Tricks of the Trade: Networking for Sustainability Professionals
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Tricks of the Trade: Networking for Sustainability Professionals

Join USGBC Colorado's EPs at this networking event that will bring together experienced green building professionals with students, emerging professionals, and professionals looking for a career change. There will be a “speed dating” exercise where attendees will have two minutes one-on-one to ask any questions of an experienced professional. Professionals will be able to provide tips for networking and job hunting. Following this will be a happy hour and networking session where attendees will have the chance to meet and mingle with the established green building experts and work on expanding their local industry network. 


6:30 - 7:00 - Refreshments, networking & mingling

7:00 - 7:15 - Introduction to experienced professionals

7:15 - 7:45 - Speed dating

7:45 - 8:20 - Networking

8:20 - 8:30 - Closing remarks

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Can of Worms Panel Discussion
Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

Can of Worms Panel Discussion

Join WILD (Women In Lighting Design) on July 25th for a panel discussion and a hands on activity. We will learn about and celebrate our connectivity to the natural environment. We’ve gathered a panel of our peers in all different industries to discuss biomimicry and biophilic design, what it means and how we can use these concepts to our benefit. Please join us to open up this can of worms!

Thank you to our panel of speakers joining us for this event.

Cynthia Fishman, Founder and Director of the Biomimicry Design Alliance

Rachel Bannon-Godfrey, Principal and Discipline Leader of Sustainability at Stantec

Mark Ricketson, President at SoftForm Lighting

Wade Hanson, Project Manager at Kephart

Give yourself time to find parking in downtown! Parking is available for purchase in an attached garage, or meters surrounding area.

5:30-6pm: networking, drinks, & snacks

6-7pm: panel discussion

7-8pm: Activity

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Composed Hypothesis Panel Discussion
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Composed Hypothesis Panel Discussion

FREE and Open to the Public

Join us for a lively and educational discussion on the intersections between art and science, and how this interplay applies to various careers in the modern world.

Panelists:
Chef Ian Kleinman, The Inventing Room
Jeff Merkel, Sound & Music Engineer
Bryan Leister, Digital Media Artist
Pam Skiles, Associate Paintings Conservator, Denver Art Museum
Cynthia Fishman, Biomimicry Architecture and Design

Moderator:
Jenny Filipetti, Assistant Professor- Inworks at the University of Colorado Denver

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AIA National Conference on Architecture
Jun
6
to Jun 8

AIA National Conference on Architecture

  • Las Vegas Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Architecture is inherently collaborative. Biomimicry-the conscious emulation of nature's genius-can guide the design of more efficient buildings while improving our work relationships, in and out of the profession.

This session will showcase innovative biomimetic tools and cover how architects can bring scientists to the design table. Learn from those who know nature best to broaden the potential solution space.

In addition, you'll observe new architectural tools that can bring biome-specific, abstracted design principles to anyone's practice.

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AIA Colorado: Materials Matter Series
May
17
8:00 AM08:00

AIA Colorado: Materials Matter Series

The AIA Materials Matter Series empowers architects to become advocates for materials transparency, and in doing so, encourages the design of healthier, greener, more prosperous and more equitable buildings. This popular five-session series has been hosted across the country in Portland, Dallas, Philadelphia, Seattle and now — Denver! 

This series will equip you with strategies for assessing and selecting healthy, sustainable materials. Sessions will delve into the impact of materials on the environment and human health, the tools and data available for assessing and prioritizing materials and strategies for integrating informed decision-making into projects and practice.

Each session features presentations by both local and national experts, case studies and interactive activities.

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Construction Specification Institute: Build Denver - Trade Show and Education Day
Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Construction Specification Institute: Build Denver - Trade Show and Education Day

This keynote presentation will be comprised of (2) sessions. The first will be a lecture that introduces biomimicry and reviews case studies to inspire an audience consisting of reps/manufacturers, architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, etc. The second session will be interactive, during which attendees will have an opportunity to collaboratively practice biomimicry at a high level. Attendees will be able to earn (3) LU toward their architecture continuing education units.

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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
Jul
23
1:30 PM13:30

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry drawing attendees from around the world. Summer Market is all about face-to-face—it’s where products are shown, orders are written, new accounts are found, connections are made and brands are launched. This show is about buying, sourcing, strategic meetings, trend, education and networking with decision makers, influencers, stakeholders, key buyers and athletes that influence the outdoor market.

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United States Green Building Council: Arizona State Conference
Nov
16
8:30 AM08:30

United States Green Building Council: Arizona State Conference

Keynote speaker at annual USGBC Arizona Conference for an all-day conference for over 100 people related to sustainable building. Presentation defined biomimicry, discussed Earth's operating conditions and the 26 Life Principles that nature follows, and reviewed examples of biomimetic designs related to the building industry.

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Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference
Nov
5
8:45 AM08:45

Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference

Vernacular architecture can take many forms, but all adhere to basic green architectural principles of energy efficiency and utilizing local materials and resources. This presentation is an introduction to the oldest newest source of innovation: Biomimicry. By asking the question "what would nature do?" any design problem can be solved, since nature has been practicing for 3.8 billion years. This session will consist of an overview of biomimicry including its definition and evolution as a design methodology while also showcasing real-life examples that will spark the imagination as to what the future could be like.

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United States Green Building Council: Rocky Mountain Green Conference
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

United States Green Building Council: Rocky Mountain Green Conference

2017 marks the 10th year USGBC Colorado has hosted Rocky Mountain Green. This conference is the largest green building conference and most premier in the region. By bringing together various stakeholders, superb educational sessions and inspiring speakers, Rocky Mountain Green pushes the green building industry to think above and beyond the standard and take action to push sustainability into the future. This two-day conference hosts offsite workshops and activities, as well as the traditional conference with keynote speakers, breakout sessions and exhibitors.

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