The Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 is Open – only $49 or $25!

April 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture is open!  I’m sharing my short Opening Address from yesterday with everyone:

Watch videos from 30+ international speakers including keynotes from landscape designer Diana Balmori, PhD, FASLA, IFLA in New York; environmentalist and researcher Stephan Brenneisen, PhD in Basel; and bioclimatic architect & eco-master planner Ken Yeang, PhD in London.  See them now during the week so that you can engage with the authors during the Live Social Weekend Hangout.

Held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12, our Live Social Weekend Hangout is when you’ll connect at the:

  • Rare Earth Auditorium for live Q & A Sessions with our speakers
  • Expo Pavilion and visit with industry professionals and see their projects and products on Saturday & Sunday
  • “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge where you can join different chat groups including the informal JobLinks Fair on Saturday & Sunday to learn about job opportunities
  • Tremco Meeting Room and learn much more about our wonderful Rare Earth Sponsor for the 3rd time running!

Earn various CEUs at The Classroom, and up to 10 GRP CEUs for watching the awesome speaker videos. As an attendee you can also further your own work by sending us a 3-minute “Inspiration Nook” video which can be uploaded at any time.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Where: Online… on the Internet!

Pre-Register (pay) 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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Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

Please join us now to make new connections from across the globe and connect with our online community of living architecture enthusiasts!

Warm regards, 

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Design Consultant
www.greenroofs.com
(770) 772-7334 office
(888) 477-1326 toll free & fax

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

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

~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:

GRP-logoGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities, the North American green roof industry association, is offering credits for the GRP, Green Roof Professional, up to a total of:

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

Registration is Open for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 – Get CEUs!

March 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Join Greenroofs.com online for our spectacular Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 – Registration is open!

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

When: Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT – Sunday April 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT.  All video presentations on demand.

Included: Live Social Weekend Hangout with live Speaker Q & As, chat hangouts at the Sponsor Lounges, the Inspiration Nook, the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” Lounge, and the spectacular Expo Pavilions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12!

On-Demand: April 6 until the end of May, 2015

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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.

Continuing Education Credits:

GRP-logoGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities, the North American green roof industry association, is offering credits for the GRP, Green Roof Professional, up to a total of:

GRP CEU (10)

AECDaily

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).

Industry Luminaries:

Keynote Speakers

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Engage with our awesome Keynotes, the brilliant:

Diana Balmori, PhD, FASLA, IFLA – “Green Roofs to New Cities”;

Stephan Brenneisen, PhD – “Biodiversity in the Sky – How Green Roofs Can Be Designed as Wild Life Refuges”;

and Ken Yeang, PhD – “A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy!” Keynote Interview by Linda Velazquez.

And don’t miss over 30 more of some of the brightest and best professionals and practitioners in our world of living architecture gathered here from five continents.

Plus, see what’s new at our Expo Pavilions!  Thinking of exhibiting?  Showcase your products and services from the U.S. to across the globe to the greenroof & greenwall community.

Thank you to the continued patronage of Tremco Incorporated, our Rare Earth Sponsor, who has supported us from the beginning in 2011, 2013, and now for the VS2015:

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Thanks also to Green Roof Outfitters, our Diamond Sponsor!

Visit our AboutSpeakers, and Agenda pages and contact us for Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunity Information.

At your convenience, participate and connect with industry experts and your peers at our Virtual Summit from the comfort of your own computer, laptop, or any mobile device.

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Register now for our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015!

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Happy virtual fun & learning,

~ Linda Velazquez