See the Virtual Summit 2015’s Agenda-at-a-Glance!

April 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

It’s been fun chatting with attendees and speakers so far at the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge at the Virtual Summit 2015!  Everyone is just starting to get acquainted with our campus and watch the varied video presentations.

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Need a quick refreshing of who’s here and what’s when at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture?

Check out the Agenda-at-a-Glance:

Opening Day: Monday, April 6, 2015; Greenroofs.com Opening Address from Linda Velazquez

The Live Social Weekend Hangout: Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12, 2015

The Live Expo Pavilion: Open Saturday & Sunday April 11 & 12, 2015

The JobLinks Fair in the Networking Lounge: Opens Saturday April 11 9:00 am thru Sunday April 12 5:00 pm EDT

KEYNOTES:

A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy!Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview by Linda Velazquez

Biodiversity in the Sky – How Green Roofs Can Be Designed as Wild Life Refuges” Keynote by Dr. Stephan Brenneisen

Green Roofs to New Cities” Keynote by Dr. Diana Balmori

Individual, Collaborative, & Panels:

A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” by Elizabeth Hart

Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer

Biosolar Roofs” by Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge

From Passive House to the Cold North—How Vegetative Envelope Components Impact Buildings” Panel with Dr. Bob Cameron, Dr. Allen Lee (Moderator), Dr. Karen Liu, and Chris Wark

Greening Rooftops in Alberta: People, Place + Projects” by Kerry Ross

Greening the World Inside and Outside” by Mark Paul

Greenwalls in Middle Earth” by Graham Cleary

Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman

Small Scale Green Roofs” by Dusty Gedge and John Little

Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 1 with Patrick Carey (Moderator), Peter Ensign, and George Irwin

Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 2 with Patrick Carey (Moderator) and Darius Jones

Soil Ecological Processes on Green Roofs: Research and Observation Meet Theory and Intuition” Inspiration Nook video by Christine Thuring

Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems” by Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin

The Development of Revolutionary Large Scale Vegetated Infrastructure Projects in Latin America and the Foundation of a New Industry” by Pablo Atuesta

The Great Green Roof Review” by Jenny Hill and Terry McGlade

The Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015” by Haven Kiers and Linda Velazquez

Two Extremes in Waterwise Design from Denver, Colorado and Athens, Greece” by Andrew Clements and Karla Dakin

Using a Climate and Ecological Template Approach for Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs by Ed Snodgrass

Versatile Living Walls & Roofs: International Applications for Agriculture, Energy Conservation, Pollution Attenuation, and Aesthetics” by Dr. Bob Cameron

Greenroofs.com Closing Address from Linda Velazquez

Register here for only $49 or $25.

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Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

Come join us and partake of the conversation!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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See you soon, hopefully,

~ Linda V.

Delve into the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 – Watch “The Virtual Experience Video”!

April 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

So you know by now why you should attend and participate and who will be speaking at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture starting next week, but what does the actual virtual environment look like?  Where do I go?  How does it work?

See the spaces and learn to navigate through our beautiful campus.  Get all of these questions answered with our lively and very informative “The Virtual Experience” video:

Be a part of this avant-garde yet easy and fun way to get in touch with your colleagues from your own city or across the globe.

Don’t miss our Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12 where you’ll connect at the Rare Earth Auditorium and the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge, visit with industry professionals at the Expo Pavilion, learn about job opportunities at the JobLinks Fair, earn up to 10 GRP CEUs from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities plus others at The Classroom – and much more.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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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 11:00 PM EDT and Archived On-Demand through the end of May, 2015.  Social Networking Spaces are All Live.

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

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See you online soon at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015!

~Linda V.

Have You Registered Yet for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015?

March 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm

We have one week for the start of our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture!  Have you registered yet?

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Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

Brought to you by Greenroofs.com and supported in 2015 by our Rare Earth Sponsor Tremco and our Diamond Sponsor Green Roof Outfitters, we are committed to delivering unparalleled “bang for your buck.” In order to encourage participation across the globe and provide a more level financial playing field to offer as open a platform as possible, we have always striven to keep attendance fees low.

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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 only $49 and $25 for students/faculty & government

As an attendee you have many opportunities available not only to enhance your understanding of our fast-paced world of greenroofs & greenwalls but also to share your own thoughts and experiences with colleagues – it’s a two-way street on this information highway!

Where else could you meet up with people located around the world at one time?  Here are some of your benefits of registering:

  • Watch and re-watch video presentations from 30+ international speakers on many different subjects in the Rare Earth Auditorium through May 31, 2015.  See the Agenda.  And earn up to 10 GRP CEU’s from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities!  See the rest online.
  • Better yet, participate in the speakers’ live Q & A Sessions during The Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12.  Interact and create a dialogue via video (first come, first served) and text chatting.  Ask these far-flung experts and practitioners questions that you might never be able to see at a physical conference!  See the Agenda-at-a-Glance for times – more to be finalized.
  • Create your own under 3-minute video about your work, research, ideas, etc., and highlight it in the Inspiration Nook – become a thought leader yourself!  It doesn’t need to be fancy or complicated – just get the word out about you.  You may even have something all ready to go.  Submit it in time for The Live Social Weekend Hangout and we’ll add you to the Agenda and Speakers pages.  Where else could you have the opportunity to expose your work to hundreds of people?
  • Learn about awesome people, products, and services in the Expo Pavilion on Saturday & Sunday during the Live Social Weekend Hangout.  Visit and chat with our wonderful Sponsors and Exhibitors in their booths, watch their videos, download their info and pick their brains.
  • Connect with friends and make new ones at the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge – which, by the way, is actually open 24/7 through May 31st.  Start a public chat and see what happens.  Tell your colleagues to join you there at a specific time and day for a private chat and connect via video if you want to.  Looking or a job or do you have one available?  Network here at the JobLinks Fair on Saturday & Sunday during the Live Social Weekend Hangout.  Meet some of the Greenroofs.com Contributing Editors!
  • Visit personally with insightful industry leaders and reps at the Tremco Meeting Room in an exclusive, private setting.
  • Do all this with any computer or mobile device.  Take the Virtual Summit 2015 with you!

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Read much more online about the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015.  We’re going to have lots of fun and hope to see you there!

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~ Linda Velazquez

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

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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.