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Conferences, Trade Shows and other public events that address green building, green living, and the greenroof concept are presented here with contact information for the respective organization. is not the organizer of any of these events, and does not necessarily recommend nor endorse any event, nor are we responsible for any errors, date changes, or cancellations.  The use of the words "we" and "our" within each description pertains to each organization, not  We consider these interesting and newsworthy - please contact each organization for details!  Submit free postings of event notices with dates & complete description for publication to:

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March 17-29: Environmental Film Festival, Washington D.C.
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital seeks to further the public’s understanding of environmental issues – and solutions – through the power of film and thought-provoking discussions with environmental experts and filmmakers. The Festival is a platform that fosters environmental awareness and action. Our films will address the complex relationship between the environment and human health and look toward solutions to ensure a healthy population and environment with the understanding that whatever we do to the environment, we do to ourselves.


March 28: Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. local time, Worldwide

There is no doubt about it: the world is facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in its history. That may make the journey to a sustainable future seem difficult to imagine, but it is far from impossible. Change this big needs you. It needs every one of us. Together our individual actions add up to make a difference collectively. In fact, change is already underway.  Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.







April 6 - 12: 3rd Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 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.

People: Creative thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers sharing organic 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.

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

Keynote Speakers

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Learn about the esteemed speakers from our previous Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits:
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: 2013 and 2011.




April 13-14: Urban Agenda 2020 Conference, Dubai, UAE
Dubai is hailed as one of the world’s most attractive cities to live in, with an ever-expanding number of businesses and people streaming in to make it their home. The Emirate has also been identified as one of the most innovative and disruptive cities on the planet, leading change and developing at an unprecedented rate. But how can Dubai and such other ‘power cities’ continue to manage such growth while being attractive places to live in? URBAN AGENDA 2020 will examine the factors that go into making a developing city livable and understand how cities can develop dynamically and ensure economic growth – while maintaining a great living environment. Attending the event will give you the tools you need to plan for new city developments, understand new technologies, benefit from hands-on workshops and network with Dubai government officials and their consultants.



April 13-15: Outdoor Design Build & Supply Trade Show, Dubai, UAE
This exhibition is dedicated to showcasing a wide range of hard and soft landscaping products and services including landscape contractors, outdoor lighting, recreation and park equipment, water features, playground equipment, flooring solutions, horticulture, planning and design services and much more. This event focuses purely on the design, build & supply for all private and public spaces. It is fully backed by Dubai Municipality and is the only dedicated platform in the Middle East that caters to the landscaping requirements of all industries in the space: hotels, municipalities, public parks, urban areas, property developers, schools, sports stadiums, golf courses, hospitals, leisure destinations and more.



April 20-21: 4th International Green Roof Congress, Istanbul, Turkey


Where is there room for nature in towns? This is a question that is increasingly being asked by building experts around the world who are faced with the challenges of urban densification. Under the motto "Explore the Nature on Rooftops" successful solutions for sustainable urban development and practical Green Roof technology will be presented, discussed and taught at the 4th International Green Roof Congress as well as the latest achievements in science and technology. The congress programme will have a distinctively interactive style with lectures and workshops. Certified Green Roof experts, designers, landscape architects, landscape contractors, plant experts and delegates of municipal authorities will be sharing their knowledge and answering questions and queries in practice-oriented workshops. Read "20-21 April, 2015: SAVE THE DATE for the 4th International Green Roof Congress in Istanbul, Turkey!" by Wolfgang Ansel.



April 22: Earth Day 2014
Support Earth Day. Your support enables Earth Day Network to power the environmental movement and ensure a healthy and sustainable planet for all of us. Your contributions and purchases help mobilize communities, implement environmental education programs and support Earth Day events and actions around the world. From greening schools in post-Katrina New Orleans to improving water and sanitation services in a refugee community in Ghana, EDN supports and coordinates thousands of Earth Day events worldwide each year. Earth Day, April 22, is the largest secular holiday in the world, now celebrated by more than one billion people.



April 28-29: Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015, Dubai, UAE

Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2015 will witness industry experts showcasing and discussing innovative solutions to make . Providing a platform to network and create lucrative business opportunities, the event will attract more than 400 senior landscape engineers, architects, developers, contractors, technology providers and government authorities. Expotrade Middle East is looking forward to meeting senior professionals committed to the sustainable growth of the region’s landscape sector and cordially invite you to register.






