Summits, it’s just impossible.
But, as an attendee of theÂ Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2013Â you can submit and schedule your <3 minute (non-overtly commercial) videos of research, ideas, projects, poster boards, thought leadership, etc., here in the “Inspiration Nook” which will be followed by your own scheduled live Discussion Chat.
Based on under 3-minute videos, this series is focused around sparking conversation, ideas, dialogue and connections around a specific greenroof/wall-related topic â€“ a mosaic of bright ideas for a greener world. Â Yes, they have to be under 3 minutes to qualify!
Quality Over Quantity
We’ve all heard of the “Elevator Pitch” – why notÂ show your succinct pitch in a < 3-minute video! Â Examples:
- As a researcher or student you may have recently spent a lot time (and money) creating a poster board for a conference or class – share it with like-minded people and get their input.
- You have a new book coming out (yes, a little commercial, but informational as well) – tell our audience about it and then be on board to answer audience questions.
- Your firm is working on (or finished) a really cool project that you have short film of – show it and share your experience (cannot be product-oriented, it would need to be project-oriented).
- You have an idea for the public good and would love some constructive feedback from your peers.
Read about one,Â ”Upping the Urban Green. Â What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities?“, by Mark Simmons, PhD from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas and Christine Thuring (Chlorophyllocity and one of our contributing editors) from the University of Sheffield.
By the way, it cannot be specifically about a product per se – for that you are welcome to be a part of our wonderful Expo at only $600 for an Exhibitor Booth.
The Inspiration Nook will be housed in its own location within our virtual campus, to identify it as something special!
We will include your short bio and photo on the Speakers page and a subject photo and short description on the Agenda, plus schedule a day and time to show it. Â Make sure you’re available afterwards to participate in the live Q & A that follows.
Virtual Summit 2013 Registration Fees:
Regular Price $99
WGIN Members (including Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesÂ -Â Get GRP credits!)Â & Greenroofs.com Advertisers $39
Students/Staff/Faculty & Government $29
So, in addition to seeing all of our great presentations from awesome speakers and participating in all of the social media opportunities, you can also have the opportunity to highlight your ownÂ novelÂ work, groundbreaking research, innovativeÂ ideas, or lofty ideals!
If you have any questions, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take advantage of this opportunity to share your short story and get networking!
See you online soon,
~ Linda V.