Who we select as our faculty Engaging Presenters Design their presentations for maximum interactivity and share advanced technical knowledge, on-the-ground expertise, and visionary wisdom on a wide range of topics. Dynamic Facilitators Master designers of round table discussions, networking sessions and more that evoke creativity, momentum, conversation and forward movement. Industry Experts Provide technologically advanced, engaging and dynamic sessions that are crafted to speak to industry experts and provide clear take-aways.
Our Speaker FacultyOver 400 global leaders including: Robert F Kennedy Jr. President, Waterkeepers & Senior Attorney, NRDC Ed Begley Jr. Host, Living with Ed, on HGTV Cameron Sinclair Co-Founder, Architecture for Humanity Ray Anderson Chairman, Interface Inc. Erin Brockovich Consultant, Masry & Vititoe Jerry Brown Attorney General, California Al Gore Former US Vice President Van Jones Founder & President, Green for All & Ella Baker Center Steve Wozniak Chief Visionary Officer & Co-founder, Apple Inc David Suzuki Author & Host of TV show, The Nature of Things Hunter Lovins Founder & President, Natural Capitalism Group Bill Weihl Green Energy Czar, Google
Types of presentations we seek Individual presenters Multiple presenters Maximum of 3 key presenters Requires a “primary presenter” who is responsible for submitting an abstract and following up with additional presenters Panels Maximum of 4 speakers and 1 moderator Requires a “primary presenter” who is responsible for submitting an abstract and following up with additional presenters and the moderator Interactive Discussions Includes round tables, facilitated conversations and other interactive learning methods. Should be led by 1-2 facilitators to evoke maximum participation from the audience
Conference Policies & Procedures Proposals designed to promote products or services will not be considered. West Coast Green does not provide honoraria or reimbursement of travel expenses for speakers. To qualify for CEU units, all presentations must be in compliance with CEU unit guidelines as set forth by certifying agencies. West Coast Green assumes full rights to presentations given at the conference and no copyrighted material is permitted to be used in any presentation without prior permission. If you would like to be considered for a faculty position in 2010 please complete the online form at: www.westcoastgreen.com/speakers
What to Expect If your session is not selected You will not receive a communication from our office due to the high volume of submissions. We greatly appreciate your contribution and encourage you to submit your ideas in a subsequent year. If your session is selected We will contact you to take next steps. We will provide you with a complimentary, VIP Full- Conference pass to the 2010 Conference & Expo. We will also provide you with a personal coach to help develop your session for maximum effectiveness.
About West Coast Green: The leading interactive conference + expoon innovative green building, design and technology. As a hub for collective intelligence, we assemble the visionary thinkers, business leaders, products and technologies that are revolutionizing the built environment. As the world’s largest green innovation conference we host an international audience of over 10,000 influencers and thought leadersincluding the entire chain of green industry professionals, global opinion leaders and business decision makers.
Our Attendees Thousands of decision makers, thought leaders and consumers representing all 50 states and 20 countries converge under one roof to explore green innovation, business solutions and design. Our Conference audience are Green Business/Building Professionals and Pioneers 80% of the WCG Conference audience is at the Owner/C-Suite/Management level
2011 Program’s Educational TracksThe “tracks” for West Coast Green represent the core curriculum for the conference. On the following slide are “design principles” that represent the qualities we are looking for within all tracks. As you design your session, think about which track your session falls into and then choose one or more “design principles” that form its foundation. Business Opportunities and the New Economy Building Communities 2.0 Clean Tech and Cool Products Smart Systems Social Innovation Water & Energy
Design Principles Our educational program is designed in a non- linear fashion and relies on living systems design principles. We understand that nature is made up of neither linear nor isolated parts, but interdependent parts of a larger ecosystem network. Therefore, we have developed an “Ecotone” model for the development of educational sessions. Wikipedia defines an ecotone as, “a transition area between two adjacent ecological communities or ecosystems). This is part of our exploration of ways for developing a program that is both current and truly meets the needs of the industry. Innovative Design Advanced Knowledge Personal & Professional Stories Emerging Technology Ideas & Strategies Connecting Ideas, Skills & Resources
Track: Business Opportunities and The New Economy “What are the emerging business models, processes and best practices in the new economy that centers on energy conservation and independence? What’s likely to spawn maximum business opportunities and how are they going to be financed?” Capital Market Transformation Promising new Business Models Funding for Big Ideas Measuring What Matters Marketing Sustainabilit
Track: Building Communities 2.0 “Buildings are complex systems of systems--each one is a microcosm of a larger system belonging to a city, region or nation. Today, economic and political climates have converged in favor of the environment and brought an unprecedented opportunity to create a robust green building industry. Green building now spotlights retrofits and renovations of existing residential and commercial buildings as well as scalable models.” Opportunities and incentives for retrofitting – both residential and commercial Details on the ARRA Stimulus Package Science and Techniques Current Building Standards and Policy New Standards Being Formed High Performance Buildings - Global Examples
Track: Clean Tech and Cool Products “The power of eco tech is being increasingly realized in the built environment, from massive renewable energy projects to the small green conveniences that are making homes more efficient, comfortable, and sustainable. Explore emerging ideas in lighting, energy efficiencies, design, and the interplay of human behavior in these sessions. And join in for some coaching of budding entrepreneurs!” Venture Opportunities and Directions Innovative Building Materials and Processes Lighting Technologies How to Develop Great Ideas
Track: Smart Systems “In an increasingly instrumented, connected built-environment, opportunities are emerging to embed intelligence into systems that serve ecosystems and people. From the micro scale of buildings and the macro scale of the planet, we have both the need and the ability to network, measure, manage and control system inputs and outputs. Learn how smart systems make it possible to track our energy consumption and create behavior change.” Dashboards Buildings As Systems Design Systems Smart Grids
Track: Social Innovation “What lessons can we learn from social entrepreneurs and community-based initiatives? We’ll explore solutions for incentivizing behavior that serves the highest good within government, within companies, and within the nonprofit sector. And we’ll look at how these three sectors are coming together to create some very interesting synergies.” Philanthropy & Finance Community Development Public/ Private Partnerships Social Justice Local Initiatives & Scaling Green Jobs
Track: Water and Energy “Water and energy management and conservation is happening at the national, community and consumer levels. How do we optimize our infrastructure, management and polices to reduce consumption and associated environmental effects?” Policy, Programs & Requirements Greenhouse Gas and Climate Programs Energy Efficiency Water Efficiency Rethinking Water Consumption
Your Next Step If you have an innovative topic and presentation to share with an audience like ours please consider joining our 2011 faculty. To be considered, complete the online application at: www.westcoastgreen.com/speakers