May 1 - October 31: Expo Milano, Milan Italy
Expo Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. Not only is it an exhibition but also a process, one of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is sustainable, technological, thematic and focused on its visitors. Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the Expo will host over 130 participants. Running for 184 days, this giant exhibition site, covering one million square meters, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors. A journey of tastes. Visitors will experience a unique journey that looks at the complex theme of nutrition. They will have the possibility to take a trip around the world, sampling the food and traditions of people from all over the globe. Expo Milano 2015 will be the first Exposition in history to be remembered not only for its products but also for its contribution towards education on food and the planet’s precious resources.

May 5-6: ROOFTech 2015, Vancouver, Canada
The 12th biennial ROOFTech has been planned by the roofing industry to provide a "hands on" educational experience on all aspects of roofing for architects, building inspectors, contractors, engineers, property managers, roofing consultants and specifiers. It will be much more than just a typical trade show. ROOFTech 2015 will be an informational forum that will provide considerable benefits for anyone who needs to stay apprised about the latest in roofing technologies.



May 9-11: Roof & Façade & Waterproofing Exhibition China 2015, Guangzhou, China
Roof China is a only trade show located in south China specialized for roofing industry since 2011. Advocating the popularization of the Quality Warranty & Being a Platform seizing opportunities are what we have been focusing since its first edition. Every year Roof China attract exhibitors from many countries in Asia, Europe and America with their advanced products, make it a fabulous show for visitors. Roof China is a place of adventure for who want to start their business, and a place of discovery for who need some fresh ideas. In a word, It’s an event you can not miss always.



May 11-13: 2015 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, Miami, FL
The International Concrete Sustainability Conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing, design and construction. Experts will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development: LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT - Pervious pavements and erosion control structures, urban heat island reduction, light colored pavements, green roofs and cool communities.



May 14-16: AIA 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition, Atlanta, GA
The AIA 2015 National Convention will explore how innovative approaches to planning, design, and construction, along with revolutionary approaches to practice and collaboration, can create more resilient urban ecosystems. Through this innovation, cities of all scales can contribute to a region's sustainability and regeneration.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#2745, Firestone Building Products - Booth#531, LiveRoof & LiveWall Systems - Booth#1858, Sika Corporation - Booth#629, Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#838, and Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance - Booth#240.



May 19-23: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, officially the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held each year on five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. It is the most famous such show in the United Kingdom, perhaps the most famous gardening event in the world and part of London's summer social season. Popular parts of the Chelsea Flower Show include the show gardens designed by leading names and the centerpiece of the floral marquee.



May 22-24: ROOF INDIA 2015, Mumbai, India
India is the 2nd fastest growing major economy in the world and in spite of the global economic scenario, the Building Construction & Infrastructure industry in India continues to boom. Pre-engineered Buildings/Factories, Airport modernization/new airports projects, Metro Rail, New Hotel/Resorts, IT Parks, Retail Malls, Hypermarkets, Multiplexes, Integrated Townships etc are still buzzwords today in India's booming Building Construction & Infrastructure industry. And it is this scenario that ROOF INDIA Exhibition - Asia's Largest Roofing & Allied Products Event, provides the ideal platform for the building construction and infrastructure industry fraternity to converge, network and strike lucrative business deals and establish business partnerships & joint ventures. Be there to be part of India’s building construction & infrastructure boom! Maximise your opportunities at ROOF INDIA 2015!






June 1-2: Grey to Green Conference by GRHC, Toronto, Canada

This two-day conference focuses on the health benefits of green infrastructure - for our economy, our ecosystem and our community. Grey to Green will bring together leading edge thinkers and doers across a diverse range of fields which reveal the intersection of health and green infrastructure protection and development. Three years have quickly passed since the ground-breaking Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto. Since then, many new developments in design, business practice, policy and research supporting urban and peri-urban agriculture have mushroomed. It is time to take stock and plan future directions in the critical area of food policy, which is all too often left out of high-level policy discussions about resilience. As more people turn to growing food in cities – as a hobby, for nourishment, or as a new breed of business – there are a greater number of opportunities to learn from one another and to advance the sector. Call for Presentation and Training Proposals.



June 5: World Environment Day
World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day ('WED') is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began and it was from 5–16 June 1972. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The first World Environment Day was in 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. World Environment Day is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere.



