Greenroofs.com’s innovative and highly successful 5th Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2019 is breaking our previous attendance records, with close to 400 colleagues already registered! And, the 1st Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As will be held LIVE this Saturday, December 14.
The 2nd Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As will be held in mid-January, 2020. Yes, because of its popularity we’ll be extending Free Registration through January, 2020!
If you haven’t yet, Register for FREE ***EXTENDED*** now through January 31, 2020 and watch all of the Speaker videos as they become available.
1st Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As
Our 1st Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As will be held via Zoom with video capability this Saturday, December 14. Make sure to watch their videos first so you can make some informed comments or questions!
All Q&As are shown in EST (Eastern Standard Time) and GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). You can also use a World Time Difference Calculator to convert from GMT easily to your own time zone.
Join us LIVE on Saturday, December 14 at these times:
Although we’ve confirmed with everyone here, times are subject to last-minute changes, so we recommend you do a reality check beforehand!
Learn more about these 1st Round Q&A Speakers:
***HENRY GORDON-SMITH*** Unfortunately, Henry will have to be rescheduled due to interrupted travel plans!
Agritecture Founder and Managing Director & Sustainability Strategist in New York, NY, USA:
Keynote – The Economics of Vertical Farming
“In order to meet the growing demand for healthy, local food, cities must convert unused spaces, like rooftops, to farms. By eliminating the need to import food, cities can make fresh food more available, expand economic benefits, and lessen environmental impacts.
Urban agriculture has the potential to be a significant factor in adapting to the changing climate. Developers and property owners are beginning to recognize the potential of using these otherwise unused spaces. In this presentation, we examine successful transformations of rooftops into urban farms.”
KALLY GOSCHKE & LUCK DOG, Homeowner & Friend of Luck Dog, a Cow Herding Dog in Henderson, MN, USA @ 11:00 EST, 16:00 GMT:
Luck Dog’s Grass Shack in Minnesota
“Luck needed shelter during winter and summer and a manager’s office after his long days working the cows on the farm. His people, the Goschke’s, have various skills: Steve has building skills and Kally has horticulture and design skills. Luck Dog’s Grass Shack was built with people home construction methods on skids so we could move it into place with a Bobcat by the house door after building part of it in the shed during winter. The placement of the doghouse near the house door (where he considers his post), ventilation, cool summer temps, and warm dry winter temps. make this house a successful home for Luck Dog that he uses as his main home and office. There is a shelf in the winter den for his cat friends but he ain’t sharing yet.
The video and slide show present the features and steps of construction of his entire house, including the green roof.”
LINDA & ARAMIS VELAZQUEZ, Principals of Greenroofs.com in Alpharetta, GA, USA @ 13:00 EST, 18:00 GMT:
Greenroofs.com’s Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2019
Here’s your opportunity to chat with us about anything, really. Do you have questions about the #VirtualSummit2019, Greenroofs.com, or my own video, the 2019 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design? I have to admit, if I do say so myself, that we’ve compiled some simply awesome and fantastic projects from incredibly avant-garde designers and thinkers this time around.
Just stop by, get on camera, and say hello! Tell us what you’re up to, and maybe what you’d like to see us tackle in the new year ~ your readership and feedback are what makes us tick.
CHRIS JONES, KuiperCompagnons and Drawdown Switzerland Landscape Designer & Consultant Sustainable and Circular Economy Based Urbanism in Geneva, Switzerland @ 14:00 EST, 19:00 GMT:
Feeding Cities: Fixing Cities
“Moving towards a (largely urban) global population of 9 billion+, we need to be creative in how we responsibly provide quality food for all. Reducing artificial cooling (#1), eliminating food waste (#3) and transitioning to more plant rich diets (#4) are Project Drawdown top solutions. More closely linking the points of food production and consumption makes sense in terms of quality and efficiency. Local production means less refrigerated transportation and storage, whilst urban food production can have many more direct and indirect benefits from building (insulation) enhancement and repurposing, to storm water management, microclimate improvements, biodiversity support, education, community building, circular economy and more. Urban farming is plant focused and embraces cross silo innovations more so than traditional agriculture.
This video will focus on the possibilities for integrating urban food production into our existing urban areas and took a look across this diverse field from indoor climate-controlled food factories, to rooftop soil-based farms, vertical façade food systems, container-based techniques and public realm interventions. The video will illustrate synergies and spin-off benefits across a wide range of Drawdown Solutions (and SDG’s) and will reference case studies and data from urban farming systems across the world as well as cities who have adopted policies and set ambitions that place circularity and sustainable food systems at the heart of their social, environmental, economic and sustainable planning.
I will suggest how to model the impact of urban farming on the green house gas and carbon footprint of urban areas.”
What to Expect at the Q&As – How Does Zoom Work?
It’s super easy! The Zoom Q&A Meeting Link appears on each Speaker’s Q&A time block – if you already have Zoom downloaded, click it, and you’re in! If not, click the link and you’ll be prompted to download the latest version of Zoom – then join the Q&A. Just follow the prompts.
Zoom has the capacity for up to 100 people on video at one time – but in our previous Virtual Summit experience, usually there are about 5-15 attendees at any one time per session. Of course, more are welcome!
In theory we could all speak at once, but clearly this could get a bit hectic! So, I’ll start as Moderator and the Speaker can take over if desired.
As an attendee, you decide if you want your video turned on and your audio connected.
When you want to make a comment, please text your name and city and that will put you in order to be called upon to ask your question, etc. If you don’t want to be on camera, then just text your question.
If you can’t get in, have any questions, etc., remember that friendly Aramis can assist you via the Chat feature on any #VirtualSummit2019 page:
2nd Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As in 2020
The 2nd Round of #VirtualSummit2019 Speaker Q&As will be held in mid-January, 2020 – also via Zoom, or with a Twitter Chat in case the Speaker doesn’t want to be on video. Please join us then.
You don’t need to register to attend the Speaker Q&As, but you do to watch their videos! So Register for Free now, and get ready to interact LIVE with some of our Speakers this Saturday, December 14, 2019.
And keep watching all of our wonderful Speakers at the #VirtualSummit2019, now continuing with LIVE events into 2020.
See you online on Saturday!
Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits Host
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