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The Southeast's Most Thought-Provoking Sustainability Forum

It's time to Think Big and build solutions for an equitable and prosperous world. Greenprints is the Southeast's most thought-provoking forum on resilience and sustainability. In 2018, we're exploring the potential for health and prosperity for our most vulnerable populations, innovative carbon reduction practices and building a regenerative economy. 

 

Conference Agenda | March 12-14, 2018

MARCH 12, 2018


Greenprints Kick-Off - Rhodes Hall
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Birthday Bash

It’s time to say goodbye to our teenage years and usher in our 20th Greenprints anniversary. Join us as we celebrate turning the big 2-0 and kick off another year of learning and growing.

MARCH 13, 2018


GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY


Georgia State Student Center Commons
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast


Keynote Address - Auditorium
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote: Eloisa Klementich

Opening Plenary

Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta, will open our transformative day of learning as she shares her powerful vision for making the City of Atlanta a resilient and equitable leader in the nation.

This session has been approved for AIA and GBCI Continuing Education Units.

Session One - Auditorium
10:10AM - 11:30 AM

From Affordable Housing To Affordable Living

Speakers: Eytan Davidson, Christina Davis, Brandon Kearse, And Cliff Majersik

Affordable housing has long been defined as rental or mortgage rates that do not make up more than 30 percent of individual or family income. Increasingly, leading advocates for community placemaking challenge the notion that housing costs are the only consideration for families’ capacity to live and thrive. The reality of transportation, healthcare, food and utility costs can easily outweigh accessible rental rates. This Greenprints session will examine the true cost of living and challenges to thriving in communities despite the mechanisms designed to prevent these challenges. Reimagine affordable housing models that allow families to contribute fully to local economies, build financial security and become part of a vibrant local neighborhood.

This session has been approved for AIA and GBCI Continuing Education Credits.

Morning Top Note - Exhibit Hall
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Table Top

Share a quick bite and conversation with the From Affordable Housing to Affordable Living panel and the 2018 Fulcrum Award Winners.


Georgia State Student Center Commons
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch In The Exhibit Hall


Session Two- Auditorium
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Evolution Of Market Transformation

Speakers: Tracy BackusJeffrey FooteCliff MajersikMichael Morford And David Rachelson

What does it take for businesses to lead market transformation and build a regenerative economy? The narrative has often focused on energy efficiency and resource use but leaders in the space have realized that the narrative must shift to cover a more holistic vision of a regenerative economy. Hear from leaders who have had their a-ha moment and shifted their business model to adapt to capture value in the circular economy. We will explore some of the following questions including: What does a regenerative corporation look like? How do new production models integrate “waste” elements as resource streams? How do businesses drive toward circular economics and position themselves for a vibrant future?

This session has been approved for AIA and GBCI Continuing education credits.

Interim Session - Exhibit Hall
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Table Top

Share a quick bite and conversation with the Evolution of Market Transformation panel and the 2018 Fulcrum Award Winners.


Afternoon Break - Exhibit Hall
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM

Break In The Exhibit Hall


Session Three- Auditorium
3:35 PM - 4:35 PM

We've Always Had An Answer - Finding New Inspiration For Reducing Carbon

Keynote: Kevin Hydes

Nothing has dominated the sustainability spotlight quite like greenhouse gas reduction, and there is an ever- growing list of practices and behaviors that are redefining how we design, build, and live in our environment. As a global leader in net zero energy and high performance projects, Integral Group is changing the conversation about building in a de-carbonizing world. Kevin Hydes, CEO of Integral Group, will join us to discuss finding global success, and the industry opportunities for the Southeastern market to expand its approach to create a low-carbon future.

This session has been approved for AIA and GBCI Continuing Education Credits.

MARCH 14, 2018


GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY


Georgia State Student Center Commons
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration


Morning Session - Court Salon
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Design-Thinking Charrette

Think big and shape the future of Atlanta during our design-thinking charrette. We’ll tackle the idea of sustainable placemaking as a way to prevent gentrification and loss of community.  Join community members, change-makers, and innovators as we explore developing resources to create a more equitable region that improves everyone’s quality of life.

The United Nations recently recognized Atlanta as a Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE). This voluntary program examines the challenges of sustainable development and its impact on life in communities. We’ll use the UN RCE framework to examine our approach to our solution building. Bring your ideas and creativity.

 

This session has been approved for AIA and GBCI Continuing Education Credits.

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