As the chair of the 2017 Greenbuild Education Events Committee, I feel invigorated and excited about the work the green building community is doing to create a more sustainable future for all. After Greenbuild Boston, I can’t help but to wonder about what’s next.
For 2018, the Greenbuild Education Events Committee and staff have worked to add two exciting new educational formats to the 2018 Call for Proposals that build on the education offerings that have had such an impact at past Greenbuild conferences: the Special Sets program, Applied Learning Areas on the expo floor and the Braindates platform.
New Greenbuild session formats
- Expert-level sessions: These sessions are for experts in green building, for those who have already demonstrated a mastery of their craft and want to dive deep into technical, advanced topics and be actively engaged in the subject matter throughout the session. Attendee engagement in these sessions should allow these experts not only to learn from and interact with the instructor, but also with one another.
- Immersive and experiential learning: This format encourages outside-the-box methods of delivering education content and fully immerses the attendee in the learning experience through methods such as play-based learning, learning by doing and experimentation in an environment that encourages attendees to try new ideas without fear.
These new content-delivery formats are meant to provide a framework for session submitters to work with and adapt to the content they plan to present. The session styles were adapted and included in the 2018 Call for Proposals with the goal to continue elevating the Greenbuild education program and give attendees actionable information that will inspire.
Greenbuild is also seeking peer reviewers to evaluate education session proposals for Greenbuild Chicago. You can earn up to three of your continuing education hours to help maintain your professional credential by serving as a peer reviewer. Please see the Call for Reviewers, and apply to be a Greenbuild peer reviewer.