June 7-15: International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, Moscow, Russia
IFLA, the International Federation of Landscape Architects, is the global body of professional Landscape Architects, with members from over 60 countries in all continents. It represents the profession of Landscape Architecture in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO, UIA., etc. IFLA is a non-political, non governmental and non-profit democratic organization with the following objectives: to develop and promote the profession and discipline of Landscape Architecture, together with its related arts and sciences, and throughout the world. An IFLA World Congress is an ideal opportunity to share and learn from diverse cultures, with attendees from 63 IFLA member countries.



June 14-17: Western Roofing Expo 2015, Las Vegas, NV
Plan to attend “The Largest Roofing Expo presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry” – the Western Roofing Expo – your once-a-year opportunity to maximize your company’s productivity, efficiency and profitability. Known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together, WRE focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle SynTec Systems Booth#302, Firestone Building Products - Booth#607, and Sika Sarnafil Corporation - Booth#213.



June 28-30: 2015 Every Building Conference & Expo, Los Angeles, CA
Commercial real estate is a competitive, high-stakes business. Success requires results: heightened asset performance; increased NOI; profitability and efficiency at every level of building and portfolio management. Achieving those results takes innovation, know-how and new information to stay ahead of the curve. CRE professionals who are serious about their success attend the industry’s most important event of the year to give themselves the advantage. You can, too. Make every effort to be here. The most comprehensive education conference in the industry. Expert-led sessions offer the opportunity to increase knowledge, build skills and earn continuing professional development credits while addressing the topics and issues that are vital to your success.






July 11-14: OFA - Cultivate15, The AmericanHort Experience, Columbus, OH
AmericanHort announces that its annual convention and trade show has been renamed to Cultivate – An AmericanHort Experience. Formerly known as OFA Short Course, Cultivate'15 will continue to offer premier educational and networking experiences, and more than 7 acres of trade show exhibits including technology, new products and services, and new plant varieties. This year also sees an expansion of products and services for retailers, nursery production, and landscaping. Thousands of attendees from more than 20 countries are expected this year.






August 2-6: StormCon – The North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Austin, TX

Stormwater management is a fast-changing discipline and StormCon is the only professional conference and exposition where you can learn about the latest stormwater program management innovations, BMPs performance case studies, research, technology, and services. Take advantage of StormCon's early bird registration rates and register today. StormCon is the alphabet soup for solutions to meet all of your stormwater needs. From Ammonia to Zeolyte -- erosion control, funding, modeling, permitting, rainwater use, treatment and watershed management plans -- you will find products, services and decades of expertise. Phase I or II, small or large populations, ag or urban, StormCon provides it all under one very LARGE roof. The brainpower of our industry at your personal service for a concentrated four days. If you've got questions, at StormCon you'll find the answers. At a time of evolving regulations, StormCon evolves with the regulatory and technical needs, ensuring the state of the art in stormwater management.






September 30 - October 2: CONSTRUCT 2015 Conference, St. Louis, MO
CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success. This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event. CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities. In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#633 and Firestone Building Products - Booth#203.






October 5-8: Cities Alive 2015 Conference, New York, NY
The walls and the roofs of New York City provide hundreds of square miles of surfaces that can be used to help address many of these pressing issues. CitiesAlive delegates will tour leading edge projects, research facilities and see some unique sites such as the High Line and Brooklyn Grange. Technical sessions are directed towards design, research and policy communities and will focus on the latest scientific research, products, and policies all of which are critical to meeting the challenge of promoting healthy and resilient people and places in New York City. New York City is filled with hundreds of design firms and thousands of designers. New York has over 8 million residents and the regional population exceeds 21 million. New York City is home to more than 35 GRPs and boasts numerous Award of Excellence winning projects. GRHC invites you to submit a paper for presentation at the 13th Annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#F7&F8, Conservation Technology - Booth#302, and Firestone Building Products - Booth#TBD.



October 14-16: World Green Infrastructure Congress, Nagoya, Japan

Join International Delegates to celebrate the fastest expanding industry in Construction and Urban Planning. Experts, Academics, Exhibitors, Professionals, Policy Makers and related fields will congregate, share, explain and educate on how Green City Infrastructure such as green roofs, living walls, urban forests and urban regeneration can sustain our environment and our cities with vegetative systems, wise policy and foresight.  WGIN Congress National 2015 will include a closing ceremony at National Urban Greenery Fair Aichi. The fair has been held every year on a rotating basis in different cities throughout the country. In 2015, Nagoya will be the host city for the event. The fair will be held during the same time that WGIN Congress National 2015 happens. It will focus on stopping the loss of biodiversity. There will be exhibitions of the latest technology of green roof and green wall by companies and public organizations. The green roof and green wall technology will be significant parts of the green infrastructure for the cities. In addition, the academic and public organizations will participate to exhibit regarding the urban environment assessment, biodiversity indicators of urban environment, etc.

