The “Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015”

March 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

So we have exactly two weeks before we begin our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015! It starts live on Monday, April 6 through April 12 and runs through May 31, 2015 on demand, with all of the lounges, spaces and nooks live and open for networking.

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Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

Here now are the “Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015” – in no particular order:

VS2015-vertical10) Get up to 10 GRP CEU’s from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.  Earn other CEUs in The Classroom.

9) Watch awesome video presentations from over 30 speakers from 5 continents!  Including Haven Kiers‘ and my own 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015.”

8) Chat with speakers, keynotes, and us live in our Q & A Sessions via video (first come first served) and text during The Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12.

7) Continue networking live with all of the attendees through May 31, 2015 and see all of the videos on demand.

6) Submit your own under 3-minute video to the Inspiration Nook and get the word out about your own new project, research or idea.

5) Do you have a job available or are you looking for one?  Network at the JobLinks Fair!

4) Check out all of the wonderful greenroof & greenwall books by your favorite authors – some of them presenting at the VS2015 – at The Bookstore.

3) Visit Sponsors and Exhibitors live in the Expo Pavilion during the Live Social Weekend Hangout on Saturday & Sunday April 11 & 12 and see What’s New in the market for products & services in their booths.

2) Have fun & connect with colleagues online from across the globe in the: “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge; the Sponsor Meeting Rooms; the Inspiration Nook & more!

1) Enjoy all of this virtual networking, learning, & entertainment from the comfort of your own computer, laptop, or mobile device!

Join your friends, peers, soon-to-be-colleagues, and the Greenroofs.com Network at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015!

Where: Online… on the Internet!

Pre-Register here: http://www.greenroofs.com/virtualsummit/virtualsummit-registration.htm

When: Monday April 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT to Sunday April 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT and Archived On-Demand through the end of May, 2015.  Social Networking Spaces are All Live.

Registration Cost: Fee is $49 and $25 for students/faculty & government

Happy Connecting,

~ Linda V.

Attending the VS 2015? Send an Under 3-Minute Video for the Inspiration Nook!

March 16, 2015 at 2:52 pm

The Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 is Greenroofs.com‘s third online conference, and of course we try and get different speakers with varied subjects each time to keep it fresh and topical.  Did you know that even if you are not a featured Keynote or Speaker at our Virtual Summit 2015 you can still highlight your ideas or work here?

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Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

So, what if we didn’t invite you to present but you have some great info, project, research, poster board, or just plain cool idea that you want to get out?  In 2013 we inaugurated a new idea – the “Inspiration Nook” to offer this opportunity to all attendees.

What is it?

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The Inspiration Nook is simply a virtual niche where we play short, informative – and hopefully inspiring in some way – videos.  In essence, all attendees can create and share their under 3-minute video, get your short bio included on the Speakers page, AND hold your own online Q & A Session with other attendees over our Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12 – all included with your Registration:

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Registration Fee:

$49 – special discounted pricing;

$25 – for students/faculty and government professionals*

* Email address must have .edu, or .gov or other governmental domain name extensions.

You may be saying “there’s not enough time!”  Sure there is – you’ve got just under weeks to put together a fun little video about your passion – nothing fancy!

This series is focused around sparking conversation, ideas, dialogue and connections around a specific greenroof/wall-related topic – a mosaic of bright ideas for a greener world.

Quality Over Quantity

We’ve all heard of the “Elevator Pitch” – why not  show your succinct pitch in an < 3-minute video!  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.

– Professors and teachers: you could get your entire class to create a video of snippets from each student.

– 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.

Inspiration!

Specifics:

Maximum length: 2:56 to allow branding on our part;

Video due date: March 31, 2015.  All videos will be on demand through May 31 so it could be later, but you’ll get more exposure if it’s up at the beginning on April 6.

After registering, send me: your photo, 2-3 line bio and video description, its title, and a photo representing your video.  Tell me the time and date for your live Q & A Session.  Then we’ll add you to the Speakers and Agenda pages.

Here are a few examples from 2013:

Green Roofs on Lean-tos in Adirondack Wilderness Areas Inspiration Nook Video by Alison Liedkie.

Upping the Urban Green. What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities? Inspiration Nook Video by Dr. Mark Simmons and Christine Thuring.

Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients Inspiration Nook Video by João Manuel Linck Feijó.

