Greening the exhibit hall: Practicing what we preach
As a Greenbuild attendee, you are part of the community that is transforming the way we think about conferences, events and meetings. Every year, we raise the bar on our greening standards for Greenbuild, holding ourselves, our exhibitors, attendees and other stakeholders to ever-increasing standards of excellence in the way we conduct business together.
At Greenbuild, all exhibitors are required to adhere to the Greenbuild Mandatory Exhibition Green Guidelines. These guidelines focus on sustainable booth construction, reuse, material selection and operations. The guidelines give a menu of sustainable options for exhibitors to choose from in order to come into compliance, and require the tracking of materials used in all booths. For exhibitors that go above and beyond, USGBC gives out Green Exhibitor Awards at three different levels: Leadership, Advocate, and Partner. In 2009, there was a 67% increase in applicants for the Award, and we are expecting even greater interest in the Award in 2010.
Colin Powell to keynote Greenbuild opening plenary
Former Secretary of State and retired Gen. Colin L. Powell will deliver the keynote address at the Greenbuild opening plenary. A retired four-star general and Secretary of State with former President George W. Bush's administration, Powell has demonstrated exemplary leadership through public service as well as his private life. Greenbuild's opening plenary will focus on a theme of leadership, also featuring Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Greenbuild attendees are eligible for a discount to the Airports Going Green Conference
Through a reciprocal relationship with the American Association of Airport Executives, USGBC is pleased to offer Greenbuild attendees a discount to attend the Airports Going Green Conference, held Nov. 15-17, 2010, in Chicago. Follow this link to register for the conference and remember to select the USGBC Greenbuild 2010 Attendee rate — proof of registration to the USGBC Greenbuild 2010 Conference is required to apply the discount. Please submit proof with registration or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenbuild Film Festival - a free two-day event for all Greenbuild registered attendees
The Greenbuild Film Festival features two full days of films that promote green building practices and address social, environmental and health topics related to the built environment. Attendees registered for any of the Greenbuild events can attend the film festival for free!
Experience the great Chicago outdoors with Greenbuild
Register for Outdoor Experience offerings at Greenbuild to experience a city that is as famous for its LEED-certified buildings as it is for deep-dish pizza and Oprah. You can register to take a bike tour through Chicago's diverse neighborhoods, learn about Chicago's world-famous early skyscrapers on a walking tour, indulge your taste buds on a chocolate tasting tour and even relax your mind and body during a yoga class led by a Harvard-trained integrative physician. Come experience a city that is truly committed to leadership as a "next-generation" city – the perfect place for us to celebrate being part of Generation Green.
Greenbuild Special Sets
Be part of Greenbuild's initiative to introduce alternative formats and new engaging environments to Greenbuild breakout sessions. These special sets feature unique stages, lighting and interactive presentation styles to better engage the Greenbuild audience. These sets will be used for sessions in Track 2 (Room 196A),Track 4 (Room 196B), and Track 15 (Track 196C).
Program by market sector
Are you interested in a more specialized Greenbuild experience? Every year, USGBC recommends events likely to be of particular interest to specific industries and market sectors. This includes educational sessions, workshops and other special events that offer a focused look at green building in specific sectors. Sectors include commercial interiors, health care, residential, retail and many more.
Master Speaker Geoffrey Canada
In his 20-plus years with Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ), Geoffrey Canada, now HCZ's president and chief executive officer, has become nationally recognized for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem, and as a passionate advocate for education reform. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and a master's degree in education from the Harvard School of Education. He has received six honorary degrees from various institutions and was named one of "America's Best Leaders" by U.S. News and World Report.