There are just 4 days left until the start of the Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2013!Â We here at Greenroofs.com and WGIN are excited and hope you have already registered for this this networking opportunity.
Youâ€™ve heard about our awesome Keynotes and our expert Panel Sessions, and now check out our assortment of lively collaborative video presentations from industry leaders and innovators, all followed by 15-minute live Q & A Sessions where you can interact with each of them online:
Opening Day: Tuesday, February 12, 2013:
Hear about the trials, tribulations and personal stories of not only running a woman-led company/organization, but highly succeeding at it from: Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells, Co-Owners of Motherplants Nursery; Vanessa Keitges, President & CEO of Columbia Green Technologies; and Joy Schmidt, CEO of Vitaroofs International.
Thursday, February 14:
Greenroofs.com Founder & Publisher Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers, Greenroofs.com Editor present our highly popular annual series.Â 2012 was the sixth year we have been compiling our “Hot Top 10 List” and our presentation will show you the latest and greatest from 2012 and we’ll include spectacular new projects from around the world sure to be on our Hot Top 10 List for 2013!
Friday, February 15:
Join these four Green Roofs for Healthy Cities 2012 Award of Excellence winners as they share the trials and tribulations of their greenroof living architecture projects: The Royal York Condominium in Manhattan; The Ledge in Boston, Daniel F and Ada L Rice Plant Conservation Science Centerâ€™s Green Roof Garden in Chicago, and the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ MarketÂ in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Monday, February 18:
MeetÂ Mark Simmons, PhDÂ from theÂ Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower CenterÂ at the University of Texas andÂ Christine ThuringÂ (Chlorophyllocity) from theÂ University of SheffieldÂ in The Inspiration Nook.Â Their under 3-minute video gives a brief introduction to urban ecology and presents a case for collaborative ecological urban design towards an optimistic future for our cities and planet.
Expo Wednesday, February 20:
The current importance of urban agriculture is evidenced by the numerous food farms currently operating at many different scales and many different parts of the world.Â We visit just 5 innovative approaches to growing local produce on horizontal and vertical spaces on rooftops and on the interior from Canada and the United States.Â Watch Mohamed Hage, the founder of Lufa Farms in Montreal; Helen Cameron, co-owner of Uncommon Ground in Chicago; Ben Flanner, head farmer, CEO, and co-founder of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm in New York City; George Irwin:Â The founder and CEO of Green Living Technologies International in Rochester; and Alan Joaquin, the founder of FarmRoof in Waimanalo on the island of Oahu.
Thursday, February 21:
“A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain“Â byÂ Dr. Alan DarlingtonÂ andÂ Ignacio (Nacho) SolanoÂ in Spanish with English voice-overs and subtitles, followed by a live Q & AÂ in EnglishÂ with Dr. Alan Darlington
Dr. Alan Darlington ofÂ NEDLAW Living WallsÂ will present “Indoor Air Biofilters.”Â His presentation will outline the science and engineering behind the biofilters; their impact on the indoor space as well as issues related to design and integration into the built environment.
Ignacio (Nacho) Solano ofÂ Paisajismo UrbanoÂ will share the history of Paisajismo Urbano and how the love of plants has been transformed into one of the leading companies in our sector worldwide.Â Come and discover his interviews with rare footage and follow this firm which is synonymous with experience and expertise in the world of advanced vertical gardening.
Thursday, February 28:
“A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain“ byÂ Dr. Alan DarlingtonÂ and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano in Spanish with English voice-overs and subtitles, followed by a live Q & A in Spanish with Nacho Solano
“NaturaciÃ³n Urbana en EspaÃ±a“Â – “Urban Greening in Spain”Â byÂ Dr. Julian Briz,Â Dr. JosÃ© MarÃa DurÃ¡n-Altisent,Â Dr. Isabel de Felipe, andÂ Joaquin Sicilia CarnicerÂ in Spanish with English subtitles
Four Spaniards from the worlds of academia and architecture share their views on the current situation in Spain in Spanish with English subtitles.Â Their videos will serve as backgrounders for the Panel SessionÂ “La Agricultura Urbana en IberoamÃ©rica y EspaÃ±a” -Â “Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain.”
Thursday, March 7, 2013:
JÃ¶rg Breuning, Principal of Green Roof Technology (and newest Greenroofs.com contributing editor) and Office Manager Ryan Miller will explain the many benefits of integrating renewable energy into modern green roof technology through the use of solar energy, and will demonstrate the upfront costs and paybacks within 5-10 years.
So, if you havenâ€™t registered yet, here are the extremely low rates â€“ this includes access to all of the Speaker videos and all of the virtual environment, too, including the Expo Pavilions and all the different Lounges and Social Media Spaces:
Regular Price $99
WGIN Members (including Green Roofs for Healthy Cities - Get GRP credits!) & Greenroofs.com Advertisers $39
Students/Staff/Faculty & Government $29
See you online this Tuesday!
~ Linda V.