NOTE:  The Inspiration Nook videos are not meant to be overtly commercial (no product endorsements, please – if this is the case, you may want to consider exhibiting at the Expo Pavilions at a very low cost!  $400 for Greenroofs.com advertisers/$500 for non-advertisers).

Don’t forget the awesome Continuing Education Credits:

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GRP CEU (10)

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Through AEC Daily, a developer of online education courses for the construction sector, these organizations have certified specific courses and will give their members credit upon completion up to one credit each for a total of:

AIA/CES (3), USGBC/GBCI CE (3), HSW (3), AIBD CE (2), AIC (2), BOMI CPD Hours (3), CCIDC CE (3), FBPE (3), InterNACHI (3), LA CES™ (2), NARI CEU (3), NAHB CE (3), RCEP PDH (2), RCI CEH (3), AAA (3), AANB (3), AIBC (3), CSC PDE (3), NLAA (3), NWTAA (3), OAA (3), OAQ (3), SAA (3).

Join Greenroofs.com online for our spectacular Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 -Registration is open.  We hope to see you online and watch some of your work!

~ Linda V: linda@greenroofs.com

Greenroofs.com Announces the Third Greenroofs & Walls of the World(TM) Virtual Summit 2015 on April 6-12!

March 2, 2015 at 2:28 pm

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about our upcoming Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015, but just in case here is our latest Press Release:

The World Wide Web. – (February 27, 2015) – Building on the success of our inaugural Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit in 2011 and our our second foray in the world of virtual conferences in 2013, it is with great pleasure to announce our third biennial:

Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

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LindaVelazquez-small“Building upon Greenroofs.com’s legacy of innovative, groundbreaking online conferencing, the 2015 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit guarantees visionary speakers, exemplary information sharing, and lively commentary from leading trendsetters and experts in our industry of living architecture.” ~ Linda S. Velazquez, Founder & Publisher, Greenroofs.com

Keynote Speakers

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People:
Creative thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers sharing project-focused organic “vegitecture” – green infrastructure ideas.
Friendly and knowledgeable exhibitors on hand live at the Expo.

Projects:
International icons of sustainability demonstrating early successes plus current & visionary case studies of excellence in design.

Design:
Proven standards of diverse green technologies plus dynamic, cutting edge, forward thinking schemes for greening the planet with building integrated greenery.  Bioclimatic design promoting biodiversity, biomimicry & chic sustainability meet high-tech and low-tech approaches.

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Why Virtual?
As important as physical conferences are, the proliferation of international events makes it impossible to exhibit and attend them all in terms of time and money.  At a fraction of the cost of a physical conference, you have an incredible opportunity to meet and greet awesome experts and practitioners in our field – without leaving your office or increasing your carbon footprint.  Every day, the new ubiquity of architectural greening gains new advocates, designers, and specifiers – be a trailblazer by connecting and participating online!

When?  Live event on April 6 – April 12, 2015 with all video presentations available on demand.

The fun part is the interactive online socializing, held during the Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12!  Join us for live Speaker Q & As, chat hangouts at the Sponsor Lounge, the Inspiration Nook, the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” Lounge, and the spectacular Expo Pavilions.

Presentations will be on demand through May, 2015 where you can also continue to connect with your peers.

VS2015-AttendeeProfileWhat?  We’re shining a virtual international spotlight on vegetative roofing and greenwalls integrating technology, multimedia, along with the limitless global reach of the Internet.  World renowned speakers and experts are just a click away during the long weekend of lively Q & A sessions, with plenty of social networking and virtual fun!

Mission:
To inform, share, and create a global social media experience for imagining, learning & networking via the power of the Internet.

Raising awareness of our burgeoning market and industry, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 continues as an interactive platform for the interchange of ideas through a combination of keynote speakers, expert panel sessions, moderated chat sessions with live Q & As, on-demand presentations, plus live chatting at the Sponsor Spaces, Social Media Areas, and the spectacular Expo Pavilions showcasing vendors and organizations from across the world.

Participants:  Network and connect with your peers in real time, be inspired by our featured presenters, and learn about new companies, products, and projects on our live Expo dates.

Speakers:  Share your project, sustainable vision, and experience on a global platform.

