Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011: Final Roundup of Expert Speakers!

September 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Greenroofs.com‘s  Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 is less than a week away!  We’re coming into the homestretch with our Virtual Summit and we certainly hope you will join us!

Watch our short, fun, trailer here (under 3 minutes):

Last week I highlighted international professionals from Germany, Mexico, Canada, Chile, and the U.S., and here is the remaining line-up of wonderful, talented speakers at our inaugural online event, also from countries around the world:

Wolfgang Ansel, Germany: The Director of the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) will present  “Green Roof Policies – An International Review of Current Practices and Future Trends.”

 

Caroline Menetre, USA:  The landscape designer, graphic designer, environmental horticulturist, and contributing editor on Greenroofs.com will introduce the “The Vertical Garden – from Nature to Cities – An  Interview” with Patrick Blanc.

 

Matthew Dillon, Australia: The Vice President of GreenRoofs Australasia and member of World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) will present “GreenRoofs in Australasia.”

 

João Manuel Linck Feijó, Brazil: The principal of Ecotelhado, Director of ATVBrasil, and World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) board member will present  “The Work of ATVBrasil.”

 

Lluis Recasens Pahí, Spain: The Professor of Horticulture at the Institut d ´Horticultura i Jardineria de Reus will present “Sustainability in Plant Production.”

 

Dr. Clayton Rugh, USA: The botanist and biologist and Manager & Technical Director of Xero Flor America will present “One Decade of Ultralight Green Roof Proof-of-Concept on Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant.”

 

John Shepley, USA: The engineer, co-founder of Emory Knoll Farms, founding board member of the Baltimore Biodiesel Cooperative, chairman of the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Alliance and contributing editor on Greenroofs.com will present “Sustainability at a Small Business: Emory Knoll Farms.

Linda Velazquez, ASLA Associate, LEED AP, GRP, USA: The founder, publisher & editor of Greenroofs.com and principal of Sky Gardens Design will co-present the “2011 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” with Haven Kiers.

Remember,  Government professionals and faculty/students have the special discounted rate of only $25 – that’s for both days plus the 30 days archived on-demand through October 28, 2011.   Other professionals are offered the $49 registration rate.

If you haven’t yet, register today!  Please help us spread the world – tell your colleagues, Twitter followers, Facebook fans, newsletter subscribers, and LinkedIn connections to register here.

I think there’s plenty of room in our relatively close-knit greenroof and wall community to explore new information technologies together and not feel threatened by competition – don’t you?  In fact, don’t you agree we should celebrate each other’s innovations?

This is the  social  media event of the year!  We need to support each other and continue to find ways to collaborate and share information.  We’re thrilled with the many features we have up our sleeves, and we hope you will be, too.

See you next week!

~ Linda V.

CitiesAlive Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow, July 29!

July 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Unless you have money to throw away, and let’s admit it – who does? – wouldn’t you like to save $150 off your registration for the 9th Annual 2011 CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference?

2011 CitiesAlive Conference

Co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and the City of Philadelphia, CitiesAlive 2011 will be held in the historic and increasingly green Philadelphia, PA on November 30 – December 3.  This year the theme of the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities‘ Green Roof and Wall Conference is “Restoring Urban Waters” and the City of Philadelphia has committed to investing $2 billion in green infrastructure solutions to stormwater over the next twenty-five years.

2011 CitiesAlive Conference

CitiesAlive Early Bird Registration Deadline: 5 pm EDT,  July 29th, 2011

Early Bird Registration Rate: $299 for GRHC members and $399 for non-members = a  $150 discount on your delegate pass.

  • Included with your full delegate pass is access to:
  • Trade show
  • Poster sessions
  • Technical sessions
  • Opening plenary reception
  • Lunch, cocktails, and Local Host Committee reception on Thursday
  • The Awards of Excellence luncheon on Friday
  • A discounted rate for pre-conference professional development
  • A discounted rate on the entire Philadelphia conference proceedings (streaming audio synched to presentation slides)

2011 CitiesAlive Conference

The Conference takes place at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has arranged a special block of rooms at a preferred rate for CitiesAlive Conference Delegates.  The preferred rate for single or double occupancy is US $159.00 plus local taxes.  Click here for booking information.  The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is within walking distance of many of the city’s cultural and corporate attractions including Love Park, the Franklin Institute, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as numerous restaurants and shops.

So, if you’re going anyway, why not register now and save some cool cash?  Again, the Early Bird Registration rate for the CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference ends tomorrow, Friday, July 29!  Register now at www.citiesalive.org.

2011 CitiesAlive ConferenceAs usual, we’ll be there with a Greenroofs.com booth at the Trade Show and I’ll be presenting along with Haven Kiers our “2011 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design.”  We’re really looking forward to exploring all that the City of Brotherly Love has to offer her visitors!

~ We hope to see you at CitiesAlive 2011!

Linda V.