Greenbuild Coming to Phoenix This Year

11/04/2009 |

Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference and expo, will be hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in Phoenix, Nov. 11-13. The conference will connect the green building community to the education, innovative ideas, resources, and opportunities needed to help grow their career and the industry at large.

“This year’s Greenbuild will offer more opportunities than ever for attendees to literally connect to the conversation, whether it is through interactive sessions and events, the vast expo floor or through social networking platforms,” says Kimberly Lewis, vice president of conferences and events for USGBC.

A host of new and returning sessions and events will be available for attendees. The Executive Roundtable brings together some of the leading corporate, finance, higher education, and non-profit CEOs to talk about what corporate sustainability means to them, how they make their green decisions, and what role employees can play in that process. Web audience viewers and attendees will be able to interact with the CEOs in the hot seat by forwarding questions through Twitter.

Greenbuild Salons, innovative sessions centered on the intersection of art, technology, and sustainability, are completely new to the show this year. They will take place Wednesday and Thursday of the show from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Each salon will be an intimate, interactive conversation with cutting-edge speakers from the art, technology, and sustainability realms.

Greenbuild will also be opening doors for green building professionals, connecting like-minded companies and job-seekers at the first annual Green Building Jobs Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Additionally, a jobs Resource Center will be open Wednesday through Friday and will offer networking opportunities, professional development workshops, informational interviews, and resume posting.

Ample opportunities to connect to the online conversation with up-to-date information delivered through multiple social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and the new Greenbuild blog will also be available. Attendees and exhibitors can sync up this year with Greenbuild Connect, an online forum that allows users to communicate with others who have similar interests, sharing tips and ideas about educational sessions they are attending and what exhibitors are of interest, and to schedule onsite meetings to further extend the event networking experience.

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