Exhibitors:  Enhance your live trade show experience by spotlighting your company to our highly targeted international audience, increase your exhibiting ROI’s, and reduce your carbon footprint in our eco-friendly environment.

Visit our AboutSpeakers, and Agenda pages and contact us for Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunity InformationRegistration will be available soon.

Event Platform Provider
In 2015 the Virtual Summit will be powered by 6Connex.

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AramisVelazquez-small“6Connex has been a leader in the virtual environment space since 2009, powering Virtual Destinations for career fairs, corporate universities, product launches, onboarding, user conferences and other applications. You’ll truly enjoy their virtual technology immersion from any device.” ~ Aramis M. Velazquez, CEO, Greenroofs.com

For more information:

Aramis M. Velázquez, CEO
Greenroofs.com, LLC.
(888) 477-1326
aramis@greenroofs.com

Please stay tuned for additional speakers and the final Agenda!  Registration will be opened soon – it will be great to connect with everyone online once again!

Happy surfing,

~ Linda Velazquez

Watch “Green Roofs on Lean-tos in Adirondack Wilderness Areas” by Alison Liedkie from Our Virtual Summit 2013

February 18, 2015 at 12:44 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com‘s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air “Green Roofs on Lean-tos in Adirondack Wilderness Areas” by Alison Liedkie, at the time (2013) a senior at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack State Park in New York.  Alison participated in our inaugural “Inspiration Nook.”

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Even if you were not presenting, as an attendee you could submit your under 3 minute (non-overtly commercial) videos of research, ideas, projects, poster boards, thought leadership, etc., which were followed by your own live Discussion Chat.

This series is focused around sparking conversation, ideas, dialogue and connections around a specific greenroof/wall-related topic – a mosaic of bright ideas for a greener world.

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Alison’s capstone project was looking at the feasibility of putting green roofs on lean-tos in wilderness areas in the Adirondacks.  Wilderness areas are the last remaining frontier and are worth protecting.  The addition of green roofs can help the area directly as well as serving as an example to visitors.  Alison invited your input on design options, and she did receive construction advice from a few attendees.

Here’s more:

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Paul Smiths, NY, USA.  Alison Liedkie is a senior at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack State Park, completing a degree in recreation, adventure travel and ecotourism.  She is very interested in wilderness and sustainability and is looking for ways to combine the two. ~ VS2013   

Watch “Green Roofs on Lean-tos in Adirondack Wilderness Areas” by Alison Liedkie below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between Greenroofs.com and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

The Status of Chinese Green Roofs & Featured Presentations from the 2012 Hangzhou China World Green Roof Congress Collaborative Video by Wang Xianmin and others.

Upping the Urban Green. What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities? Inspiration Nook Video by Dr. Mark Simmons and Christine Thuring.

Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients Inspiration Nook Video by João Manuel Linck Feijó.

How Green Roofs in Copenhagen Create New Opportunities, Climate Adapt Our City and Transform Our Living Video by Dorthe Rømø.

A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano.

12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs Keynote Video by Steven Peck.

Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants Video by Kevin Songer.

La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España – Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain Panel Session with Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán- Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, Tanya Müller García, Dr. Gilberto Navas, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.

Development of Different Types of Green Roofs & Green Walls for Improved Urban Biodiversity and Green Clime Adaptation in Cold Climates Video by Dr. Tobias Emilsson.

Naturación Urbana en España – Urban Greening in Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.

Relaunch – Hamburg’s New Green Roof Strategy Video by Wolfgang Ansel.

Introduction to Integrated Water Management Video by Jeff Bruce.

Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned Collaborative Video with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts.

Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect Keynote Video by Mary Ann Uhlmann.

Vegetation Development on Extensive Green Roofs Over Time Video by Christine Thuring.

Investigación de Azoteas Verdes de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo – Green Roof Research at the Chapingo Autonomous University Video by Dr. Gilberto Navas.

Sky Parks in the Public Realm – Elevating Green Ways and Urban Connectivity Panel Session with Dr. Maureen Connelly, Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Randy Sharp, and Dr. Tan Puay Yok.

Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Production Collaborative Video with Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin.

Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage? Opening Keynote Video by Aditya Ranade.

Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs – Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas Video by Tanya Müller García.

The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort Video by Jaron Lubin.

Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement Video by Marc Grañén.

Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.

Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable.

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + A Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.TV playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

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VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

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VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish