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May 20-24: 2013 APGA Conference - The Garden Evolution, Phoenix, AZ
The APGA Conference will place focus on the task of examining the demands and opportunities gardens are facing today, creating a place to pause… to make both difficult and radical choices, to reflect on the identity of the public garden, and to choose a proper path that leads to a truer, more focused mission. Together, APGA and garden professionals will ask tough questions, unearth new solutions, and forget new ways forward.
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May 21-22: Grey to Green - The Economics of Green Infrastructure, Toronto, Canada
The focus of the conference is to provide a unique learning environment to facilitate information on green infrastructure sharing on best practices, creative solution making, networking and joint ventures. It will engage participants in new ways of thinking about project design, utility regulation and infrastructure capital and maintenance expenditures. We will broaden the discussion from green roofs to encompass green infrastructure discussing the Urban Heat Island Effect, Life Cycle Costs & Benefits of Green Roofs and many more subjects ( see agenda for more details) on May 21st, and May 22nd will focus on training, tours, & education.
May 21-25: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, 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.
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May 24-26: ROOF INDIA 2013, Chennai, 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. The 12th edition - ROOF INDIA 2013 will be held during 24 - 26 May 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India. Be there to be part of India’s building construction & infrastructure boom! Maximise your opportunities at ROOF INDIA 2013!
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May 29 - June 1: CNU 21 - Living Community, Salt Lake City, UT
Living Community balances the demands of physical, social, economic, and environmental values by connecting people to place. It awakens a stewardship for our land and each other. It is measured by how well we care for the people around us, the places we make, and the land that hosts us. It is CNU 21: Living Community.
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May 31 - June 2: Resilient Cities 2013 - World Congress on Cities & Adaptation to Climate Change, Bonn, Germany
Building on the success of the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is proud to announce that the second edition of this annual convention is already under preparation. Resilient Cities is the leading global forum on urban resilience and adaptation. Convened by ICLEI, the city of Bonn & World Mayors Council.
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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. WED activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.
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June 9-12: Western Roofing Expo 2013, Reno, NV
Plan to attend “The Largest Roofing Expo presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry” – the Western Roofing Expo 2013 – 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 2013 focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas.
June 12-13: Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference, Boston, MA
ProExpos Group is proud to present the annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference. This event will feature over 300 exhibitors displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance and renovation of buildings and facilities in the greater New England region. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 28 individual one-hour talks covering a wide range of topics including: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Renovation Planning. IFMA - Boston produces, monitors and provides CEU credit for each conference talk attended.
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June 20-22: AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition, Denver, CO
The AIA 2013 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 Syntec Systems - Booth#1554, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#1248, and ZinCo USA - Booth#4037.
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July 13-16: OFA - The Association of Horticultural Professionals Short Course, Columbus, OH
The 2013 OFA Short Course will again prove to be the PREMIER educational and trade show experience serving the floriculture industry. The OFA Short Course is a “must attend” convention and marketplace for business owners and decision makers. Meet with horticulture’s top suppliers at the trade show. See what’s available so you can make the right buying decisions. The OFA Short Course provides an educational program that supplies information and inspiration needed to turn challenges into opportunities, and teaches you how to better manage a business in a complex environment. Catch up with colleagues, network, and share ideas. Catch up professionally with the top experts in horticulture and use the OFA Short Course experience to move your business forward.
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August 2-5: APLD International Landscape Design Conference, Detroit, MI
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Annual International Design Conference will be showcase some of the finest area gardens throughout the week. From top notch gardens to informative workshops, APLD is planning a spectacular conference focused on the latest developments in landscape design. APLD will also honor the annual International Landscape Design Awards program winners. Each year, APLD bestows the coveted title of “Landscape Designer of the Year” to the highest valued entry in this competition. This event is open to professional landscape designers, landscape architects and all with a passion for design and horticulture. Our focus is on education and highlighting regional styles and practices.
