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New Dates Announced for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 - Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

The World Wide Web. - August 9, 2011 - Due to a series of unexpected events, we have decided to reschedule the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 for September 27th (Tuesday) & 28th (Wednesday), 2011.

We are very excited about our exceptional line-up of speakers and exhibitors and the extra time will ensure that the event will be a unique experience like no other. The extra time will be well worth it in the end!

When?
September 27 & 28, 2011, and on demand for 30 days afterwards, through October 28.

Pre-Registration
July 20 - September 9, 2011.

We will also be extending the Early Bird Pre-Registration through September 9.  The rate is only $49 (or less, see below) for both days plus the 30 archived on-demand days afterwards for over 30 presentations and panel sessions from 50 + colleagues from around the world.

Cost

  • $99 Registration Fee, or only $49 for Early Bird Pre-Registrations and organization/professional association members and government constituents, e.g. GRHC, ASLA, AIA, USGBC, IGRA, IRLA, GreenRoofs Australasia, AMENA, WGIN, NParks, etc.;

  • $25 for government professionals and students/faculty.

  • Free to accredited media - contact us at virtual@greenroofs.com to find out how you can hang out in the Media Room to meet, chat and blog about the event

Accordingly, the drawing for the first of two Apple iPad2s that we'll be giving away for early bird registrants will be announced on September 10, 2011 on the Sky Gardens Blog.

People:
Project-focused, creative thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers sharing organic vegitecture and
Friendly, knowledgeable, experienced product and service providers on hand live at the Expo as well as industry association
content on demand

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 designs for greening the planet with building integrated greenery of bioclimatic high design with natural surroundings highlighting biodiversity, biomimicry & chic sustainability.

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

In addition to raising the awareness of our market and industry, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 will be an interactive platform for the interchange of ideas through a combination of keynote speakers, expert panel sessions, moderated chat sessions with live q & a, on-demand presentations, plus live video chatting at the Sponsor Meeting Rooms, Networking Lounge, and the spectacular 24-hour Expo Pavilions showcasing vendors and organizations from across the world.

Keynotes & Speakers:
“Imagine a world of green:  What are we doing to create organic architecture?”

Andrew Grant, Landscape Architect, Principal, Grant Associates
Charlie Miller, P.E., Principal, Roofmeadow
Ed Snodgrass, Farmer, Author, Co-owner, Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants
Ralph Velasquez, Executive Director of Sustainability, Tremco

Confirmed speakers: Linda Velazquez and the eleven Greenroofs.com Contributing Editors: Ed Snodgrass, Christine Thuring, Kelly Luckett, Ralph Velasquez, Patrick Carey, Haven Kiers, Dr. Bill Retzlaff, Caroline Menetre, George Irwin, Chris Wark, and John Shepley, plus Tom Liptan, Matt Burlin, Amy Chomowicz, Casey Cunningham, Alice Meyers, Dr. Patrick Blanc, Dusty Gedge, Nathalie Baumann, Gary Grant, Dr. Nigel Dunnett, Dr. Clayton Rugh, Congressman Tom Reed, Steve Ritz, Senator Gustavo Rivera, Jess Dannhauser, Robert Bieder, Jon Buettler, Javier Lopez, Jorg Breuning, Matthew Dillon, Richard Hayden, David Aponte, Kevin Songer, Joe Webb, Lluis Recasens Pahí, Ignacio Espoz, Jim Kirby, Mike Ennis, Tanya Garcia Müller, Roland Appl, Wolfgang Ansel, João Manuel Linck Feijó, Xianmin Wang, Dr. Robert Berghage, Paul Kephart, Terry McGlade, and more to come!

How To
Visit our
Virtual Summit website to watch several short How-To Navigate videos, see new Sponsor/Exhibitor company names, learn about the Expo and of course, view the finalized Agenda.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
The Expo Pavilions are open all day, both days!  Define your geographical area of interest by choosing between the North American Pavilion or the International Pavilion - expo booths will be divided into separate pavilion areas to make your navigating easier.

Exhibitor Cost: $1,000 (Existing Greenroofs.com Advertisers: $800).  Learn more.  Not an advertiser yet but want to be? We're offering new companies a special 10% off promotion in The Greenroof Directory. Contact us at virtual@greenroofs.com for details!

Also contact us if you’re an industry-related organization, non-profit or government (collectively referred to as Associates) – you’re invited to showcase your work at the Expo in the Associates Pavilion at no cost!

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.  Every day, the new ubiquity of architectural greening gains new advocates, designers, and specifiers - be cutting edge by participating!

We hope to see you there!

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About Greenroofs.com
Since 1999, Greenroofs.com has been the international greenroof industry's resource and online information portal. We inform, promote and inspire through the interchange of ideas, projects, news, videos, events, research, people, company and community updates and marketing opportunities; exclusives include the Sky Gardens ~ where cool green meets lofty blue Blog, Contributing Editor Columns, and Guest Features. Greenroofs.com is the publisher of the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database, The Greenroof Directory, greenroofs.tv, Greenroofs of the World™ 12-Month Wall Calendar, and the Sky Gardens ~ Greenroofs of the World™ WebTV series. Visit us at www.greenroofs.com.


For more information:

Aramis M. Velazquez
Greenroofs.com, LLC.
(888) 477-1326
media@greenroofs.com

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