Download Event Brochure in English.





November 5-7: GreenUrbanscape Asia Conference, Singapore

As Asia urbanizes rapidly, there’s a strong demand for urban design, landscaping and greenery to create spaces that are conducive for work, live and play. Against this dynamic backdrop, GreenUrbanScape Asia, an international exhibition and conference on landscape, greenery, design, construction and technology, returns bigger and stronger for the second edition in 2015 at the Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Center. Why exhibit? Expand Outreach in Asia: Over 150 exhibiting companies from the region, Smart Partnerships - Springboard into emerging markets and network with some 5,000 regional buyers, Knowledge Sharing - Learn & share industry expertise at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference, and Proven Track Record - 1st successful edition in 2013 attracted 4,000 delegates and visitors.


November 6-9: ASLA 2015 Annual Meeting & EXPO, Washington, DC
This premier event for landscape architecture professionals will be the largest gathering of professionals in the world. More than 6,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors are expected to participate. ASLA annual meeting attendees consistently rate this EXPO as the “most valuable event” of the entire conference. Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions—all under one roof. With more than 450 exhibitors, the ASLA EXPO is the largest trade show in the industry and the best-attended event of the annual meeting. The average attendee spends four to six hours test-driving products in the EXPO. Full registrants will receive complimentary beverage coupons good for one drink at each of the EXPO receptions on Saturday and Sunday. For your convenience, a number of popular activities will be located in the EXPO.

Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#707, Firestone Building Products - Booth#TBD, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#1109, Omni Ecosystems - Booth#1539, Rooflite - Booth#2243, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#728, and Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#1030.



November 9-10: Building Envelope Technology Symposium, Nashville, TN
The Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is a two-day educational program offering cutting-edge information regarding design, construction, maintenance and repair of modern and/or older building envelopes. The event's open, inclusive environment encourages attendees to ask questions and stimulates dialogue. Speakers offer relevant solutions by referencing real-world examples and specific case histories. Each registrant will receive a comprehensive proceedings book detailing program information. Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be catered daily. There will be an informal social reception the first evening.


November 10-11: Greenbuild EXPO, Manchester, UK
The UK's newest sustainable building and refurbishment event, an essential and informative event for the construction industry covering everything from training opportunities and renewable technologies to sustainable materials and legislation updates. Following another great event which saw Greenbuild Expos Green Deal debate area swamped with visitors trying to find out what this new initiative has to offer. The feedback from our visitors this year was hugely encouraging for the industry. An increase of almost 15% in commercial building professionals this year demonstrates the interest that energy saving and carbon reducing measures are high priorities and provided exhibitors with some excellent prospects with nearly 4,000 visitors arriving from across the country and from sectors including volume housing, office, health, education, leisure, hotel and retail.



November 18-20: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Washington, DC
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events. Greenbuild is a perfect opportunity to meet with green building colleagues, network with leading industry professionals and learn from international representatives from around the world. Each year, Greenbuild and its host committee develops a robust roster of events to complement the conference and expo.

Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#1020, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#2205, Conservation Technology - Booth#3112, Firestone Building Products - Booth#TBD, Green Roof Outfitters - Booth#3515, LiveWall & LiveRoof - Booth#3241, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#822.



November 19-22: International Ecocity & Green Roof Conference, Kunming, China

The WGIN member organization International Rooftop Landscaping Association (IRLA) is going to host the next international green roof event of China. New themes, like more urban gardening, climate change and new solution in a thriving modern urbanism guides the way to a better living in a greener surrounding. This can be helpful for nearly all Cities around the world – let us learn from China and exchange knowledge to prepare perfect and local adapted solutions. The congress will give the opportunity to exchange knowledge with international speakers.






December 2-4: CONSTRUCT Canada, Toronto, Canada
The 27th Annual Construct Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 2-4, 2015 will be held concurrently with PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and Concrete Canada in the South Building, and Construct International and IIDEXCanada in the North Building. All shows combined will create The Buildings Show, North America’s largest exposition, networking and educational event. Influential buyers and decision-makers of the design, construction and real estate industries will attend the Show to experience more than 1,600 exhibits and 350 seminars and demonstrations, delivering the very latest in products, technologies, best practices and applications.




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