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August 4-9: Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN
Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future. In anticipation of the 100th Annual Meeting in 2015, the 98th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting will look to the past as guidance in understanding and predicting future trends in ecosystem dynamics and services. With the backdrop of the beautiful city of Minneapolis, this meeting will capture the long influence of the ESA on ecology, and will set the stage for events leading to the centennial meeting. Long-term data, from fossil and pollen records, environmental proxies and observations that date in some cases from the early 1900s, provide the historical context and an important baseline for future trajectories. However, the future of Planet Earth is far from certain or predictable based on its past.
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August 13-15: Plantscape Industry Expo 2013, Las Vegas, NV
The Plantscape Industry Alliance is an organization of professionals who design, install and maintain plants in the interior environment. Dedicated to bringing nature indoors, we advocate the use of living plants in interior landscapes to enhance human well-being. Living plants are an aesthetic improvement to any indoor area, and function to remove air pollutants from the interior environment. The largest trade show and conference dedicated to the interiorscape industry is a PIA production! We are in Las Vegas again this year at the South Point Hotel.
August 13-15: Ag Progress Days, Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Rock Springs, PA
Ag Progress Days features the latest technology and research exhibits, educational programs, and guided tours. Our exhibits showcase the latest in Penn State research, as well as information on best management practices and changing regulations in the agricultural industry. With over 400 exhibitors from 31 states and 4 provinces of Canada, we have something for everyone. Each year, farming families from across Pennsylvania and surrounding states attend this three-day event. Of the 45,000 expected attendees, over 60% are actively engaged in agriculture or related professions. Come and learn about the latest innovations in the agricultural industry and spend your day with Penn State Extension educators.
Twitter hashtag is #agprogress.
August 18-21: 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium, Saint Paul, MN
The 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium is being hosted in the Midwestern United States through a collaborative effort between many states, universities, and organizations. From the Great Lakes to the Mississippi Watershed, every state in the Midwestern United States is addressing urban water quality issues from combined sewer overflows to stormwater runoff. The 2013 International LID Symposium will bring together over 1,000 professionals to share their research, implementation, policy, financing, and education strategies to build and restore cities while protecting our environment.
August 18-22: StormCon – The North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Myrtle Beach, SC
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.
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August 22-24: Farwest Show, Portland, OR
The Farwest Show is a complete trade show experience with nursery tours, seminars, exceptional nursery and allied supplier exhibitors, free workshops on the expo floor, new plants and products, networking and reconnecting. It's a rewarding experience attracting members of the nursery industry from across the country and internationally. Join us August 22-24, 2013 in Portland, Ore.
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September 9-13: WGIN - World Green Infrastructure Conference, Nantes, France
The first world conference of its kind in France on green roofs. Training, talks, days out in the Loire Valley and Ile de France. An A La Carte programme (in preparation) for an unmissable professional event. Le premier congrès mondial du genre en France sur le bâtiment végétalisé. Formation, conférences, journées de visites en Pays de Loire et en Ile de France. Un programme à la carte (en cours) pour ce rendez vous professionnel incontournable. (The first world congress of its kind in France on the building vegetated. Training, conferences, days of sightseeing in the Loire and Ile de France.)The constant effort of a few stakeholder from the 90s and the one of ADIVET, combined with a growing awareness of environmental issues, has led France became a leading global markets regarding the green roofing. The greening of facades, for its part, took its rise in our country and spreads, through a variety of techniques, on all continents, from Santiago to Sydney via Mumbai.
September 17-19: GREENBUILD ASIA 2013 Exhibition & Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The world of sustainable building, design and construction will once again converge in Kuala Lumpur for the GREENBUILD ASIA 2013 Exhibition & Conference – Southeast Asia’s Biggest Event on Sustainable Building, Design and Construction from 17-19 September 2013 at the Putra World Trade Centre. After its blockbuster inaugural event, GREENBUILD ASIA 2013 Exhibition is expected to be doubled in size and packed with more new innovations, product launches and business opportunities as it moves to a larger exhibition venue at the Putra World Trade Centre.
September 18-20: 21st Century Building Expo & Conference, Charlotte, NC
We invite members of the home building industry -- from builders and remodelers to realtors, architects and developers -- to join us at the premier industry trade show in the Southeast. LOOK at all the exciting products and services for the home building industry. One new idea can make the difference! LISTEN to seminars and classes taught by leading industry experts. One new insight can transform your company! LEARN from the experts and your peers as you network at the Expo. One new contact is often all it takes to make a big impact!
