Join hundreds of talented leaders, professionals and advocates at the Northwest Green Building Slam + Summit. This annual event aims to reconnect people and re-energize our vision to drive the green building movement forward.
Friday: Green Building Slam
Saturday: Summit Conference
Keynote: Stacy Smedley
Stacy is Director of Sustainability for Skanska USA Skanska Building, one of the largest general contractors in the world, constructing building and infrastructure projects across the country and internationally. Her role at Skanska includes quantifying and tracking the environmental impacts of construction and implementing programs to make actionable positive progress in emissions reduction and materials health. Prior to Skanska, Stacy spent 10 years in architecture, designing and managing projects that spanned public and private functions. Her work has always been keenly focused on creating positive environmental impact in the built environment, including projects such as the Bertschi School Living Science Building in Seattle. Stacy also speaks and serves on many environmentally focused boards, including the American Institute of Architects National Materials Working Group and the Carbon Leadership Forum Advisory Group. She is the current Vice-Chair of the Washington Businesses for Climate Action, bringing Washington State businesses together to support policy and initiatives.
Keynote and Moment of Inspiration
Inspiration: Sara Vander Zanden
Social movement mobilizer Sara Vander Zanden leads Facing Homelessness, a grassroots nonprofit that invites community to end the social injustice of homelessness. Under her leadership, the organization launched an unprecedented housing initiative to support people living outside – the BLOCK Project. By building small, self-sufficient, and off-grid homes in residential backyards, the BLOCK Project unleashes the power of community and reveals that we each have a role in ending homelessness. Sara’s background in organizational psychology and communications has shaped the strategic framework of the BLOCK Project and positioned the movement for global impact. Her work shifts the paradigm: Yes, in my backyard.
SLAM: FRIDAY OCT 25
5:30 pm - 6:45pm // Registration, Drinks & Networking
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm // SLAM Presentations
8:15 pm - 8:30 pm // Intermission
8:30 pm - 9:45 pm // Presentations Resume
10:00 pm // Networking, Dessert & Coffee
SUMMIT: SATURDAY OCT 26
9:00am - 9:30am // Registration, Coffee & Mingling
9:30am - 10:00am // Welcome
10:00am - 11:00am // Keynote Presentation
11:15am - 12:15pm // Educational Sessions 1
12:15pm - 1:15pm // Lunch and Trade Show
1:30pm - 2:30pm // Educational Sessions 2
2:45pm - 3:45pm // Educational Sessions 3
4:00pm - 5:00pm // Educational Sessions 4
5:00pm - 7:00pm // Happy Hour and Trade Show
5:30pm // Moment of Inspiration
SUPPORT THE ECOBUILDING COMMUNITY OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
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