The World Wide Web. - (February 8, 2013) - There are just 4 days left until the start of the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013! We here at Greenroofs.com and WGIN are excited and hope you have already registered for this this networking opportunity.
You’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:
“Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way" with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt
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:
“The Greenroofs.com 2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends
in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2013" by Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers
Greenroofs.com Founder & Publisher Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers, Greenroofs.com Editor present our highly popular annual series. 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:
"Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned" with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts
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 Center’s Green Roof Garden in Chicago, and the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Monday, February 18:
"Upping the Urban Green. What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities?" by Dr. Mark Simmons and Christine Thuring
Meet Mark Simmons, PhD from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas and Christine Thuring (Chlorophyllocity) from the University of Sheffield in The Inspiration Nook. 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.
Thursday, February 21:
"A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain" by Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano in Spanish with English voice-overs and subtitles, followed by a live Q & A in English with Dr. Alan Darlington
Dr. Alan Darlington of NEDLAW Living Walls will present "Indoor Air Biofilters." 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 of Paisajismo Urbano 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. 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.
Expo Wednesday, February 20:
"Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Production" with Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin
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. 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. 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: 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.
Tuesday, February 26:
"Naturación Urbana en España" - "Urban Greening in Spain" by Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer 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. Their videos will serve as backgrounders for the Panel Session "La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España" - "Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain."
Thursday, February 28:
"A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain" by Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano in Spanish with English voice-overs and subtitles, followed by a live Q & A in Spanish with Nacho Solano
Thursday, March 7, 2013:
"Green Roofs & Solar: Double Your Benefits!" with Jörg Breuning and Ryan Miller
Jörg 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 haven’t registered yet, here are the extremely low rates – 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 our Registration Page for more information and Register Here.
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