September 19-22: 2013 World Green Roof Congress (WGRC), Nanjing, China
The WGIN member organization “International Rooftop Landscaping Association” is going to host the next international green roof event of China in September 19th to 22nd. The location will be the metropolitan City of Nanjing, China. In 2012, the Hangzhou green infrastructure congress, as the official WGIN” event, was with 1,600 delegates the biggest green roof congress ever. We hope that also Nanjing will follow this success as far as possible. 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.
September 25-27: CONSTRUCT2013 and the CSI Annual Convention, Nashville, TN
Welcome to CONSTRUCT, the commercial building show for architects, specifiers, engineers, facility managers, building owners, CSI members, project managers, general contractors, designers and thousands of diverse commercial, institutional and industrial building team professionals. Held in conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, CONSTRUCT offers AIA and CSI accredited education and unparalleled networking. Explore the full exhibit hall floor offering the latest products, services and practical, real-world, commercial building solutions for the team that specs and sources building products.
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October 23-26: CitiesAlive 2013 11th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference, San Francisco, CA
From October 23rd to 26th, join Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and the City of San Francisco as they co-host CitiesAlive, the 11th anniversary of North America’s green roof and wall conference. Programming will feature dozens of expert speaker sessions, a trade show featuring the leaders of the green roof and wall industry, the 2013 Awards of Excellence, interesting and informative tours, numerous networking opportunities, and more!
Don't miss exhibits by Etera - Booth#411 & 413, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#300, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#400 & 301, and Turf Diagnostics & Design - Booth#209.
October 28-31: Eco Expo Asia 2013, Hong Kong
Recognised as the leading trade fair for green business in Asia, Eco Expo Asia serves as the most influential event, for bringing together both government bodies and various enterprises to share, acquire and implement innovative green-tech solutions. The fair is geared towards showcasing green products, services and technologies. Exhibitors can meet quality buyers from government departments and various industries, particularly industrial, building and manufacturing. Held alongside Eco Expo Asia, the annual Eco Asia Conference brings together some of the most influential industry experts and academics across the globe, to share news on the latest industry trends and technologies in relation to climate change. The conference is attended by senior government officials as well as industry professionals. It keeps audiences up-to-date with market intelligence, successful case studies and networking opportunities.
November 7-9: GreenUrbanscape Asia Conference, Singapore
With 50% of Asia’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2020 (United Nations 2012), the need for livable and sustainable cities is intensifying. The congestion and pollution that have accompanied rapid urbanisation across Asia have made creating spaces conducive for life, work and play, a paramount issue. With the spotlight trained on city planning and the integration of green and open spaces, the Asian landscape and urban greenery is set for unprecedented growth. Against this backdrop, GreenUrbanScape Asia will be a dynamic marketplace for delegates and trade visitors from the region to discover the very best and latest landscape and urban greenery solutions from around the world. They will also be able to learn the best practices, discuss the latest industry trends and network with academics, practitioners and policymakers at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference and the International Landscape Industry Association Summit.
November 15-18: ASLA 2013 Annual Meeting & EXPO, Boston, MA
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.
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November 20-22: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA
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. In November of 2013, the City of Philadelphia will host the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. To begin celebrating the spirit of Greenbuild — inspiring world class speakers, a focus on design innovation, and unparalleled networking opportunities — DVGBC will be offering a year-long series of Host City events accessible to our entire community. The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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December 9-13: Ecobuild America Conference, Washington, DC
The Ecobuild America conference covers the ENTIRE spectrum of strategies and technologies to build faster, smarter and more sustainably. Developed by our illustrious Advisory Board, the Ecobuild America conference focuses on timely topics and real world solutions throughout EVERY phase of the project lifecycle. Targeted training is available for commercial, industrial, government, institutional and residential AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) professionals as well as educators. No matter what your discipline, you will take home fresh ideas and expert insight from industry leaders and luminaries.
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